Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Blue Tang

We just learned about the Kakapo bird.

We learned before about the clownfish that everyone knows from Finding Nemo, now let's learn about what kind of fish Dory was!

Dory was a Blue Tang fish, also known as a blue surgeonfish.
It's fancy science name is paracanthurus hepatus.

The real blue tang doesn't forget things all the time, but if it is scared it can turn it's skin a little see-through (also known as transparent) to help hide from other fish that want to eat it!
paracanthurus blue tang fish
(from: wikipedia - paracanthurus)

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