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Creatures of the Sea Mrs. Trager's 8th Grade Internet Class

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Creatures of the SeaMrs. Trager's 8th Grade

Internet Class

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Chocolate Chip Starfish!!By: Braydan West

Scientific Name:  Protoreaster Nodosus  

• Chocolate Chip Starfish can be found in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea 

•  They live in warm oceans or seas•  They live in shallow tidal pools or reefs up to

100 feet deep• They feed on bacteria or the remains of dead fish

or other animals• Starfish do not have mouths on the top of their

bodies• Their mouths are on the bottom of their bodies•  They cover their food with their bodies and push

their food with their stomachs• Grow up to 5 to 25 inches long

Pisano , Jaclyn. "Chocolate Chip Starfish." (2004): n. pag. Web. 8 Feb 2011.

"Chocolate Chip Starfish." Chocolate Chip Starfish. Web. 8 Feb 2011. <>.

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Sea TurtlesBy: Eva Sorensen

• Beautiful• Endangered• Graceful• Eat jellyfish, seaweed, shrimp, crabs, algae, and

small mollusks  • Eggs are layed into the sand of close beaches• There are 7 different types of Sea Turtles• Most live in warm waters • Loggerhead Sea Turtles live in cold waters• All weigh at least 100 lbs.• Spend their entire life in the sea, except for when

going to lay eggs 

Badskin-Salzberg, Anita and Allen. "Sea Turtles." The following is a sample of the book: Turtles. N.p., n.d. WSeydenham S. R., Thomas. "Sea Turtles." animals. N.p., 2008. Web. 10 Feb 2011.  <>. eb. 10 Feb 2011. <>. "Save the Sea Turtle foundation." Turtle blog. N.p., 2009. Web. 11 Feb 2011. <>.

How to help them:1. Don't litter2.  Don't release balloons into the atmosphere3. Don't turn beach lights on4. Boat carefully5. Adopt a Sea Turtle nest6. Recycle7. Donate to local marine specialists

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Mandarin FishBy: Lily McNeil

o Part of the dragonets specieso One of the coral reef’s fish with the most variety of coloro Psychedelic colors o Very colorful, but hard to findo Live in groups from just two fish up to fiveo Usually found right before sundowno Scientific Name: Synchiropus Splendidus o Usually consume mysids, amiphods, isopods and benthic copepods o Do not have scaleso Male is larger and more colorful than the female o The male also has long spikes along his dorsal fin for protection

"Mandarin Fish." New Approach To Dive 9/18/2006: 3. Web. 10 Feb 2011. <>.   Sewell, Terry. "Mandarin Fish ." Fishbowl DC. Media Bistro, 4/5/10. Web. 10 Feb 2011. <>.

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Peacock Mantis ShrimpBy: Sandra Murillo

• Is found in the Pacific Ocean including Hawaii • It is not considered endangered•  They live on coral reefs• They eat things like: clams, snails and crabs• It has the speed of 50-75mph• They can break aquarium glass • They are known as the harlequin mantis or a

shrimp or painted mantis shrimp  •  They are predators• Peacock mantis shrimp is a hard pet to keep

and not a lot of people have them as pets• The best way to feed the Peacock Mantis

Shrimp is by feeding it live crabs• They are about a foot in a half in length • And are very interesting to watch smash


 "Peacock Mantis Shrimp." Home | Oceana North America. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.

"Peacock Mantis Shrimp." Home | Oceana North America. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.

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Dumbo OctopusBy: Rory Cole

The Dumbo octopus or grimpoteuthis is one of the rarest species of octopus. They move by jet propulsion, using their eight arms, and, or moving their elephant-ear-like-flaps. By using all of these different methods of movement, the Dumbo octopus can hover or swim. They eat copepods bivalves and crustaceans. An interesting  fact about Dumbo octopi is that they eat their prey whole. This kind of octopus can dive farther than any other octopus. They are seen most frequently at depths of 3,000-4,000 meters below sea level, but have been seen up to 7,000 meters below sea level.


Beccary . "Dumbo Octopus with elephant ears." Nature's Crusaders. N.p., 09/26/08. Web. 10 Feb 2011. <>.

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The Puffer FishBy: Haylee Pettit

• Puff up because they swallow large amounts of water and their elastic stomachs blow up like a balloon

 • More than 120 specimens of puffer fish in the world

 • Size ranges from 1 inch to over 2 feet

 • Do not have scales

 • Have pointy and tough skin

 • Have 4 sharp pointy teeth

 • Have teeth that are used for eating algae, clams,

mussels and other shell fish with their birdlike beaks 

• Some are poisonous 

• Poisonous puffers are believed to get their deadly toxin from the bacteria in the animals they eat 

Laughlin, Chris. " Pufferfish Tetraodontidae." National Geographic. National Geographic, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>.

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The StingrayBy: Valeria Morse

• Scientific Name: Dasytidae• Many have teeth so they can crunch mollusks

like clams, oysters, and mussels• Live in the shallows of a temperate sea  • Mouth, nostrils, and gills are positioned on its

underbelly  • Their appearance usually copies the seafloors

shading, helping it hide from predatory sharks and larger rays

• Spend the majority of their time inactive, hiding in the sand

• Will swim close to divers and snorkelers without fear

• Their tail has a poisonous barb, but is only used to protect themselves  

• Their tail is used to move around in the water, but its main purpose is for protection

"Stingrays, Stingray Pictures, Stingray Facts - National Geographic." Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts - National Geographic. National Geographic, 1996. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.

