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Marine Life 101
Learn about marine biology, what marine biology is and the basics of oceanic life. Learn what distinguishes oceanic life from terrestrial life.

What Is a Cartilaginous Fish
What is a cartilaginous fish? Learn about cartilaginous fish, which is the group of fish that includes elasmobranchs: sharks, rays, and skates.

Brown Algae (Phaeophyta) - Profile Including Seaweed
Brown algae is the largest, most complex type of algae. This type of marine algae is brown, olive or yellowish-brown in color. Learn brown algae facts.

Animals Affected by Oil Spills
Many people became familiar with the disastrous effects of oil spills in 1989 after the Exxon Valdez incident. Here are animals affected by oil spills.

Green Algae (Chlorophyta) Profile
Green algae range from simple, one-celled organisms to complex, multi-celled. They may live in large colonies. There are both marine & freshwater species.

Apex Predator - Definition in Marine Life
An apex predator is an animal who, as an adult, has no natural predators in its ecosystem. The great white shark is an example of an apex predator.

Red Algae (Rhodophyta) and Red Seaweed Species Profile
Red algae are, not surprisingly, red, purplish or reddish in color. There are about 6,000 species of red algae and they are classified as protists.

Seahorses
Seahorses live throughout the world, but they may be difficult to find. Here you can learn facts about seahorses.

What Do Seahorses Eat? An Explanation
What do seahorses eat? Seahorses need to eat almost constantly, as they don't have a stomach, so food passes through them very quickly. But what?

Three Types of Marine Algae (Seaweed)
Marine algae, more commonly known as seaweeds, come in all shapes and sizes. Here is an introduction to brown, red and green algae with some examples.

Marine Invertebrates - Learn about Marine Invertebrate Animals
Marine invertebrates, or animals that lack a notochord, comprise many different groups. This group of marine life includes animals such as sponges, jellyfish, clams, crabs, lobsters and sea stars. Learn about these fascinating animals here.

How Pearls Form and What Species Make Them
Learn how pearls form and which species make pearls. These natural lustrous gems start as irritations under the shells of wild or farmed mollusks.

What Is a Mantle in the Body of a Mollusk?
The mantle forms the outer wall of the mollusk's body and encloses its internal organs. It forms siphons and secretes the outer shell in some species.

What Is a Copepod?
Copepods are crustaceans, considered part of the plankton, and are an important prey item for fish, whales and other organisms. There are thousands of copepod species and they range throughout the world, in both fresh and saltwater. Learn more about the marine life term copepod here.

Marine Life Glossary - Definitions of Marine Life Terms and Terms Used in Marine Biology
Learn definitions of marine life terms and scientific terms pertaining to marine life and marine biology in this glossary. Read examples of marine life terms as they are used in a sentence. This glossary contains definitions of obscure or scientific terms used here as they pertain to marine life.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - Cetaceans - Marine Life Profiles of Cetaceans - Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
All whales, dolphins and porpoises are members of the order Cetacea. There are over 80 species of cetaceans, which includes baleen whales (Mysticetes) and toothed whales (Odontocetes). Find facts about cetaceans and profiles of whale, dolphin and porpoise species here.

Baleen Whale Information
baleen whales, mysticetes, baleen whale species, including blue, fin, right and humpback whales.

Toothed Whale Information
Articles about toothed whales, including frequently asked questions and profiles of toothed whale species, including dolphins, porpoises and killer whales.

Are Whales Fish or Mammals?
Learn about whether whales are fish or mammals, and the main characteristics of a whale.

Marine Life Profiles
Profiles of different types of marine life. Learn about marine life species including plankton, marine algae, and marine invertebrates and vertebrates, including whales, sea turtles, fish, crabs, and seabirds.

Fish - Marine Life Profiles of Fish - Sharks - Bony Fish and Cartilaginous Fish
Fish are a diverse group of animals that include bony fish and cartilaginous fish, such as sharks. Here you'll find facts about fish and marine life profiles of different fish species.

Sharks - Information About Sharks
Sharks are some of the most popular, most-feared, and misunderstood creatures in the ocean. Learn more about sharks, including types of sharks, information on shark behavior, why sharks attack and terms related to sharks.

What Do Manatees Eat?
Manatees are herbivores, feeding primarily on aquatic plants. Learn about the types of food manatees eat.

What Is the Biggest Animal in the Ocean?
Learn which is the biggest animal and the biggest whale in the world, and see a list of other large ocean animals.

Sea Squirt Facts
A sea squirt is an animal also known as a tunicate. Here you can learn fascinating facts about sea squirts.

Leatherback Turtle Evolution
Information about the evolution of the leatherback turtle and the earliest marine turtles.

Green Sea Turtle Facts
Facts about the green sea turtle, including information on the green turtle's natural history, reproduction, distribution and conservation.

What Do Sea Otters Eat?
Sea otters are one of only a few marine animals known to use tools to obtain their food. Learn more about what sea otters eat, and how they eat it.

Information About Heart Urchins
Information about heart urchins, including what they look like, where they live and how they reproduce.

Differences Between Baleen and Toothed Whales
While they are all considered whales, there are some important differences between the baleen whales and toothed whales.

California Sea Lion
Facts about the California sea lion - Zalophus californianus - including the sea lion's natural history, distribution, feeding and reproduction.

Why Does a Killer Whale's Dorsal Fin Collapse?
Learn why a killer whale's dorsal fin collapses or flops over when in captivity, and whether this happens in wild whales.

What Is a Mollusk?
A mollusk is an animal classified in the Phylum Mollusca. Here you can learn more about mollusks and find examples of mollusks.

