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All Activities Ocean and Sea Rhymes:


Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary


One, Two, Three, Four, Five


She Sells Sea Shells


Tommy Tittlemouse

Fish Jokes:



Fish Jokes and Riddles for Kids
You can find tons of very corny fish jokes and riddles for kids.

Ocean and Sea Crafts:
PAPER PLATE FISH


A simple-to-make fish made from a paper plate.
GLUE STARFISH CRAFT/NECKLACE

Make a pebbly-textured starfish from white glue sprinkled with sand or glitter. It is fun to wear, display, or hang in a window.
OCEAN DIORAMA


Make an ocean scene in a box. Print out the sharks and whales, then color, cut, and hang them in a decorated box.
WHALE MOBILE

Print out whale templates to make a mobile.
ORIGAMI WHALE


A simple folded-paper whale.
SIMPLE SAILBOAT

A very easy sailboat made from a plastic lid, a straw, paper, and modeling clay.
Papier-Mâché Octopus Craft


A cute octopus made from a balloon, newspaper, flour glue, and crepe paper streamers.
SCARY POP-UP CARD


Make a pop-up card that a friend will always remember!
Aquarium Paper Plate Diorama Craft


This simple aquarium diorama is made from two paper plates, construction paper and a bit of clear plastic. The child cuts out fish, starfish, kelp, coral, and other sea creatures to decorate the seascape.
COLUMBUS' VOYAGE: MAP AND SHIPS


Make a map of Columbus' voyage and tiny replicas of his three ships.
CUP O' FISH


Make an edible aquarium.
HANGING JAPANESE FISH


A beautiful Japanese hanging fish.
WATERY WORLD CALENDAR

Print out an ocean animals calendar and color the pages.
FISH BOOK


Print out a book about fish and learn about them while coloring.
SHARK COLORING BOOK


A shark book you can print out and color in.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN COLORING BOOK


Pick the whales and dolphins you want, then print them out and color them.
WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONNECT-THE-DOTS BOOK


Pick the whales and dolphins you want, then print them out, connect the dots, and color the pictures.


In The Sea
An Easy Reader Book

A short, printable book about sea animals for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, color and copy a short phrase. The pages are about a fish, whale, seal, starfish, shell, shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish, shrimp, and clam.


At the Beach... Book

A writing and drawing book. Finish the sentences and illustrate your answers. Includes: I bring..., I wear..., I play with..., I build..., I eat..., I drink..., My favorite thing is...

Ocean Information and Printable Calendar:
The Oceans

Learn why oceans are salty and blue, and what causes waves and tides. Also, do ocean crafts or print out pages on ocean animals.
Undersea Explorers

Read about the people who first explored under the oceans.

Ocean Life Calendar

A calendar to print and color.

Category Fit Worksheet

Idea Matrix Puzzle: Ocean Words

In this sorting and classifying activity, the student fills in the blanks (and some categories) in an idea matrix using a word bank. Classify and sort the words by category and word structure. Word bank: Adriatic, angelfish, Atlantic, Bering, Indian, manatee, ocean fish, octopus, Pacific, salmon, scallop, shark, Southern, Starts with P, urchin, walrus. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the puzzle and the answers.


Octopus Shape Book

A short book about the octopus to print, with pages on octopus anatomy, a connect-the-dot activity, a page on the most poisonous octopus, octopus facts, and octopus questions.
The Titanic: Cloze Activity

Fill in the blanks (using a word bank) in an essay about the Titanic, a huge ship that sank after hitting an iceberg.
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Hokusai: Sailing Ships at Sea
Hokusai: Sailing Ships at Sea

A coloring page based on Hokusai's "Sailing Ships at Sea."

Or paint it online.

Printable Ocean-Related Activities, Drawing Worksheets:
fish

Trace or Cut Out the Fish

Use a pencil to trace the fish or cut it out with a scissors. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
Draw Four

Draw Four Ocean Animals

Draw four ocean animals. Below each animal, write its name.


Sea Creature: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of a creature that lives in the sea, then write about it -- for young writers.


Beach: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of a beach scene and describe it. What would you do at the beach? For young writers.

Symmetrical Beach Pictures: Finish the Drawing Worksheet

Finish each of the four drawings around the line of symmetry. The beach pictures are a starfish, beachball, pail, and shovel. Or go to the answers.

