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