The Hide and Seek Sea

Below is the Dragonfly Hide and Seek Sea. This imaginary sea has creatures from all over the world. Most of them are "experts" at disguise. Of course, they would never really be this tightly packed. There are 22 animals in this picture. You can find a list of those animals below the Hide & Seek Sea. Can you find them all? Click on the animals to see pictures and learn more about them or close relatives of theirs. When you're done, return to the Hide and Seek Home Page.

Note: Here's a list of creatures in the Hide & Seek Sea. You can see which species you haven't found yet by noting which of these highlighted names has not changed color. In other words, if the highlighted name has changed color, that means you have looked at that animal. When you're done, return to the Hide and Seek Home Page.

Dragonfly... Eel... Bobtail Squid... Jellyfish... Sea Turtle... African Cichlid... Conger Eel... Butterfly Fish ... Leafy Sea Dragon... Pipefish (2)... Goby Fish... Royal Gramma... Snail... Stonefish... Hawkfish... Stingray... Herring... Decorator Crab... Flounder... Porcupine Fish

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Dragonfly

Although dragonflies don't really live in the sea, we like to think that Dragonfly belongs everywhere! It is true that dragonflies are freshwater creatures for the larval part of their life cycle.

Dragonflies are among the most striking animals in the insect kingdom. Frequently found patrolling the banks of ponds and lakes, dragonflies are astonishingly beautiful creatures. Dragonflies have survived for hundreds of millions of years with relatively little change. Along with grasshoppers, cockroaches, and crickets, dragonflies have been on the planet since long before the dinosaurs. Fossil evidence tells us that some of the ancestors of this creature were the size of crows, measuring 2 feet from wing tip to wing tip.

This text was provided by The Why Files The photo is from The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Moray Eel

This "handsome" fellow is a Moray Eel, a relative of the eel you found entwined in the word "Dragonfly" at the top of the Dragonfly Hide and Seek Sea. The moray eel has a nasty disposition and is a ferocious predator. Its mouth is full of many sharp teeth. When it bites, it clamps down hard and does not let go easily. It can grow 1 to 2 meters. It can produce toxic symptoms in animals and human beings. However, despite its fearsome appearance, the moray eel is not generally a threat to people. It prefers to escape rather than fight.

This picture was provided by Miquel Pontes at M@re Nostrum.

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