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Sea Animals Fun Facts

Sea animals have always fascinated us as we don’t get to see them closely every day. Do you know everything about sea creatures? Let us check how much you know about them. Keep reading to check your knowledge and get to know some of such fascinating facts about sea animals.

It is a well-known fact that the oceans cover more than two-thirds of the earth’s surface. It is also a fact that many animal species have developed unique characteristics to cope with living in a water environment.

Sea Animals Fun Facts

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The tusk of the Narwhal is actually an overgrowth of its canine teeth. Narwhals are known to change their colors with age and are mostly found in the Arctic waters. Narwhals are a species of marine mammals. Their tusks are long and spiral-shaped, and they’re always growing!
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The heart of a shrimp is present on its thorax. But since a single exoskeleton covers its head and the thorax it is mistaken that the heart lies in the head. But, as mentioned, its heart is located on its thorax just after the head.
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The thickest fur among all animals is that of the sea otter. The sea otters depend on their fur to insulate themselves against water, unlike other mammals with a blubber layer for protection.
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The largest member of the dolphin family is the killer whale or Orca as it is popularly known. The Pilot whale is the second-largest member of the dolphin family. Orcas will swim along coastlines and “hunt” in mass. They will also eat alone if unsuccessful in capturing food at that time.
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The stinging cells of the jellyfish are called Cnidocytes. Mini needles like stingers are present in the Cnidocytes that have compartment-like appearances. As their name suggests, jellyfish don’t have a skeleton. Instead, the bell must be firm enough to resist pressure and strong enough to float with a low density.
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Pufferfish are some of the most unique fish out there. Pufferfish has the ability to blow itself similar to a balloon, and hence the name of a blowfish is also attributed to it. They do that as a defense mechanism when they are threatened.
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Although they don’t resemble each other, Seahorses are closed related to the Pipefishes. Both of these fishes fall under a common scientific family Syngnathidae. Seahorses are unique in having fathers care for their children. The male seahorse has a special pouch called a brood pocket, where the impregnated eggs get kept until they are born.
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The call from a blue whale can be heard from a distance as far as 160 kilometers (100 miles) and makes a noise at 180 decibels, making it the loudest call on the Earth.
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Istiophorus or sailfish is regarded as the fastest fish in the world as it can swim at a speed of 100 km/h (62 mile/h). The Striped marlin is the second fastest fish with a speed of 60 km/h (37 mile/h).
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The defense mechanism of a sea cucumber is such that it can mutilate its body. The sea cucumber rapidly contracts and relaxes its muscles and ejects its internal organs through its anus. The missing body parts are quickly regenerated.

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