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Chloe seahorse

Chloe's Report on Seahorses

My report is about Seahorses. In my report, I will talk about appearance, special characteristics, habitat, life cycle, adaptations and diet. There are many different types of seahorses in the oceans, and they are endangered animals. This means we all have to work carefully to make sure they stay safe. I hope that from my report, you learn something that can help you keep these animals safe.If you have never seen a real seahorse, then you are in for a big treat. They have small heads that look like a horse’s head. I guess that’s where they got their name from. They are also covered in bony plates, not scales, like many people think. Seahorses, unlike people, do not have ribs. An unusual feature of seahorses is they change colors to match their environment. This helps them protect themselves from predators. Another feature of seahorses is their unique tail, it is shaped like an arch. Pectoral fins (at the back), help seahorses steer in the warm water of the tropics.Did you know there are 35 different kinds of seahorses? This is not the only unusual thing about them. The female seahorse does play a role in having babies. She generously gives her babies to the daddy so he can give birth to them. That’s right! It is the male seahorse that gives birth to the babies. He also carries eggs in the pocket of his belly. Not only that, the seahorse has over 1000 babies at a time. After they hatch, the babies swim away. These are just some of the special features of the seahorse. Seahorses live in tropic ocean waters, like the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Wherever you find seaweed, you will usually find seahorses, as they like to live in areas with this. Along with living in warm waters, seahorses have to be careful of predators. Their main predators are crabs, large fish like tuna, Amberjacks, turtles, and humans. One of the main ways they defend themselves from predators is to hide by using camouflage. This helps them match their surroundings and environment. Many animals that are endangered are on the way to being extinct. Seahorses are one of these animals. There are several reasons for this. Out of 1000 baby seahorses born to one family, only two babies live. Also, ocean storms are the biggest cause of death. Seahorses have a short life span and live up to four years. The larger the seahorse, the older it is. The problem is that many seahorses die before they reach maturity. Seahorses are extremely slow moving fish. In fact, they are the slowest moving fish. This affects many things, including how and what they eat. Because seahorses need to move around to find their food, this can be a slow process. Seahorses suck food through their long snout. They have no teeth, and swallow food whole. This sounds difficult, doesn’t it! The diet of seahorses includes shrimp, tiny fish, and plankton.There are many different kinds of seahorses in our world. Some are bigger than others, some are different colors, and some have different adaptions. The one thing they all have in common is that they need to be protected so we can save them from extinction. If everyone does his or her part, I know this can happen. Thank you for reading my report on seahorses. I hope you learned as much as I did about seahorses.Chloe Hunter


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