Ouch!!! A Wana (vah'-nah) has spines they can poke you really hard. They are in the echinoderm family. That is animals with bumpy skin. The spines that can shoot out toxin are called secondary spines. The longer spines do hurt. So don't step on a Wana. Also a Wana can be black and white or just black. They have five rows of tube feet. It crawls slowly with it's tube feet. It looks like a ball with spikes.

by Fuchsia

wana by fuchsia


Watch out! There's a wana! I choose this animal because people will know it is dangerous. We are doing this research so we know more about these animals. The family of the wana is the echinoderm. The primary spines are the big ones and the secondary spines are the small ones. The wana can live in or under rocks and can also live under sand and in tidepools. The wana creeps and crawls along the reef, moving its spines in the direction of intruders. They move with its tube feet, very slowly. The secondary spines have toxin in it. If the secondary spines poke you, it will be very painful. The wana has an enemy called the trigger fish. It likes to eat it's spines. The wana can be black, dark purple and black and white banded. So be careful.

By Reanne

wana by reanne

A wana (sea urchin) can be dangerous because they shoot out their spines. It has toxin in them. Sea urchins can poke you if you don't hold them carefully.
A sea urchin looks like a ball with spines on it. Sea urchins live in rocks and live under rocks. A sea urchin creeps and crawls by sliding with their tube feet. The sea urchins come from the echinoderm family because they have rough or pokey spines.

by Ryan

wana by ryan

The name of this sea animal is Wana. The habitat of the Wana is in rocks that have holes in them. Their habitats are in reefs and kind of deep water. It moves by going hole to hole using a kind of suction cup tubes. Their color is black or black with bands on its spines. They stick their spines at the thing that tries to eat it or disturbs it. Its length is 25 cm. in diameter. Its location is all over the world in warm reefs, but mostly in Hawaii. The Wana and other sea urchins are dangerous to animals that survive on seaweed because they eat a lot of seaweed or limu that other animals need to survive on. An interesting thing about the Wana is it has both skinny and fat spines. The fat spines are called primary spines. The skinny spines are called secondary spines. The Wana's spines are poisonous. The Wana has five teeth.


wana by kyle

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