Mollusks (Phylum Mollusca) Characteristics and Facts
Learn about the Phylum Mollusca - the mollusks.

Box Jellyfish (Sea Wasp)
Learn about the box jellyfish Chironex fleckeri, also known as the sea wasp. This species of box jellyfish is the most venomous animal on Earth.

Leatherback Sea Turtle Facts
Learn fascinating facts about the leatherback turtle - a wide-ranging, unique sea turtle species.

Marine Arthropod Facts and Examples
Arthropods are a very diverse group of organisms that includes insects, crabs, lobsters, scorpions and centipedes. Learn about arthropod characteristics, classification, and examples of marine arthropods.

What Marine Animal Holds its Breath the Longest?
What marine animal holds its breath the longest? Learn about the species that can dive the longest, and how.

Cnidaria Facts and Information
Information about the cnidaria - the phylum that contains corals, jellyfish, sea anemones, sea pens and hydras.

What Is a Crustacean - Information on Crustaceans
What is a crustacean? Learn about crustaceans, who are arguably some of the most important marine life to humans.

Harbor Seal Profile
Harbor seals have a large range, and they may be seen on rocky islands or even at a local beach. These seals are about 5-6 feet long and have a brown or gray speckled coat. Learn more about harbor seals - where to find them, what they eat, how they reproduce, and their population status.

What Is the Salary of a Marine Biologist?
What is the salary of a marine biologist? Learn about a marine biologist's job and salary range and decide whether you should become a marine biologist.

Sea Otter Profile
Sea otter profile - learn about what sea otters look like, where they live, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Otariidae - Eared Seals and Sea Lions
Fascinating facts about the otariids - the eared seals and sea lions. Learn where otariids live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.

What Is Radial Symmetry in Marine Life?
What is radial symmetry? Learn the definition of radial symmetry, its characteristics and examples of marine life with radial symmetry.

Spout Definition
Definition of the term spout, as used to refer to cetaceans.

Definition of Test, As Used In Marine Life
A test in marine biology isn't always an exam to gauge your knowledge. There's another test - this one belongs to echinoderms and tunicates.

Marine Habitat Profiles - Profiles of Marine Life Habitats
About 70% of our planet is covered with water. About 96% of this water is marine, or salt water, made up of the oceans covering the Earth. Within these oceans, there are many different types of habitat. Here you'll find profiles of different types of ocean habitat, including coral reefs, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, the open/pelagic ocean, deep ocean, the intertidal zone and polar/ice habitats.

Pinnipeds - Seals and Sea Lions - Marine Life Profiles of Seals - Sea Lions - Pinnipeds
Learn about seals and sea lions, members of the suborder Pinnipedia. Here you'll find facts about seals and sea lions, and profiles of different seal and sea lion species.

Marine Reptiles - Class Reptilia
The Class Reptilia refers to the reptiles - a diverse group of animals that are

Shark Information and Profiles
Learn about shark species and facts about sharks.

Shark Species Profiles
Profiles of shark species, including the whale shark, great white shark, bull shark, tiger shark, and more.

Florida Manatee Picture - Picture of a Florida Manatee
Florida manatees surfacing to breathe. Page 3.

Florida Manatee Picture - Picture of a Florida Manatee
Manatees Nuzzling. Marine Life.

Florida Manatee Picture - Picture of a Florida Manatee
A Florida manatee with her calf. Marine Life. Page 6.

Florida Manatee Picture - Photo of Florida Manatees
Manatees Near the Tampa Electric Power Plant in Apollo Beach, Florida. Page 4.

Humpback Whale Pictures - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photos of Humpback Whales
View photos of humpback whales including images of humpback whale tails, whales diving, feeding and with their calves. Page 2.

Humpback Whale and Calf Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale and Calf
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and calf. Page 19.

Humpback Whale Tail Breach Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of a Humpback Whale Tail Breach
A humpback whale throws its tail into the air as during a tail breach. Page 18.

Irish Moss Picture - Chondrus crispus - Photo of Irish Moss
Image of Irish Moss - Chondrus crispus. Page 4.

Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum)
Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum). Page 3.

Southern Kelp Picture - Sugar Kelp Picture - Laminaria saccharina - Photo of Southern Kelp - Sugar Kelp
Image of Southern Kelp - Sugar Kelp - Laminaria saccharina

Marine Algae Images - Photos of Marine Algae
Images of the three major types of marine algae: red algae (the Rhodophyta), brown algae (the Phaeophyta) and green algae (the Chlorophyta).

Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum)
Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum). Page 6.

Humpback Fluke Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving into the Gulf of Maine. Page 12.

Humpback Whale Calf Breaching Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Calf Breaching
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) calf breaches next to its mother. Page 11.

Humpback Whale Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) checks out a whale watch boat. Page 10.

Humpback Whale Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of a Humpback Whale
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) known as

Humpback Whale Tail - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Tail
Image of a humpback whale diving, or fluking. Page 16.

Humpback Whale Eye and Throat Pleats Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Eye and Throat Pleats
Close-up image of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), showing its eyes and the throat pleats, or ventral grooves, in the whale's throat. Page 7.

Humpback Whale Fluke Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Fluke
A humpback whale dives into the Gulf of Maine as water cascades off its tail flukes. Page 5.

Humpback Whale Head Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Head
A close-up image of a humpback whale's head. Page 15.

Humpback Whales Spouting Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whales Spouting
Two humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) exhale, or spout in the Gulf of Maine. Page 8.

Humpback Whale Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale
A humpback whale heads toward the camera. Page 14.

Humpback Whale Feeding Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Feeding
A humpback whale lunge-feeding in the Gulf of Maine. Page 13.

