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
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.
Habitat Lives in all oceans of the world Commonly seen in: * Vancouver Island * Off Antarctica *Norway * Iceland * Occasionally in many other areas
Threats Being captured for public display Hunting Pollution Greenpeace F, “Defend the Whales! “, November 22, 2006, Creative Commons Attribution.
Feeding Habits Orcas have a varied diet * Squid * Birds * Fish * Sea Turtles * Seals * Dolphins * Even Blue Whales!
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.
Sea Lions Family: Otariidae Class: Marine Mammal Mtchm, “Wanna play with me?”, September 12, 2006. Creative Commons Attribution.
Body Structure Walk/run using front & back flippers Sealine shape External ear flaps Body temp. is 99.5 degrees F Thick layer of blubber
Habitat/ Food Source Inhabit cooler waters of the North Pacific Feed on: * Variety of fish * Octopus * Squid
All these aquatic animals have many characteristics, some the same, some different that allow them to adapt and live in their environment.