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

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Creatures of the Sea

Mrs. Trager's 8th Grade Internet Class

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Chocolate Chip StarfishBy. Braydan WestScientific Name:  Protoreaster nodosus


   General Information

• 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 from 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

• They are Beautiful• They are Endangered• They are Graceful• They eat Jellyfish, seaweed, shrimp,

crabs, algae, and small mollusks.  •  The eggs are layed into the sand of

close beaches• There are 7 different types of Sea Turtle• Most live in warm waters • Loggerhead Sea Turtles live in cold

waters• They all weigh at least 100 lbs.• They 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:Don't litterDon't release balloons into the atomosphereDon't turn beach lights onBoat carefullyAdopt a Sea Turtle nestRecycleDonate to local marine specialists

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Mandarin FishBy Lily McNeil

o Mandarin Fish are part of the dragonets specieso They are one of the coral reef’s fish with the most variety of color. They have

psychedelic colors. Although they are very colorful they still are hard to findo They live in groups from just two fish to up to five. o They can usually be found right before sundown.o Their scientific name is Synchiropus Splendidus. o They usually consume are mysids, amiphods, isopods,  and benthic copepods. o Mandarin fish do not have scales. o The 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 everything  

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

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

 • There are more than 120 specimens of puffer fish in the


• Their size ranges from 1 inch to  over 2 feet 

• Puffer fish do not have scales 

• They have pointy and tough skin 

• Puffer Fish have 4 sharp pointy teeth 

• The have teeth that are used for eating algae, clams, mussels and other shell fish with their birdlike beaks.

 • Some Puffer fish 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

• Its scientific name is Dasytidae•  Many have teeth so they can

crunch mollusks like clams, oysters, and mussels. 

• They live in the shallows of a temperate sea.  

• Its 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. 

• They spend the majority of their time inactive, hiding in the sand.  

• They 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  AngelfishPomacanthus imperatorBy:Bailey Cleven

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

 • They can be found near ledges and caves in

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

    Red Sea.

• They 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. <>.

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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.

• They are 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  • The 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 • Scientist don't know how may seahorses there are in

the world • Smallest seahorse is 1/2 inch long know as the

Satomi's Pygmy Seahorses  • Largest seahorse is the Potbelly and can be up to 14

inches long  "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, it also has long pectoral fins the lion fish is poisonous.  

• deadly the side affects of getting bitten are troubles breathing and nausea. 

• The usually live  reefs and  crevices. 

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

• The 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 a aquarium

• The lion fish 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

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 locations-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

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

* Effects of sting Burning, stinging, welts, difficulty with

breathing, 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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*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 

"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. <>.  

Flaming Tongue Snail By: Estefani Murillo