Creatures of the Pacific Ocean

Sea Otter
otter
Click the otter to learn more about sea otters!
Yellow Eyed Rockfish
Yellow eyed rockfish eat other fish that are smaller than they are (sometimes even other rockfish).
Yellow Eyed Rockfish
They are usually found in the deeper areas of the ocean
Sometimes they will live in the same rockpile for their entire lives!
Reef Triggerfish
Reef triggerfish usually eat mollusks and crabs, but they also eat algae.
Reef Triggerfish
The triggerfish is the Hawaii state fish!
Pacific White Sided Dolphin
There are almost 50 white sided dolphins that live in aquariums from North America to China.
Pacific White Sided Dolphin
Females can weigh up to 330 pounds and males can weigh up to 440 pounds!
These dolphins feed mostly at night on anchovies and other small fish.
Passer Angelfish
It does not matter if this fish is a male or female, they both look the same on the outside.
Passer Angelfish
They usually live in the bottom of a coral reef.
They feed on things like sea sponges, zoo plankton, and micro algae.
Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish
These jellyfish are usually found on the coasts of California and Oregon.
Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish
They typically feed on zoo plankton, small fish, and even other jellyfish.
They hunt and eat their fish by using their tentacles.
Giant Kingfish
The kingfish usually eats smaller fish and sometimes even crustaceans.
Giant Kingfish
The largest kingfish ever measured was about 4 feet in length and weighed about 175 pounds!
Silky Shark
This shark will eat fish like tuna, eels, catfish, and even more!
Silky Shark
Because of it's size, the silky shark is very dangerous to humans. However, they rarely come into contact with people because of where they live.
Lagoon Triggerfish
This fish lives in the sandy areas of the coral reef!
Lagoon Triggerfish
This fish will eat anything that comes along.
It is also very protective of it's home and will attack anything that comes near it, even divers.

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