Invertebrates are a diverse group of animals. This article discusses the nine most important of the 30 known phyla of invertebrates and includes images and descriptions of some of the most common examples of each type.
All about the elusive, cute Dumbo octopus, which can be found in oceans around the world. Here is information about feeding, living environment and reproduction habits of this octopus.
This article is about the stingray and other rays and will explain how they are born, how they live and hunt, and how they defend themselves from predators.
This article examines the fearsome Red-Bellied Piranha. It analyzes the animal's behavioral patterns, scientific properties, and general characteristics.
Pacific white-sided dolphins are intelligent and very social animals. This article describes the lives of the wild dolphins and of some rescued animals in captivity.
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.
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.
Octopuses have fascinating abilities. Some have fins that help them move. Others demonstrate intelligence. The genome of one species is very unusual.
Bowhead whales live in the Arctic, break through ice to breathe, and sing intriguing and beautiful songs. They have a large head with a huge, bow-shaped mouth.
This article explores the characteristics and traits of Humpback Whales. It examines the animal's behavioral patterns, reproductive process, habitat, as well as its natural prey and predators.
This article explores the traits and characteristics of the Gray Whale. It examines the Gray Whales's behavioral patterns, habitat, geographical range, as well as the animal's natural prey and predators.
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.
The Mariana Trench is the deepest place in the ocean and contains some fascinating animals. NOAA has made some exciting discoveries about life in the trench.
Walking sharks have elongated and spotted bodies. Muscular fins allow them to "walk" on the ocean floor as well as swim. Epaulette sharks are one example and walk on land.
Blue whales inhabit every ocean of our modern world. Their future existence is in question. This article will inform you about at least 35 important facts regarding the history and current status of blue whales.
Eels resemble a cross between a worm and a snake. The weirdness doesn't end there. Eels could be responsible for several unsolved mysteries and also lead interesting lives.