Jigsaw Puzzles

Queen Angelfish

Queen Angelfish

Easy

Fun Facts:

  • Six of the 74 known species of angelfish live in North Carolina waters.
  • Many species feed on sponges.
  • Unlike some fish,angelfish are active during the day.
  • Most angelfish are brightly colored, however, their colors and patterns change dramatically as they grow. This can make them difficult to identify.

Alligator

Alligator

Medium

Fun Facts:

  • Alligators replace lost teeth at a rate of 2,000-3,000
    during their lifetime.
  • They may eat only once or twice a week during hot weather.
  • The jaws of a mature alligator snap shut with a force of
    more than 2,000 pounds per square inch.
  • North Carolina is believed to be the northern limit for
    alligators. In our state, it is protected as an endangered species.

Octopus

Octopus

Hard

Fun Facts:

  • Octopuses are highly evolved invertebrates, have excellent eyesight and a highly developed nervous system.
  • The species common to North Carolina waters is Octopus vulgaris, which has a short lifespan of 12 to 18 months.
  • Octopuses are classified as mollusks (an animal with a
    shell), however through the long process of evolution
    they lost their outer shell and developed other defenses, such as speed, camouflage, inking and a strong beak with which to seize prey.
  • Most octopus species forage at night, a time when their
    major predator, moray eels, are on the hunt.