Things You'd See in the Sea: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three things you might see in the ocean and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Ocean First Letter Printouts:


The Letter A

A printout on the letter A, picturing an angelfish, airplane, ant, and an apple tree.


The Letter E

A printout on the letter E, picturing an eel, eagle, elephant, and the Earth.


The Letter J

A printout on the letter J, picturing a jellyfish, jar, jacks, and jack-o'lantern.


The Letter O

A printout on the letter O, picturing an octopus, orca, ostrich, and orange.


The Letter W

A printout on the letter W, picturing a whale, worm, wolf, and wrench.

Printable Ocean-Related Activities, Writing Quizzes and Worksheets:

What am I? Ocean Life
For each ocean-related picture, choose the word that best describes it. Or go to the answers.

Match words

Match Ocean Animals

Match 10 ocean animal words to pictures. The ocean animal words are: scallop, jellyfish, octopus, starfish, seal, seahorse, dolphin, shark, crab, lobster. Or go to the answers.
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Circle the Correctly-Spelled Ocean Animals

Circle the correct spelling of words for ocean animals, and then color the pictures of the words. The words are shark, crab, seal, scallop, dolphin, starfish, seahorse, lobster, octopus, jellyfish.
Beach words to label

Beach Words in English

Label the beach words in English, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in Ocean Animal Words

Find the missing letters in ocean animal words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are shark, crab, seal, scallop, dolphin, starfish, seahorse, lobster, octopus, jellyfish.
birthday cake matching

Beach Words Matching Printout

Draw lines between each beach word and its picture. The words are: hat, sun, sand castle, sun glasses, umbrella, popsicle, towel, beach ball, shell, sandals. Or go to the answers.
unscramble

Unscramble Ocean Animal Words

Unscramble ocean animal words, and then color the pictures of the words. The words are shark, crab, seal, scallop, dolphin, starfish, seahorse, lobster, octopus, jellyfish.
Spelling words

Ocean Animal Word Pieces Puzzle

In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make ocean animal spelling words. Words: dolphin, hammerhead, jellyfish, lobster, narwhal, octopus, oyster, salmon, shark, shrimp, stingray, whale. Or go to the answers.
cloze

Picture Cloze for Ocean Animals - Printable Worksheet

Fill in the missing words in the text given a picture prompt, using the ocean animals word bank. The words are: eight, octopus, orca, oyster, pearl, shark, squid, teeth, tusks, walrus. Go to the answers.
Angelfish

Fish Quiz: Grades K-1

A scavenger hunt for students in Grades K-1, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Beach-related Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 beach-related words in alphabetical order. The words are: beach, lifeguard, ocean, pail, sand, shell, shovel, swim, tide, wave. Go to the answers.
find related words

Write Eight Beach Words

Find and write eight beach words. Sample answers: sand, waves, shell, sandcastle, bathing suit, swimming, tides, towel.
Describe It!

Ocean Animal: Describe It! Worksheet

Write the name of a type of ocean animal, then answer questions about how you would describe it.
Beach words to label

Label Beach Words in English

Label the beach words in English, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers
bathing suit

Find a Beach-Related Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a beach-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.

Fish Quiz: Grades 2-3

Print out this fish quiz and use the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary to answer the questions. An Internet research activity.
ocean Word for Each Letter

Undersea Words for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down names of things you find under the sea for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
cloze activity

Cloze Printout on Whales and Dolphins

A fill-in-the-blanks printout on these intelligent marine mammals. Or go to the answers.
The Titanic: Cloze Activity

Fill in the blanks (using a word bank) in an essay about the Titanic, a huge ship that sank after hitting an iceberg.
Answers
poem

Shark Poem - Poetry Prompt

Write a poem about a shark. The lines of the poem begin with: It sees, It hears, It feels, It understands, It moves, It needs, It runs, It wants, It eats, and It dreams.
Fish Thoughts: Writing Prompt
shape poem
fish

Write inside the thought bubble, expressing the thoughts of the fish. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Shark Thoughts: Writing Prompt
shape poem
shark

Write inside the thought bubble, expressing the thoughts of the shark. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
acrostic poem

Seahorse Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a seahorse. Start each line with a letter from the word "SEAHORSE."
acrostic poem

Fish Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a fish. Start each line with a letter from the word "fish."
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Oceans

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about oceans (plus one thing you would like to change about them).
unscramble the sentences

Ocean:
Unscramble the Sentences Worksheet

Unscramble the words of each simple sentence, then use the first word of each sentence to form the secret message, "The Earth has five oceans." Or go to the answer page.
ocean map to label

Ocean Map: Label the Oceans

Label the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Mayflower Map/Quiz Printout

Read the map, then answer the geography questions about the Pilgrims' crossing on the Mayflower.

