Why fish swim in schools
By: Mjrinella
There's safety in numbers. Children form close groups of friends that are nearly inseparable, so they never can be singled out for bullying. Buffalo stay close for higher odds of survival. If a predator were to approach them, they'd be among ten. Most predators wouldn't...
Why fish swim in schools
By: Kate Johns
Fish swim in schools because they were told to do so by their mothers for their own safety. It's very similar to human teenagers walking in an amusement park together, when a Mother says, "Stay with the group when you go to the amusement park...
The intelligence of octopuses
By: Rena Sherwood
The more we learn about octopi (that's the plural for octopus), the more intelligent we discover they are. Intelligence seems to be inherent in all 300 or so species of octopus and not just limited to a few varieties. Octopi can problem solve, can be...
How sonar affects whales
By: Anelisa
During the many trips on ship back and forth to Europe from New York during the 60's or 70's many of us would look far out in the ocean during the day and night to see if we could have seen or heard a whale...
By: Bradley Streeter
The three most interesting behavioral characteristics of bull sharks are primary reasons that they are considered among the most dangerous sharks in the world. These fish are much more aggressiveness than most sharks, prefer shallow waters and tend to travel great lengths, showing up in...
By: D. Victor
Great white sharks are at the top of the oceanic food chain. As an apex predator, the diet of the great white is quite varied. This predator is not the ruthless man-eating machine that we were led to believe it is. While it remains one...
Why killer whales attack other whales
By: Danielle Friedl
Killer whales, otherwise known as Orcas, are actually the largest members of the dolphin family, and as such are not whales at all. They are the great hunters of the ocean, often being compared to wolves for their hunting ability and desire to remain in...
By: Lynette Alice
Studying the migratory patterns of the Gray Whale (Eschrichtus robustus) is a fascinating journey. The reasoning and nature of the patterns they repeat throughout their life span is as amazing as it is predictable. The Gray Whale is a creature of habit seeking a steady...
Mating habits of the Lemon shark
By: Vicki Niedzielska
The Lemon Shark is one of the larger shark species, and gets its name from the browny yellow coloring of its skin. It grows to between 8 and 13 feet in size, and is a nocturnal shark. Unlike many other sharks, it can rest motionless...
Eating habits of Great White sharks
By: Danielle Friedl
The Great White Shark. Carcharodon carcharias. Jaws. He is the legendary great eater of the oceanic deep and the very name conjures up images of a mindless flesh-tearing killer. Second only to the Orca in its position to the top of the food chain, the...

 

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