an a - z of ocean creatures
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By Katie Wheeler
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A is for...
Anchovy,a tiny fish who
lives all over the
This fish is very
social and lives
in a large group
called a school.
B is for... Barnacle,
a small crustacean creature.
It spends its whole life on a hard surface,
like a rock, in the shallow waters.
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C is for...Cuttlefish, a creature that is related to the
octopus and squid.
It uses its skin to talk to
the other cuttlefish. It changes
colour to tell them if it is happy, sad
D is for...Dolphin,
a mammal just like you.
Dolphins are very clever animals and
work in a team.
They use tools and tricks to catch their
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E is for...Elephant Seal,
this is a large male who
uses his long elephant like, nose
to attract female elephant seals.
The longer the nose, the louder
F is for...Flying Fish, its fins are large
and have adapted to act like wings.
When predators are
chasing the fish, it can leap out of the water and fly away
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G is for...Giant Squid,
a very mysterious animal who lives in the deep-sea
They have the largest eyes of any animal in the world, each eye is the size
of a football.
H is for...H u m p b a c k
Whale,a huge mammal as
long as a bus!
It often jumps high out of the sea and sings very loudly under the water to talk to the other
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I is for...
Deep Sea Isipod,
who lives on the cold deep, deep
They scavenge on dead creatures like whales who, have
drifted to the bottom
of the ocean floor.
J is for...Jelly Fish,
who are found all over the ocean, and have no bones.
Their tentacles are covered in
stingers which zap their prey and
tangle them up so they cant escape!
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K is for...Krill,
a very small, shelled creature who lives all over the ocean.
These animals are near the bottom of the food chain and many other large ocean creatures eat
L is for...Lion Fish,
they are one of the worlds most
Their fins are covered in spines and on the end of these spines are glands containing
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M is for...Manta Ray,
one of the largest fish in the world.
It feeds from the bottom the ocean floor, with its large mouth open wide it filters its food
through its gills.
N is for...Needle Fish,
a very dangerous predator.
They are able to swim very fast and catch their prey by snapping their jaws in a sideways
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O is for...Octopus,
a relative of the squid
It too can change the colour of its skin but it can also change the shape and texture of its
skin so it can disguise itself.
P is for...Parrot Fish,
with teeth shaped like a Parrots beak.
They use this beak to scrape off food from rocks and coral in the tropical waters where it
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Q is for...Quahog Clam,
a hard shelled creature,
which lives in the shores of North
It lives in the surface sand at the bottom the sea and berries itself in the sand while it feeds.
R is for...Rat Tail Fish,
it lives on the deep dark ocean floor and has very large eyes and a very
This is so that they can spot their prey on the dark ocean
floor and grab it before it can
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S is for...
Sea Horse,S is for Sea Horse, found in shallow tropical waters.
They hold onto their surroundings with their tails to
stop them drifting away, as they are not very
T is for...Turtle,
who comes to the surface of the
water to breath, as they are mammals.
They live most of their lives in the water but come onto the beaches once a year to lay
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U is for...Urchin,
a creature as round as a bouncy ball but covered in very dangerous spines for protec-
It walks along the sandy bottom of the ocean with its hundreds of tiny
V is for...Velvet Crab,
an 8-legged creature
with its skeleton on the outside of
It is covered in short hairs, which makes it feel just
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W is for...Walrus,
a large mammal who lives in the Arctic. It has a thick layer of fat all over its body, which is called
This keeps it warm while it
hunts under the icy water.
X is for...X-ray Fish,
a small fish that has skin,
which is almost completely
This means you can see all of its bones and organs while it swims along. Just like an
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Y is for...Yellow
Fin Tuna,a large fish, which can grow the same length as a
It has long fins, which are bright yellow and help it to swim very fast.
Z is for...Zebra Shark, a bottom-feeding
shark that lives in the
tropical oceans and coral reefs.
It sleeps all day on the bottom of the sand and hunts at
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An A - Z of Ocean Creatures.
Katie Annette Elizabeth Wheeler
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