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THREAT LEVEL: critically endangered animals

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The following animals are considered CRITICALLY ENDANGERED by the International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN):

Massachusetts’ efforts to stop next whale extinctionRead more.
By Andy Duncan In less than 25 years the North [...] Read more.
Which dolphin’s scientific name means “sky blue” and “white”?Read more.
The scientific name Stenella coeruleoalba for the Striped Dolphin comes [...] Read more.
Which dolphin employs “roto-tailing”?Read more.
The only dolphin known to display the unique trait called [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is a “streaker”?Read more.
In tropical areas of the eastern Pacific Ocean, fisherman and [...] Read more.
What dolphin is the only one to completely spin out of the water?Read more.
Making as many as four body revolutions in one leap, [...] Read more.
What dolphin does not have any teeth in the upper jaw?Read more.
With only 4-14 teeth in the lower jaw and usually [...] Read more.
Which porpoise is a dolphin?Read more.
Sometimes call a “hookfin porpoise,” the Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus [...] Read more.
A “hookfin porpoise” is actually which animal?Read more.
Even though they are dolphins and not porpoises, the Pacific [...] Read more.
Which northern dolphin routinely leaps more than 20 feet in the air?Read more.
Often seen making long leaps through the water at speeds [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is the most easily identified?Read more.
As the only member of the whale family with no [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is often confused with seals?Read more.
While it would be difficult to confuse most dolphins for [...] Read more.
What is the “smoothest” dolphin?Read more.
The scientific name Lissodelphis borealis is derived from the Greek [...] Read more.
What is smallest cetacean?Read more.
By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean [...] Read more.
What is the only dolphin without a dorsal fin?Read more.
One of the most easily distinguished dolphins in the world [...] Read more.
Why are vaquitas disappearing?Read more.
By Amber Friend Why are Vaquita Disappearing? Vaquitas largest threat [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is also called a “bhulan” or “susu”?Read more.
The endangered Indus River Dolphin is native to the Indus [...] Read more.
Where do vaquitas live?Read more.
By Amber Friend Vaquitas can be found in the shallow, [...] Read more.
Which species is known as the “Sneezing Dolphin”?Read more.
When the Indus River Dolphin surfaces to breathe it makes [...] Read more.
What is a vaquita?Read more.
By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean [...] Read more.
Which dolphin dives to 2,000 feet to find prey?Read more.
Fraser’s dolphins are capable of diving up to almost 2,000 [...] Read more.
What is world’s most endangered marine mammal?Read more.
  By Amber Friend History is not something that we [...] Read more.
Which deadly animal has three hearts and blue blood?Read more.
By Earl Filskov Approximately 100 miles off the coast of [...] Read more.
World’s most endangered porpoise: vaquitaRead more.
  By Amber Friend The history-making extinction of aquatic animals [...] Read more.
What dolphin has white “lips”?Read more.
Streamlined and robust, the White-Beaked Dolphin is easily recognizable due [...] Read more.
What dolphin is also called the “Sarawak Dolphin”?Read more.
The Fraser’s Dolphin is also called the Sarawak Dolphin after [...] Read more.
Which aggressive squid is an infamous cannibal?Read more.
By Earl Filskov   First discovered in the Pacific Ocean [...] Read more.
Which dolphin has the most teeth?Read more.
The Long-Beaked Common Dolphin has more teeth than any other [...] Read more.
What are “Pork Rinds of the North”?Read more.
  A delicacy for the Inuit natives in Canada and [...] Read more.
What are “Arctic Pork Rinds”?Read more.
  A delicacy for the Inuit natives in Canada and [...] Read more.
What dolphin is “thick-toothed”?Read more.
The scientific name Pseudorca crassidens for the False Killer Whale [...] Read more.
Do humboldt squids attack humans?Read more.
By Earl Filskov First discovered in the Pacific Ocean off [...] Read more.
Which animal’s scientific name refers to the Cape of Good Hope?Read more.
The scientific name of the Long-Beaked Common Dolphin – Delphinus [...] Read more.
What is the whale delicacy “maktaq”?Read more.
A delicacy for the Inuit natives in Canada and Greenland [...] Read more.
What is a narwhal tusk made of?Read more.
The tusk of a narwhal is actually a long tooth [...] Read more.
World’s oldest cephalopod: vampire squidRead more.
By Earl Filskov Menacingly, it slowly moves through the darkness [...] Read more.
Which dolphin has a mustache?Read more.
The Clymene Dolphin does not have a traditional, hairy mustache, [...] Read more.
What does a narwhal tusk do?Read more.
  While the exact purpose of the narwhal’s famous tusk [...] Read more.
What is a narwhal tusk used for?Read more.
  While the exact purpose of the narwhal’s famous tusk [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is so aggressive you won’t find it in captivity?Read more.
Technically a dolphin and not a whale, the Pygmy Killer [...] Read more.
What dolphin became its own species in 1981?Read more.
Clymene Dolphins, sometimes known as the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” are [...] Read more.
What species is a “Sea Unicorn”?Read more.
Known as the “Sea Unicorn” and “Unicorn of the Ocean” [...] Read more.
Which whale sometimes freezes to death in fast-forming ice?Read more.
Found only in the Arctic Ocean and nearby waters, the [...] Read more.
Which whales existed only in theory until found alive in 1954?Read more.
Known only from fossilized skulls until the discovery of live [...] Read more.
A “short-snouted spinner dolphin” is actually what cetacean?Read more.
The Clymene Dolphin will sometimes spin when it comes out [...] Read more.
The males of which whale species are known for their “white hat”?Read more.
One of the more easily-recognized whales due to the white [...] Read more.
