Net (Web) Of Life
Age 10, group
45 minutes, indoors or outdoors
Analyze the food chain through a game.
I Consume List
I am a thresher shark, and I consume anchovies, Pacific sardines and other small bait fish.
I am a California halibut, and I consume anchovies, squid and other small fish.
I am an anchovy, and I consume plankton and anchovy eggs.
I am a king salmon, and I consume krill, anchovies, Pacific sardines and Dungeness crab larvae.
I am a rock crab, and I consume clams, barnacles, snails, abalone and oysters.
I am a Pismo clam, and I consume (filter feed on) plankton and other minute food particles.
I am a bocaccio rockfish, and I consume smaller rockfish, anchovies and squid.
I am a Pacific mackerel, and I consume small fish, squid and tiny crustaceans (shellfish).
I am an albacore tuna, and I consume small fish, squid and crustaceans.
I am a California spiny lobster, and I consume algae, small sardines and red sea urchins.
I am a red sea urchin, and I consume kelp (mainly drift kelp).
I am a California market squid, and I consume small crustaceans.
I am a swordfish, and I consume squid, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and small crustaceans.
I am a red sea cucumber, and I consume mud, scand and detritus (decaying organic matter).
I am a spot prawn, and I consume shrimp and plankton.
I am a Pacific sardine, and I consume copepods and plankton.
I am plankton (microscopic plant or animal), and I produce food from nutrients in the water.
I am kelp. I absorb nutrients from water and produce food for plant-eating species such as sea urchins.
I am a Dover sole, and I consume shrimp, brittle stars and polychaete worms.
I am a copepod (a tiny marine crustacean). I am consumed by many creatures, including mackerel and squid.
I am detritus (organic particles in decaying marine life). I am consumed by scavenger fish and shellfish and sea cucumbers.
Food Chain CardsCUT ALONG DASHED LINES
CALIFORNIA MARKET SQUID
CALIFORNIA SPINY LOBSTER
RED SEA CUCUMBER
RED SEA URCHIN