TITLE

LIVING UNDERWATER

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It describes how underwater animals search for food to survive. It explains that a huge variety of animals, including sea anemones, barnacles, and clams anchor themselves in one place and collect any food that the currents bring to them. It mentions that more mobile marine animals, aided by their highly tuned senses, actively search for food.
ACCESSION #
43662809

 

Related Articles

  • The Tidal Pool. D'Amelio, Donna // Children's Playmate Magazine;May/Jun2006, Vol. 78 Issue 3, p24 

    This article describes marine life in tidal pools. A path leads over windswept dunes to the base of a lighthouse. A hermit crab hides in the rocky crevices awaiting the changing tide. Nestled against the last step are crusty barnacles. A sea star glides over the rocks to the bottom of the tidal...

  • Sea Star. Silverman, Buffy // Click;Jan2005, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p12 

    Describes the characteristics of sea stars. Manner of killing and eating clams; Importance of keeping its skin free from barnacles; Ability of its arms to regenerate.

  • Jason encounters the carnivorous sea squirt. Nevala, Amy E.; Lippsett, Lonny // Oceanus;Oct2009, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p7 

    The article discusses the translucent underwater creatures discovered by the remotely operated vehicle "Jason" in Tasmania. It indicates that Tito Collasius of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has controlled "Jason" in the Tasman Fracture. Particular focus is given to the sea squirts...

  • Life in Sunlit Oceans.  // Oceans Atlas;2007, p20 

    Information on marine life in sunlit oceans from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It notes that the microscopic phytoplankton are the primary food producers so most of the marine life lives in the sunlit zone near the surface. The various types...

  • THE OPEN OCEANS.  // Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p68 

    A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It discusses planktons and its importance to marine life as its source of food. It states that planktons thrive in cold waters. During storms, nourishing substances emerge, releasing more nutrients for growth of planktons. According to the chapter,...

  • Predator and Prey. Stone, Lynn M. // Sea Anemones;2003, p16 

    This chapter highlights the predatory tactics of the sea anemone. Sea anemones are predators, living on the flesh of other animals. Sea anemones can not see or chase their prey. When a small marine animal brushes against the sea anemone, it will use its flowery tentacles as weapons.

  • Poisonous Darts. Stone, Lynn M. // Sea Anemones;2003, p18 

    This article highlights the tentacles of a sea anemone. Each tentacle of a sea anemone releases poisonous darts. These darts are too small to be visible to humans, but they stick to, wrap around, and poison small fish and other prey. The tentacles will then draw the prey into its mouth.

  • Further Readings/Websites to Visit. Stone, Lynn M. // Sea Anemones;2003, p24 

    This article highlights books and Web sites where an individual can learn more about sea anemones.

  • CLOWNFISH. Slater, Pat // Australian Sealife;2003, p22 

    The article describes clownfishes found in Australian waters. Clownfish live among the poisonous tentacles of sea anemones. To do this safely, clownfish have found a way of tricking the anemones. First, the clownfish finds an anemone it wants to live in. It brushes past the tentacles many times,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics