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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Special adaptation of the leatherback. What's your prediction?

9 comments:

  1. what are those pink spikes
    George 3A

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  2. Ms. Elebash, we researched that it has spines on it's esophagus that trap prey. Is that it? Matthew

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  3. I think there teeth of some sort of animal.

    Ben W 3A

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  4. I think this is the spikes to trap food like jellyfish.

    From Julian

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  5. Are those spikes in its mouth.

    from Carson

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  6. Cusps are the spikes name.

    From Julian

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  7. Bobby.
    That is such a cool piture.How did you get such a good piture.

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  8. Cusps are what the spikes are called

    From Julian

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  9. Julian, Matthew, and Carson, you are right on. These are in their esophagus. They hold the jellyfish down in their throat so that then they can expel the water out and only keep the jellyfish in. Tera, the biologist, says they "pack them down their throats!" I did not know they were called cusps...excellent factoid!!

    Yes, the pics are very cool...thanks to the internet!

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