Things You'd See in the Sea: Triple Draw and Write
Draw three things you might see in the ocean and write about each of them. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.

Adjectives Describing A Fish
fish

Write adjectives describing fish in and around the fish. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
Fish: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the fish. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Fish: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the fish. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
acrostic poem

Whale Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about a whale. Start each line with a letter from the word "whale."

Whale: Illustrated Acrostic Poem
Draw a picture of a whale, then write an acrostic poem about it. Start each line of your poem with the letter on that line. Or go to a pdf of the poem.

Whale: Shape Poem
shape poem

Write a poem inside the whale. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.
Whale: Perimeter Poem
perimeter poem

Write a poem around the perimeter (outer edges) of the whale. Or go to a pdf of the poem worksheet.


Shark: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the shark, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about sharks. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).
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Unscramble Adjectives:
Adjectives Describing A Great White Shark

Unscramble the adjectives describing a great white shark. Go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers (site subscribers only).


Word of the Day Worksheets

These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc. Pick an ocean-related word for a fun spelling activity.

Math:

Add Groups of Ocean Animals
Printable Worksheet

Add the groups of ocean animals and write the answers. Or go to the answers.


Ocean:
Add, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the addition problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the riddle, "What did the ocean say to the shore?" (Answer = Nothing, it waved). Or go to the answer page.

Subtract Groups of Ocean Animals
Printable Worksheet

Subtract the groups of ocean animals and write the answers. Or go to the answers.
Match words

Early Multiplication
Adding Groups of Numbers #5

Add legs on starfish and fish in tanks to develop the idea of multiplication as the addition of groups of numbers. Or go to the answers.
decode joke

Ocean Rock Joke:
Multiply, then Decode the Riddle


Solve the multiplication problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the answer to the rock riddle, "What kind of rocks are never found in the ocean?" (Answer = Dry ones). Or go to the answer page.

Divide Fish into Five Groups

Dividing by five. Divide 5 sharks into 5 equal groups (5÷5=1), divide 10 eels into 5 groups (10÷5=2), then divide 15 fish into 3 groups (15÷3=5). Or go to the answers.
table

Oceans: Reading and Understanding Tables

Use the table to answer the questions about the oceans. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the quiz and the answers (site members only).
table

Sharks: Reading and Understanding Tables

Use the table to answer the questions about sharks. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the quiz and the answers (site members only).

Printable Name Tags:
Fish Nametags

Fish Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight fish nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Fish Nametags

Fish Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight fish nametags in color on one printable page.
Seahorse Nametags

Seahorse Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight seahorse nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Seahorse Nametags

Seahorse Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight seahorse nametags in color on one printable page.
Star Nametags

Starfish Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight starfish nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Star Nametags

Starfish Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight starfish nametags in color on one printable page.

Ocean Animals and Beach Words in Many Languages in Picture Dictionary Format:


Ocean Words: English Dictionary

Ocean words in English in picture dictionary format.


Ocean Words: English/French Dictionary

Ocean words in English and French in picture dictionary format.


Ocean Words: English/Geman Dictionary

Ocean words in English and Geman in picture dictionary format.


Ocean Words: English/Italian Dictionary

Ocean words in English and Italian in picture dictionary format.


Ocean Words: English/Spanish Dictionary

Ocean words in English and Spanish in picture dictionary format.


