A hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin has recently been discovered in the wild. The two parent species and the hybrid are intriguing animals to observe and study.
Some sharks produce beautiful patterns of light in a process called biofluorescence. The light emission may have important functions.
Phytoplankton are the microscopic plants that live on the surface of every body of water and provide food for most creatures living in their habitats
The difference between the colossal and giant squid, the real sea monsters that spawned the kraken legend, is about more than just size!
Coral bleaching is an event in which corals lose their pigment and main source of food. It often causes corals to die. Oxybenzone in sunscreens may contribute to coral bleaching.
The ochre sea star is a colourful invertebrate. Unfortunately, its population has been seriously affected by a wasting disease. The condition causes the body to disintegrate into a goo as though it's melting.
Sardines and herring are nutritious foods. The behaviour of the living fish is interesting to study, however. They live in groups and communicate with their companions.
Pygmy seahorses are tiny animals that are often less than an inch in length. Some have amazing features that disguise them and protect them from discovery.
The mucus that covers fish has several functions, including protection from multiple dangers and serving as food for young fish. The substance may also be useful for us.
The Knysna Seahorse owns several characteristics that makes it unique among seahorses. These special and delicate creatures face extinction in the wild due to unusual habitat and their popularity in the ornamental fish trade.
Our list of the top 10 weirdest deep sea creatures will take you to the depths of the ocean floor and explore some of the strangest looking creatures on the planet, above or below the water.
The frilled shark is a strange, deep water shark with a wide head, a huge mouth, and a long, eel-like body. It’s caught as bycatch and is near threatened.
Invertebrates are diverse forms of animals. Here are nine (9) major groups of invertebrate animals and the most common examples of invertebrates under each type. There are also pictures of different major groups of invertebrate animals.
Marine compounds that were once known to be toxic to humans have now become life-saving drugs. Many of these are used either as anticancer drugs or to relieve pain in cancer.
Narwhals are strange and fascinating Arctic whales. The males—and sometimes the females—have a very long tooth that grows through their lip, forming a tusk.
Cuttlefish are spectacular animals, cunning and curious, with a strange beauty. They possess amazing camouflage abilities a chameleon wishes it had, and are the world's most intelligent invertebrate. This article will tell you why the cuttlefish is my favorite animal.