Saturday, November 13, 2010

Aquatic Life


Diatoms are one of the most common types of phytoplankton, and they tend to exist in colonies. They are a good indicator of water quality and used to excess the environmental status of the ocean.

Sea Butterfly

Sea Butterflies is really a form of a type of snail. Their shell is colorless usually which makes them hard to observe. They have developed adaptations for better movement which would be their wings. They also tend to travel with the currents of the ocean.

Tropical Water Lily/ Henry Shaw Water Lily

 The Henry Shaw Water Lily was developed for gardening purposes. It was named after Henry Shaw, who developed the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)

Mahi Mahi is also known as Dolphin. It is a fish usually found in warmer waters, and it is highly sought after for sport fishing. They provide a good fight, beauty in the water, and a great dinner after the catch.


Crawfish are a form of crustaceans and can mainly be seen as little lobsters. They are found in warmer fresh water. They can be farmed for food and bait for fishing.


The Walrus is found in the Northern Hemisphere up around the Arctic circle. At one time it was hunted so much that its population dropped dramatically, but through new policies and regulations they are making a comeback with their numbers.

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