Coastal Animals Listen to and read the pages about coastal animals. When you have finished reading, click on the blue button to turn the page. Coastal regions are often sandy. Animals that live here can cope with the wet, windy and salty conditions. Coastal Animals Have you ever been to the beach? Think about the animals you have seen. We have already thought about one kind of bird . . . Puffin Puffins live in coastal regions of Russia, Norway and north-eastern United States. They nest on cliffs. They eat fish. The water is very cold where they live, so they have an extra layer of fat to help them keep warm. Have you ever met this animal at the beach? It scuttles around sideways, and it could pinch at your toes! Crab There are many different types of crab. They live in coastal regions all over the world. The blue crab has 6 legs, 2 claws and 2 paddles. If it looses a claw, it will grow another one! Some people call these animals “flying rats”! They are noisy, and they ate the lighthouse keeper’s lunch! Seagulls Seagulls prefer to eat fish, but will take what they can. Some eat bugs, while others pick through garbage for food. Some even swoop down and steal food right from the barbeque or beach! Can you guess this final coastal creature? It has a shell and it lives mainly in the water. It makes these tracks on the sand. Sea Turtles Sea Turtles have a very hard shell, and very thick skin to protect them. They can swim fast in the water, but they are slow on land. Only female sea turtles come out of the sea onto the beach, where they lay their eggs.
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