The Fluency Book – Ocean (Animals)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc. & the Fluency Project

What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common ocean animals that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!

ANIMALS    _________________

OCEAN ANIMALS    ___________________

  • shark _______________________
  • fish _______________________
  • octopus _______________________
  • squid _______________________
  • jellyfish _______________________
  • killer whale _______________________
  • whale _______________________
  • sea otter _______________________
  • porpoise _______________________
  • penguin _______________________
  • sea lion _______________________
  • crab _______________________
  • lobster _______________________
  • eel _______________________
  • sea ray
  • manta ray _______________________
  • dolphin _______________________
  • sea ray _______________________
  • oyster _______________________
  • barracuda _______________________
  • sea turtle _______________________
  • manatee _______________________
  • clam _______________________
  • oyster _______________________
  • tuna _______________________
  • humpback whale _______________________
  • great white shark _______________________
  • Portuguese man of war _______________________

Related Words

  • sea  _______________________
  • ocean _______________________
  • claw _______________________
  • coral reef _______________________
  • salt water _______________________
  • scale _______________________
  • gill _______________________
  • fin _______________________
  • tentacle _______________________
  • teeth _______________________
  • turtle shell _______________________
  • clam shell _______________________
  • oyster shell _______________________
  • pearl _______________________
  • slimy _______________________
  • wet _______________________
  • poisonous _______________________
  • allergic _______________________
  • sea life _______________________
  • sea creatures _______________________

Related Verbs

  • to swim  _______________________
  • to bite _______________________
  • to eat _______________________
  • to slither _______________________
  • to glide _______________________
  • to ingest _______________________
  • to sting _______________________

Related Expressions

  • to crack open a clam shell  __________________________________________
  • to get stung  __________________________________________
  • to get bitten  __________________________________________
  • to be scared  __________________________________________
  • to go SCUBA diving  __________________________________________
  • to swim in the ocean  __________________________________________
  • to live near the ocean  __________________________________________

Common Sentences

  • Wow, look at the dolphins!   __________________________________________________________________
  • I’m scared of sharks, and especially great white sharks.   __________________________________________________________________
  • I always go SCUBA diving when I visit the caribbean.   __________________________________________________________________
  • I’m allergic to seafood.   __________________________________________________________________
  • Inside an oyster you will find a valuable pearl.   __________________________________________________________________
  • I love the way penguins walk.   __________________________________________________________________
  • Some sea life that you’ll find near a coral reef include barracuda, sea turtles, rays, and fish of all different colors.   __________________________________________________________________
  • Oh no, I just got stung by a jellyfish.   __________________________________________________________________
  • Is it safe to swim here?   __________________________________________________________________
  • Do you know how to swim?   __________________________________________________________________

Are we missing any others that most native speakers know?  Let us know!  We appreciate your assistance as a volunteer!


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