Ocean Words: English/Swedish Dictionary

Ocean words in English and Swedish in picture dictionary format.
Beach words to label

Beach Words in French

Label the beach words in French, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers
Beach words to label

Beach Words in German

Label the beach words in German, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers
Beach words to label

Beach Words in Italian

Label the beach words in Italian, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers
Beach words to label

Beach Words in Spanish

Label the beach words in Spanish, including sun, sand castle, beach umbrella, beach towel, sunglasses, popsicle, sun block, beach ball, shell, sun hat.
Answers

Ocean Life Printouts to Color:

Click on an animal below to go to a printout:

Ocean Animal Calendar

A calendar to print, color, and read.
Word Wheel

Ocean Animals Wheel

Make an ocean animals word wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. When you spin the wheel, eight ocean animals appear one at a time: spider, crab, sea anemone, seahorse, whale, squid, starfish, sponge, octopus, shark, jellyfish, clam, lobster, crab, and sea anemone. The student then writes down the word wheel ocean animals -- in alphabetical order.


Ocean Animals Label Me!

Label the ocean animals in this printout.
Answers


Ocean Animals Book

A short book about ocean animals to print (for early readers), with pages on fish, shark, squid, jellyfish, dolphin, crab, octopus, shrimp, orca, clam, and lobster.
Draw Four

Draw Four Ocean Animals

Draw four ocean animals. Below each animal, write its name.
Draw Four

Draw Four Things You Would See in the Ocean

Draw four things you would see in the ocean. Below each item, write its name.
Draw Four

Draw Four Fish

Draw four fish. Below each fish, write its name.
Draw Four

Draw Four Things You Would See in the Ocean

Draw four things you would see in the ocean. Below each item, write its name.


In The Sea
An Easy Reader Book

A short, printable book about sea animals for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, color and copy a short phrase. The pages are about a fish, whale, seal, starfish, shell, shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish, shrimp, and clam.


Ocean Animals,
A Rainbow Under the Sea
A Printable Book

A short, printable book about colorful ocean animals for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, animal sentences to read and copy (like, "The lobster is red."), activities to do (like labeling the pictures, connect the dots, and matching), and pictures to color. The pages are: lobster, crab, clown fish, starfish, octopus, tuna, sea urchin, seal, orca, beluga whale, and shark.


Under the Sea

A short, printable book about sea animals - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, and color, with animal names to write. The pages are: fish, shark, ray, lobster, octopus, eel, sea horse, whale, dolphin, jellyfish, and crab.
Circle the Starting Sound

Circle the Starting Sound of Ocean Animals

Circle the starting sounds of ocean animal names, and color the picture of the word. The words are fish, octopus, whale, shark, dolphin, seal, starfish, jellyfish, lobster, and crab. Or go to the answers.
Geography Word for Each Letter

Ocean Words for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down names of things you find under the sea for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.

Angelfish

Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters.

Angelfish

(Simple version)
Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters.

Angelshark

Bottom-dwelling, relatively harmless sharks with flattened bodies and a blunt snout.


Basking Shark

A huge filter feeder and the second largest fish.


Basking Shark

(Simple version)
A huge filter feeder and the second largest fish.


Beluga Whale

A small, white, toothed whale that lives mostly in cold, Arctic waters.


Bivalves

Bivalves are soft-bodied animals that are protected by two hard shells, hinged together. Scallops, oysters and clams are bivalves.


Blowfish

Also called pufferfish and fugu, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size.


Bluefin Tuna

A large, bony fish in danger of extinction from over-fishing.


Blue Ring Octopus

A small but very venomous octopus from warm reefs in Australia and nearby regions.
Blue shark

Blue Shark

A sleek, fast-swimming shark with blue skin.


Blue Whale

A baleen whale that is the largest animal that ever lived on Earth.

Bony Fish
Bony Fish (Class Osteichthyes) are fish that have a skeleton made of bones.



Bottlenose Dolphin

A bottlenose dolphin is a small, toothed whale. Go to a dolphin quiz or go to the answers.


Bowhead Whale

A baleen whale with very long baleen.


Brittle Star

A bottom-dwelling marine invertebrate with long, spiny arms.
Bull shark

Bull Shark

(Simple version)
A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark that can also live in fresh water rivers and lakes.
Bull shark

Bull Shark

A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark can that also live in fresh water rivers and lakes.


Clam

Burrowing bivalves with a soft body.


Clown Fish

Colorful fish that live among sea anemone.


