The Second Sea Creature Mystery Begins
This is one of the most abundant animals that lives at the edge of the sea. It is one of the most amazing too. When it is just a baby, it swims and drifts on the waves. Many of them have three eyes! As they grow, they settle to the sea floor where they use a kind of cement and paste their heads onto a rock!
Some of them paste themselves onto WHALES! Gray whales can have as many as 100 pounds of these small creatures riding on them. Beaked whales even have them on their teeth!
When I was in grade school, I spent time in summer scraping these sea creatures off of the bottom of my row boat> They would stick to the bottom and slow it down.
Even though these animals have a kind of shell, it is not realted to the snails! It is more closely realted to the crabs and shrimp...Have fun. Can you guess this creature?
Your friend, Ron