What animal is named for the leaves of an herbal supplement?Read more.
Ginkgo biloba and other ginkgo-related supplements are taken from the [...] Read more.
Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, and Northwest Atlantic are the 3 U.S. stocks of which “tiny killer”?Read more.
Found primarily in deep waters throughout tropical and subtropical areas [...] Read more.
Which dolphin was declared “functionally extinct” in 2006?Read more.
In 2006, and again in 2012, marine researchers reluctantly declared [...] Read more.
What is the most mysterious whale in the world?Read more.
Each of the 22 species of beaked whale are notorious [...] Read more.
What species suffered mass strandings in 2004 and 2008 due to sonar tests?Read more.
Sonar tests by ExxonMobil oil researchers as well as similar [...] Read more.
Which beaked whale is the only one with teeth in the upper jaw?Read more.
There are 22 beaked whales species and 21 of them [...] Read more.
What is the most adaptive dolphin in the world?Read more.
Though not found in freshwater rivers, the Bottlenose Dolphin has [...] Read more.
What animal was filmed for first time in February 2012?Read more.
While tracking blue whales off the coast of Australia, Australian [...] Read more.
Which blackfish has the most teeth?Read more.
With 20 to 26 pairs of teeth in each jaw, [...] Read more.
What animal was named for semenRead more.
The largest of all the toothed whales (odontocetes), the Sperm [...] Read more.
What dolphin gives birth up to 45 years old?Read more.
The Bottlenose Dolphin is known to give birth up to [...] Read more.
What animal has the largest brain?Read more.
Approximately five times larger than the human brain, the Sperm [...] Read more.
How did the white-bellied Black Dolphin earn its name?Read more.
The Chilean Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) is also known as the [...] Read more.
Captain Ahab’s “white whale” was which species?Read more.
“Call me Ishmael.” It very well may be the most [...] Read more.
What is difference between hibernation, aestivation, and brumation?Read more.
What is the difference between hibernation, aestivation, and brumation? Though [...] Read more.
Which popular marine mammal hunts prey by “fish whacking”?Read more.
The popular television show “Flipper” (1964-67) made the Bottlenose Dolphin [...] Read more.
Which is the second largest dolphin in the world?Read more.
Technically a dolphin and not a whale, the Short-Finned Pilot [...] Read more.
The Chilean Dolphin is known by what dark name?Read more.
The Chilean Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus eutropia) is also known as the [...] Read more.
Which is the fastest whale?Read more.
Able to reach speeds of 35 mph (56 kmh), both [...] Read more.
What is the Sargasso Sea?Read more.
What is the Sargasso Sea? The Sargasso Sea is the [...] Read more.
How are Atlantic Spotted and Clymene Dolphins related?Read more.
Both the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin and the Clymene Dolphin are [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for pollock?Read more.
Found in the subpolar and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, [...] Read more.
Which dolphin is only found off the tip of South America?Read more.
One of the most rare dolphins in the world due [...] Read more.
Which whale has a “false gill” that makes it look like a shark?Read more.
A bracket-shaped marking that is usually white or light gray [...] Read more.
Which whale has a “saddle”?Read more.
One of the largest dolphins in the world, reaching up [...] Read more.
How many spots are on Atlantic Spotted Dolphin pups at birth?Read more.
None. Atlantic Spotted Dolphins are born without any spots and [...] Read more.
Which is the most rare of the large whales?Read more.
Living in the cold waters of the North Pacific Ocean [...] Read more.
Which dolphin species is often confused with seals when first seen?Read more.
The only dolphin found in the Southern Ocean is the [...] Read more.
Which species is the largest of the beaked whales?Read more.
Growing to approximately 32 feet (9.8 m) and 17,000 pounds [...] Read more.
Texas freshwater fishing report (June 28-July 5, 2017)Read more.
Freshwater Weekly Fishing ReportWeek of June 28, 2017 From the Texas [...] Read more.
Michigan Weekly Fishing Report (June 29-July 6, 2017)Read more.
From the Michigan DNR Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie:  After [...] Read more.
What is the largest seal?Read more.
The largest seal in the world tips the scales at [...] Read more.
Which beaked whale is the most studied because whalers gave the dead to researchers?Read more.
While marine biology enthusiasts will never praise a predatory industry [...] Read more.
Which whale is known for the many callosities that cover its head?Read more.
The plural form of callus, callosities are thick and hardened [...] Read more.
What is only dolphin species found in Southern Ocean?Read more.
  The only dolphin found in the Southern Ocean is [...] Read more.
How many species of penguin are there?Read more.
By Valerie Clark There are 18 species of penguins, and [...] Read more.
Weekly Michigan Fishing Report (June 22-29, 2017)Read more.
From the Michigan DNR: Southeast Lower Peninsula Lake Erie: A [...] Read more.
Which sea lion is named for a German naturalist and surgeon?Read more.
Considered to be a pioneer in the history of Alaska, [...] Read more.
Why was being “right” so wrong for one cetacean species?Read more.
Due to their thick layer of blubber that makes them [...] Read more.
Which Antarctic whale is 85 percent of the diet for killer whales?Read more.
In the icy waters of the Southern Ocean, killer whales [...] Read more.
What dolphin was made popular by tourists in New Zealand?Read more.
In New Zealand, one of the main tourist attractions is [...] Read more.
What species was first named “FitzRoy’s Dolphin” by Charles Darwin?Read more.
In 1831 Charles Darwin was invited by Capt. Robert FitzRoy [...] Read more.
How long can a California Sea Lion hold its breath?Read more.
How long can a California Sea Lion hold his breath? [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a Norwegian whaler who made a big mistake?Read more.
Sometimes a mistake is never forgotten and such is the [...] Read more.
