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Adaptations Of Aquatic Animals Powerpoint

  1. 1. Adaptations of Aquatic Animals<br /><ul><li>Dolphins
  2. 2. Sea Turtles
  3. 3. Orca Whales
  4. 4. Sea Lions</li></li></ul><li>There are many different types of animals that live in the ocean, and they all have different ways of adapting to their environment. <br />
  5. 5. Dolphins<br />Biological Classification<br />Kingdom: Anamalia<br />Phylum: Cordata (Vertebrates)<br />Class: Mammalia<br />Order: Cetacea<br />Sub-Order: Odontoceti<br />Family: Delphinidae<br />Genus: Delphinus<br />Species: Delphis<br />
  6. 6. Body Structure<br />Streamlined bodies<br />Flippers and powerful tail<br />Smooth skin<br />Hairless, thick, and lacks glands<br />Thick layer of blubber<br />
  7. 7. Senses<br />Fairly good eye sight<br />Rely on hearing<br />Echolocation<br />
  8. 8. Feeding Habits<br />Carnivores<br />Feed on Squid, Octopus, and Cuttlefish<br />Have 4-252 teeth<br />One set of teeth for life<br />
  9. 9. Sea Turtles<br />Sea Turtles tend to look sad, like they are crying right?<br />Why is this? <br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Sea Turtles have a salt gland
  11. 11. Rids their body of extra salt
  12. 12. Gland empties into the eye
  13. 13. Sea Turtle is crying!</li></ul>Prilfish, “Sea Turtle”, July 28, 2007, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  14. 14. Structure<br />Strong Swimmers<br />Paddle-like flippers<br />Shell for protection<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>Dive more than 1,000 ft.
  16. 16. Slow Metabolism
  17. 17. Can stay submerged for long periods of time
  18. 18. No need for freshwater</li></li></ul><li>Many adaptations that make Sea Turtles successful in the sea make them slow and vulnerable on land. <br />Mi-Ly, “ face to face”, October 10, 2008, Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  19. 19. Orca Whales<br />Also known as Killer Whales<br />Average Length: 18-32 ft.<br />Average Weight: 2.6-9 tons<br />Travel up to 34 mph<br />F0rbe5, “Sperm Whale Diving at Kaikoura”, January 23, 2007, Creative Commons Attribution.<br />
  20. 20. Habitat<br />Lives in all oceans of the world<br />Commonly seen in:<br />* Vancouver Island<br />* Off Antarctica<br />*Norway<br />* Iceland<br />* Occasionally in many other areas <br />
  21. 21. Threats<br />Being captured for public display<br />Hunting<br />Pollution<br />Greenpeace F, “Defend the Whales! “, November 22, 2006, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  22. 22. Feeding Habits<br />Orcas have a varied diet<br />* Squid * Birds<br />* Fish * Sea Turtles<br />* Seals * Dolphins<br />* Even Blue Whales!<br />
  23. 23. Social Animals<br />Orcas stay in long-term social groups called “pods” for life.<br />Range in size from 3-25 whales.<br />Treklightly, “Orca Pod”, November 14, 2008, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  24. 24. Sea Lions<br />Family: Otariidae<br />Class: Marine Mammal<br />Mtchm, “Wanna play with me?”, September 12, 2006. Creative Commons Attribution. <br />
  25. 25. Body Structure<br />Walk/run using front & back flippers<br />Sealine shape<br />External ear flaps<br />Body temp. is 99.5 degrees F<br />Thick layer of blubber<br />
  26. 26. Habitat/ Food Source<br />Inhabit cooler waters of the North Pacific<br />Feed on:<br />* Variety of fish<br />* Octopus<br />* Squid<br />
  27. 27. All these aquatic animals have many characteristics, some the same, some different that allow them to adapt and live in their environment. <br />
  28. 28. The End<br />
  29. 29. Ucumari, “Smile for the camera!”, December 4, 2008, Creative Commons Attribution.<br />Serch, “Take the Fish”, June 19, 2007, Creative Commons Attribution<br />emilieqiquere, “Kiska”, January 3, 2008, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />Kirill: Neverwinter Alps, “Snorkeling at Madagascar,” May 6, 2008, Creative Commons Attribution. <br />

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