Dear Smalltooth Sawfish: Why do you have a long saw?
Well, I use this long saw for many reasons. One way I use my saw is to dig on the ocean floor for food. Under the sand I find food to eat. Another way I use my freakishly long saw is that I slash prey. This will weaken my prey so it is easier to catch. Mainly my saw is helpful for catching prey.
I live in the Atlantic Ocean and the only sawfish in Florida. I am a very big animal. I grow up to 25 ft in length and weigh 1000 pounds. I am thought to be a ray and a shark. The teeth on my saw are not real so don’t be scared.
Dear Penguin: Why do you have a black back and a white belly?
What I have is called countershading. I share this feature with many other creatures. While I am swimming, my predators above me won’t see me because my black back blends into the ocean. Likewise, my white belly looks like the clear sky.
Mostly my species lives in Antarctica. Some however can be found North of the equator. My body is shaped like a torpedo for swimming and I have a hook at the end of my beak that helps me catch prey most of my body is designed to swim in water because I spend 75% of my time underwater.
I use my fancy stripes to blend into my wonderful friend the sea anemone. Sea anemone is poisonous to most other animals so my colors tell predators to stay away. We have a symbiotic relationship which means we both help and depend on each other.
I am very territorial and eat meat and plants. I can be many different colors. There are 28 clownfish species that live mostly in the Pacific ocean. In the wild I live up to 10 years thanks to my adaptation.
Dear Clownfish: why do you have stripes?
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Population of the Animals
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These insects fit in their natural habitat for many reasons.
Disguising Devils of the Insect World
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