Interesting Sealife

There are many interesting and different creatures living in the seas and oceans of the world. Many have unique characteristics and features which ensure their continued survival. Here are a few.

Cuttlefish are soft-bodied marine cephalopods, with a large head ringed by tentacles and an internal cuttlebone. Cuttlefish display natural camouflage, sepia ink squirting, jet propulsion and neutral buoyancy.

Leafy Seadragons and Weedy Seadragons are protected fish of the family Syngnathidae, with leafy appendages or seaweed like camouflage. They inhabit southern Australian coastal waters.

Sea anemones look like sea flowers but they are animals of the Phylum Cnidaria (aka Phylum Coelenterata). Sea anemones have a cylindrical body surrounded by stinging tentacles.

The Blue Ringed Octopus is a small Cephalopod with a very dangerous poison that can cause death to an adult human in minutes if the bite is not treated correctly.

Starfish or Sea Stars are a member of the Echinodermata group which have radial symmetry and 'spiny skin'.

Website created by Jenny Stevenson - June 2006.