The animals of the sea are playful and beautiful in their own special way. Learn about these remarkable aquatic animals - some of the largest in the world - manatees and dugongs.
If you've ever wondered what types of sharks live in British waters, you might be surprised to learn just how many there are. Read about those sharks, a little about their normal habitat, and whether or not they are dangerous.
Find out why the fake Megalodon search aired by the Discovery Channel for Shark Week 2013 ticked off a lot of people, and why the hoax matters.
A starfish ripped into pieces can grow a new starfish from each piece. What more could you possibly want to find the perfect science nonfiction monster living among us? Find out here.
The wonderpus octopus is a beautiful animal found around Indonesia and Malaysia. It resembles a mimic octopus, which has an amazing ability to mimic other animals.
Killer whales, also known as orcas, are part of the dolphin family and can live anywhere saltwater is present.
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.
Colourful fish attract human beings. Having fish at home aquarium, watching them in fish aquariums or venturing to snorkelling, all provide opportunities for enjoying and having peace and serenity.
Find the best facts about echinoderms right here! Ten fun facts for whatever your needs! You'll be learning about Echinoderms in no time!
Lobsters are interesting animals to observe and study in a natural setting. They are popular food items, but the way in which we kill them is controversial.
The frilled shark is a strange, deep-sea fish with a wide head, a huge mouth, and a long, eel-like body. The fish is caught as bycatch in some areas, which is a concern.
A complete list of all the sharks found in the Mediterranean Sea, with a separate list of sharks dangerous to humans.
Most of the top 10 worst shark attacks in the world involved maritime shipping disasters where people were thrown into shark-infested waters.
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 vaquita is a small and critically endangered porpoise that lives in the Gulf of California. It's close to extinction. Harbour porpoises are more common than vaquitas, but one subspecies is endangered and one subpopulation is critically endangered.
Some think there are none, but this is a complete listing of all recorded shark attacks in British waters which may surprise you!
Octopuses have fascinating abilities. Some have fins that help them move. Others demonstrate intelligence. The genome of one species is very unusual.
Hagfish are strange animals that make large amounts of slime, which many people find disgusting. The slime contains strong protein threads that may be useful for making fabric. The intact material may be helpful for us in other ways.
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.
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.
Learn the difference between the colossal and giant squid, the real sea monsters that spawned the kraken legend, is about more than just size!
The Hector’s dolphin population is classified as nationally vulnerable. The Maui’s dolphin is critically endangered. The animals are unique and live around New Zealand.
Yeti crabs are unusual deep sea creatures that have many hairlike structures on their bodies. Bacteria that live on these hairs may be used as food by the crabs.
With their dark eyes, sharp teeth and fearsome reputation, all sharks are ruthless killers...aren't they?
This article explores the traits and characteristics of the Blue Marlin; focusing on its behavioral patterns, reproductive habits, habit, and natural prey.
Second Beach at Port St John's, South Africa, has earned the reputation of being the most dangerous beach in the world for shark attacks, after suffering 6 fatalities in just six years.
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.
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.
Learn facts about the real Megalodon shark and get answers to frequently asked questions about the biggest shark that ever existed!
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.
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.
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.
While the fearsome great white shark can grow to a massive 20 feet, most are much smaller. But what is the biggest one ever found?
The unexplored bottom of the ocean floor is home to a plethora of weird and creepy sea creatures who never see the sun. In this Hub I list ten of them, and explain exactly what makes them so creepy.
Polar Bears live primarily near the North Pole, where they hunt seals for their blubber to survive. They are created to survive this cold environment and are adept swimmers.
Basking sharks are the second biggest fish in the oceans, and are to be found in all temperate seas of the world. Harmless plankton eaters, basking sharks spend their summers slowly swimming around on or near the surface of the water with their mouths open, filtering plankton and small fishes from the seas. In winter, they dive to great depths in the deepest oceans where they continue to feed off plankton from the foot of water columns.
Two amazing phenomena in nature are the annual migration of millions of red crabs on Christmas Island and the "everlasting" Catatumbo lightning in Venezuela.
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.
If you are worried about the possible presence of dangerous sharks in British waters, you may feel somewhat reassured by how few there really are. Out of the 29 different types of sharks that have been spotted around Britain's coastline, there are only 7 potentially dangerous sharks, not including the great white whose sightings have never yet been confirmed, but are highly suspected of being present.
Pyrosomes are elongated, thimble-shaped creatures that swim in the ocean and are bioluminescent. A pyrosome is actually a colony of small animals called tunicates.
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.
Top predators, such as sharks, are vital to the health of all ecosystems, but they are being hunted and killed close to extinction.
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.
Chimaeras are strange fish that are sometimes known as ratfish, rabbitfish, elephant fish, or rhinochimaeras. The lines on their surface often look like seams.
The different types of shark that fill the oceans are fascinating animals. They have been around a long while but are still top predators...
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.
Discover the biggest sharks in the world! Do they really deserve to be feared? Read this before you head off to the beach!
The lamprey is a frightening eel-like parasite, but could they really attack humans? Here's a look at this monster of nightmares.
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.
The swell shark and the chain catshark produce beautiful patterns of light in a process called biofluorescence. The light emission may have important functions.
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.
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
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 ochre sea star is a colourful invertebrate that has been seriously affected by a wasting disease. The disorder causes the body to disintegrate into a goo as though it's melting.
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.