Snakes in the Ocean
Happy Monday! We’re meeting some more snakes during our Creepy Crawlies month. We know these reptiles can be scary, but let’s remember they are important parts of the environment. Today we’re meeting a snake that lives in the ocean.
Banded Sea Krait Fun Facts:
- Banded sea kraits are found mostly in coral reefs.
- They do come ashore to drink fresh water, lay their eggs and when they shed their skin.
- These water going snakes have flatten tails to help them swim.
- These venomous snakes mostly prey on eels.
- Their prey- the eels, are bigger than they are and it can often take weeks to fully digest. They will haul on to land to digest their food.
- They are considered to be shy and fairly docile.
- Females are larger than males and can grow up to 4 feet long.
Who knew the ocean had snakes? And knew it could take weeks to digest your dinner? Crazy!
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You Say Fish- We Say Tomato
We’re meeting our last animal of Camp E&E today :(. Can you believe summer is nearly over? It has flown by! We’ll be starting the new year back at the University after Labor Day- so be on the look out for some great new friends!
TOMATO ANEMONE FISH FUN FACTS:
- Like their famous relatives, the clownfish, tomato anemone fish spend most of their time in the tentacles of an anemone.
- The anemone protects the tomato fish from predators, while the fish provides the anemone leftovers of its food. This relationship is called symbiosis- mutualism.
- Males are smaller than females and are bright red. The females tend be more black in color than red.
- The most dominate fish is the largest female.
- All anemone fish start out as males and will turn female when they need to.
- These little fish only grow to 5 1/2 inches.
Anemone fish are the cutest little fish. It’s cool that they have a symbiotic relationship with anemones. We’ll be back tomorrow for our big send off at Camp!
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