Coelacanth

The Coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-canth) is a primitive lobe-finned fish that was thought to have been extinct for millions of years, but a living coelacanth was caught in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa in 1938. Go to a coelacanth quiz or go to the answers.

Conch

A marine invertebrate with a large, beautiful shell.
Cookiecutter shark

Cookiecutter Shark

A small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the luminous or cigar shark.


Copepod

Copepods are tiny crustaceans from fresh and salt water.
coral

Coral

Coral is a tiny marine animal that often lives in colonies. Huge colonies of hard corals form coral reefs.
coral reef

Coral Reef Animals

Coral reefs are warm, clear, shallow ocean habitats that are rich in life. The reef's massive structure is formed from coral polyps.


Crab

A crab is an animal with a shell. It has eyes on stalks on its head.


Crustaceans

Crustaceans are animals with a hard exoskeleton, jointed legs, and a segmented body.


Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are cephalopods with relatively short legs, a fin along the entire mantle, and an internal cuttlebone.


Dall's Porpoise

A black-and-white toothed whale that makes a distinctive spray when it surfaces.


Debajo del Mar
(Under the Sea)

A short, printable book about sea animals in Spanish - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, and color, with animal names to write. The pages are: fish, shark, ray, lobster, octopus, eel, sea horse, whale, dolphin, jellyfish, and crab.


Dogfish Shark

A small, very common, relatively harmless shark found worldwide.


Dugong

Dugongs are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.


Dunkleosteus

An extinct, heavily armored fish from the family Dinichthys. It lived during the Late Devonian period, about 360 million years ago.

Echinoderms

Spiny-skinned, bottom-dwelling marine invertebrates with five-fold symmetry.
moray eel

Eels

Information and printouts on these primitive fish that go through metamorphosis.


Elasmosaurus

An extinct, swimming, fish-eating reptile (a plesiosaur) that had four flippers and a very long neck.


Elephant Seal, Northern

The Northern Elephant Seal is a huge seal that lives in the northern Pacific Ocean. (Family Phocidae, Subfamily Monachinae)
Ocean zones

The Euphotic Zone
Sunlit Ocean Zone

Read about the sunlit upper layer of the Earth's oceans. This zone is the only part of the ocean with plants and although it is relatively small, it contains most of the ocean's life.


Fiddler Crab: Label Me! Printout

Label the external anatomy of the fiddler crab.
Answers


Fin Whale

A huge baleen whale that is the second-largest animal on Earth.


Fish

Fish live in the water and breathe with gills.


Fish Unlabeled

An unlabeled fish printout to color.


Fish Anatomy

Fish live in the water and breathe using gills.


Galapagos Shark

A large predator found near islands in warm water.


Gastropods

Gastropods are a class of mollusks with a single (or absent) shell and a muscular foot.


Giant Squid

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


Gray Whale

The gray whale is baleen whale that is a bottom feeder; it migrates very long distances each year.


Great Hammerhead Shark

A large predatory fish with a hammer-shaped head.


Great White Shark

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Great White Shark
(Simple Version)

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Greenland Shark

A large, slow-swimming shark with glow-in-the-dark eyes.

Gulper Eel

The Gulper eel is a long, bony fish with huge, weak jaws.


Hammerhead Shark

Large predators with a hammer-shaped head.


Harbor Seal

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


Harp Seal

Harp Seals are marine mammals that live in the North Atlantic and 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.


Hermit Crab Diagram: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the hermit crab both in its shell and out of it.
Answers


Horseshoe Crab

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


Humpback Whale

A long-flippered baleen whale that sings and frolics in the water.


Ichthyosaurus

An extinct marine reptile from the time of the dinosaurs.


Intertidal Zone

The intertidal zone is where the sea meets the land.


Jellyfish

Jellyfish are animals that have stinging tentacles. Or go to an unlabeled version.

John Dory
John Dory is a spiny fish with a black spot on its side.



Killer Whale or Orca

A toothed whale that lives in small pods in the Arctic.


Knobbed Whelk

The Knobbed Whelk is a marine invertebrate with a spiral shell.


Krill

Small crustaceans that are eaten by many animals, including baleen whales.


Kronosaurus

A huge marine lizard that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.


Lanternfish

Fish with light-producing organs and very large eyes.


Lemon Shark

Large, yellowish predators found near the surface and at intermediate depths.


