Do platypuses live in oceans?
No; platypuses live alongside freshwater creeks, rivers and ponds. They do not live in saltwater environments. The ocean is a saltwater environment, while platypuses can only live if they have access to a freshwater environment, which is where they find their food.
No. To begin with, platypuses and squirrels live on completely different continents. Platypuses live only in Australia, and there are no squirrels in Australia. Secondly, platypuses do not eat larger live animals. They hunt for small crustaceans and insect larvae which live on the bottom of creeks and rivers.
None of the above. Platypuses do not actually live in any waterholes or creeks. They dig burrows in the banks of freshwater rivers and creeks. They can be found alongside creeks or rivers with a slow rate of running water, as well as in still freshwater ponds, dams, lakes and billabongs - as long as there is a bank high enough above the waterline for the platypus to dig its burrow. Platypuses will never be…
There are numerous differences. Platypuses are monotremes (egg-laying mammals) but dolphins are placental mammals, meaning they give birth to live young. Platypuses are native to Australia alone, while dolphins are found in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical waters all over the world. Platypuses live only in fresh water; dolphins live only in oceans and seas. Platypuses feed on small invertebrates, crustaceans and insect larvae; dolphins eat fish. Platypuses close their eyes when hunting, and they are…
Platypuses do not live in water. They live in dry burrows dug into riverbanks. These burrows are often dozens of metres long. Platypuses live near creeks and rivers because they feed on the small crustaceans, annelid worms and other tiny freshwater creatures that live at the bottom of these creeks and rivers.
Platypuses are endemic to Australia alone, meaning they are found nowhere else in the wild. However, platypuses could quite conceivably live alongside freshwater creeks and rivers in Maine in summer time. They could not live there in winter if watercourses ice over, as platypuses need daily access to the water to hunt for food.