Australian Giant Cuttlefish are in the following taxons, being ordered largest to smallest, Animalia, Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Sepioloida,Sepiidae,Sepia, lastly Apama. Their scientific name is, Sepia apama coming from their genus and species. Sepia apama is found about 100 meters under water around the southern coasts of Australia and Tanzania, in the seagrass beds of these coastal waters. Sepia apama typically eat small like crabs organisms called, crustaceans, and small fish. Sepia apama has predators in its own environment and hides from predators in an unusual way.
The video “Killer Shrimp” was very interesting and I learned a lot. It had a lot of information about the shrimp’s senses and its way of life. Most of the killer shrimp can be found in the Tampa Bay area and there are as many as 400 different kinds. Killer shrimp can also be called Mantis Shrimp because of the fact they have a slight resemblance of a playing mantis, in a shrimp form.
Relationships Provide an example of: Mutualistic Relationship (both benefit) Coral and Crabs The relationship between Trapezia Crabs and Pociollopora coral on the reefs of Rottnest Island is an example of mutualism as both of species benefit from the interaction with the other organism. The Trapezia Crabs, often called ‘coral crabs’ live amongst the branches of coral and feed on the nutrient-rich mucus it produces, but does not induce any harm on the coral. In return, the crabs provide a form of protection for the coral from many of their predators, and would actively defend the coral from sea stars such as the Crown of Thorns (Acanthaster planci) which is a major treat to the coral. Therefore, the Trapezia crabs and Coral are an example of a mutualistic relationship.
The Marine Biome Written by Molly Joyce A horse--like seahorse is eating shrimp with its long snout when the scuttling sound of a 10--legged red crab arises from the sandy ocean floor, its hard shell upsetting the sandy ocean floor. The crab grabs at the seahorse with its claws snapping ferociously. Crabs are one of the few animals that eat seahorses, along with some species of fish and rays. The seahorse, terrified, uses the current to float to a nearby patch of eelgrass. Once there, it vanishes, perfectly camouflaged with the eelgrass.
There isn't a definite answer to how Levela were formed or where they came from. Theories state they are prehistoric creatures that continue to survive in the deserts by eating smaller live animals such as lizards and rabbits, and sometimes big animals such as sheep from time to time if they feel up for the challenge. Levela focus on small animals as their feet are made for running at high speeds and not for tearing into large prey. The small claws aid in keeping speed, digging far enough into the sand so they can spring back onto the back part of their large feet and move forward. They are nocturnal animals, hunting primarily at night using their large ears to listen to movements and detect their prey.
Baleen whales are sometimes called "mustached whales." The name refers to the series of baleen plates in gums along each side of the whale 's upper jaw. They are triangular and arranged like teeth in a comb. The inner edge is frayed, and the fringes form a dense mat inside the mouth. Baleen is made mostly of keratin, a substance found in our fingernails and hair.
The Florida manatee is deemed as one of Florida’s most symbolic marine mammals in the state. Manatees can be found in salt water in the West Indies and fresh water habitats in Florida and coastal regions. Manatees first appeared in Florida about 15 million years ago. Manatees are very large marine mammals that are related to elephants. ‘’They are grayish brown in color and have thick, wrinkled skin on which there is often a growth of algae.
Jumping left, jumping right, all I can see are frog in my sight. Seeing a slimy tropical frog, the frogs are gross with an unexpected jump but frog are another creature created by God. Expectedly, all frogs can jump but some frog have other uses to help themselves. When a predator is near the horned frog, it jumps collecting a name called Pac-Man. For its unusual eye and baby placing the redeye tree frog, which puts its babies on leaves, is a widely known tropical frog.
The Hawaiian Day Octopus is part of the mollusk family, and are closely related to squid, cuttlefish, and the Nautilus. They don’t have shells, but compensate with their extremely intelligent and ability to adjust color immediately to match their surroundings. When they are startled or leave a certain area, they release an ink cloud. The objective of this ink cloud is to distract possible predators, (*kind of like in Mario Kart when your screen gets inked). They can also squeeze themselves into tiny cracks.