They possess a jelly-like body and can grow up to 15cm. the tongue twister nomenclature is coined this peculiar variant of the jellyfish family, due to the fact that they usually are found in deep red colors, sometimes also in purple. Quite on the contrary of the thinking that its bright red color will make it an easily visible prey, the organism is masked in the water by this same deep red color. The beautiful creature has no stinging tentacles and possesses numerous tiny hair-like cilia on their body, which continuously beat back and forth thus propelling the organism in the direction of
The viperfish is a type of fish that lives at nine thousand feet under water and it is extremely dark down there. At this depth, the faint light that is visible down there helps the viperfish to blend in to hide from predators because they have photophers, little organs that produce light down the side of it, which makes them look invisible to predators. They also have a little lure like object that is over their head that attracts fish by blinking a light. When prey is near it, the viperfish can rotate his head and snatch the prey and eat it. It has extremely long teeth so that it can tear into its prey. Its teeth are so long that they do not fit in the its mouth.
Channa Argus, commonly known as the northern snakehead, is one of the many invasive species around the world. This species is a top level predator and was introduced to several American states in 2002, but its natural habitat is based in southern and eastern Asia. Northern snakeheads were transported to the waters of America by being sold from pet stores and live food fish markets, followed by being released into the wild. The northern snakehead fish threatens and competes for the native species’ resources and habitat.
They are found in almost every marine habitat whether it be in tidal pools or in the sea. They are usually found on the seafloor which is why the suckers are very important. They can stick to the ground and move along it easily. They also can adhere firmly to their prey and capture them. Their sensors help them stay alert for prey or predators. Their suctions help them survive extreme changes in environment like crashing waves or tidal waves. Their digestive system allows them to eat many different types of prey or smaller animals. The ambulacral grooves help to open shells enabling sea stars to digest
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.
To begin, the Leafy Sea Dragon is ingenious at what it does. It looks like seaweed, and too play it off so it doesn’t get eaten, it tumbles along the bottom of the ocean
the basin is actually in Virginia and West Virginia. It is sometimes reffered to as the Kanawha
The California mountain king snake and the Arizona coral snake are often mistaken for each other. The two look very similar , however, ,the California mountain king snake has a thin black ring and it always will be separate the snake 's small yellow and thick red bands. These snakes live in northern Baja California all the way to Washington, but are not likely to be seen. They are very undetectable snakes and spend most of the day under rocks or sometimes underground.
The Asian shore crab has recently invaded the temperate east coast of North America, being a native species to temperate and subtropical regions of the western pacific it can thrive in any like environment (2). The first reports of this species in North American waters were in intertidal habitats in Delaware Bay and stretch to areas of the coast of Maine (2). In a study from 2002 to 2005 of Asian shore crabs in Western Long Island Sound Estuary it was seen
Some description about the manatee are, manatees are big and gray, they are very large and they weigh 800 to 1200 pound, they are 10 feet long and algae grows on there back.
Originally found in the Atlantic Ocean, the sea lampreys where first discovered in Lake Michigan in 1936. The sea lampreys can be described as jawless parasites with mouths similar to suction disks. They also have very sharp teeth which they us to attach themselves to fish in the water, allowing them to feed on their blood and body fluid for various hours or even weeks. This usually causes visible injures to the bigger fishes and kill smaller fishes. These sea lampreys contribute to the decline in the population of white fish in the great lakes. Their activities also disrupt the work of fish farmers by destroying large number or
As I said before, millions of species live in and around coral reefs, for example sponges have been part of this ecosystem from early on. They provide shelter for many other creatures such as fishes, crabs, and many more small animals. They have also a very big variety of shapes sizes, and colors. Sea anemones are very relatives of orals. They provide refuge for fishes and their eggs. They are known for their symbolic relation with anemone fishes and clown fishes. Anemone fishes, in return, protect the anemone from predators and they also may also remove
They can also weigh up to 2 tons and have a lifespan of about 25 years. They are found mostly on the Hawaiian coastlines. The Manta Rays feed on small fish, crustaceans, and microscopic plankton particles. Fun fact: Manta Rays are related to stingrays and sharks families. Manta Rays are also known as the bird of the sea, because they flap like birds. Manta Rays tend to swim close to the surface and sometimes do leaps out of the water into the air.
The first area that must be noted is the fact that sea turtle hatchlings and females have many natural predators that already put their lives at risk without humans already getting involved. (“Sea Turtles”) Some of those predators include ghost crabs, foxes, and raccoons. These predators willingly eat sea turtle hatchlings as they rush to the sea. With this threat alone, only a small amount of hatchlings
The Warty Frogfish is a very interesting sea creature. It lives in waters that rocky and shallow. They live in Coral Reefs as well. The Warty Frogfish was discovered in 1840 in Hawaii. A few facts about the Warty Frogfish is that they walk, change colors, and they fish underwater. Without the Warty Frogfish they, themselves, could overpopulate. Pollution affects them because the stuff that is dumped in the water plugs up their mouth, then they starve.