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.
Corals argue and smootch. They grow taller than buildings and follow fish. They even beat up bullies with bodyguards.
The tongue-eating louse is a parasite. It destroys the tongue of a fish and lives in the space that's created, where it feeds on blood and mucus from its host.
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.
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 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, sea angels, and sea butterflies are gastropods, like terrestrial slugs and snails. They have interesting features and can be beautiful animals.
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.
Sea slugs have interesting features and are often colorful animals. In this article, I include facts about the animals and photos of twelve attractive species.
Walking sharks have elongated and spotted bodies. Muscular fins allow them to "walk" on the ocean floor as well as swim. Epaulette sharks walk on land.
The killer whales that visit the Salish Sea in summer are in trouble. The group is endangered. One reason is lack of salmon to eat, but there may be others.
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 of terror from an attacking man eating shark
Whales are amazing creatures. They take the form of a fish, live exclusively in the water, but are definitely mammals. Some of them are the biggest known animals to inhabit Earth and they live long lives. Here are weird and little-known fun facts about whales that prove they are a wonder of nature.
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 and rough-toothed dolphins are intriguing animals. In some areas, their distribution overlaps. A hybrid between the two species has been discovered in Hawaii.
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.
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.
The swell shark and the chain catshark produce beautiful patterns of light in a process called biofluorescence. The light emission may have important functions.
Pyrosomes are elongated, thimble-shaped, and bioluminescent entities that swim in the ocean. A pyrosome is actually a colony of small animals called tunicates.
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.
The mucus that covers fish has multiple functions. It protects the animals from specific dangers and in some species is food for the young fish. It may help us.
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.
There are many fascinating and beautiful types of mollusks. This page is packed with pictures and facts on the kinds you can easily find, plus some that you might want to avoid at all costs.
Octopuses have fascinating features and abilities. Some have fins that help them move. Others demonstrate intelligence. The genome of one species is very unusual.
Pacific white-sided dolphins are intelligent and social animals. This article describes the lives of the wild dolphins and of some rescued animals in captivity.
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.
Two amazing phenomena in nature are the annual migration of millions of red crabs on Christmas Island and the "everlasting" Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela.
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.