Limpet

The limpet is a marine invertebrate (a gastropod) with a flattened, cone-shaped shell.


Liopleurodon

Liopleurodon was the biggest plesiosaur. It was a huge, swimming reptile that lived over a hundred million years ago, during the Jurassic period.


Littoral Zone

The littoral (intertidal) zone is where the sea meets the land.


Lobster

A hard-shelled marine invertebrate with 10 jointed legs.


Loggerhead Turtle

A printout on the loggerhead turtle.
Cookiecutter shark

Luminous Shark

A small shark that takes circular bites out of its prey. Also known as the cookiecutter or cigar shark.


Mako Shark

Large predators that are the fastest swimming fish!


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 related to sharks. They are the biggest ray.
Walrus

Marine Mammals

Mammals that spend most of their lives in the seas.


Megalodon

A huge, extinct shark.
Megamouth

Megamouth

A large, filter-feeding shark that was only discovered in 1976.


Minke Whale

The smallest baleen whale. It sings and has a white band on each flipper.


Mollusks

Mollusks are soft-bodied invertebrates. Some mollusks include the octopus, squid, clam, snail, slug, and tusk shells.
moray eel

Moray Eel Printout

Long, snake-like fish that have circular gills.


Narwhal

A toothed whale from the Arctic. The male has a huge, spiral tooth.


Narwhal Quiz Printout

Answer questions about this toothed whale from the Arctic. Or go to the answers.


Northern Elephant Seal

The Northern Elephant Seal is a huge seal that lives in the northern Pacific Ocean. (Family Phocidae, Subfamily Monachinae)


Northern Fur Seal

The Northern Fur Seal is a marine mammal that lives in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Nurse shark

Nurse Shark

A large bottom-dweller with rounded fins.


Ocean Animals Book

A short book about ocean animals to print (for early readers), with pages on fish, shark, squid, jellyfish, dolphin, crab, octopus, shrimp, orca, clam, and lobster.


Ocean Animals in French - Coloring Printout

Many ocean animals in French.
Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in French - Label

Label the sea animals in French.
Answers
Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in German
(Label Me! Printout)

Label the sea animals in German.
Answers
Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in Italian
(Label Me! Printout)

Label the sea animals in Italian.
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Ocean Animals in German - Label

Label the sea animals in German.
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Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in Hebrew
Label Me! Printout

Label the sea animals in Hebrew.
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Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in Portuguese

Label the shark, whale, fish, seahorse, starfish, crab, jellyfish, shrimp, lobster, and octopus in Portuguese.
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Ocean Animals in Spanish Printout

Many ocean animals in Spanish.
Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in Spanish - Label Me Printout

Label the sea animals in Spanish.
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Sea animals to label

Ocean Animals in Swedish

Label the shark, whale, fish, seahorse, starfish, crab, jellyfish, shrimp, lobster, and octopus in Swedish.
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Octopus

Octopuses have eight legs and live on the sea floor. Go to a simple version (just the image).


Octopus Shape Book

A short book about the octopus to print, with pages on octopus anatomy, a connect-the-dot activity, a page on the most poisonous octopus, octopus facts, and octopus questions.
Orca

Orca or Killer Whale

A simple coloring page on the orca.


Orca or Killer Whale

A toothed whale that lives in small pods in the Arctic.


Orthacanthus

A spined, extinct shark.


Oyster

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

Picture Cloze for Ocean Animals - Printable Worksheet

Fill in the missing words in the text given a picture prompt, using the ocean animals word bank. The words are: eight, octopus, orca, oyster, pearl, shark, squid, teeth, tusks, walrus. Go to the answers.

Pink Conch

Also known as the queen conch, a marine invertebrate with a large, beautiful shell.
Walrus

Pinnipeds

Pinnipeds are marine mammals. They spend most of their life in the seas, but go onto land or ice at times.

Plankton

Plankton are tiny organisms that float in the seas and other bodies of water.


Plesiosaurus

An extinct, fish-eating marine reptile with four flippers, a plesiosaur.
Port Jackson shark

Port Jackson Shark

A shark from waters off southern Australia.


Pufferfish

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


Purple Sea Urchin

A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor off the western coast of North America.

Queen Conch

A marine invertebrate with a large, beautiful shell.


