Creatures of the Atlantic Ocean

Manatee

manatee

  • Are herbivores and eat over 60 different plants.
  • Can be up to 12 feet long.
  • They enjoy warmer, more swallow waters.

Humpback Whale

humpback

  • Only eat in the summer and live off their fat in the winters.
  • These whales like to live alone or in small groups.
  • Humpbacks may sing for 24 hours straight.

Sea Lion

sea lion

  • Males are bigger than the females.
  • Very social and use a variety of methods to communicate.
  • Highly intelligent and have been taught many tricks.

Atlantic Ghost Crab

crab

  • Also called sand crabs.
  • One claw is larger than the other.
  • Called ghosts because they are translucent.

Catfish

catfish

  • Named for their cat whiskers.
  • Range in size and behavior.
  • Catfish is eaten in a variety of ways and are harmless to humans.

Starfish

starfish

  • Most familiar of marine animals.
  • Typically have 5 arms, also known as rays.
  • Over 1,800 different species of the starfish.

Penguins

pen

  • Birds that cannot fly.
  • Wings are known as their flippers.
  • Either waddle on their feet or slide on theur bellies.

Green Sea Turtle

turtle

  • Migrate long distances.
  • Depending on how old they are, determines where they live.

Grey Atlantic Seal

seal

  • Eats a variety of fish.
  • In the United States, these seals are increasing quickly.
  • Males are twice as long as the females.

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