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Sea Pig

A animal project on sea pigs.
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Emma M.

on 14 June 2013

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Transcript of Sea Pig

The Sea Pig

Sea pigs got its nickname because of its "puffy legs" and "plump pinkish appearance".
Sea pigs have 6 legs on its bottom side, 4 antenna which are legs too, and about 14 legs "around its mouth".
The creature is translucent with a pink tint and you can see their internal organs.
The sea cucumber is a close relative to the sea pig. A sea pig is a sea cucumber is a sea pig that evolved legs and antenna.
They are "2-3 inches" and "1-2 ounces".
A sea pig can fit in your hand.
The sea pig is a very slow creature.
Characteristics
Habitat
This Marine animal lives "3.3 miles down" compared to the Grand Canyon who's deepest point is "1.1 miles" down.
They live in an "Abyssal Plain" and Pacific or Indian Ocean.
Sea pigs live in "0 degree Fahrenheit".
Sea Pigs make up "95%" of their biome!
Sea pigs travel along the ocean floor in "thousands". We don’t know where they are going but they are facing the same direction.
Oink!
Oink!
Oink!
Inspired By Teliza Henderson
Warning! Sea Pigs do not "oink"!
Introduction
If you think that you’re funny looking you should check out the sea pig! The sea pig or Scotoplanes Globosa is a deep-sea animal who lives in the deepest and darkest area of the ocean. These unusual creatures are part of the Elpidiidae family. This family includes sea squirts, sea slugs, sea cucumbers, clams, sponges, and urchins.
Scientists have not yet discovered the sea pig’s life cycle but because they are close to the sea cucumber people have speculated that they are similar.
Sea cucumbers go up to coral reefs and sit on them.
The “female lays the eggs” and they fall to the bottom of the ocean floor.
This is called “spawning”.
Sea cucumbers spawn “seasonally”.
Life Cycle
Sea pig’s favorite snack is a “whale carcass”. A carcass is dead decaying animal.
This abnormal creature is very picky. They won’t eat anything over “100 days of age”!
They suck food, “decaying partials”, out of the mud.
It does all of this with its “suction cupped” legs.
The sea pig is a scavenger. They do not hunt anything.
Diet
“Snails and crustaceans” feed on the sea pig’s insides. They do this because it is very soft and mushy.
Humans are the biggest threat to sea pigs.
Sea pigs are trapped by the trawls which are big nets that reach very lows depths.
Sea pigs are not endangered but, they could be extinct by “2025” is trawling does not stop.
Close relatives of sea pigs are poisonous but the rest of the population of sea pigs are harmless and have no defense.

Enemies
and Defense
Conclusion

Without a doubt, the sea pig is a very interesting creature. They can eat whales and live deeper than the Grand Canyon’s deepest point. Too bad that humans cannot buy a sea pig and keep it in a fish tank. That sure would be cool. So next time you visit the bottom of the ocean, make sure to spend a great deal of time with the sea pig.
Bibliography
Hearst, Micheal Unusual Creatures San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC

"Sea Pig" <htpp://www.mbair.org/news/feature-image/scotoplanes.html> 14 March 2013

Jonathan Wojcik "The Abyss: Sea Pig" <htpp://bogleech/abyss-seapigs.html> 21 March 2013

Teliza Henderson "Sea Pig" Sea Pig/Scotoplanes
<http://prezi.com/gf8vkynhfafx/sea-pig-scotoplanes/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=prezi_landing_related_solr&utm_campaign=prezi_landing_related_author> 22 March 2013
By Emma Mele
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