Seahorses are incredible creatures that are able to propel themselves by using the small fin on their back. This fin flutters up to 35 times per second! They have smaller pectoral fins that are located near the back of their heads that are used for steering. We learnt this and more while completing this Sea Horse Mini Unit.
Some Sea Horse Facts are:
- They have few marine predators as they are too bony and indigestible
- There are about 40 species of seahorse
- They like to swim in pairs with their tails linked
- They swim upright
- They avoid predators by mimicking the colour of underwater plants
- They anchor themselves with their tails to sea grasses and coral
- They suck in plankton and small crustaceans from as far as 3 cm away.
- They are inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion
- Each of their eyes more independently allowing them to follow the activity of the passing sea life
This is a mini unit about Sea Horses which includes no answers. Your child can research these amazing creatures on the internet or read books about them to find these answers needed.
More Ocean Resources
- Ocean Sensory Bottle
- Ocean Themed Alphabet Handwriting
- Ocean Themed Alphabet Cards
- Ocean Animals Printables Pack
- Ocean Life Sensory Bin
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