Humpback Whale Spouting Underwater Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of a Humpback Whale Spouting Underwater
A humpback whale blows air out of its blowholes underwater. Page 17.

Humpback Whale Poop Picture - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photo of Humpback Whale Poop
Photo of whale poop after a humpback whale was feeding on krill. Page 6.

Humpback Whale Pictures - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photos of Humpback Whales
View photos of humpback whales including images of humpback whale tails, whales diving, feeding and with their calves.

Humpback Whale Pictures - Megaptera novaeangliae - Photos of Humpback Whales
View photos of humpback whales including images of humpback whale tails, whales diving, feeding and with their calves.

Green Turtle Image - Photo of a Green Turtle
Green Turtle Image. Marine Life.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Image - Photo of Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Marine Life. Page 4.

Hawksbill Turtle Image - Photo of a Hawksbill Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle Image. Marine Life. Page 5.

Leatherback Turtle Hatchling Image - Photo of a Leatherback Turtle Hatchling
Leatherback Sea Turtle Hatchling Image. Page 11.

Loggerhead Turtle Image - Photo of Loggerhead Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle Image. Marine Life. Page 3.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arribada Image - Photo of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arribada
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Arribada. Page 6.

Sea Turtle Recovered From Oill Spill Image - Photo Of Sea Turtle Recovered from Oil Spill
NEW ORLEANS - Dr. Sharon Taylor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Anderson observe a sea turtle aboard a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft, May 30, 2010. The turtle was found stranded on Louisiana's coast and transported to Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge near St. Petersburg, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Pinneo. Page 14.

Green Sea Turtle Picture - Chelonia mydas - Photo of Green Sea Turtle
Green sea turtle hatchling picture. The green turtle is large, with a carapace up to 3 feet long. Green turtles weigh up to 350 pounds and their carapace can be many colors, including shades of black, gray, green, brown or yellow. Page 2.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Picture - Eretmochelys imbricata - Photo of Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Hawksbill turtles were named for the shape of their beak, which looks similar to the beak of a raptor. These turtles have a beautiful tortoiseshell pattern on their carapace, and were hunted nearly to extinction for their shells. Page 12.

Leatherback Sea Turtle Picture - Dermochelys coriacea - Photo of Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle Picture. Marine Life. Page 10.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Picture - Caretta caretta - Photo of Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead sea turtles are a reddish-brown turtle that have a very large head. They are the most common turtle that nests in Florida. Page 13.

Sea Turtle Pictures - Photos of Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are reptiles that live in a marine or brackish environment. The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. There are seven species of sea turtles, several of which inhabit U.S. waters. View images of sea turtles here. Page 15.

Sea Turtle Pictures - Photos of Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are reptiles that live in a marine or brackish environment. The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. There are seven species of sea turtles, several of which inhabit U.S. waters. View images of sea turtles here.

Whale Shark Picture - Rhincodon typus - Photo of a Whale Shark
Image of a Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus - Whale Shark Picture. Page 6.

Whale Shark Image - Photo of a Whale Shark
Whale Shark Image. Marine Life. Page 3.

Whale Shark Image - Photo of a Whale Shark
Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus. Marine Life. Page 4.

Basking Shark Picture - Cetorhinus maximus - Photo of a Basking Shark
Basking shark - Cetorhinus maximus - dorsal fin photo. Page 7.

Green Sea Turtle Picture - Photo of a Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle Image. Marine Life. Page 8.

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Image - Photo of a Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
Image of a Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle with Researchers Collecting Eggs. Page 9.

Loggerhead Sea Turtle at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Picture - Photo of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Image. Marine Life. Page 7.

Sea Turtle Pictures - Photos of Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are reptiles that live in a marine or brackish environment. The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. There are seven species of sea turtles, several of which inhabit U.S. waters. View images of sea turtles here.

Thresher Shark Image
Thresher Shark Image. Marine Life.

South American Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the South American fur seal.

Galapagos Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Galapagos fur seal.

Subantarctic Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Subantarctic fur seal.

About Fur Seals
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species.

Northern Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Northern Fur Seal.

Cape Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Cape Fur Seal.

Juan Fernandez Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Juan Fernandez Fur Seal.

New Zealand Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the New Zealand Fur Seal.

Antarctic Fur Seal
Learn about the 8 species of fur seals, with images of each seal species. This slide features the Antarctic Fur Seal.

Five Facts About Leatherback Sea Turtles
Learn 5 facts about the leatherback turtle - the largest sea turtle.

10 Facts About Manatees - Manatee Facts
Learn about manatees, also known as sea cows, through these fascinating facts.

Polar Bear Facts
Learn 10 fascinating facts about polar bears, illustrated with images.

10 Facts About Seals and Sea Lions
Seals are divided into two families, the Phocidae, the earless or seals (e.g., harbor or common seals), and the Otariidae, the eared seals (e.g., fur seals and sea lions). Here you can learn 10 fascinating facts about seals.

The Seven Species of Sea Turtles
There are seven recognized species of sea turtles. See photos and learn facts about these seven species.

Facts About Fur Seals: Fur Seals Introduction
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Species
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Visible Ears
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Sexual Dimorphism
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Fur
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Habitat
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Facts About Fur Seals: Movement
Learn about fur seals through fascinating facts and beautiful images.

Types of Whales - List of Whale Species
There are about 86 species of cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Order Cetacea, which is further divided into two sub-orders, the Odontocetes and the Mysticetes. Learn about and see photos of featured cetacean species.

