- from Oceans
To land creatures like us, the ocean doesn’t seem like a great place to live.
In the water, you can’t drive a car, bake a pizza, or even breathe. To us, the ocean is just something that surrounds, supports, and sometimes threatens life on land.
But the ocean is a whole world in itself, and to the creatures that live there, the land is as unfriendly as the water can seem to us. To them, the ocean is home sweet home.
Fish, sponges, sea anemones, and coral are among the many kinds of animals that inhabit the ocean. So are crustaceans, which are creatures that live in shells, such as crabs, shrimp, and lobsters.
The mammals of the water include whales, dolphins, porpoises, otters, and manatees. They breathe air, like land animals, so they have to return to the surface to breathe. Reptiles of the sea include sea turtles and sea snakes, which also have to surface to breathe.