What cetacean is known as “white sides”?Read more.
Ironically, a distinctive yellow-beige streak on the side of a [...] Read more.
Despite their misleading name, which two whales cannot fly a plane?Read more.
  Both the Long-Finned Pilot Whale and the Short-Finned Pilot [...] Read more.
How deep can a California Sea Lion dive?Read more.
California sea lion can dive as deep as:   1,000 [...] Read more.
Which “barking” pinniped has become an entertainment favorite?Read more.
The star of countless circus acts and appearances in shows [...] Read more.
Which whales has three popular populations named: Resident, Transient, and Offshore?Read more.
Scientific studies have revealed many different populations–or even potentially different [...] Read more.
What cetacean is a “bottle beak”?Read more.
The scientific name Lagenorhynchus albirostris for the White-Beaked Dolphin is [...] Read more.
When surfacing for air, which discrete cetacean does NOT splash?Read more.
When surfacing for air, the Harbor Porpoise will not splash [...] Read more.
Which famous “whale” species is actually the largest dolphin?Read more.
Though they’re common name may be misleading, the Killer Whale [...] Read more.
Does pollution harm sharks?Read more.
By Blaise Jones One of the key byproducts of human [...] Read more.
What marine mammal is a “puffing pig”?Read more.
Sometimes called “puffers,” the Harbor Porpoise draws its name from [...] Read more.
Can sharks get sick?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are amazingly resilient to disease. Research [...] Read more.
Which animal is a “big-winged New Englander”?Read more.
With the scientific name of Megaptera novaeangliae, which means “big-winged [...] Read more.
Which species is a “tooth-walking sea horse”?Read more.
Found in the Arctic Ocean and neighboring habitats, the walrus [...] Read more.
Which animal has the longest migration?Read more.
The Arctic Tern earns the No. 1 spot for longest [...] Read more.
What can people do to help sharks?Read more.
By Blaise Jones How can a single individual have any [...] Read more.
Which mammal has the longest migration?Read more.
In 2011, a gray whale was recorded covering 14,000 miles [...] Read more.
What cetacean is named for a famous polyglot and malacologist?Read more.
The Dall’s porpoise is named for American naturalist William Healey [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is a “devil fish”?Read more.
Due to their violent reactions after being harpooned by whalers, [...] Read more.
Is it OK to eat sharks?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks have been harvested and eaten all [...] Read more.
Do any whales crossbreed?Read more.
Yes, but it is uncommon. It is so unusual, in [...] Read more.
What is the fastest cetacean in the world?Read more.
The Dall’s porpoise is considered to be the world’s fastest [...] Read more.
Which rare whale is a “Bastard”?Read more.
Hybrid whales are uncommon in the wild, but they do [...] Read more.
Are any sharks endangered?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Yes. Chondrichthyes (sharks, stingrays, and chimera) are [...] Read more.
Which whale is hit by more vessels than any other?Read more.
According to a 2004 NOAA report on ship strikes documented [...] Read more.
What are spring and neap tides?Read more.
A spring tide—popularly known as a “King Tide”—refers to the [...] Read more.
What is only native seal to Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea?Read more.
The Caribbean Monk Seal is the only known seal to [...] Read more.
What is Ocean Acidification?Read more.
Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is known for its V-shaped head and chevrons?Read more.
Fin whales have a sleek, streamlined body with a V-shaped [...] Read more.
Why is shark skin so rough?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Shark skin is often described as feeling [...] Read more.
Why do ships use “port” and “starboard” instead of “left” and “right”?Read more.
Unlike left and right, “port” and “starboard” refer to fixed [...] Read more.
What is a seiche?Read more.
A seiche is a standing wave oscillating in a body [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is a “Common Rorqual”?Read more.
  Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, [...] Read more.
Why do we name tropical storms and hurricanes?Read more.
Storms are given short, distinctive names to avoid confusion and [...] Read more.
What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?Read more.
The only difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a [...] Read more.
In 1494, Christopher Columbus named which animal a “sea wolf”?Read more.
During his second voyage in 1494, Christopher Columbus’s crew killed [...] Read more.
What is the difference between a hurricane watch and warning?Read more.
A warning means that hurricane conditions are expected whereas a [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is a “Finback”?Read more.
  Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, [...] Read more.
What is a hurricane?Read more.
A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical [...] Read more.
Are there any sharks without countershading?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Countershading is a very important part of [...] Read more.
Is the Earth round?Read more.
The Earth is an irregularly shaped ellipsoid. While the Earth [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is a “Razorback”?Read more.
Known by nicknames like Razorback, Finback, and Common Rorqual, the [...] Read more.
What is a slough?Read more.
A slough is a swamp or shallow lake system, usually [...] Read more.
Did NASA find water on another planet?Read more.
  Four hundred years ago, the astronomer Galileo’s discovery of [...] Read more.
Which animal was last seen in 1952?Read more.
The last confirmed sighting of the Caribbean Monk Seal was [...] Read more.
Are there oceans on other planets?Read more.
Earth is the only known planet to have bodies of [...] Read more.
Which whale went from “simus” to “sima” in 1998?Read more.
In 1998 authorities officially changed the scientific name of the [...] Read more.
What is countershading?Read more.
  By Blaise Jones While sharks come in all shades [...] Read more.
What is the International Date Line?Read more.
The International Date Line serves as the “line of demarcation” [...] Read more.
What does a geodesist do?Read more.
Geodesists measure and monitor the Earth to determine the exact [...] Read more.
Which two whales squirt ink like squid for defense?Read more.
An unusual characteristic that distinguishes dwarf sperm whales and pygmy [...] Read more.
