Animals 3. Sea Creatures: inhabitants of the coral reef Images Origin : mostly at http://chemistry.csudh.edu/faculty/jim/trip%20reports/Coz%20one%20day%20at%20a%20time.html Cozumel Coral Reef Photos. fish. Queen angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris. octopus. Octopus Octopus vulgaris. shark.
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Sea Creatures:inhabitants of the coral reefImages Origin: mostly athttp://chemistry.csudh.edu/faculty/jim/trip%20reports/Coz%20one%20day%20at%20a%20time.htmlCozumel Coral Reef Photos.
Rose coral Manicina areolata:At first, I couldn't figure out what I was looking at. During the day, the corals look like rocks; the polyps only come out in the dark. I took a picture of one with the polyps retracted, next to one that was actively feeding.
Scallops are bivalves; they have two hard shells and a soft body. They are benthic animals; they spend most of their time on the sea bottom. Scallops mostly stay in underwater grass beds on a soft, shallow sea floor. Scallops use jet propulsion to move; they quickly open and close their shells, squirting the water out of the shells, moving in spurts. These invertebrate animals have a life span of about 1 1/2 years.
Krill is a type of shrimp-like marine invertebrate animal. These tiny crustaceans are important organisms of the zooplankton, particularly as food for baleen whales, manta rays, whale sharks, crabeater seals, and other seals, and a few seabird species that feed almost exclusively on them. They congregate in large, dense masses called "swarms" or "clouds," that turn areas of the ocean's surface pink.