"Creative Commons Search." Creative Commons Search. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.

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Emperor  AngelfishBy: Bailey Cleven

Scientific Name: Pomacanthus Imperator

• Adults have a black band across their eyes to     confuse predators. They won't know which end    to attack. • Commonly grow up to 13 inches long

 • Can be found near ledges and caves in

    rich coral growth • Live alone in reefs in the Pacific Ocean and 

    Red Sea

• Eat sponges and sea squirts • To eat they use coarse teeth like bristles

    on a brush to scrape their food off of rocks and    coral

"Emperor Angelfish." Shedd The World's Aquarium. John G. Shedd Aquarium , ©2001-2006. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>. 

"Emperor Angelfish." Marine Species Gallery. Web. 15 Feb 2011. <>.

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Parrotfish (scaridae)By: Sierra Judd

 • Most of the food they eat is algae• If they get any coral when they eat the

algae, it is crushed by the teeth in their throats so that they can get to the polyps, which are full of algae

• Before they sleep at night, they coat themselves with mucus in order to cover up their scent to protect themselves from animals that hunt them

• Related to the wrasse• If you see sand near a parrotfish it is most

likely the coral that was not fully digested and then defecated

• They change sex and appearance during their lifetime

• Size: less than 1 foot to 4 feet (30-120 centimeters)

  "Parrot Fish, Parrot Fish Pictures, Parrot Fish Facts - National Geographic." Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts - National Geographic. National Geographic. Web. 09 Feb. 2011. <>.

Creative Commons. Web. <>.

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SeahorsesBy: Katja Peller

• More than 15 species • Only animal in the animal kingdom where the male is pregnant• Sea Horse life: grow up, attract mates, and give birth  • Largest collection of Charismatic animal  • Sea horse looks like a combination of animals: head like a horse,

tail like a monkey and pouches like a kangaroo• Baby seahorses live in males protective pouch • Scientists don't know how many seahorses there are in the

world • Smallest seahorse is 1/2 inch long known as the Satomi's Pygmy

Seahorse • Largest seahorse is the Potbelly and can be up to 14 inches long 

                            Information Citations:  "The Secret Lives of Seahorses ." Monterey Bay Aquarium . Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>.  "Seahorse Exhibit Animals ." Monterey Bay Aquarium . Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>. 

                            Picture Citation:Dwarf Seahorse." Monterey Bay Aquarium. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>. 

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Lion FishBy: Evan Dahms

• The lion fish has red and white stripes and, long pectoral fins

• Poisonous • Deadly side affects of getting

bitten are troubles breathing and nausea

• They usually live in reefs and crevices

• A very big lion fish can grow up to 15 inches

• Regular size is about 12 inches• The lion fish is food in some

countries like Japan• They are worth a lot more as

pet fish or fish in an aquarium• Has many other nicknames



 ("")"Lion Fish." N.p., 1/15/2010. Web. 8 Feb 2011. < "Travel into the world." Travel into the world Starfish (2008): 1. Web. 10 Feb 2011. <>

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Freshwater JellyfishBy: Nora Jones

• Oval-shaped• Diameter is 5-25mm•  Glassy• Whitish or green tinge• Short tentacles help with feeding• Long tentacles help with swimming • Total number of tentacles is 50 to 500• Have been seen throughout the United States• These animals do not harm humans• Small fish can be paralyzed by their stings

Information Citation:McKercher, Liz, Danny O'Connell, Pam Fuller, and Jim Liebig. United States. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species-Craspedacusta sowerbyi. , Aug 19, 2009. Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>.

Picture Citation:"Tiny Jellyfish thrive in Moscow River." Web. 9 Feb 2011. <>.

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Portuguese Man of War By: Cormac Heneghan

• Biology- found in tropic locationso Polyps- Organism that can not survive independently

Polyp #1 gas filled object at the top Polyp #2 tentacles

Stuns prey and brings food to digestive polyp Polyp #3 digestive Polyp #4 reproductive

o  Size  12 in. long 5 in. wide Tentacles up too 165 ft. 30 ft. is average

•  Effects of stingo  Burning, stinging, welts, difficulty with reathing,

cardiac arrest

"Portuguese Man-of-Wars, Portuguese Man-of-War Pictures, Portuguese Man-of-War Facts - National Geographic." Animals, Animal Pictures, Wild Animal Facts - National Geographic. Web. 10 Feb. 2011. <>.

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“Ocean-Census-Flamingo-Tongue-Snail." The daily green. Web. 11 Feb 2011. <>.   Nahabedian, Sarah, James B. Wood, and Melissa Parr. Marine Invertebrates of Bermuda. Sarah Nahabedian, 2-10-11. Web. 10 Feb 2011. <>.  

The Flaming Tongue Snail By: Estefani Murillo

• Commonly seen in Caribbean and South Atlantic coral reefs

• Approximately one-inch long• Feeds on corals• When alive it appears to be yellow-

orange with black spots on the back• Member of the octopus, oyster family• Seen in places from North Carolina to

Florida• Lives and feeds on Gorgonian corals• Is toxic