An overview of the circulatory system of a shark
By: Edward M. Maclachlan
Sharks are fish, and as such, they have a closed circulatory system (the blood never leaves the web of blood vessels). The blood is pumped through a singular loop throughout the body, to transport nutrients, gases, hormones, blood cells, nitrogen waste products, etc. back and...
By: Heather Waelti
The electric eel is an electric fish and the only species in the genus Electrophorus. The electric eel is capable of creating an electric shock, which is very powerful. The electric eel is a predator that has no predators itself and it is native to...
By: Jerome Carter
Killer whales, also known as the orcas, are the top predators in the marine food chain. Despite its name, the killer whale is actually a dolphin instead of a true whale. Like most dolphin species, killer whales belong to the delphinidae family. The scientific name...
Information about the phylum Mollusca
By: M E Skeel
There are three great invertebrate phyla: Mollusca, Annelida and Arthropoda. Together they make up the majority of invertebrate species. Molluscs are true shellfish and they first appeared back in the Cambrian Period or even earlier. The phylum is quite diverse, containing snails and slugs, classic...
Leatherback sea turtle nesting habits
By: Nina Stubblefield
The sandy beaches sparkle in the semi darkness of the moonless light in the night sky as it had done long before time was every written. The waters in the deep blue were dark and cool rushing in and out onto the sandy shoreline. As...
By: M E Skeel
Trophic comes from the Greek word for food or feeding, so trophic relationships in marine life are about what eats what in the ocean. Almost all food chains on land or in the ocean begin with plants, the producers. On land, plants are big and...
By: M Dee Dubroff
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~ AnonymousWhat is it about these intelligent creatures that is so endearing? Why do they always seem to smile? Read on for some insight into an amazing natural phenomenon.Although dolphins probably...
By: Asher Isbrucker
Im sure at one point or another you have been swimming and had this incredible yet vile feeling come over you, a feeling that you were being watched and scoped out from beneath. For you at the time, this was probably just a feeling...
By: Minh Tran
Dolphin and porpoise both belong to Order Cetacea of the mammals but they are of different family. Dolphin's is Delphinidae while porpoise's is Phocoenidae. Thus they are completely different though "porpoise" has been used to refer to small dolphin, especially fishermen and sailors.Similarities:Both dolphin...
By: Christopher Hendrix
Architeuthis sp- The giant squid, ingrained into folklore by Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, has terrorized the seafaring communities of Ancient Civilizations for centuries.Once a terrifying demon, the dreaded Kraken of legend has now been absolutely confirmed of existence.Earlier this month...

 

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