- When in danger some species of the sea cucumbers discharge sticky threads that can entangle predators.
- The Palauan people of the south Pacific squeeze the sea cucumber until it squirts out its sticky thread and then wear them on their feet as protection.
- The eyes of hatchet fish are so large that they can only point upwards so they have to catch all their food from above.
- The hatchet fish has light-producing cells on its belly, which give out a pale blue light that looks like daylight shining through the water.
Funda of Fundas
Unusually for marsupials, the wombat's pouch faces backwards - it wouldn't be much fun for the Joey if its pouch kept filling up with dirt when mum was digging!
by Aniket Kumar (11 years)
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