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Tasseled Wobbegong Shark
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Solar-Powered Lettuce Leaf Nudibranch
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Peacock Flounder
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Devil Scorpionfish
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Carrier Crab
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Bargibant's Seahorse
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Decorator Crab
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Giant Frofish Looks Like a Sponge
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Cuttlefish Camouflage
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Imperial Shrimp
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Ovulid Snail on Coral
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Leafy Sea Dragons
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Amazing Ocean Camouflage
In this slideshow, you can see some amazing examples of ocean camouflage and learn about the animals capable of blending in so well with their surroundings.

Pygmy Seahorse
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Seaweed is Useful!
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Seaweed and Conservation
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Seaweeds and Red Tides
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What Is Seaweed?
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Seagrasses
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Where Are Seaweeds Found?
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What Is Seaweed?
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What Is Seaweed?
In this slideshow, you can learn basic facts about seaweed, including how it is classified, what it looks like, where it is found and why it is useful.

Blue Ringed Octopus
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. In this slide, learn about the blue ringed octopus.

Squid
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. In this slide, learn about the squid.

Nautilus
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. In this slide, learn about the nautilus.

Cuttlefish
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. In this slide, learn about the cuttlefish.

Octopus
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. In this slide, learn about the octopus.

Mollusk Glossary
Learning about mollusks? Here are some terms you might encounter, along with their definitions.

Mollusk Glossary
Learning about mollusks? Here are some terms you might encounter, along with their definitions.

Introduction to Cephalopods
Through images and facts, learn about the changeable camouflage artists known as the cephalopods. This group includes the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus.

Introduction to Gastropods
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods, including whelks, conchs, limpets, abalone and nudibranchs.

Types of Gastropods - Sea Hares
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a sea hare.

Types of Gastropods - Sea Slugs
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a nudibranch.

Types of Gastropods - Whelks
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a whelk.

Types of Gastropods - Moon Snails
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a moon snail.

Types of Gastropods - Limpets
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a limpet.

Types of Gastropods - Cowries
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features cowries.

Types of Gastropods - Periwinkles and Nerites
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a periwinkle.

Types of Gastropods - Abalone
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features an abalone.

Types of Gastropods - Conchs
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a conch.

Types of Gastropods - Murex
Learn facts about gastropods and see examples of different types of gastropods. This image features a murex.

Spanish Shawl Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Introduction to Gorgeous Gastropods
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Flamingo Tongue Snail
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Painted Top Shell Snail
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Golden Dirona
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Yellow Umbrella Slug
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Crested Aeolis
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Dusky Nembrotha Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Abalone
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Nudibranch Eggs
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Chromodoris annae Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Blue Dragon Nudibranch Eating Man-of-War
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Spanish Dancer Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Conch Shell
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Purple Dorid Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Nudibranch Laying Eggs
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Dondice banyulensis Nudibranch
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

Flamingo Tongue Snail
See examples of stunning gastropod marine mollusks including nudibranchs, abalone and snails, with facts about each.

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Facts About Sea Cucumbers
Sea cucumbers are blob-like animals related to sea stars and sand dollars. Here you can learn some surprising facts about sea cucumbers.

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Facts About the Nautilus
The nautilus is a living fossil that hasn't changed much in millions of years. Here you can explore nautilus biology, behavior and conservation.

Starfish Information
Starfish are also known as sea stars. These animals come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Here you can learn some fast facts about sea stars, with links to even more information.

10 Facts About Seahorses
Facts about seahorses, including the number of seahorse species, where seahorses live, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Gastropods - Snails, Sea Slugs, Sea Hares, Nudibranchs
Gastropods are animals in the Class Gastropoda - the group of organisms that includes snails, slugs, limpets and sea hares. There are over 40,000 species in this class. Envision a sea shell, and you're thinking about a gastropod, although this class contains many shell-less animals as well. Here is a round-up of information on gastropods, including their taxonomy, feeding, reproduction and examples of gastropod species.

Fast Facts About Lobsters
Despite their fame as a delicacy, lobsters also have fascinating lives. Learn some lobster facts about this iconic marine creature.

Deep Sea Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about the deep sea ecosystem and examples of marine life that live there.

Salt Marsh Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about salt marshes, which are important transition areas between the ocean and the mainland.

Coral Reef Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about coral reefs and the marine life that inhabits this ecosystem.

Kelp Forest Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about kelp forests and the marine life that inhabits this ecosystem.

Sandy Beach Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about sandy beaches and types of marine life that inhabit them.

Mangrove Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about mangroves and their inhabitants.

Introduction to Marine Ecosystems
Definition of marine ecosystem with examples of types of marine ecosystems.

Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about hydrothermal vents and examples of marine life that live there.

Rocky Shore Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about the rocky shore and intertidal zone and its inhabitants.

Polar Habitat Ecosystem Characteristics and Species
Slide show with examples of marine ecosystems. In this slide, learn about polar regions, which include inhabitants such as penguins, polar bears, pinnipeds and whales.

Major Marine Habitats and Geographic Zones Information
Within the oceans, there are many different types of habitat, or environments in which plants and animals live, ranging from freezing polar ice to tropical coral reefs. These habitats all come with their unique challenges and are inhabited by a wide variety of organisms. Learn more about important marine life habitats including mangroves, the intertidal zone and tide pools, coral reefs, seagrasses, the open ocean - pelagic zone, the deep sea and hydrothermal vents.

Skate Characteristics and Information
Learn about the type of marine life called skates. Where do skates live? How do they eat and reproduce? Find out more by reading this marine life profile of skates.

Whale Shark Facts
While its name may be deceiving, the whale shark is a fish, not a whale. Here you can learn about the biology and behavior of this gigantic fish species.

