Tuesday, 13 December 2011

reef animals protect themselves from predators in different ways. some use body armour or poisons to defend themselves

others rely on camouflage to keep them hidden on the reef

corals make great hiding places for the creatures that live on them

tiny animals such as goby, hide among the coral branches

frog fish look more like a piece of coral or sponge than a fish! by keeping perfectly still

they blend in with the reef & are difficult for predators to spot

seahorses use body armour to defend themselves. the tough armour give them good protection but makes swimming more difficult. they sat still much of the time, relying on their camouflage to hide them from hunger hunters

cowfish's spiky body armour, with long spines over each eye, give it an unusual appearance

if cowfish is attacked, it would release a poison into the water from its skin


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