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Scarlet Ibis

This is a scarlet ibis.  Shhh!  Don’t wake it up!  They get their scarlet color from eating red crabs.  They are the only red shorebird in the world.  When they are juveniles, they are brown, gray, and white, with a … Continue reading

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Peppermint Shrimp

This is a peppermint shrimp.  It is hard to see in this picture, but peppermint shrimp have red and white stripes like a peppermint stick.  The peppermint shrimp is a cleaner shrimp, like the scarlet cleaner shrimp, which means that … Continue reading

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Long Spine Sea Urchin

This is a long spine sea urchin.  It is also called long-spined sea urchin, lime urchin, or black sea urchin.  Sea urchins are in a group of animals called echinoderms, which also include sea stars.  Long spine sea urchins live … Continue reading

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Common Murre

This is a common murre.  They are also called common guillemot or thin-billed murre.  They live in the north all the way around the world.  They are very good swimmers and divers.  Murres are a type of auks.  Auks are … Continue reading

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Wood Stork

This is a wood stork.  Its scientific name is Mycteria americana.  It used to be called wood ibis, because it has a curved beak like an ibis.  But it is not really an ibis.  Its head looks like it is … Continue reading

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Lined Seahorse

These are lined seahorses.  They are also called northern seahorses.  I saw them at SeaWorld‘s Manta Aquarium.  Seahorses are fun to watch.  They change color to blend in with their surroundings, and they like to hang on to plants with … Continue reading

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Alligator Gar

The one on the left is an alligator gar.  It is sometimes called a gator gar.  It is a big fish that looks a little like an alligator.  It has a long snout and big teeth just like an alligator.  … Continue reading

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American Alligator

This is an American alligator.  It is also called a gator, and its scientific name is Alligator mississippiensis.  They are found in Florida and all the rest of the Gulf coast states.  When Spanish explorers first came to Florida, they … Continue reading

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Brown Pelican

These are brown pelicans.  They live on both coasts of America, from Washington State and Virginia all the way south to northern South America.  We saw these pelicans at the Turtle Point exhibit in SeaWorld. Brown pelicans are the smallest … Continue reading

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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

This is a scarlet cleaner shrimp.  They are also called northern cleaner shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp, and Pacific cleaner shrimp.  They are called skunk cleaner shrimp because they have a stripe on their back like a skunk. Scarlet cleaner shrimp … Continue reading

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