ExplorationSome fishy geography!
Have you ever thought about the difference (for a fish!) between living in freshwater and living in salt water? Do you know which kind of water certain fish live in??
Goldfish, angelfish, rainbowfish, and kois are all kind of fish you might be familiar with who live in fresh water!
Clownfish, eels, grouper, and pufferfish are all kinds of fish you might know about who live in saltwater!
Can you think of any other examples that you've seen at an aquarium or in a friend's fish-tank? Why do you think some fish live in freshwater, while others live in saltwater??
Sources & links
Reucroft, Stephen and John Swain. “Do fish drink water? Are there any animals that don’t need to drink any?” Ask Dr. Knowledge. 2008. The Boston Globe. 03 Aug. 2009 <http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/03/17/do_fish_drink_water_are_there_any_animals_that_dont_need_to_drink_any/> “Freshwater fish.” LiveAquaria.com. 03 Aug. 2009 <http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=830> “Do fish drink?” A Moment of Science. 2007. Indiana Public Media. 03 Aug. 2009 <http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/do-fish-drink/> “Do fish drink the water?” The Big Blue Bus, Kids Corner. 2005. Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 03 Aug. 2009 <http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/canwaters-eauxcan/bbb-lgb/school-ecole/activities/act1_e.asp>