A great way to include science and literacy. Have students either draw out their own sea creature or pick on already up on the board. Then have students either sound out the name of their creature or look it up. Create an underwater display that allows the students to see the diversity that lives under the sea! This could be supplemented with an underwater unit or books.
Clione limacina, common name Naked Sea Butterfly, Sea Angel, and Common Clione, is a sea angel found from the surface to greater than 500 m in depth, It lives in the Arctic Ocean and cold regions of the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. Wikipedia
When threatened the Atolla Jellyfish respond by creating a moving circular wave of light around their outer edge which is referred to as a “burglar alarm” response. Scientists theorise that jellyfish use this response to attract large animals in to eat jellyfish predators. So basically, when the jellyfish is under attack, it starts lighting up so that other, bigger, scarier animals will be attracted to the scene and (hopefully) eat the thing attacking the Atolla Jelly.
Plankton is not the name of a plant or animal but more of a category for any drifting organism that inhabits the middle to upper levels of the ocean, namely the pelagic zone. Interestingly, the word plankton is Greek for “wanderer” or “drifter”. While some forms of plankton can move several hundreds of meters vertically in a single day …
Banded Sea Krait - "The banded sea krait’s lethal venom packs a punch ten times more toxic than a rattlesnake’s, but fortunately these serpents are so meek that human bites are rare. Kraits cruise the shallow, tropical waters of coral reefs and mangrove swamps. But, alone among the sea snakes, they are amphibious and able to spend up to ten days at a time on land. Sea kraits hit the beach to digest their food (mostly eels and fish), mate, and lay eggs."