Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sea anemones are considered to be the flower of the sea, where as they look like plants, but are actually meat-eating animals. They are classified in the class of Anthozoa of the Phylum Cnidarian, where as there are about a thousand species of them. They all come in variety of shpes, sizes and colors. Their mouth is located in the center, where as in order for them to eat, they must wait for their food to swim by then sting it with their tentacles and push it into their mouth. Sea anemones spend most of their lives in one place; they can attach themselves to rocks or corals, where as some even bury themselves in the mud.
The American Alligator is native only to the southerneastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands, which holds the key to their continued long-term survival. Alligators depend on the wetlands, and in some ways the wetlands depend on them. The American Alligator is a predator at the top of the food chain, which help control the population of rodents and other animals that might exhaust the wetland vegetation.