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English Picture Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
In the Sea:
Ocean-Related Words

African penguin

The African penguin is a small, flightless bird that lives on islands off the coast of southern Africa.
anchor

anchor

An anchor is a heavy metal device that holds a ship in place.


boat

Boats float in the water.
Blue shark

blue shark

The blue shark is a sleek, fast-swimming shark with blue skin.


blue whale

The blue whale is the biggest animal that ever lived. It eats tiny food that it sieves through baleen.


bowhead whale

The bowhead whale is a large whale that eats tiny food that it sieves through baleen.


breaching

Breaching is when whales jump high out of the water. Sometimes whales spin around while they are breaching.
Bull shark

bull shark

The bull shark is a dangerous predator that has a flattened snout.


clam

Clams are animals with two shells. They burrow under the sand.


clown fish

The clown fish is a colorful fish that lives with sea anemones.


conch

The conch is a large, shelled animal from warm seas.
Cookiecutter shark

cookiecutter shark

The cookiecutter shark is a small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the luminous or cigar shark.
coral

coral

Coral is a tiny ocean animal that lives in colonies. Some corals leave a hard, stony skeleton when they die.
coral reef

coral reef

Coral reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life.


crab

A crab has a hard shell and eyes on stalks on its head.


cuttlefish

The cuttlefish is a close relative of the octopus and the squid.
angelfish

angelfish

Angelfish are brightly-colored fish that live in warm water.
angelshark

angelshark

Angelsharks are sharks that have flat bodies and live on the ocean floor.


basking shark

The basking shark is huge and eats very tiny animals that float in the ocean.


beluga whale

The beluga is a small, white, toothed whale that lives mostly in cold, arctic waters.
coral reef

coral reef

Coral reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life.


dogfish shark

The dogfish shark is a small, very common shark that is found all over the world. It is not dangerous to people.


dolphin

A dolphin is a marine mammal with a long nose and teeth. Dolphins are whales.


dugong

Dugongs are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.


echolocation

In echolocation (also called sonar), a high-pitched sound (usually clicks) is sent out. The sound bounces off the object and some returns. The returning echo is interpreted to determine the object's shape, direction, distance, and texture. Dolphins (and other toothed whales) and some bats use sonar to navigate and find prey.


eel

The eel is a long, snake-like fish.


elephant seal

The elephant seal is a huge seal that lives in the Pacific Ocean.

emperor angelfish

The emperor angelfish is a brightly-colored, flattened fish that lives in shallow warm waters.


emperor penguin

The emperor penguin is the largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.
fiddler crab

fiddler crab

The fiddler crab is small crab that lives on beaches. The male fiddler crab has one enlarged claw.


fin

Fish use their fins to swim.


fin whale

The fin whale is a very large baleen whale. It is the second largest animal in the world.


fish

Fish live in the water and breathe with gills.


flipper

Flippers are wide, flat limbs that many marine animals use for swimming. Seals and whales have flippers.

flukes

The tail of whales and dolphins is called the flukes (each half of the tail is called a fluke). Flukes have no bones in them. Whales swim by moving their flukes up and down in the water (fish move their tail left to right).


giant squid

Giant Squid swim deep in the oceans. They have ten arms and their eyes are the size of basketballs.


gills

Gills are organs that fish and amphibians use to breathe underwater.


goblin shark

The Goblin shark has a very long snout.

gray whale

The gray whale is a baleen whale that eats tiny organisms from the mud on the bottom on the ocean.


great white shark

The Great White shark is a large, meat-eating fish.


gull

Gulls are birds that live near oceans and lakes.


hammerhead shark

The hammerhead shark has a head shaped like a hammer.


harp seal

The harp seal is a marine mammal that lives in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic Ocean.


hatchetfish

Hatchetfish are oddly-shaped fish from South and Central America.


hermit crab

Hermit crabs are crabs that lack a hard shell; they use a discarded shell for protection.


horseshoe crab

The horseshoe crab is a hard-shelled animal that lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor.


hull

The hull is the main body or frame of a ship.


humpback whale

Humpbacks are very acrobatic whales that sing beautiful, complex songs.


intertidal zone

The intertidal zone is where the sea meets the land, the area between high tide and low tide.


jellyfish

Jellyfish are animals that have stinging tentacles.


keel

The keel is the bottom of a ship.


kelp

Kelp is brown seaweed that grows in cold water.


killer whale

Killer whales are also known as orcas. These whales eats hundreds of pounds of fish and marine mammals every day.


krill

Krill are small marine animals that are eaten by many big animals, including some whales.


lanternfish

Lanternfish are fish that have light-producing organs and very large eyes.


lemon shark

The lemon shark is a yellowish shark.


lighthouse

A lighthouse shines a very bright light so ships won't sail ashore or into rocks by mistake.


limpet

The limpet is a marine animal with a soft body and a flattened, cone-shaped shell.


lobster

A lobster lives on the ocean floor and has five pairs of legs. Lobsters have blue blood.


lobtailing

Lobtailing is when a whale sticks its tail out of the water into the air, swings the tail around, and then slaps the tail on the water's surface. Lobtailing makes a very loud noise.


macaroni penguin

The macaroni penguin is a penguin from the Antarctic that has a yellow, feathery crest on its head.


mako shark

The mako shark is a very fast shark with bluish skin.


manatee

Manatees are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.


man-of-war

The Portuguese man-of-war is a floating colony of animals that has very long, stinging tentacles. It lives in warm ocean waters.


manta ray

Manta rays are harmless fish and are related to sharks. Mantas are the biggest rays.
marine mammals

Marine mammals live in the sea and breathe air. Seals, sea lions, whales, and others are marine mammals.
moray eel

moray eel

The moray eel is a long, snake-like fish that has circular gills.


