Ocean Archive

  •     Glass Octopus Facts   The incredible Glass Octopus possesses a nearly transparent body, leading some to compare it to glass, hence the name. Yet the fact that it’s […]

    Glass Octopus

        Glass Octopus Facts   The incredible Glass Octopus possesses a nearly transparent body, leading some to compare it to glass, hence the name. Yet the fact that it’s […]

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  •   Thresher Shark Facts   First of all, the amazing Thresher Shark has a distinctly unique physical appearance that makes it easily recognizable. This holds true because their caudal fin […]

    Thresher Shark

      Thresher Shark Facts   First of all, the amazing Thresher Shark has a distinctly unique physical appearance that makes it easily recognizable. This holds true because their caudal fin […]

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  • False Killer Whale Facts   First of all, despite their common name, as a member of the blackfish group, the remarkable False Killer Whale isn’t a whale at all. This […]

    False Killer Whale

    False Killer Whale Facts   First of all, despite their common name, as a member of the blackfish group, the remarkable False Killer Whale isn’t a whale at all. This […]

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  •     Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Facts   First of all, you cannot take the beautiful Hawaiian Bobtail Squid for granted just because it isn’t large. This holds true due to the […]

    Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

        Hawaiian Bobtail Squid Facts   First of all, you cannot take the beautiful Hawaiian Bobtail Squid for granted just because it isn’t large. This holds true due to the […]

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  •   North Pacific Giant Octopus Facts   The North Pacific Giant Octopus merits its name, since its size makes it the largest known species of octopus. In addition, no other […]

    North Pacific Giant Octopus

      North Pacific Giant Octopus Facts   The North Pacific Giant Octopus merits its name, since its size makes it the largest known species of octopus. In addition, no other […]

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  • Feather Starfish Facts   First of all, the magnificent Feather Starfish ranks as one of the most beautiful and unique species of marine animal  found in any of the world’s […]

    Feather Starfish

    Feather Starfish Facts   First of all, the magnificent Feather Starfish ranks as one of the most beautiful and unique species of marine animal  found in any of the world’s […]

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  •   Pacific Sea Nettle Facts   The Pacific Sea Nettle is an ocean dwelling species which many mistakenly consider dangerous, yet actually poses no serious threat to humans. While their […]

    Pacific Sea Nettle

      Pacific Sea Nettle Facts   The Pacific Sea Nettle is an ocean dwelling species which many mistakenly consider dangerous, yet actually poses no serious threat to humans. While their […]

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  • Dragon Moray Eel Facts   First of all, the Dragon Moray Eel stands out for its incredibly colored body. They remain one of the most colorful of all known species […]

    Dragon Moray Eel

    Dragon Moray Eel Facts   First of all, the Dragon Moray Eel stands out for its incredibly colored body. They remain one of the most colorful of all known species […]

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  •   White Beaked Dolphin Facts   The White beaked Dolphin was first recognized as another separate species in 1846, by the renowned taxonomist John Edward Gray. Furthermore, it was, in […]

    White Beaked Dolphin

      White Beaked Dolphin Facts   The White beaked Dolphin was first recognized as another separate species in 1846, by the renowned taxonomist John Edward Gray. Furthermore, it was, in […]

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  •   Barndoor Skate Facts   First of all, the Barndoor Skate was not recognized as a separate species until 1898. It is also one of the largest known species of […]

    Barndoor Skate

      Barndoor Skate Facts   First of all, the Barndoor Skate was not recognized as a separate species until 1898. It is also one of the largest known species of […]

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  • Bowhead Whale Facts   The majestic Bowhead Whale is a species of baleen whale. This ocean dweller was an early target of whaling practices. Sadly, they were also a common […]

    Bowhead Whale

    Bowhead Whale Facts   The majestic Bowhead Whale is a species of baleen whale. This ocean dweller was an early target of whaling practices. Sadly, they were also a common […]

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  • Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly (yet appropriately) named Tasselled Wobbegong is a highly specialized species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. […]

    Tasselled Wobbegong

    Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly (yet appropriately) named Tasselled Wobbegong is a highly specialized species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. […]

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  • Striped Pyjama Squid Principle Facts   The Striped Pyjama Squid is proof that names can be misleading. It is most noteworthy that this unusual ocean creature is NOT actually a […]

    Striped Pyjama Squid

    Striped Pyjama Squid Principle Facts   The Striped Pyjama Squid is proof that names can be misleading. It is most noteworthy that this unusual ocean creature is NOT actually a […]

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  •   The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

    Seahorse

      The Seahorse is one of the MOST unusual (also adorable!) fish species in any ocean! The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature LOVES to keep […]

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  •   The Steller Sea Lion is the largest of all the species of eared seals. In fact, among pinnipeds, ONLY the walrus and 2 species of elephant seals are larger! […]

    Steller Sea Lion

      The Steller Sea Lion is the largest of all the species of eared seals. In fact, among pinnipeds, ONLY the walrus and 2 species of elephant seals are larger! […]

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  •   The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

    Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

      The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

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  •   As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

    Armored Sea Robin

      As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

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  •   The Deep Sea Hatchetfish is a collective term for a group of approximately 45 deep dwelling ocean species. Talk about a name that “cuts” right to the point! The […]

    Deep Sea Hatchetfish

      The Deep Sea Hatchetfish is a collective term for a group of approximately 45 deep dwelling ocean species. Talk about a name that “cuts” right to the point! The […]

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  •   The Cownose Ray is an interesting species of eagle ray. Now THERE is a name that creates a mental image! They are also one of the smallest species of […]

    Cownose Ray

      The Cownose Ray is an interesting species of eagle ray. Now THERE is a name that creates a mental image! They are also one of the smallest species of […]

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  •   The Gray Whale is a remarkable cetacean. Sadly, they are also a highly threatened one, as well. One of their three known populations is already extinct. This population (endemic […]

    Gray Whale

      The Gray Whale is a remarkable cetacean. Sadly, they are also a highly threatened one, as well. One of their three known populations is already extinct. This population (endemic […]

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