How to Prevent a Shark Attack
Learn about the risk of shark attacks and tips for swimming in areas inhabited by sharks.

List of Shark Species and Facts
Learn about the types of sharks with this list of sharks species and facts about each.

List of Shark Species and Facts
Learn about the types of sharks with this list of sharks species and facts about each.

Examination of Types of Tuna Species
Tunas are large, powerful fish that are distributed worldwide from tropical to temperate oceans. They are members of the family Scombridae, which includes both tunas and mackerels. Learn about the several species of fish known as tuna, and their importance commercially and as gamefish.

About Marine Life: Ocean Animals, Plants, and Habitats
Dive into the world of marine life, with a look at the animals and plants that inhabit the ocean — from whales and sharks to plankton and algae reefs.

Soft Coral Facts
Information about soft corals, also known as octocorals.

Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Facts
The crown-of-thorns starfish is a beautiful, but devastating sea star species that preys voraciously on coral reefs. Here you can learn more about this sea star's habits and distribution.

Barndoor Skate Characteristics and Information
Information on the barndoor skate, the largest skate species off the Northeastern United States. Learn how to identify a barndoor skate, where they leave, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Little Skate Characteristics and Information
Learn how to identify a little skate, and where these fish live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.

Winter Skate Characteristics and Information
Learn how to identify a winter skate, and where these fish live, what they eat, and how they reproduce.

Types of Toothed Whales
Learn about the diverse group of whales known as the toothed whales, which includes the dolphins and porpoises. Click through to profiles of each species to learn even more.

Types of Toothed Whales
Learn about the diverse group of whales known as the toothed whales, which includes the dolphins and porpoises. Click through to profiles of each species to learn even more.

Learn About the 14 Baleen Whale Species
Learn about the 14 species of baleen whales,and click through to species profiles and images.

Learn About the 14 Baleen Whale Species
Learn about the 14 species of baleen whales,and click through to species profiles and images.

Sea Fan Facts
Sea fans or gorgonians are beautiful corals with a branching structure. This slideshow features spectacular sea fan images and interesting​ facts.

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Facts About Sea Turtles
There are seven recognized species of sea turtles, and all are endangered. Learn facts about sea turtles, including where they live, how they reproduce, and what they eat.

Leafy Seadragon Facts and Profile
Leafy seadragons are beautiful, elaborate-looking fish that have frond-like appendages that help them blend into their surroundings. Here you can learn more about where leafy seadragons live, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Pipefish Facts and Information
Pipefish are great camouflage artists. Theses slender relatives of seahorses blend in perfectly with their surroundings. Learn more about pipefish and what they eat, how they reproduce and where they live.

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Do All Stingrays Sting?
Learn the basics about rays (the fish) and stingray stings. Tips on how to avoid a stingray sting and what to do if you get stung.

10 Facts About Killer Whales (Orcas)
Killer whales or orcas are the largest dolphin species. Learn about killer whale behavior and life history and other fascinating killer whale facts.

10 Threats to Ocean Life
Humans have an enormous impact on the ocean and its inhabitants. Learn about the major threats to ocean life and what you can do to help.

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Marine Plants - Marine Life Profiles of Plants and Plant-like Organisms
There are many species of marine plants and plant-like organisms - such as algae and chromists - that thrive in the oceans. Learn about marine plants, including algae and other plants that live in the ocean.

Marine Chordates and Vertebrates-Information about Marine Life Chordates and Vertebrate Animals
Browse species profiles and facts about marine chordates, including vertebrates and other animals in the Phylum Chordata, which includes fish, whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, tunicates or sea squirts, and salps.

Cetacean Characteristics and Facts
Cetacean is a word used to describe all whales, dolphins and porpoises. Learn about the characteristics of cetaceans how they survive in the ocean.

Bony Fish Description and Characteristics
Learn basic facts and characteristics about bony fish, with examples of bony fish species that you could find in the ocean.

Icefish Characteristics and Facts
Learn some cool facts about icefish - fish that live in cold waters around Antarctica and have white blood.

Characteristics of Aquatic Life
There are thousands of species of marine life, from tiny zooplankton to enormous whales. Each is adapted to the specific habitat it occupies.

10 Different Types of Hammerhead Sharks
Learn about the 10 species of hammerhead sharks, which range in size from about 3 feet to 20 feet in length.

Information About Becoming a Marine Biologist
Learn what marine biologists do, steps to becoming a marine biologist, and how much marine biologists earn.

Fun Facts About Whale Sharks
Facts about whale sharks, including where whale sharks live, what whale sharks eat, where to see whale sharks, and how whale sharks reproduce.

Marine Conservation - Conservation of Marine Life and Habitats
Conservation and protection of marine life is becoming more important as we better understand the importance of the oceans and our impacts on them. Learn about conservation issues such as sustainable fishing, climate change and coastal development. Discover current events and threats to marine life, ways to help the ocean and how to become an ocean activist.

Marine Debris Facts and Information
Marine debris is a man made object in the marine environment that doesn't naturally occur there. Learn about marine debris and its effects.

Starfish - Facts About Starfish (Sea Stars)
Would you like to learn about starfish? Starfish aren't really fish, so they are more properly known as sea stars. Here you can learn more about sea stars, including what they look like, how they feed and how they reproduce. You can also view an image gallery of sea stars.

Brittle Stars and Basket Stars
Learn facts about brittle stars, basket stars and serpent stars, marine invertebrates that belong to the Class Ophiuroidea.

Brittle Star Facts
Facts about brittle stars, including where they live, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Echinoderm Facts and Information
Echinoderms, are members of the Phylum Echinodermata, which includes marine invertebrates such as sea stars, sand dollars and sea urchins.

