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Weird Animals: Blackspotted Puffer Fish

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(Describer) Under a round logo of a wave, title: Ocean Today.

(Describer) An old tv shows different sea creatures. Under an animated green octopus, title: Weird Animals. A round black-and-white fish waves small fins.

[fast-paced music plays]

(female narrator) This is a blackspotted pufferfish. It can be found in the Pacific and Indian oceans. It has four teeth, fused together, that look like a beak. This fish is poisonous, so it's not safe to eat. To scare away predators, it puffs its body up like a balloon. That's how it got its name. I think we can all agree, that's one weird animal.

(Describer) Titles: Weird Animals. Narrator: Marissa Shelby. Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA. Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.

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The blackspotted puffer fish lives in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. To scare away predators, it puffs its body up like a balloon. However, this fish is poisonous, so it's not safe to eat. Now, that's one weird animal. Part of the "Weird Animal" series.

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Runtime: 1 minute

Weird Animals
Episode 1
1 minute
Grade Level: 4 - 8
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Episode 2
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