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Transcript of BUSH VIPER

Bush Viper
Lives in mile deep water off the coast of California.
They are rarely seen because they can be 3,000 meters underwater.
They are pinkish,have a droopy face and the average length is 2 ft.
It can live in such a deep part of the ocean because they don't have any muscles and they are less dense than water which means it won't get crushed by the pressure of the oceans weight.
Although it has spines on its back it is harmless to humans.
They are endangered because fisherman trap them in nets on accident while they are trying to catch crabs and lobsters.
They nest on the sea floor.
Eat crabs,molluscs,sea pens.
Sea Pig
The Sea Pig is another species of Sea cucumber.
Like Sea cucumbers, it can spit their internal organs at something when it feels threatened.
They travel in herds and eat small creatures that live in the mud of the sea floor.
They have large tube feet and tentacles used to push food into their mouths.
They live in the deep ocean so they are not much of a threat to humans.
They are not endangered.
Blue Parrot fish
The Bush Viper is a highly poisonous snake with strange hairlike scales.It waits in bushes hiding for prey such as small rodents,frogs and lizards ready to ambush them as they walk by. The prey that the Bush Viper ambushes wouldn't see the Bush Viper because it is camouflaged to the bush around them and because they are nocturnal hunters so they hunt when it is dark. The end of its tail is tail is bright colored to attract prey.The bush viper is not known to be aggressive but it will defend itself if it feels threatened. The Bush Viper lives in the rain forest and averages about 2 ft. long but females tend to be longer than males.
Found from Maryland,U.S.A to Bermuda,the Bahamas,Brazil and the West Indies.
Average length is 30-75 cm max 4 ft
Develop large beak like mouths and special teeth used to scrape algae off rocks and to grind up rocks they accidentally eat while they are looking for food.
They eat algae and small organisms that live in the sand.
The Blue Parrot Fish spends 80% of their day swimming around looking for food.
There are many other colors of parrot fish including green,yellow,orange,red and pink.
The only predators for parrot fish are large carnivorous fish.
Blob Sculpin
Mexican Axolotl
They live near southern Mexico.
Strangely it is not a fish, it is a amphibian.
They come in different colors and can regrow a limb if one is hurt.
It has gills and lungs but it stays in its larval stage its whole life.
Males usually grow heavier than females.
Females can lay up to 400 eggs a day(average 175-200) and they take about 2 to 3 weeks to incubate but they are still endangered.
They are inactive during the day but are still hunted by herons.
They eat algae and small creatures that don't have a backbone.
The nickname is the walking fish.
The Pacu Fish
They live in South America and the Amazon.
They have teeth that look like human dentures used to eat hard objects like nuts and snail shells.
They eat nuts,aquatic plants, and snails.
They live about 20 years long and weigh up to 55 pounds.
when they are young they hide in between packs of piranhas for protection from other big fish.
Pacu fish have bitten humans on accident but other than that they are not a threat to us.
They live in Asia and the Gobi desert .
They can run up to 80 mph.
Wolves are major threats and so are poachers who kill them illegally to get medicine from their horns.
1,000,000 lived but now there are only 1,000's so they are extremely endangered.
There fur turns white in the winter.
They eat grasses,herbs,and shrubs.
Adult males have almost vertical horns.
Pancake Bat Fish
Lives in the Gulf of Mexico,discovered right after the oil spill 2010.
It is flat like a pancake and has scales called tubercles that sometimes have spines.
It hops on the sea floor with its fins.
It draws prey in (such as crustaceans,small snails,worms,and bottom feeders) with a lure.
They are camouflaged to the sea floor for protection.
Coconut Crab
It can grow up to a meter long and it can hold up to 28 kilograms it is the largest crustacean in the world.
They have hard shells to protect them but juveniles lose their shells and develop tough skin.
Their claws are adapted to be very strong so they can husk coconuts.As you probably can conclude the Coconut Crab eats coconuts.
Their claws are so powerful they can pick up rocks and vegetation that weighs up to 28 kilograms (a watermelon weighs 1 kilogram).
Weighs 3 kilograms but males grow larger than females.
Has gills and lungs and lives on oceanic islands.
Can climb trees and cut coconuts down with their claws.
Nicknamed "The Robber Crab".
Secretary Bird
Lives in the grassland and savannah of the sub-Sahara.
It looks like a eagle but has long legs and flies like a crane.
They eat small mammals,insects,lizards,snakes,young birds,bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals.
They are very deadly hunters.They crush their prey with their feet and kick them repeatedly.
They can run and fly fast. They can walk over 12 miles a day.
Real name is Sagittarius Serpentarius because of the feathers on the back of their head.
It is called the Secretary Bird because it looks like an old fashion secretary that would carry quill pens behind their ears.
It makes nests with sticks and lines it with dry grass and other material.They like to put them on flat topped acacia trees or thorny bushes.
They are increasingly getting threatened by expansion of human populations.
The secretary bird is part eagle

Works Cited
"Blue Parrotfishes, Scarus Coeruleus." MarineBio.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=601>.
Howard, Brian Clark. "Pacu:Freshwater Species Of The Week." National Geographic. N.p., 12 July 2012. Web. <http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/12/pacu-freshwater-species-of-the-week/>.
"Pancake Batfish." ARKive. Arizona State University, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://species.asu.edu/2011_species10>.
"Species Results for ‘Blob Sculpin’." ARKive. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. <http://www.arkive.org/explore/species?q=blob+sculpin#species?q=blob%20sculpin&_suid=139203826170809090054757367114>.

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