10 Facts About Starfish (Sea Stars)
Starfish are fascinating creatures. Here are 10 facts about starfish, including one about how they are not actually a fish.

Starfish Facts and Information
Starfish, or sea stars, are star-shaped animals that are a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Learn more about the sea star's biology and behavior.

Sea Sponge Facts and Examples
There are thousands of species of sponges, which are marine animals. Here you can learn some basic sponge facts.

Giant Clam
Learn about the world's biggest bivalve and heaviest mollusk - the giant clam.

Horseshoe Crab Facts
What is a horseshoe crab? Learn about horseshoe crabs and their lives and habitat.

Phytoplankton Facts and Information
What are phytoplankton? Learn about phytoplankton, examples of phytoplankton and its role in climate change.

Fun Facts About the Ocean
The ocean is a vast, beautiful and mysterious place. In this article, you can learn some fun facts about the ocean and its inhabitants.

What Are the Fastest Fish in the Ocean?
The question of the world's fastest fish is a tricky one, but here you can find more information on the world's fastest fish species

Tidepooling Tips
Going on vacation along a rocky shore? Visit a tide pool to learn about a wide variety of marine life. Here are tips for a safe tidepooling trip.

What Is a Crustacean?
The crustaceans are a group of marine life that includes crabs, lobsters and shrimp, which are some of the most important marine life to humans.

Cetaceans - Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
The term

Baleen Whale Profiles - Articles About Baleen Whales
Learn about baleen whales through articles and profiles/images of different baleen whale species.

Bowhead Whale Facts
The bowhead whale got its name from its high, arched jaw. Learn about the bowhead whale's distribution, diet, reproduction and conservation status.

Do Sharks Lay Eggs? Learn About Reproduction in Sharks
Here you can learn about ways sharks reproduce, including whether they lay eggs or give birth to live young.

Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds
Seagrass is an angiosperm (flowering plant) that lives an a marine or brackish environment. Here you can explore seagrasses, seagrass beds and their importance.

Sea Spiders Photo - Picture of Sea Spiders
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Ocean Animals that Live the Longest
Which ocean animals live the longest? The answer may surprise you. Here's a list of the longest-living ocean animals with fun facts about each.

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Where Do Killer Whales Live?
Learn about the distribution of killer whales (orcas), and where you could see killer whales.

10 Facts About Cuttlefish
Facts about cuttlefish, a cephalopod that lives in tropical and temperate waters and has amazing camouflage abilities.

Red Lionfish Profile
Facts about the red lionfish, including what the red lionfish looks like, where it lives, its classification, reproduction, feeding and conservation status.

What Is the International Coastal Cleanup
What Is the Coastal Cleanup? Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers gather to clean the coastline during the International Coastal Cleanup, which was started over 20 years ago by the Ocean Conservancy. Learn about the International Coastal Cleanup, why to do beach cleanups and how you can sign up for the International Coastal Cleanup.

Spooky Marine Life Images - Photos of Spooky Sea Life
Here is a collection of photos of spooky marine life, including the witch flounder, spider crab, ghost crab and sea spiders.

Ghost Crab Photo - Picture of a Ghost Crab
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Sea Spider Picture - Photo Of a Sea Spider
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Skeleton Shrimp Photo - Picture of a Skeleton Shrimp
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Spider Crab Photo - Picture Of a Spider Crab
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Witch Eel Photo - Picture Of a Witch Eel
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Witch Flounder Photo - Picture Of a Witch Flounder
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Coffin Fish Image
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Goblin Shark Image
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Lion's Mane Jellyfish Image
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Orange Fireworm Image
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Southern Stingray Facts and Information
Southern stingrays, also called Atlantic southern stingrays, are a normally docile animal that frequents warm, shallow coastal waters.

Types of Sirenians - Sirenian Types
The Order Sirenia includes manatees and dugongs, also known as

The Three Different Types of Manatees
Learn about the 3 different types of manatees and manatee species.

What Is a Tidal Pool?
A tidal pool, also commonly called a tide pool, is water left behind when the ocean recedes at low tide. Learn what lives in a tide pool.

Bilateral Symmetry Definition
Definition of bilateral symmetry, with examples of bilateral symmetry and a discussion of characteristics of bilaterally symmetrical animals.

What Is a Cnidarian?
Cnidarians are a group of invertebrates that includes corals, sea anemones, jellyfish, sea pens, and hydras.

Coral Bleaching Definition
Coral bleaching happens when coral polyps shed the algae that give them their color. Learn how coral bleaching happens and about its impacts.

How Are Coral Reefs Formed
Coral reefs are composed of animals called stony corals. Learn how reefs form and about the types of coral reefs.

Pelagic Zone
The open ocean, or pelagic zone, in area where you'll find many of the largest ocean species.

Sharks That Attack Humans
Of the hundreds of shark species, there are 3 most often implicated in unprovoked shark attacks on humans.

Arthropods - Crabs, Lobsters, Shrimps and Barnacles
Here you'll find information about arthropods - invertebrates in the Phylum Arthropoda, which includes sea spiders, horseshoe crabs, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, barnacles, and even insects. Learn where arthropods live, about different species of arthropods and cool facts about arthropods.

Omura's Whale Biology and Behavior
Omura's whales are a recently-discovered baleen whale species. Learn how to identify Omura's whales, and about their behavior and biology.

Sustainable Seafood - How to Find Sustainable Seafood and Eco-Friendly Fish
Do you love seafood but worry about the environmental impacts of what you’re eating? Here's some information about sustainable seafood.