What is PORTS? (Physical Oceanographic Real Time System)Read more.
PORTS® stands for Physical Oceanographic Real Time System. NOAA PORTS® [...] Read more.
What should I do if I find a turtle in the road?Read more.
By Stacey Venzel If you spot a turtle crossing the [...] Read more.
How far does sound travel in the ocean?Read more.
The distance that sound travels in the ocean varies greatly, [...] Read more.
Which animal is a “dog that runs in rough water”?Read more.
The Hawaiian name for the Hawaiian Monk Seal is “llio [...] Read more.
What does the ocean have waves?Read more.
Waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it [...] Read more.
Which cetacean is often confused for a Sei whale?Read more.
Though both whales are rorqual whales, the Sei whale grows [...] Read more.
Are sharks good for the environment?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are apex predators; they sit atop [...] Read more.
What is aquaculture?Read more.
Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, [...] Read more.
Which cetacean was named for a famous Norwegian sailor?Read more.
Johan Bryde (1858-1925) was a Norwegian whaler who later was [...] Read more.
What is a bight?Read more.
A bight is a long, gradual bend or recess in [...] Read more.
What 3 seals are named for monks?Read more.
The three “monk” seals are either extinct – Caribbean Monk [...] Read more.
What is a thermocline?Read more.
A thermocline is the transition layer between warmer mixed water [...] Read more.
What is a wetland?Read more.
A wetland is an area of land that is saturated [...] Read more.
Which animal lives the longest?Read more.
Based on research and recent proof from a century-old harpoon, [...] Read more.
How long is the U.S. shoreline?Read more.
NOAA’s official value for the total length of the U.S. [...] Read more.
What are the Ampullae of Lorenzini?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Shark have a wide variety of amazing [...] Read more.
Which mammal lives the longest?Read more.
Based on research and recent proof from a century-old harpoon, [...] Read more.
What does an oceanographer do?Read more.
An oceanographer studies the ocean. Oceanography covers a wide range of [...] Read more.
Which seal has the shortest hair?Read more.
The Mediterranean Monk Seal has the shortest hair of all [...] Read more.
What is hydrography?Read more.
Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical [...] Read more.
Which species gives birth to the largest offspring?Read more.
The African Elephant is the largest animal walking the earth, [...] Read more.
What is Forchhammer’s Principle?Read more.
Forchhammer’s Principle refers to the chemical composition of ocean water. [...] Read more.
What are the most and least abundant shark species in the world?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Determining which shark species are the most [...] Read more.
What is marine biogeography?Read more.
Marine biogeography is the study of marine species, the geographic [...] Read more.
What is an iceberg?Read more.
An iceberg is ice that broke off from glaciers or [...] Read more.
What is the loudest animal?Read more.
This is a trick question of sorts with two animals [...] Read more.
What color is an iceberg?Read more.
The colorful hues of icebergs result from the interplay of [...] Read more.
What is ocean etiquette?Read more.
Promoting responsible encounters with marine wildlife and their natural habitats. [...] Read more.
What is the world’s most endangered seal?Read more.
The Mediterranean monk seal is a phocid or “true” seal, [...] Read more.
Can a coral reef recover from bleaching and other stressful events?Read more.
  If local threats are reduced, coral reefs have a [...] Read more.
What is the largest animal ever?Read more.
Weighing more than 330,000 pounds (150,000 kg) and measuring more [...] Read more.
How does climate change affect coral reefs?Read more.
The varied effects of climate change are changing the ocean; [...] Read more.
Where are the most sharks in the world?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks can be found all over the [...] Read more.
How does overfishing threaten coral reefs?Read more.
Overfishing can deplete key reef species and damage coral habitat. [...] Read more.
Only the males of which whale species have teeth?Read more.
Only the male members of the True’s beaked whale have [...] Read more.
How does land-based pollution threaten coral reefs?Read more.
Many serious coral reef ecosystem stressors originate from land-based sources, [...] Read more.
What seal uses an “inflatable nose” to threaten others?Read more.
When Northern Elephant Seal males reach puberty at about 7 [...] Read more.
What are microplastics?Read more.
Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long [...] Read more.
Albert the Orca Explains Echolocation to The Super FinsRead more.
Albert the Orca Explains Echolocation to The Super FinsIllustrated by [...] Read more.
What is the biggest source of ocean pollution?Read more.
Most ocean pollution begins on land.  Eighty percent of pollution [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a whaler and Smithsonian Institute executive?Read more.
It may sound horrific today that a respected animal researcher [...] Read more.
What is a red tide?Read more.
A “red tide” is a common term used for a [...] Read more.
Do any sharks live in rivers, streams or lakes?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are incredibly ecologically-flexible animals. They can [...] Read more.
Top ten dangers at the beachRead more.
Trips to the beach aren’t always fun in the sun. [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a noted biographer?Read more.
The only beaked whale found in the waters off of [...] Read more.
What are beach advisories and beach closures?Read more.
Beach advisories and beach closures occur when water testing reveals [...] Read more.
Why do scientists measure sea surface temperatures?Read more.
Sea surface temperature provides fundamental information on the global climate [...] Read more.
What is the largest seal?Read more.
Northern elephant seals are the largest phocid, or “true” seal, [...] Read more.
What is coral spawning?Read more.
Hard (or stony) corals reproduce by releasing their eggs and [...] Read more.
Which whale is named “two teeth”?Read more.
One of the elusive beaked whales, the Sowerby’s beaked whale [...] Read more.
What is an oil seep?Read more.
An oil seep is a natural leak of crude oil [...] Read more.
How do sharks navigate?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are masters of their environment. Every [...] Read more.
How are satellites used to observe the ocean?Read more.
