Wonders of the deep
OUR young readers love the underwater world. They share many interesting facts about sea creatures in the topic, Underwater World.
“There are thousands of different types of fish and beautiful corals in the sea. The biggest mammal in the world is the blue whale,” writes seven.
“The heart of a shrimp is located in its head. Sea sponges have no head, mouth, lungs, yet they are alive. Oysters can change gender whenever they want to. Dolphins sleep with one eye open, and with half their brain awake so that they can keep a lookout for predators,” writes 10.
nine, says: “An octopus has three hearts and the colour of its blood is blue. Sea horses are the only animals in which the male gives birth and care for the young. Turtles live on every continent except on Antartica.”
10, writes: “Sea horses, sharks, dolphins, whales and sea urchins are among the sea creatures. Male sea horses have a special pouch to store eggs.”
10, says: “Most fish lurk in the brighter parts of the water. But strange- looking fish live in the deeper parts of the sea. Creatures such as octopus, crabs and eels live on the seabed. The underwater world is an exciting place.”
“If I had the chance to dive into the sea, I would like to swim with the anglerfish, great white shark and whales. I love to see whales flip their bodies and create big splashes in the water. I like anglerfish because it is spiky with a bright light on top of its head,” says
eight. “Some wild dolphins play catch with coconuts. Risso’s dolphins can hold their breath for 30 minutes. Just like humans, dolphins
Ryan Aiden Wilson, Hazel Lim Zhan, Gabriella Koong Elysse, Bethany Hema Bala, Choong Cheng Liang, Annabelle Wong Yu Xuan,
have one set of teeth which lasts a lifetime,” says 11.
“I would like to explore the underwater world because there are many sea creatures such as fish, octopus and sea horses,” says
Finna Tan, Bryan Wong,
12, writes: “There are many creatures in the sea such as sharks, corals and fish. My favourite creature is the megalodon. It is an extinct species of shark that is said to be larger than the great white shark.”
eight, says: “The squid has three hearts. A dolphin has 100 cone- shaped teeth.”
“Pufferfish swallows water to turn big to avoid being eaten by other fish. The starfish can grow a whole new body from just one arm,” says 12.
Sevita Leilani Peters,
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