Jellyfish Profile and Facts
Information about jellyfish. Learn about jellyfish facts, life cycles, where jellyfish are found and types of jellyfish.

Polar Habitat
Learn more about marine life habitats in the polar regions.

Asian Shore Crab
Information about the Asian shore crab or Japanese shore crab, a species that is native to the Western Pacific Ocean and was transported to the U.S. and Europe through the ballast water of ships.

The Deadliest Fishery: Fishing for Red King Crab
It's famous for being dangerous, lucrative, and the subject of a hit reality TV show. Learn about the red king crab fishery, the most valuable fishery in Alaska.

Red King Crab Facts and Identification
They are the biggest and most sought-after shellfish in Alaska. What are they? Red king crab. Here you can learn about the lives of the crabs made famous on the Deadliest Catch.

Cookiecutter (Cookie Cutter) Shark Facts and Information
The cookiecutter shark might come in handy in the kitchen, especially during the holidays. Cookiecutter sharks, also called cigar sharks, got their name from the distinctive wounds they leave on their prey. Here you can learn more about the cookiecutter shark's distribution, behavior, feeding and reproduction.

Cerata
Cerata are fleshy structures on the dorsal side of some nudibranchs. Here you can learn more about cerata and their function.

How Do Dolphins Sleep?
How do dolphins sleep? Find out about how dolphins sleep - you may be surprised at the answer.

10 Facts About Sea Otters
Did you know that young sea otters can't dive underwater? Learn why, along with more fun facts about sea otters.

What Are Zooxanthellae?
Zooxanthellae are algae found in reef-building corals. Learn about them and why they are important for healthy coral reefs.

How to Help Sea Turtles
Although they are protected, turtles still face many threats. Here are seven ways you can help save sea turtles.

Earth Day - What Is Earth Day
What is Earth Day? When is it celebrated? Learn about the founder of Earth Day and its history.

Earth Day Facts
Curious about Earth Day? Here are 7 things you should know.

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Facts About Snapping Shrimp
Snapping shrimp are known for their impressively loud sounds, relationship with fish and more. Learn fun facts about these small shrimp.

10 Things You May Not Have Known About Sea Scallops
When you eat a scallop, what part are you actually eating? Learn where scallops live, how big they grow, what they eat and how they reproduce.

Cetacean Glossary
Glossary of terms related to cetaceans - whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Toothed Whale Profiles
Toothed whale profiles - information and images of toothed whales (odontocetes), the group of whales which includes dolphins, porpoises, killer whales (orcas) and sperm whales.

Zooplankton
What are zooplankton? Learn about zooplankton and examples of zooplankton species.

Vaquita Facts and Conservation Information
A profile of the vaquita, also called the Gulf of California harbor porpoise or cochito, which is one of the smallest and most endangered cetacean species.

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Facts
Pantropical spotted dolphins are a species found worldwide. These dolphins were heavily impacted by tuna fishermen from the 1950's to 1970's.

Whelk Facts and Information
Whelks are marine animals that have beautiful shells. Here you can learn more about whelks.

Sand Dollar Facts and Information
Find a sand dollar shell (test) on the beach? Here you can learn all about sand dollars - what they are, where they live, what they eat and how they reproduce.

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An index of categories in the

Pneumatocyst Definition and Examples
Pneumatocysts, or air bladders, are gas-filled sacs in an algae that that float the algae's blades up toward the water's surface, providing greater access to sunlight for photosynthesis.

Rostrum Definition and Examples
The term rostrum is defined as an organism’s beak or a beak-like part. A rostrum is found in both cetaceans and crustaceans.

Ocean Acidification Definition
Ocean acidification is a lesser-known global warming problem. Learn what causes ocean acidification and how bad the problem really is.

How Do Marine Animals Sleep
Sleeping in the ocean is definitely different than sleeping on land, and the more we learn about sleep in marine life, we're learning that they don't have the same requirements for long periods of undisturbed rest like we do. Here you can learn more about how different types of marine animals sleep.

Facts About the Order Cetacea
Facts about the Order Cetacea, the group of marine mammals that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. Learn about cetacean characteristics, distribution, feeding, reproduction and conservation.

Gulf of Mexico Habitat and Marine Life
Information on the marine habitats in the Gulf of Mexico, including the kinds of marine life that live in the Gulf of Mexico.

Marine Biologist Definition
Learn the definition of the term marine biologist. Learn where marine biologists work, what they do, how to become a marine biologist, and what marine biologists get paid.

Countershading Definition and Examples
Countershading is a type of coloration commonly found in animals, and means that the animal's back (dorsal side) is dark while its underside (ventral side) is light.

Class Actinopterygii Facts and Examples
Facts about fishes - the ray-finned fishes, or Actinopterygii. Includes information about fish classification, feeding, reproduction and examples of ray-finned fishes.

Basking Shark Winter Migration
Basking shark migration has been questioned by scientists for decades. It has been speculated that these animals, the world's second-largest fish, hibernate on the ocean bottom during the winter. A tagging study released in 2009 revealed that basking sharks head south in the winter, further than scientists ever dreamed.

Facts About the Crystal Jelly
Profile of the crystal jelly - Aequorea victoria - a jellyfish species known for its luminous green fluorescent protein (GFP). Cells from the crystal jelly might be important in early detection of cancer in humans.

Salinity Definition and Importance to Marine Life
Definition of salinity, as used to refer to the ocean and marine life.

Madreporite Definition and Examples
The madreporite is an essential part of the circulation system in echinoderms. Here you can learn what a madreporite does and what it looks like.

