Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Moray Eel

We just learned about the Electric Eel

Another type of Eel is the Moray Eel.

Moray eels are big long eels that mostly live in cracks of rocks and other small places.
They can not see very well, but they have a strong sense of smell so when a small fish comes by they jump out and bite it!
moray eel
(from: wikipedia - moray eel)

Moray eels have a second jaw inside their mouth that comes forward, bites down on their prey, then pulls into their mouth.
moray eel second jaw
(from: wikipedia - moray eel)

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