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Many animals find habitat amongst the depths of Kelp Forests. Some live in the canopy and some live further down...
 
                                               
 
In the crevases and under boulders Abalone and Urchins come out at night and eat Algae they scrape off the rocks.
 
In the canopy snails, octopus, cuttlefish, seahorses, king crabs, and many types of finned fish search for food.
 
Sea Stars in many bright colors climb up the Kelp.
 
other animals that live in the Kelp Forest:
  • bacteria
  • single celled algae
  • worms
  • Gray Whale
  • Ocras (Killer Whales)
  • dolphins
  • lobsters
  • jellyfish
  • Sea Lion
  • Garibaldi (are very brightly colored and they use a clicking sound to claim their territory)
  • Ocean Sunfish (look like they only have a head)
  • Sea Otter
  • Isopod (they can destroy a whole kelp forest)
  • Rockfish
  • Kelp Bass
  • Perches
  • Torepedo Ray (give out 80 volts of electricity)

 

http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/jewel/kelp/default.htm

http://www.inchinapinch.com/hab_pgs/marine/kelp/animals.htm

 
 
 
 
                                  
                                             

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