Satellites can “see the sea” in ways that are otherwise [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a painter?Read more.
One of the elusive beaked whales, the Sowerby’s beaked whale [...] Read more.
What is ocean noise?Read more.
Ocean noise refers to sounds made by human activities that [...] Read more.
Do fish sleep?Read more.
While most fish rest by reducing their activity and metabolism, [...] Read more.
What seal covers the most distance on land? Where?Read more.
The Crabeater Seal just may cover more distance on land [...] Read more.
Where do fish go when it freezes outside?Read more.
Most fish slow down and “rest” near the bottom during [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a pioneer in scientific journalism?Read more.
Australia’s Heber Albert Longman (1880-1954) was a pioneer in scientific [...] Read more.
Are all fish cold-blooded?Read more.
The opah is the only known fully warm-blooded fish that [...] Read more.
Do sharks migrate?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are a highly migratory species. While [...] Read more.
What is an ocean current?Read more.
The term “current” describes the motion of the ocean. Ocean currents [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for a newspaper publisher?Read more.
Australia’s Heber Albert Longman (1880-1954) was a pioneer in scientific [...] Read more.
What are the trade winds?Read more.
Early commerce to the Americas relied on the trade winds—the [...] Read more.
What are the horse latitudes?Read more.
The horse latitudes are subtropical regions known for calm winds [...] Read more.
What is the favorite food of the Crabeater Seal?Read more.
Krill. The Crabeater Seal does not eat crab, it only [...] Read more.
What are the doldrums?Read more.
The “doldrums” is a popular nautical term that refers to [...] Read more.
Which whale was not seen alive until 2003?Read more.
It wasn’t until a live sighting in 2003 proved that [...] Read more.
What are the Roaring Forties?Read more.
Sailors call the latitudes between 40 and 50 degrees south [...] Read more.
What is the Coriolis Effect?Read more.
  The Coriolis Effect, in combination with an area of [...] Read more.
Which whale is the “Antillean”?Read more.
Known as the Antillean or “Gulf Stream beaked whale,” the [...] Read more.
What carnivore has the most highly-specialized teeth?Read more.
Crabeater Seal teeth are so unusual that many researchers consider [...] Read more.
What Antarctic predator “backlights” its prey?Read more.
The Weddell Seal is the only seal that lives permanently [...] Read more.
Which species is named for a student who famously upset his teacher?Read more.
Also known as the “dense-beaked whale,” the Blainville’s Beaked Whale [...] Read more.
What are phytoplankton?Read more.
Phytoplankton, also known as microalgae, are similar to terrestrial plants [...] Read more.
How do they know how old a shark is?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Determining the age of a shark is [...] Read more.
What is plankton?Read more.
  The group of small animal and plant organisms float or [...] Read more.
Which species is often called a Giant Bottlenose Whale?Read more.
Also called the Giant Bottlenose Whale, the Baird’s Beaked Whale [...] Read more.
What is “skim feeding”?Read more.
A simple method of feeding by baleen whales that happens at or [...] Read more.
What animal blows air into ice cracks to feed?Read more.
The Weddell Seal is the only seal that lives permanently [...] Read more.
What is a “rorqual” whale?Read more.
Rorqual whales are baleen whales that are relatively streamlined in [...] Read more.
Which species is largest of the beaked whales?Read more.
Also called the Giant Bottlenose Whale, the Baird’s Beaked Whale [...] Read more.
Do sharks care for their young?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks have been on this planet longer [...] Read more.
What is a “blackfish”?Read more.
The term “blackfish” is a general reference phrase referring to [...] Read more.
Which whale is named for the first curator of the Smithsonian Institute?Read more.
  Naturalist, ichthyologist (person who studies fish) and ornithologist (person [...] Read more.
What is “bubble net feeding”?Read more.
Bubble Net Feeding is a highly-coordinated form of predatory feeding [...] Read more.
What is “spyhopping”?Read more.
Spyhopping is when whales and dolphins raise their heads vertically [...] Read more.
What seal dives 2,000 feet under ice to avoid predators?Read more.
The Weddell Seal lives in the icy waters of the [...] Read more.
What are the 10 “ice seals”?Read more.
There are 18 seal species in the world and 10 [...] Read more.
How can you tell a male shark from a female?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Determining the sex of an animal you [...] Read more.
What are krill?Read more.
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The following animals have insufficient enough research to fully determine [...] Read more.
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Long-finned pilot whale calls, vocalizationsRead more.
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Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis)Read more.
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West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis)Read more.
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PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Sirenia FAMILY: Dugongidae GENUS: Dugong [...] Read more.
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All whales, dolphins and porpoises are cetaceans, which have two [...] Read more.
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There are five families of marine mammals within the Order [...] Read more.
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PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena [...] Read more.
Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)Read more.
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Burmeister’s Porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)Read more.
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Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica) aka South Asian River Dolphin, Blind River DolphinRead more.
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La Plata Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) aka FranciscanaRead more.
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Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) aka BotoRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Iniidae GENUS: Inia [...] Read more.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon [...] Read more.
Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis)Read more.
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Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis [...] Read more.
Peale’s Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis)Read more.
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Hourglass Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus [...] Read more.
Heaviside’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)Read more.
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Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)Read more.
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Commerson’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii)Read more.
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PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: cephalorhynchus [...] Read more.
Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)Read more.
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Tasman Beaked Whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) aka Shepherd’s Beaked WhaleRead more.
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Straptoothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) aka Layard’s beaked whaleRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon [...] Read more.
Hubb’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi)Read more.
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Hector’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon hectori)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Gray’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi)Read more.
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Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)Read more.
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Arnoux’s Beaked Whale (Berardius arnuxii)Read more.