Rays

Rays are flat fish with no bones, only cartilage.


Right Whale

Baleen whales with a huge head and an arched mouth.


Salmon

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


Sand Dollar

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


Sandtiger Shark (Sand Shark)

A shark that is cannibalistic before birth.


Scallop

Scallops are bivalves, shelled animals that live on the ocean floor.


Sea Anemone

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


In The Sea
An Easy Reader Book

A short, printable book about sea animals for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, color and copy a short phrase. The pages are about a fish, whale, seal, starfish, shell, shark, crab, octopus, jellyfish, shrimp, and clam.


Sea Cow

Sea cow is another name for manatee. Sea cows are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.


Sea Cucumber

Sea cucumbers are cylinder-shaped echinoderms.


Seahorse (labeled)

The seahorse is a very strange fish that lives in warm water. Or go to an unlabeled version. Go to a seahorse read-and-answer quiz or go to the answers.


Sea Lion

Sea lions are eared seals that live on coastlines.


Seals

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


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 Turtle

Sea turtles are large marine turtles.


Sea Urchin

A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.


Shark Anatomy

Label the shark external anatomy diagram.
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Sharks

Sharks are a type of fish that have no bones, only cartilage.


Shrimp

Shrimp are small, bottom-dwelling crustaceans with a translucent exoskeleton.


Snail

A soft-bodied animal with a hard, protective shell.


Sotto il Mare
(Under the Sea)

A short, printable book about sea animals in Italian - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, and color, with animal names to write. The pages are: fish, shark, ray, lobster, octopus, eel, sea horse, whale, dolphin, jellyfish, and crab.


Sous la Mer
(Under the Sea)

A short, printable book about sea animals in French - for early readers. The book has pages for the student to cut out, read, and color, with animal names to write. The pages are: fish, shark, ray, lobster, octopus, eel, sea horse, whale, dolphin, jellyfish, and crab.


Spectacled Porpoise

A porpoise (a small toothed whale) from the Southern Hemisphere.


Sperm Whale

The Sperm whale is the largest toothed whale; it is over 50 feet long. It eats giant squid.
Sponge

Sponge Information Page

Read about these primitive animals.


Sponge Coloring/Information Printout

A printable coloring/information page about sponges.
Sponge to label

Sponge External Anatomy: Label Me! Printout

Label the external anatomy of a sponge and the flow of water through it.
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Sponge to label

Sponge Internal Anatomy: Label Me! Printout

Label the cross-section of a sponge and the flow of water through it.
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Spotted Dolphin

The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a small, toothed whale from tropical waters worldwide.


Squid

The squid is a fast-swimming invertebrate with ten arms.


Starfish

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


Stingray

Stingrays are flat fish with a stinger and no bones (only cartilage).


Sunfish

A large fish with an almost circular, flattened body.
Ocean zones

Sunlit Ocean Zone
The Euphotic Zone

Read about the sunlit upper layer of the Earth's oceans. This zone is the only part of the ocean with plants and although it is relatively small, it contains most of the ocean's life.


Swordfish

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

Thresher Shark

The Thresher Shark is a shark whose tail fin has a greatly elongated upper lobe.
Tiger shark

Tiger Shark

Large predators found worldwide in warm seas.


Trilobite

Trilobites are extinct marine arthropods that lived from about 540 to 245 million years ago.


Tuna

The Bluefin tuna is a large, bony fish in danger of extinction from over-fishing.


Urchin, Sea

A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.
Walrus

Walrus

The walrus is a large mammal that spends most of its life in icy seas.
Weddell seal

Weddell Seal

The Weddell seal is a large, nocturnal pinniped from Antarctica.


Whale

Whales are marine mammals.


Whales: Mystery Connect-the-Dots

Learn about whales while you play.
Whale shark

Whale Shark

The largest fish and a filter feeder that eats tiny marine organisms and small fish.


Whales Printout

A printout of the blue, humpback and sperm whale (just the pictures).


Whales vs. Fish

Determine which characteristics belong to fish, which belong to whales, and which belong to both.


Whelk

Whelks are marine invertebrates with a spiral shell.


Zebra Bullhead Shark

A bottom-dwelling shark with zebra-like stripes.

Zooplankton

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

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