Giant kelp is a very dark green
plant that grows in the ocean. It can grow to be more than 100 feet
tall. Giant kelp is very flexible and will stand the hardest storm.
It produces gas. After the gas leeks out of the cup it floats off the
plant. The cup heads toward the surface of the water and the sun. The
kelp cups provide shelter for snails, fish, sea horses and sea
Giant kelp grows in the Northern
and Southern hemisphere.Giant kelp starts out from algae.Giant kelp
is thin until it gets to the cup and then it gets thick. It normally
grows in 20 to 80 feet deep in water.
Corals are animals that die and form coral reefs. They
grow when the polyps (the end pieces) divide to make new coral. There
are 2,500 kinds of coral.Only 650 of them can build more onto
themselves. It takes 20 years for coral to grow to the size of a
Gorgonian Coral is very flexible. It looks like a
skeleton. This kind of coral grows in thickets under ledges or on
roofs of under water caves. This kind of coral is found in the color
Staghorn coral has to be in a certain part of the ocean
floor to grow. When it does grow it starts off soft and then it gets
harder after time. As it grows it leans towards sunlight. The color
of this kind of coral is gray.
Brain coral got its name because it looks like a human
brain. The edges grow in ridges. The biggest coral ever found was
growing over 6 feet long. The color of this coral is a dark
Daisy coral got its name because it looks like daisies.
They grow to be the size of a daisy patch. This kind of coral is very
colorful. It is normally found in the colors of orange, pink and