What sea creatures might you have encountered 82 million years ago?
Millions of years ago, the oceans were full of incredible sea creatures, or marine reptiles. Some were very big. Some were fast swimmers.
Sea Creatures Trading Cards with your family and then go to the Sea Monsters website to find information about these unbelievable creatures. Complete the cards with the information you find!
Kids can trade completed cards with their friends!
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Sea Creature Trading Cards
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Check out these amazing sea creatures, that all exist today!
This is an Emperor Shrimp. These shrimp often live together with nudibranches. Here with a chromodoris leopardus. Pictured near Kubu Indah, Bali. Photograph by: Henry Jager, MyShot
These extremly colorful underwater slugs (often called Nudi’s) are often difficult to spot because of their small size. Photograph by: Vance Taitano, MyShot
This strange looking sea creature is a Frogfish. What makes this creature unique in the animal kingdom, is that it uses a lure on top of its head to entice prey to come into striking distance. Frogfish can swallow prey as long as their own body. They are also a master of camouflage and are able to change color depending on their environment. Photograph by: Jeffrey de Guzman, MyShot
These are sea anenomies in Carmel Bay, California. Photograph by: Vance Taitano
The Amphioctopus marginatus is perhaps the most evolved form of cephalopod belonging to the genus Amphioctopus. They utilize different materials found on the sea floor as tools or shelters. As they walk on the sea floor they have been observed gathering coconut shells or seashells for protection and shelter. The subject seen in the photo was found at the Anilao Pier (Philippines). This octopus turned an old bottle into a new home. Photograph by: Jeffrey de Guzman, MyShot