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Andrew’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon [...] Read more.
Subantarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis)Read more.
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Juan Fernandez Fur Seal (Arctocephalus philippii)Read more.
The Juan Fernández Fur Seal is a polygynous species. Based [...] Read more.
Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella)Read more.
Fur seals are the smallest seals and closely related to [...] Read more.
Galapagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis)Read more.
With a population size of about 50,000, the Galapagos Sea [...] Read more.
New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)Read more.
Fur seals and sea lions are distinguished from other seals [...] Read more.
South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)Read more.
South American Fur Seals are sexually dimorphic. Adult males are [...] Read more.
New Zealand Sea Lion (Phocarctos hookeri)Read more.
Hooker’s sea lions, also known as New Zealand sea lions, [...] Read more.
South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)Read more.
The South American Sea Lion is the most abundant marine [...] Read more.
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)Read more.
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Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii)Read more.
They are slightly smaller on average than leopard and crabeater [...] Read more.
Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina)Read more.
Southern elephant seals are named after the large proboscis (nose) [...] Read more.
Crabeater Seal (Lobodon carcinophagus)Read more.
Crabeater seals are the most numerous of the world’s seals.  [...] Read more.
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)Read more.
Weddell seals are found near the fast ice of the [...] Read more.
Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)Read more.
Adult male Leopard Seals are 2.8 to 3.3 m long [...] Read more.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea [...] Read more.
Baikal Seal (Phoca sibirica)Read more.
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Caspian Seal (Phoca caspica)Read more.
The Caspian Seal belongs to the Phocina group of northern [...] Read more.
Spotted Seal (Phoca largha)Read more.
Spotted seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. [...] Read more.
Saimaa Seal (Phoca hispida saimensis)Read more.
Saimaa seals, like other ringed seals, are short and stocky. [...] Read more.
Ribbon Seal (Phoca fasciata)Read more.
The ribbon seal is one of nine species of ice [...] Read more.
Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida)Read more.
Ringed seals are part of the “true seal” family Phocidae. [...] Read more.
Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)Read more.
Northern fur seals are members of the “eared seal” family [...] Read more.
Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)Read more.
Northern elephant seals are the largest phocid, or “true” seal, [...] Read more.
Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus)Read more.
The Mediterranean monk seal is a phocid or “true” seal, [...] Read more.
Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)Read more.
Adult hooded seals have black heads and silver-gray coats with [...] Read more.
Hawaiian Monk Seal (Monachus schauinslandi)Read more.
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Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)Read more.
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Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)Read more.
Harbor seals are part of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. [...] Read more.
Guadalupe Fur Seal (Arctocephalus townsendi)Read more.
Guadalupe fur seals are members of the “eared seal” family, [...] Read more.
Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus) aka Grey SealRead more.
Gray seals are part of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. [...] Read more.
Caribbean Monk Seal (Monachus tropicalis)Read more.
The Caribbean monk seal, also known as the “West Indian” [...] Read more.
Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)Read more.
Bearded seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. [...] Read more.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)Read more.
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Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally [...] Read more.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)Read more.
Short-finned pilot whales are larger members of the dolphin group [...] Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the [...] Read more.
Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)Read more.
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale [...] Read more.
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)Read more.
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. [...] Read more.
North Pacific Right Whale (Eubalaena japonica)Read more.
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Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)Read more.
Northern bottlenose whales are the largest members of the beaked [...] Read more.
North Atlantic (Northern) Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)Read more.
Right whales are large baleen whales. Females are larger than [...] Read more.
Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) aka Northern Minke WhaleRead more.
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and [...] Read more.
Melon-Headed Whale (Peponocephala electra)Read more.
Melon-headed whales are small members of the dolphin group. They [...] Read more.
Long-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas)Read more.
Long-finned pilot whales are one of the largest members of [...] Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all [...] Read more.
Humpback Whale (Megeptera novaeangliae)Read more.
Humpback whales are well known for their long “pectoral” fins, [...] Read more.
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus)Read more.
Gray whales are mysticetes, or baleen whales. Gray whales are [...] Read more.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Read more.
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a [...] Read more.
False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)Read more.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family. [...] Read more.
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)Read more.
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can [...] Read more.
Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni)Read more.
Bryde’s (pronounced “broodus”) whales are members of the baleen whale [...] Read more.
Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)Read more.
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have “baleen” plates [...] Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue [...] Read more.
Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)Read more.
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas [...] Read more.
True’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon mirus)Read more.
True’s beaked whales have a relatively small to medium-sized body [...] Read more.
Do sharks hunt alone?Read more.
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Stejneger’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon stejnegeri)Read more.
Stejneger’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “Bering Sea beaked [...] Read more.
Sowerby’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens)Read more.
Sowerby’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “North Atlantic beaked [...] Read more.
Longman’s Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus)Read more.
Longman’s beaked whales, sometimes known as “tropical bottlenose” or “Indo-Pacific [...] Read more.
Gervais’ Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon europaeus)Read more.
Gervais’ beaked whales, sometimes called the “Antillean” or “Gulf Stream [...] Read more.
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)Read more.
Cuvier’s beaked whales, sometimes called “goose-beaked whales,” are members of [...] Read more.
Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)Read more.
Blainville’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “dense-beaked whale,” are [...] Read more.
Baird’s Beaked Whale (Berardius bairdii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are [...] Read more.
White-Beaked Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris)Read more.
White-beaked dolphins, sometimes called “squidhounds” by fishermen in Canada, are [...] Read more.
Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)Read more.
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread [...] Read more.
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)Read more.
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris [...] Read more.
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)Read more.
Short-beaked common dolphins are small dolphins under 9 feet (2.7 m) [...] Read more.
Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis)Read more.
Rough-toothed dolphins are small members of the dolphin group that [...] Read more.
Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus)Read more.
Risso’s dolphins, sometimes called “gray dolphins,” have a robust body [...] Read more.
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)Read more.
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively [...] Read more.
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)Read more.
Pacific white-sided dolphins have a robust body and a very [...] Read more.
Northern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis)Read more.
Northern right whale dolphins are members of the delphinid family [...] Read more.
Indus River Dolphin (Platanista minor)Read more.
Status ESA Endangered – throughout its range MMPA Depleted – [...] Read more.
Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)Read more.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Delphinidae [...] Read more.
Hector’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Cephalorhynchus [...] Read more.
Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)Read more.
Fraser’s dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They are [...] Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphins are relatively small dolphins that can reach [...] Read more.
Clymene Dolphin (Stenella clymene)Read more.
Clymene dolphins, sometimes known as the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” are [...] Read more.
Chinese River Dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer) aka BaijiRead more.
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Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Read more.
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known [...] Read more.
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)Read more.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins have a robust body, short beak, and [...] Read more.
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella plagiodon)Read more.
Atlantic spotted dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They [...] Read more.
Do sharks hunt in packs or are they solitary hunters?Read more.
By Blaise Jones For the most part sharks are lone [...] Read more.
What endangered animal’s name is Spanish for “little cow”?Read more.
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What is the smallest cetacean (whale or whale relative)?Read more.
The world’s smallest known cetacean is the Vaquita (Phocoenca sinus). [...] Read more.
What is the most endangered cetacean (whale or relative)?Read more.
Also called the Cochito, the Vaquita (Phocoenca sinus) is the [...] Read more.
Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)Read more.
The Steller sea lion, also known as the northern sea [...] Read more.
California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)Read more.
California sea lions are members of the “eared seal” family, [...] Read more.
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)Read more.
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, [...] Read more.
Dall’s Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)Read more.
  Dall’s porpoises are “high strung,” fast swimming members of [...] Read more.
Vaquita or Cochito (Phocoena sinus)Read more.
Other stories about the vaquita: Endangered vaquita population is less [...] Read more.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)Read more.
  Walruses, whose latin name translates as “tooth-walking sea horse”, [...] Read more.
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)Read more.
Polar bears evolved from brown bears and are the largest [...] Read more.
Do sharks chew their food or swallow it whole?Read more.
By Blaise Jones A large part of the fearsome reputation [...] Read more.
Are we living in a sixth extinction?Read more.
By Ker Than, Stanford University An unprecedented pattern of extinction [...] Read more.
What is NASA doing in the Great Barrier Reef?Read more.
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From Exeter University Professor Simpson, who has listened to the [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones A large part of the fearsome reputation [...] Read more.
Coral reef fish change to warming watersRead more.
From the University of Texas PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Ocean [...] Read more.
Are sharks territorial?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Many movies featuring sharks often have them [...] Read more.
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Watch these orcas work together as a team to kill [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Of all the animals on this planet, [...] Read more.
Fukushima rivers 200 times more radioactive then oceanRead more.
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By Blaise Jones Finding prey in the ocean is no [...] Read more.
Do sharks have scales?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks do have scales, though they are [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Finding prey in the ocean is no [...] Read more.
NOAA establishes international marine mammal bycatch criteria for U.S. importsRead more.
From NOAA Fish and fish products must meet protection standards [...] Read more.
What is a shark skeleton made of?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks are members of the group Chondrichthyes, [...] Read more.
NOAA recommends $9M in coastal habitat restorationRead more.
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By Blaise Jones Sharks have some of the most amazing [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Like most large marine organisms, sharks breathe [...] Read more.
Greenland shark lays claim to world’s oldest animalRead more.
By Scott A. Rowan If a report published last week [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Of all the animals on this planet, [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Sharks have a reputation as “cold-blooded killers” [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones Like most large marine organisms, sharks breathe [...] Read more.
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By Scott A. Rowan Yes, you can get bored to [...] Read more.
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By Blaise Jones With new shark species being discovered all [...] Read more.
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By Scott A. Rowan Keratin is a fibrous protein that [...] Read more.
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By Jeannette Bedard With each ebb and flow the shoreline [...] Read more.
Illustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL
What is a Sverdrup?Read more.
As revealed in our explanation about the Gulf Stream, the [...] Read more.
Known as a mermaid's purse, the egg sac of oviparous sharks allows the pup to develop. Note the long, curly tendrils that help the egg attach to seaweed and remain out of harm's way until birth. This is the egg of a lesser spotted dogfish from Wales. Credit: Tom Oates, 2009.
What is a Mermaid’s Purse?Read more.
By Scott Rowan Sharks have two ways to birth that [...] Read more.
Dean’s Blue Hole beach, the free-diving capital of the world in Long Island, Bahamas, is a perfect example of gorgeous beaches created by millions of years of fish feces. Photo credit: Stacey Venzel.
Bleached branching coral (foreground) and normal branching coral (background). Keppel Islands, Great Barrier Reef.
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Jaws by Peter Benchley.
DAH-DUM, DAH-DUM: The real story behind “Jaws”Read more.
By Stacey Venzel Terror surrounding the great white shark received [...] Read more.
These tanks, filled with water from the same source, show how mussels can filter the water. The tank on the right has mussels. The tank on the left doesn't. Photo credit: Virginia Tech.
Are mussels the secret answer to cleaning polluted water?Read more.
By Valerie K Clark Short answer: Yes, but should they [...] Read more.
Great hammerhead shark (Sphryna mokarran). Photo credit: Jake Mohan.
Why do hammerheads have hammer heads?Read more.
