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The Epipelagic Zone informally known as the Sunglight Zone, is from the surface of the water to about 200 meters. It has the most visbile light, and the most heat of all the layers of the ocean. It ranges from 27 to 207 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the only zone that has enough light for photosynthesis. Therefore this is the only zone that has plants. Some organisms in the Sunlight Zone are sharks. Sharks have no bones, just cartilage. They range from 7 inches long to 50 feet long and most sharks have streamlined bodies that can help them easily go through the water. Bottom-dwelling sharks have flat bodies that help them hide in the sand. Sharks can have up to 3,000 teeth at one time with 5 rows of teeth. They need all these teeth because they're carnivores. Another type of fish in the Sunlight Zone is the Angelfish. There are about 70 different species. They are all brightly covered and live in reefs in warm waters. They range froom 12-15 inches long. They are carnivores. Oysters also live in the Sunlight Zone. They ahve a soft body between two hard shells that are attached by a muscle. The largest oysters are three feet long. However, they can be as small as only a few inches long. They actually change genders. They begin as males and turn into females. The blowfish is an interesting fish that blows up when it is threatened. There are about 100 different species. They live in tropical and subtropical waters. They are posinous in their liver, muscles, skin and ovaries. The poision is called tetrodoxin and is paralyzing. They can range from a few inches long to two feet long.
What am I listening to?
> > a humpback whale off the coast of San Francisco, CA. The echos are made when the sound bounces off the canyon walls.
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