Ocean Archive

  •   The (impressive!) Megamouth Shark is a species of deep-water shark. This incredible ocean species is also EXTREMELY rare! Wow! They’re impressive AND rare! First of all, the species was […]

    Megamouth Shark

      The (impressive!) Megamouth Shark is a species of deep-water shark. This incredible ocean species is also EXTREMELY rare! Wow! They’re impressive AND rare! First of all, the species was […]

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  •   The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

    Lumpfish

      The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

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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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  •   The remarkable (not to mention lovely!) Hourglass Dolphin is an extremely rare species. This species has rarely been seen, and even more rarely studied! In fact, only 6 complete […]

    Hourglass Dolphin

      The remarkable (not to mention lovely!) Hourglass Dolphin is an extremely rare species. This species has rarely been seen, and even more rarely studied! In fact, only 6 complete […]

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  •   The Longnose Sawshark (man….does THAT name “fit!”) is an ocean species with a highly distinctive appearance. Fortunately, they pose no threat to humans. In fact, it is the other […]

    Longnose Sawshark

      The Longnose Sawshark (man….does THAT name “fit!”) is an ocean species with a highly distinctive appearance. Fortunately, they pose no threat to humans. In fact, it is the other […]

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  •   The Eccentric Sand Dollar is (at least among its fellow echinoids) precisely that: “eccentric!” Their behavior is very different from other related species. In regions of steadily flowing water, […]

    Eccentric Sand Dollar

      The Eccentric Sand Dollar is (at least among its fellow echinoids) precisely that: “eccentric!” Their behavior is very different from other related species. In regions of steadily flowing water, […]

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  •   The Bull Shark is known for its aggressive nature (appropriately named, then!). This species is responsible for the majority of shark attacks worldwide. They are one of the best- […]

    Bull Shark

      The Bull Shark is known for its aggressive nature (appropriately named, then!). This species is responsible for the majority of shark attacks worldwide. They are one of the best- […]

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  •   The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

    West Indian Manatee

      The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

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  •   The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

    Fin Whale

      The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

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  •   The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

    Giant Manta Ray

      The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

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  •   Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

    Leopard Seal

      Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

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  •   The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

    Atlantic Trumpetfish

      The Atlantic Trumpetfish is one of those rare creatures that seems to be capable of (according to many humorous-minded ichthyologists) tooting its own horn! This interesting ocean creature was […]

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  •   The adorable Risso’s Dolphin, Grampus griseus, is among the largest of all known species of dolphin. However, they have not been widely studied which is due to their preference for inhabiting […]

    Risso’s Dolphin

      The adorable Risso’s Dolphin, Grampus griseus, is among the largest of all known species of dolphin. However, they have not been widely studied which is due to their preference for inhabiting […]

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  •   The Black Banded Sea Krait, Laticauda semifasciata or Chinese sea snake, is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless under real threat. […]

    Black Banded Sea Krait

      The Black Banded Sea Krait, Laticauda semifasciata or Chinese sea snake, is a dangerous species of sea snake. Fortunately, they are typically timid in nature, unless under real threat. […]

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  •   What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

    Ringed Seal

      What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

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