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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110185: Vocabulary: Sea animals
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    Vocabulary: Sea animals

    Our suntans have not faded yet... Many of us have been spending time at the seaside, facing the sea, IN the sea, immense, powerful and mysterious. Kids have spoken of enormous fishes swimming by them, and we stared, wondering what and "who" was living in the immensity and the abysses of "the Big Blue"... Here are some of its inhabitants...

    Among all the sea animals that I'm going to show you here, some are big, even huge, gigantic and ferocious... I have seen the first 8 ones quite closely and can say they are all extremely beautiful, elegant, touching, in a way...

    Paradoxically, there is a ninth one I detest, and that I would really like to be exterminated (that's bad... but that's how it is! )! Here is the one I hate the most... It can be found everywhere, on our beaches, in our seas and oceans, warm or chilly, even in Norway where that animal adapted itself to the cold of the sea... It's beautiful, it's even splendid... but it's terrible when it strokes your skin... After 3 stings, I have become allergic to the venom it gives... If it passes by me, it can easily send me to hospital... and yet, what beauty ! 




                                                                                      A jelly fish


    Others are more massive and rare and they don't come close to our shores. Some are playful and lovable, others impressive and frightening... but once again, for most, their beauty can't be denied... 

              A white whale     Orcas or killer whales          Sharks        Dolphins 
                A seal         A sea lion            A sea turtle       Penguins/Auks 


    Do you know the difference between seals and sea lions? The latter ones have external ears, visible and sensitive ones. In captivity, they obey and answer their trainers and act like real clowns ...

    As for the following sea animals, they can be met easily... Some of them carefully stay at the bottom of the sea, and live among algae or sea weeds but may fall prey to divers, others venture to rocks, on beaches and are very vulnerable, particularly at low tides. 


                       A sea eel           A crayfish/a crawfish               A crab 
                Prawns / Shrimps                  A cuttlefish            A star fish 
            A spider crab               A sea-horse         An urchin 
              A scallop       An oyster/Oysters        Mussels

    After looking at them, I am sure you'll agree with me to say that, whether at the cinema, in an aquarium or in the wild for those who were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it, the most beautiful one, the funniest, and the most lovable of all is the following...



                                   The clown fish ... and if you look carefully, you might recognize Nemo ... 

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    1. When at the Sea Park, I saw enormous 'dancing' together. Their black and white noses made them look like clowns.

    2. Playing among the rocks, at low tide, kids try to find little , avoiding their pincers carefully.

    3. Look at this ... Wouldn't you feel like riding it?

    4. 'Oh! This is Nemo with its orange and white colours... Well, I'm not quite sure, but it is for sure !'

    5. It is said that only attack humans when they're bleeding. I wonder if it's true.

    6. How elegant are when they swim! They used to be hunted for their shells... Shame on men...

    7. are said to be easily tamed and to appreciate swimming with human beings. They make funny noises and seem to be laughing...

    8. The only sea food I eat are with mayonnaise, provided Mom takes their shells off...

    9. In Sea Parks respond to their trainers thanks to their excellent hearing.

    10. Brrrrrr... Every time I put my toes into the sea, I think about a possible encounter with a ... I can't forget how painful their burns are!

    11. Under the water, an really looks like a snake...

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