Mariana Trench Facts and Location
Learn facts about the Mariana Trench, including how deep it is and what lives there.

Dolphin Facts and Information
Dolphin information - learn about dolphins through 10 fascinating facts.

Class Reptilia Facts and Examples
The Class Reptilia refers to the reptiles. Here you can learn characteristics of animals in the Class Reptila and examples of marine reptiles.

Impacts Of Oil On Sea Turtles - Sea Turtles and Oil Spills
Because of their endangered status and their wide range, sea turtles are species that are of particular concern in an oil spill. Learn how oil spills effect sea turtles, and how you can help.

Giant Frogfish Marine Life Profile - Facts About the Giant Frogfish
Information and facts about the giant frogfish, also known as Commerson's frogfish. Learn about how to identify a frogfish, what frogfish eat, how frogfish reproduce and where they live.

Spanish Shawl Nudibranch - Flabellina iodinea Profile
The Spanish shawl nudibranch, Flabellina iodinea, is a brightly-colored nudibranch with a purple body, orange cerata and red rhinophores. Learn more about this nudibranch and where it lives, how it feeds and reproduces here.

Winter, the Bottlenose Dolphin
Learn about Winter, the bottlenose dolphin with the artificial tail. Winter is a bottlenose dolphin that lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, and stars in Dolphin Tale.

Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico
Information on the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn what happened to the Deepwater Horizon, the effects of oil on marine life and the latest news about the BP oil leak. Learn about wildlife affected by the oil spill.

Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico - More Information about the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico
Information on the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig operated by BP off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn what happened to the Deepwater Horizon, the effects of oil on marine life and the latest news about the BP oil leak. Learn about wildlife affected by the oil spill. Page 2.

Blue Button Jelly Profile
Information about the blue button jelly, which is not really a jellyfish, but a hydroid. Learn where blue button jellies are found, what they eat, how they reproduce, and if they're dangerous to humans.

12 Facts About Nudibranch Sea Slugs
What do nudibranchs eat? How do nudibranchs reproduce? Learn more about these fascinating sea slugs that live in all the world's oceans.

What Is a Filter-Feeder?
Filter feeders are animals that get their food by moving water through a structure that acts as a sieve. In this article, you can learn more about filter feeding and examples of filter feeders.

Marine Biologist
When you picture a marine biologist, what comes to mind? Many picture a dolphin trainer, or maybe Jacques Cousteau. But marine biology covers a wide range of activities and organisms, and so does the job of a marine biologist. Here you can learn what a marine biologist is, what marine biologists do, and how you can become a marine biologist.

Facts About the Ocean As a Marine Life Habitat
Almost three-quarters of the Earth is ocean. Here you can learn facts about the ocean, about the major oceans of the world, and what the ocean is like as a marine life habitat.

Gift Ideas for Ocean Lovers
Looking for a gift for someone who loves marine life or nature? Here are some gift ideas, some of which can even be purchased at the last minute!

American Lobster Facts
Many think of lobster as a bright red delicacy served up with a side of butter. But the American lobster (often called the Maine lobster), is also fascinating animal with a complex life.

Bycatch - What Is Bycatch
Bycatch describes animals caught unintentionally by fishing gear, including non-target species and undersized fish. Many fishermen seek to catch a

How Long Do Whales Live
How long do whales live? As far as we know, the longest-living whale species is the bowhead whale. Learn more about the longevity of whales and how long they can live - the answer may surprise you.

Why Is the Sea Blue?
Why is the sea blue? Learn why the ocean looks blue.

Class Gastropoda - Snails, Sea Slugs, Sea Hares
The Class Gastropoda includes snails, slugs, limpets and sea hairs - all animals referred to as 'gastropods.' Learn about gastropods and see some examples here.

Mangrove Habitat Profile
Learn the definition of mangroves and mangrove swamps, where mangroves are located, and marine species you can find in mangroves.

Where Is the Antarctic
Where is the Antarctic? Learn the answer and more about the Antarctic region here.

10 Easy Ways to Help to Protect Marine Life
All of our actions impact the ocean and the marine life it holds. Learn about easy ways that you can help protect marine life no matter where you live.

Human Uses for Seaweeds
Marine algae, commonly called seaweeds, is important for food and shelter in the ocean. There area also many ​human uses for algae.

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Facts
Atlantic spotted dolphins have a distinctive spotted pattern that develops as they age. Learn more about this dolphin's behavior and biology.

Invertebrates
There are thousands of invertebrates in the oceans. Invertebrates are commonly defined as an animal without a spine. Here you can learn more about invertebrates, and read facts and view images of many kinds of marine invertebrates.

Cnidarians - Corals, Jellies, Anemones
Cnidarians are invertebrate animals in the Phylum Cnidaria. This phylum contains corals, jellyfish (jellies), sea anemones, and hydroids. Learn about different types of cnidarians with facts and images.

Facts About Pygmy Seahorses
Profile of the common pygmy seahorse, also known as Bargibant's seahorse​. Learn what pygmy seahorses eat, how they reproduce, and where they live.

Intertidal Zone Habitat Profile
The intertidal zone is the area where land and sea meet. Learn about the intertidal zone and what makes it such a challenging habitat.

The Deep Sea
Learn characteristics about the deep sea, why it's a challenging place to live, and what types of marine life are found there.

Hawksbill Sea Turtle Facts
Learn fun facts about the hawksbill sea turtle, including information on the hawksbill turtle's natural history, reproduction, distribution and conservation.

Nurse Shark Facts
Learn about the nurse shark - a (mostly) harmless, bottom-dwelling shark species.

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