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Sea Creatures

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The sea covers seventy percent of the earth’s surface. The deep sea below the ocean’s surface, specifically, is the largest and least explored place on earth.

The fish and other sea animals of the deep sea employ many strategies to surprise their prey including ambush and camouflage by blending into the sea environment. The deeper you go in the ocean, the more unusual and unique the fish appear to be. At the start of this must-watch video from “Nature,” one diver actually encounters some of the most bright and colorful deep sea fish, like rabbitfish and clown triggerfish.

Later, students learn about the ghostly squid, the simulating jelly fish, the viper fish, the gulper fish and many others. The cameras even find Nemo swimming amongst the coral! More information: http://to.pbs.org/1r1IEAB

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