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Charlie's estuaries


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This is a presentation by Charlie Speller about estuaries

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Charlie's estuaries

  1. 1. BY Charlie Speller Gr.6
  2. 2.  Green Darners are one of our largest dragonflies, and one of the easiest to recognize.Their body grows over 3inches long and has awing span of 4 ½ inches.Also Green Darners aredimorphic which meansthe male and femaleslook different.
  3. 3.  The Damselfly is Their front and talented enough to back wings tuck their wings onto move at their back, but they different times cannot walk. so they can stop and change direction in air as well as flying up to 30 miles an hour.
  4. 4. An adult Red – breasted Merganser is about 51–62 cm (20–24 in) long, also there wing span is 70–86 cm (28–34 in) long.A Red- breasted Merganser are a species ofbird that have a spiky crest and a long thinbill, the Red Breasted Merganser is found inlarge lakes and in the ocean. The RedBreasted Merganser seems to like salt waterto fresh water more then the other speciesof mergansers.
  5. 5. The Grey Plover, A.K.A the Black-bellied Plover lives in North America. The Black plovers are long distance migrantsBlack plovers are the which mean whenlargest species of Black Plovers migrateplovers in North for winter they fly far farAmerica. away.
  6. 6.  The River Otter have special glands to mark their territory, also the River Otter eats on fish, amphibians, snakes, insects, frogs, a nd turtles.
  7. 7. Since seals do notmigrate in some placesthey are around allyear. The snout is bluntand because harbor Males grow to beseals spend so much about 1.4 to 2.0 mtime underwater its long and 70 to 170nostrils adapted to shut. kg.So now they have V- Woman grow to beshaped nostrils! about 1.2 to 1.7 m and 50 to 150 kg.
  8. 8. Estuarine Crocodiles can be found in a lot of different habitats like rivers, estuaries, creeks, swamps, lagoons and billabongs.During the cooler months in the northernterritory of Australia, crocodiles aresometimes seen sun bathing on open mud
  9. 9.  Mostof the animals in an estuary live in the sea, but quite a lot of the animals in an estuary live on land.
  10. 10.  Candiru’s are a kind of fish in Brazilian estuaries and river’s ( Amazon River ) They are very dangerous fish they measure length wise to be 40cm long (16 inches). Candiru’s have been known to attack people when they are urinating. Candiru’s like the warmth of your urine so they climb up your penis and can cause very serious damage.
  11. 11. Native Little Necked are found from theLittle neck clams Aleatian islands tohave separate Baja California evensexes. They mature though they areat between 22 to usually a lot of them33mm or 2-3 years only north of Oregon.of age.
  12. 12. Hermit Crabs havebeen heardmaking croaking Hermit crabs return tonoises people are the sea to lay theirstill trying to figure eggs. Due to thatout if croaking is a they can not breed inkind of homes or animalcommunication shelters, they need to be near the sea.
  13. 13. The HoodedNudibranch cangrow up to be 10cm long, 2.5cm The Hooded Nudibranchwide and 5cm is a carnivore. Once theyacross the hood. feel their prey the edgesWhen the hooded of the tentacles overlap,Nudibranch is which then holds thepulled out of prey and pushes it intowater it gives off a the mouth.sweet fruity smell.
  14. 14. Purple Shore Crabs can be found under rocks, they can be found on the west cost of North America from Alaska to Baja in Mexico.This crab eats sea lettuce and other greenalgae and occasionally they eat deadanimals.
  15. 15. Skeleton ShrimpsA.K.A Ghost Shrimpor Caprellidae are atype of shrimp.Mating: Mating only Skeleton Shrimp areoccurs when the easy to recognizefemale is between due to their slenderthe new and like body.hardenedexoskeleton.
  16. 16. Henricia leviuscula A.K.A Blood Starfish orBlood Star is a species of starfish foundalong the pacific coast of North America.Blood Starfish are usually identified by therebright orange-red colour. Blood Stars usually get to be about 8cm in diameter and rarely gets over 12cm
  17. 17. Macoma nasuta A.K.AThe Bent- nosed Clam orThe Bent-nose Macomais often found buried insand about 10-20 cmhigh. The bent noseclam is commonlymistaken for MacomaTersa or MacomaKelseyi
  18. 18.  I hope you enjoyed my presentation and thank you for every body that watched. And also a special thanks to Google, Wikipedia and other web sites for giving me information about all the animals I chose.