Atlantic Ocean Archive

  •   Triple Divide Peak Facts   First of all, the slopes of Triple Divide Peak play an important role in the hydrologic cycle of North America. That’s because from this […]

    Triple Divide Peak

      Triple Divide Peak Facts   First of all, the slopes of Triple Divide Peak play an important role in the hydrologic cycle of North America. That’s because from this […]

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  •   White Beaked Dolphin Facts The White Beaked Dolphin was first recognized as separate species in 1846, by the famous taxonomist John Edward Gray. It was, in fact, one of […]

    White Beaked Dolphin

      White Beaked Dolphin Facts The White Beaked Dolphin was first recognized as separate species in 1846, by the famous taxonomist John Edward Gray. It was, in fact, one of […]

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  •   Barndoor Skate Facts   The Barndoor Skate did not have distinction as a separate species until 1898. It is one of the largest known species of skate found in […]

    Barndoor Skate

      Barndoor Skate Facts   The Barndoor Skate did not have distinction as a separate species until 1898. It is one of the largest known species of skate found in […]

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  •   The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin lives in every temperate and tropical ocean. The species was once grouped with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin but is now a separate species. This beautiful […]

    Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

      The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin lives in every temperate and tropical ocean. The species was once grouped with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin but is now a separate species. This beautiful […]

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  • The remarkable Porcupine Ray is an extremely rare species of ray. It is also the only known member of its genus. They are truly remarkable ocean creatures and are unique […]

    Porcupine Ray

    The remarkable Porcupine Ray is an extremely rare species of ray. It is also the only known member of its genus. They are truly remarkable ocean creatures and are unique […]

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  • Reynisfjara Beach is (without doubt!) one of the MOST unusual beaches on earth! Furthermore, it is also one of the most isolated beaches known to man! This isolation has enabled […]

    Reynisfjara Beach

    Reynisfjara Beach is (without doubt!) one of the MOST unusual beaches on earth! Furthermore, it is also one of the most isolated beaches known to man! This isolation has enabled […]

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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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  •   Ocean Quahog is the common name for the Arctica islandica. This is a species of bivalve mollusk. This ocean dwelling bivalve is the longest lived animal species known to […]

    Ocean Quahog

      Ocean Quahog is the common name for the Arctica islandica. This is a species of bivalve mollusk. This ocean dwelling bivalve is the longest lived animal species known to […]

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  •     The unique Obese Dragonfish is a species not commonly seen. This is due more to their particular habitat, than an apparent scarcity of numbers. Due to insufficient information, […]

    Obese Dragonfish

        The unique Obese Dragonfish is a species not commonly seen. This is due more to their particular habitat, than an apparent scarcity of numbers. Due to insufficient information, […]

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  • The Barreleye Fish is a small family of unique fish which live deep in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They live in both temperate and tropical waters. The common […]

    Barreleye Fish

    The Barreleye Fish is a small family of unique fish which live deep in the depths of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They live in both temperate and tropical waters. The common […]

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  •   The Salpa Maggiore is an extraordinarily unique ocean creature. Their physical shape resembles a fish and their bodies are almost completely translucent, like a jellyfish. In actuality, they are […]

    Salpa Maggiore

      The Salpa Maggiore is an extraordinarily unique ocean creature. Their physical shape resembles a fish and their bodies are almost completely translucent, like a jellyfish. In actuality, they are […]

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  •   The Portuguese Man O’ War, or Portuguese Man of War, is a dangerous species of marine cnidarian. Its numerous tentacles are capable of delivering extremely painful stings. They are […]

    Portuguese Man O War

      The Portuguese Man O’ War, or Portuguese Man of War, is a dangerous species of marine cnidarian. Its numerous tentacles are capable of delivering extremely painful stings. They are […]

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  •   The Sea Pig is the common name of a genus of deep sea holothurian echinoderms which obviously resemble a pig. However, not all species bear this resemblance. Members of this […]

    Sea Pig

      The Sea Pig is the common name of a genus of deep sea holothurian echinoderms which obviously resemble a pig. However, not all species bear this resemblance. Members of this […]

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  •   The Venus Flytrap Anemone is a relatively large species of anemone and is overall comparatively rare. Even though rare, where they are found, they appear to thrive locally. Their […]

    Venus Flytrap Anemone

      The Venus Flytrap Anemone is a relatively large species of anemone and is overall comparatively rare. Even though rare, where they are found, they appear to thrive locally. Their […]

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  •   The Flamingo Tongue Snail is a brilliantly colored, small species of sea snail. They are a marine gastropod mollusk and are the most common of the numerous species of […]

    Flamingo Tongue Snail

      The Flamingo Tongue Snail is a brilliantly colored, small species of sea snail. They are a marine gastropod mollusk and are the most common of the numerous species of […]

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  •     The Greenland Shark is an extremely large species of shark which is endemic to most of the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Their numbers are greatest in the […]

    Greenland Shark

        The Greenland Shark is an extremely large species of shark which is endemic to most of the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Their numbers are greatest in the […]

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  • The Blue Whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales, and is the largest creature ever known to have lived on earth. In fact, they may attain a […]

    Blue Whale

    The Blue Whale is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whales, and is the largest creature ever known to have lived on earth. In fact, they may attain a […]

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  • The Bioluminescent  Octopus, or Stauroteuthis syrtensis, is a deep sea species that has been relatively little studied. Some have been described on the basis of a single, poorly preserved specimen, and this […]

    Bioluminescent Octopus

    The Bioluminescent  Octopus, or Stauroteuthis syrtensis, is a deep sea species that has been relatively little studied. Some have been described on the basis of a single, poorly preserved specimen, and this […]

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