Fun Facts about our Favorite Sea Animals!
If you squeal with excitement when you see a seal or say, “Awwwww” when you see a Beluga whale like we do, then you’ll enjoy these fun facts about our favorite sea animals!
Sea turtles can live a very long time. Some can live more than 150 Years! An important thing to remember when snorkeling and watching a turtle under water is not to hover over them as they need to come up for air. Give them plenty of room.
Baby seals are called “pups.” Pregnant female seals are called “cows.” Although seals are warm blooded mammals and need oxygen to live, sometimes they spend months out at sea and have to sleep underwater. A seal can slow its heartbeat to conserve oxygen and sleep under water for almost two hours!
Most penguins are monogamous and mate for life. Now that’s the definition of “love birds.” Penguins also meet in colonies of up to a thousand to mate. Odd, but true!
A Seahorse is actually considered a fish,even though it has no scales. We bet you didn’t know that it’s the male who carries about 50 unhatched eggs in his abdomen, which are deposited there by the female, until they hatch. Seahorses also mate for life! There seems to be a trend here with our favorite marine animals. Seahorses also love to eat and can down 3,000 brine shrimp a day.
Beluga whales can dive 800 meters and can swim backwards, but their most interesting fun fact is that Beluga whales love music! You HAVE to watch this video:
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Tash & Dev
Here’s some links to organizations that support marine life. Get involved! If you can’t donate at the moment, you can often easily support causes by signing e-petitions that urge our policy makers in Washington to protect our oceans and sea animals.