What is a marine animal?
A marine animal is any animal (and bird) that lives in and around the ocean and its waters (saltwater).
A marine animal can have gills (to breathe air when they are underwater) or lungs (to breathe air at the surface of the water).
A marine animal can have fins or be finless. It can live in the middle of the ocean or on the bottom of the sea. It can fly and live around ocean coasts.
A marine animal includes fish, birds, whales, dolphins, stingrays, crabs, coral, turtles, and many, many other animals.
Other words for marine may include sea, deep-sea, aquatic, coastal, nautical, ocean, oceanic, pelagic, and saltwater.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM