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Table of Contents Slide 3-Barracuda Slide 3-Barracuda Slide 4-How are Children and Adults Alike and Different? Slide 4-How are Children and Adults Alike and Different? Slide 5-Attraction to Jewelry Slide 5-Attraction to Jewelry Slide 6-Barracuda’s Growth In First Year of Life Slide 6-Barracuda’s Growth In First Year of Life Slide 7-Steps in Catching a Fish Slide 7-Steps in Catching a Fish Slide 8-Conclusion Slide 8-Conclusion Slide 9-Glossary Slide 9-Glossary Slide 10-Bibliography Slide 10-Bibliography
Barracuda Barracuda A barracuda is a large fish which eats other fish. For A barracuda is a large fish which eats other fish. For example, a Great Barracuda's favorite types of fish are Jacks, Needle Fish, Silver Sides, Parrot Fish, and File fish. It eats other types of fish, too. It has sharp edged fang-like teeth. The Barracuda is found in tropical areas of the Pacific The Barracuda is found in tropical areas of the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. There are many different species of Barracuda found in different locations. Great barracuda preparing to Great barracuda preparing to eat Jacks and also some other eat Jacks and also some other fish. fish.
How are Children and Adults and ? Children and adult barracudas are similar in that they both rely on surprise and short jolts of speed to capture their prey, giving up control of movement. On the other hand, adult barracudas are more or less loners, while young and half- grown barracudas often gather in schools also known as a battery. known as a battery.
Attraction to Jewelry Barracudas are attracted to jewelry or any- thing with a reflection. If something or somebody was to wear or have something shiny on, it would lead to a meal for the Barracuda. Barracudas often swim in shallow water and so do most people. This is why they attack people so often.
Steps in Catching a Fish 1. They visually scope out their prey. 1. They visually scope out their prey. 2. They sneak up on their prey at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. 2. They sneak up on their prey at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. 3. They circle the prey. 3. They circle the prey. 4. If the prey is small, like Sardines or 4. If the prey is small, like Sardines or Herring, it will eat it whole. Herring, it will eat it whole. 5. If it is a larger fish, like a Snapper or a Grouper, it will tear it apart and eat it in bite sized chunks. 5. If it is a larger fish, like a Snapper or a Grouper, it will tear it apart and eat it in bite sized chunks.
Conclusion The most important thing to remember about a barracuda is that they are carnivores, they are one of the most dangerous fish, and to stay out of waters with barracudas in them.
Glossary Attracted-To be drawn to the attention of something. Carnivore- A meat eater. Dangerous- Full of risk, likely to harm. Prey- An animal that serves as food for another animal. Tropical- Warm climate near the equator.
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