Coral Reefs: The Environment, Tourism, and the Economy
Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. They play an important role in the environment, tourism, and economic sectors of society.
Marine Biotechnology and Omics Approaches
Marine biotechnology contributes to biotechnology applications by exploiting the world's marine resources to manufacture commodities and processes using biotechnological tools. It has made significant progress in the fields of food, energy, and human health.
Cichlids, Stingrays, and Goldfish: The Mind of a Fish
Scientists have shown that at least some fish species have more intelligence than we realized. In laboratory research, they perform relatively complex behaviours.
Clam Identification and Facts (From Arks to Tellins)
19 clam varieties photographed and described for identification and interesting facts. Varieties range from the Western Atlantic Coasts all the way to the West Indies.
7 Star Corals Identification and Interesting Facts
Interesting facts, classifications, and photographs identifying 5 Star Corals and 2 Starlet Coral varieties collected by my mother-in-law, Winkie, off Florida beaches in the '70s and '80s. Species from the Southwestern Atlantic of America, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Seas, and as far south as Brazil.
Facts About Bizarre Barreleye Fish and Strange Siphonophores
The deep ocean contains some fascinating entities, including barreleye fish and siphonophores. Siphonophores are a major part of the Californian barreleye’s diet.
Flamboyant Cuttlefish and Blue-Ringed Octopus Facts
This article provides facts about flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, and their deadly venom.
Sleep in Jellyfish: Interesting Animals Without a Brain
Sleep is not restricted to animals with brains. A sleep-like state occurs in some animals that have neither a brain nor cerebral ganglia, including jellyfish.
5 Interesting Sea-dwelling Creatures (With Photos)
This article shares facts and photos of five interesting sea-dwellers.
Manatee Species, Facts, and Problems: Intriguing Sea Cows
Manatees are interesting animals that are sometimes known as sea cows. In Florida, their population is in trouble, mainly due to loss of their seagrass food.
10 Ways Corals Are Really Strange Animals (They Argue)
Corals argue and even smooch. They can grow taller than buildings and follow fish. They even beat up bullies with bodyguards.
Taxonomy Facts, Isopod Features, and the Tongue-Eating Louse
The tongue-eating louse is an isopod, despite its name. It destroys the tongue of a fish and lives in the space that's left, where it feeds on blood and mucus.
Kobudai and California Sheephead Fish: Facts and Gender Change
The Japanese kobudai and the California sheephead are interesting fish in the wrasse family. They can change from a female to a male during their lifetime.
Facts About Cusk Eels and Interesting Members of Their Family
Cusk eels are elongated and interesting fish in the family Ophidiidae. Some species have unusual features. One appears to be faceless. Many live in deep water.
Estuaries: One of the Most Productive Ecosystems in the World
Estuaries are considered to be one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. This article is about the different types of estuaries, their importance and the threats they have been facing.
Sea Hares, Angels, and Butterflies: Fascinating Gastropods
Sea hares, sea angels, and sea butterflies are gastropods, like terrestrial slugs and snails. They have interesting features and can be beautiful animals.
Pearl Cultivation and Popular Pearl Varieties
This article discusses different kinds of pearls and pearl products and takes a quick look at how and where they are cultivated. If you're interested in cultivating, purchasing, or identifying pearls, this article is a great place to start.
Facts About Sea Slugs and Photos of 12 Beautiful Species
Sea slugs have interesting features and are often beautiful animals. In this article, I include facts about the animals and photos of twelve attractive species.
Epaulette Shark Features, Life Facts, and Movement on Land
Epaulette sharks are a type of walking shark and have an elongated body. Muscular fins enable them to "walk" on the ocean floor and on land as well as swim.
Southern Resident Killer Whales or Orcas: Endangered Animals
The killer whales that visit the Salish Sea in summer are in trouble. The group is endangered. One reason may be lack of salmon to eat, but there may be others.
Shark Terror: Attacks at the Beach
The summer of 1916 was a hot one. People were looking to escape to the beach for family fun and relief from the heat over the July 4th holiday. Instead, it turned out to be almost two weeks' worth of terror from an attacking man-eating shark
15 Surprising and Interesting Facts About Whales
Whales are amazing creatures. They take the form of fish, live exclusively in the water, but are definitely mammals. Some of them are the biggest known animals to inhabit the earth and live long lives. There are many little-known fun facts about whales that prove they are a wonder of nature.
Cuttlefish Facts: The World's Most Unique Marine Animal
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.
Melon-Headed Whales, Rough-Toothed Dolphins, and a Hybrid
Melon-headed whales and rough-toothed dolphins are intriguing animals. They sometimes live in the same area. A hybrid animal has been discovered in Hawaii.
Ochre Sea Star or Starfish Facts and a Major Wasting Disease
The population of the ochre sea star has been seriously affected by a wasting disease. The disorder causes the animal’s body to disintegrate into a goo.