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Hello my name is Erica Finet and my MB project is about different fish under the sea. The first fish I am going to show you is the fasinating spitting archer fish. The spitting archer fish knocks ants and beatles off of branches by spitting jets of water. The insects drop into the water and become a delicious snack for the archer fish.
The next fish is the puffer fish. The puffer fish scares away its enemys by swallowing water and inflating itself to be much larger.
This is the unique giant squid. The giant squid lives in most of the worlds oceans and is among the biggest animals in the sea, however it is rarely seen. It hunts smaller creatures and larger animals feed on it. The squid protects itself by the ink in its body. The ink, when shot out, remains in the shape of the squid or, it congeals. This holds the enemy's attention while the squid turns pale and gets away.
Don't let the name fool you, the cuddlefish is not cuddly. The cuddlefish has very good eyesight and is camouflaged. When it sees it's enemy's, sepia ink runs through its body. Then, it uses it's squirting abilities and push out jets to suck it prey.
Big and exciting, the Moray eel lives in caves and coral reefs. It protects itself by hiding in small holes in the reef, and swimming out with its fast speed. It's menu is octopi, small fish, shrimps, crabs and barnicles. It eats at night or when its prey gets to close to its home.
Next is the vertebrate jellyfish. Over 200 types of jellyfish have been found today. They are not jelly or fish. Jellyfish are relitives of the anemones and coral. They have no heart, brain, blood, or gills. Their body is called a bell. The bell of a jellyfish has one or more mouths on it's central oral surface. Jellyfish feed on zooplankton. They have long string-like structures called tenticles to trap their food.
I'm sure you all want to know about the fast frogfish, also known as the anger fish. The frogfish changes colour from pink to red to white. They also mimick some objects in their surroundings such as sponges, rocks, and corals by changing to another color. The mimicking and feed behavior of frogfish is also known as, "the lie in wait" stage. Then, when their food has finally arrived, they use their mouth as a vaccum cleaner to suck up their prey. The frogfish sucks it up in one six-thousandth of a second.
Last, but not least is sea cucumbers. Sea cucumbers may look like fruit, but they are actually animals. They are related to seastars, sea urchins, sea lillies, and sand-dollars. Most sea cucumber bodies are covered with tubefeet, but the only ones located on the bottom of their bodies are developed enough for use. Sea cucumbers use their feet to stay sucked to the ocean bottom, instead of using them for motion. Surrounding its mouth are ten to thirty tube-feet. These sweep the surrounding water, capturing bits of food and are then moved one by one to its mouth to wipe off the food.
This is the rather large swordfish. Swordfish generally move between colder waters in the summer to warmer waters in the winter for reproducing. They live more than 25 years and can weigh up to 1,200 pounds. It's favorite treats are squid, hearing, mackerel, tuna, and other fish at night. It cuts food with sword-like bills.
The next underwater animal is the seahorse. The seahorse has fins, but no scales. It's head looks like the head of a horse. That is how it recieved its name. The seahorse has a long tail to hold onto things.
This is the small, young, batfish. This fish lives in coastal waters, and is a member of the spadefish family. It has a flat body. Young batfish are black, with fins outlined in orange. They also swim on their sides.
The next fish is unusual. It is the x-ray fish. The x-ray fish is almost see-through. You can see inside of it's body. The x-ray fish is a south american fish. The x-ray fish only grows to be 5 centimeters long, and has pinkish-red highlights on it's tail.
The next tricky creature is the leaf fish. The leaf fish can move in the water, but prefers to stay still. Other fish see the leaf fish, and they think it is just a leaf, allowing the leaf fish to hide.
The clownfish is a sharing fish. clownfish are made up of many different colors. That is why it is called a clownfish. The clownfish has a colourful friend. This friend isn't a fish. It looks like a plant, but it is an animal. This animal can not move, so the clownfish brings food to it. If the clownfish wants to hide, it can hide in the animal.