narwhal

The narwhal is an Arctic whale; the male has a huge tooth.


nautilus

The nautilus is a sea animal related to the squid and octopus!
Nurse shark

nurse shark

The nurse shark is a large predator that lives in warm water in coral reefs.


octopus

The octopus is an ocean animal (a cephalopod) that has eight arms and lives on the sea floor. The plural of octopus is octopuses.


orca

Orcas are also known as killer whales. An orca eats hundreds of pounds of fish and marine mammals every day.


otter

An otter is a playful aquatic mammal.


oyster

The oyster is a soft-bodied marine animal that is protected by two hard shells.


pelican

The pelican is fish-eating bird with a huge, pouched bill.


penguin

Penguins are birds that cannot fly but swim very well.

plankton

Plankton are tiny organisms that float in the seas and other bodies of water. Plankton is the base of the oceanic food web.


pod

A group of whales is called a pod.
polar bear

polar bear

Polar bears are large meat-eaters live in the far north. They have clear-colored hair and black skin.


porpoise

A porpoise is a marine mammal with a long nose and teeth. They are also known as dolphins; they are a type of toothed whales.


porthole

A porthole is a window in a ship.


propeller

A propeller is a device with blades that is turned by an engine; it makes boats (and some airplanes) move.


prow

The prow is front part of a ship.


pufferfish

Also called blowfish, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size.


queen conch

The queen conch is a large, shelled animal from warm seas. It is in danger of extinction.


ray

A ray is a flat fish that is related to the sharks. Many have a long tail that stings.
coral reef

reef

Reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life.


right whale

Right whales are baleen whales with a huge head and an arched mouth. They were almost hunted to extinction.


rockhopper penguin

The rockhopper penguin is a small, aggressive, crested bird that cannot fly.


rowboat

A rowboat is a small boat that is propelled by oars that a person moves.


sail

A sail is a large piece of strong fabric that catches the wind and propels a boat or sailboard through the water.


sailboat

A sailboat is a boat that has sails and is powered by the wind.


sailfish

The sailfish is a deep-sea fish. It is the fastest fish in the sea and can swim up to 68 miles per hour (110 kph).


salmon

Salmon are fish that live in the sea and spawn in fresh water.


sand

Sand is a loose material composed of fine debris of rock and mineral particles.


sand dollar

Sand Dollars are coin-shaped spiny-skinned sea bed animals that have 5-part radial symmetry.


scales

Scales are thin, hard, overlapping plates on some animals. Fish are covered with scales. Butterfly wings are made of scales.


scallop

Scallops are animals that have two shells and live on the ocean floor.


scuba diver

Scuba divers swim under the water and carry their own air in a tank on their back.


sea

A sea is a large body of salt water that is connected to an ocean. A sea may be partly or completely surrounded by land.


sea anemone

A sea snemone is a predatory sea animal that looks like a flower and lives on the ocean floor.


sea cow

Sea cows (also called manatees) are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.


sea cucumber

Sea cucumbers are cylinder-shaped animals that live on the sea floor.


sea gull

The sea gull is the common name for some birds that live near oceans and lakes.


sea horse

The sea horse is a very strange type of fish - it has a long snout and a curled tail.


seal

Seals are animals that live in the ocean but breathe air. They are marine mammals.


sea lion

Sea lions are eared seals that live off the coast of western North America.


sea otter

Sea otters are marine mammals with very dense, waterproof fur.


sea star

Sea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor.


sea urchin

The sea urchin is a spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.


seaweed

Seaweed is a plant that lives in the sea.


shark

Sharks are meat-eaters that have no bones, only cartilage (which is softer than bone) in their skeleton.


shell

Some animals grow a shell for protection.


ship

A ship is a very large boat.


shrimp

Shrimp are small animals that live in the water.


snail

A snail is a small, slow animal with its own shell.


sponge

A sponge is a primitive animal that lives in the water.


spyhopping

Spyhopping is when a whale pokes its head up out of the water and turns around, perhaps to look around.


squid

Squids swim in the oceans. They have ten arms and an ink sac.


starfish

Starfish (also known as sea stars) are animals that live on the ocean floor.


stingray

A stingray is a flat fish with cartilage instead of bones. Its sting is in its tail.


submarine

A submarine is a vessel that can travel underwater and carry people.


sunfish

The sunfish is a large fish with an almost circular, flattened body.


swim

When you swim, you move around in the water.


swordfish

The swordfish is a large fish with a long, sharp bill.


tern

Terns are birds that are sometimes called "sea swallows."


thresher shark

The thresher shark has a a greatly-elongated top part of the tail.
Tiger shark

tiger shark

Tiger sharks are large, fierce sharks that have faint stripes.


tugboat

A tugboat is a sturdy boat that guides large boats in and out of harbors.


tuna

The tuna is a very large, bony fish that lives in the ocean. People eat a lot of tuna.


walrus

A walrus is a northern marine mammal with ivory tusks.


water

Water is a liquid that we drink and use to wash. Water covers over two thirds of the surface of the Earth, and much of our body is made of water.


wave

There are waves of water in the ocean.
Weddell seal

Weddell seal

The Weddell seal is a large, nocturnal marine mammal from Antarctica (near the South Pole).


whale

Whales are large marine mammals. Whales breathe air using lungs.
Whale shark

whale shark

The whale shark is the biggest shark and the biggest fish, but it eats tiny food that it sieves through its gills. It is not a whale; it is a shark.


whelk

Whelks are ocean animals with a hard, spiral shell.


Xiphias

Xiphias is the group (genus) of swordfish, fast-swimming fish that have a long, sharp bill.


yacht

A yacht is a very nice small ship.

zooplankton

Zooplankton are tiny animals that float in the seas and other bodies of water.


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