By Blaise Jones When people picture sharks, they probably imagine [...] Read more.
Coral outcrop on Flynn Reef at The Great Barrier Reef. Photo credit: Toby Hudson.
What are the biggest threats to reefs?Read more.
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Benjamin Franklin published this map of the Gulf Stream in 1769.
What causes the Gulf Stream?Read more.
By Bob Baldwin Benjamin Franklin created the chart above to [...] Read more.
A swell shark egg, often referred to as a mermaid's purse. The growing shark pup inside can be seen through the thin outer shell. This photo was taken in the Northern Channel Islands in 2011. Photo credit: Vagabondvince310.
Do sharks lay eggs or give birth to live pups?Read more.
By Hannah Roddy Sharks are fascinating creatures, especially when it [...] Read more.
Closeup of a Galileo thermoscope.
What is the temperature at the bottom of the ocean?Read more.
By Jeannette Bedard  In the ocean, the surface is easy [...] Read more.
Sea otters in the wild. Photo credit: Dave Bezaire & Susi Havens-Bezaire.
TOP SECRET SUCCESS STORY: conspiracy saved sea ottersRead more.
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The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can grow to 24 feet and thanks to antifreeze elements in its system its meat is poisonous to humans. Photo Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
Why don’t Arctic and Antarctic fish freeze to death? Antifreeze!Read more.
By Valerie Clark Many fish are cold-blooded, which means their [...] Read more.
Aerial view of a blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the largest animal in the world. Photo credit: NOAA.
What is the largest animal on the planet?Read more.
By Angelica Hernandez  When we think of the largest animals [...] Read more.
The Yangtze River dolphin (also called the baiji) is believed to be extinct.
Ghost in the river: Is the Yangtze River dolphin Extinct?Read more.
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Hagfish mouth.
HAGFISH DAY: meet the world’s grossest animal (and a living dinosaur)Read more.
This third Wednesday in October is Hagfish Day, created to [...] Read more.
What is the largest reef in the world?Read more.
By Frances Allen The Great Barrier Reef comprises 2,900 individual [...] Read more.
The discovery of water molecules buried within blue ringwoodite, which is found hundreds of miles inside the Earth, may be empirical evidence that the world's largest ocean is subterranean. Photo credit: Jasperox.
World’s largest ocean has never been seenRead more.
By Rachel Sloan The biggest ocean in the world has [...] Read more.
Comparison of a bottlenose dolphin, one of the most popular ocean animals, versus the similarly-named dolphinfish, one of the most popular restaurant items, and the dolphinfish's closest relative, the Pompano dolphin. Images are not to scale.
Dolphin or dolphinfish: what’s the difference?Read more.
By Holly Lynn Anderson Clearing up the confusion between a [...] Read more.
Why is the ocean so salty?Read more.
By Jeremy Duncan Oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the [...] Read more.
What is bioflourescence?Read more.
In late September, marine biologist David Gruber revealed the world’s [...] Read more.
What is the worst shark attack of all time?Read more.
By Blaise Jones Sharks. Few things fascinate us more than [...] Read more.
Why do animals have “bioflourescent” or “bioluminescent” abilities?Read more.
In late September, marine biologist David Gruber revealed the world’s [...] Read more.
Biofluorescence vs. bioluminescence: what’s the difference?Read more.
In late September, marine biologist David Gruber revealed the world’s [...] Read more.
What is the deepest lake in the world?Read more.
By Humphrey Bwayo Ever wondered how deep the deepest lake [...] Read more.
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The largest animal in the ocean during the Early Ordovician was actually a shrimp ancestor from what is modern-day Morocco: Aegirocassis benmoulae. (Photo Credit: Aegirocassis benmoulae by Nobu Tamura is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
No Oxymoron Here: Shrimp Was Largest CreatureRead more.
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On December 4, 2006, Japanese scientists videotaped this female giant squid alive. Credit: Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Museum of Nature and Science of Japan/AP
The Giant Squid: Separating Myth from FactsRead more.
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Researchers in Antarctica with the Deep-SCINI rover. (Photo credit: Linuxgizmos.com)
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Diver over walls at Pavlopetri © BBC/Jon Henderson
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By Maria Fernanda Pereira Ywazaki March 31, 2015 In 1967 [...] Read more.
Notothenioid fish under Antarctic use have developed some unusual ways to avoid freezing. (Photo credit: Icefish larvae by Uwe Kils is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 photo resized)
The viper fish uses bioluminescence to draw prey close enough to use its infamously large fangs to eat them. Notice how their teeth are so large they cannot fit inside their skull. (Photo credit: viper fish by AnimalJam.Wikia)
Predatory Deception: Bioluminescence, Camouflage Lure Prey to DinnerRead more.
By Amber Friend March 24, 2015, 9:01 a.m. Underwater predators [...] Read more.
The official poster for Earth Hour 2015. (Photo credit: Earth Hour poster by EarthHour.orgis licensed under CC BY-AS 2.0.)
The bull shark (carcharhinus leucas) has valid claims to be the most dangerous shark in ALL waters. (Bull shark photo by Albert Kok is licensed under CC BY 2.0).
Bull Shark (carcharhinus leucas) Is The Real Bad Boy of The OceanRead more.
By Earl Filskov March 16, 2015; 6:57 p.m. There are [...] Read more.
Time lapse photos of sea star eating, its protruding stomach is the white material (Photo credit: lizwason/wordpress).
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Vaquita
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Skeleton comparison of spinosaurus aegyptiacus and typical penguin
Was The Prehistoric Penguin An Apex Predator?Read more.
By Scott A. Rowan The penguin thrashed the shark, eating [...] Read more.

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