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Video shows close up of moray eel's face as it rests on the bottom. Only the head and just a bit of the body are visible as it is mostly hiding behind or under a large rock. The eel opens and closes its mouth as it rests to pull ocean water through its gills. It has a very long mouth and beady eyes.

Voice: The moray eel is a long, skinny fish. Some of them can grow up to 13 feet in length. That's more than twice as long as a tall man. Moray eels hav dtiny eyes and can't see very well. They also can't hear very well, but their sense of smell is very good. They use their sense of smell to find their prey. Moray eels have large teeth in their mouth and they even have a second set of jaws in their throat to help swallow their food. They're found in areas of the ocean that are warm. They may look kind of mean to us but they are actually very shy and they would much rather hide than attack humans. Most moray eels are nocturnal which means they sleep in the day and swim around at night. Moray eels have special friends called cleaner shrimp that hang out in their mouths and clean their teeth, kind of like have a dentist in your mouth.