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Under the Sea

Did You Know?

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  • Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Their skeleton is made up of cartilage; the same type that makes up human ears and noses!
  • Sharks, whales, dolphins - we unveil some of their secrets!
  • Whales love to sing! They use this as a call to mates and a way to communicate and also just for fun!
  • Dolphins use a blowhole on top of their heads to breathe.

  • Starfish can regenerate lost arms. It’s useful when threatened by a predator as it can drop an arm, get away, and grow a new arm. 
  • The largest turtle is the leatherback sea turtle. It can weigh over 900 kg!
  • Octopuses’ have a soft body with no skeleton and they have three hearts.
  • The female seahorse lays her eggs in the male’s tummy pouch. He incubates them for about 30 days before they hatch.
  • Jellyfish have been on Earth for millions of years, even before dinosaurs!
  • Electric eels have an electricity producing organ that takes up 80% of their body and can generate up to 600 volts.
  • Crabs have eyes on the stalks, just like snails. They can distinguish colours, but their eyes see a lot less details than human eyes.