Well, it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted and it’s all due to an adorable little distraction – my son was born in early January. The addition has been wonderful and fairly stress free (keep your fingers crossed!). In fact, I have to say this time around my biggest stress was picking out a name. We had a boy name chosen, but not a girl name, so the decision was easy. However, it got me thinking about what juvenile marine animals are called. Here is a list of ‘baby’ names of over 25 well-known ocean animals. After all, you don’t accidentally want to refer to a juvenile shark as a calf or a juvenile eel as a spet, do you? If you can expand or elaborate on the list feel free to share in the comments box.
Flamingo, gull, heron, penguin: Chick
Crane: Chick or craneling
Cod: Codling, hake, sprag, or sprat
Most fish: Fry or fingerling
Blue crab: Larva
Clam: Larva, chiton, or littleneck
Horseshoe crab: Larva
Sand dollar, sea urchin, sea star: Larva or pluteus (free-swimming stage)
Dolphin, manatee, porpoise, whale: Calf
Otter: Whelp or pup
Shark, seal, sea lion: Pup
Walrus: Cub or pup
What this short video for some cute pictures of featured juvenile coastal and marine animals. Which one is your favorite?
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