Facts about the marine reptile predator X
By: Mac Pike
Don’t go in the water: The late Jurassic was a particularly interesting time on our planet. The climate was warmer on average than today, with no polar caps and a higher sea level. Geography consisted for the most part of one enormous ocean and...
How does the great white shark capture its prey?
By: Rob Gray
The great white shark is the undisputed ruler of the seas. Once it reaches adulthood, a great white shark will face a significant threat only from humans. In order to make it to the top, a predator must have an effective hunting method. As juveniles...
Migratory patterns of the Gray whale
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Gray whales spend the summer season feeding in the cold waters of the north, and then in October, as the northern ice starts to form southward, they begin to move in small groups and along the Western coast of Canada and the United States, until...
By: Shawn Wells
Nature abounds with a wide, and weird, variety of creatures. Some of the most interesting ones are those that can create light with their bodies - glow worms, fireflies, angler fish, comb jellyfish, even certain earthworms. And also, a tiny thumbnail-sized snail found in the...
How the clusterwink snail produces light
By: D. Vogt
The clusterwink snail (Hinea brasiliana) is a small snail found in the ocean off Australia. It has an extraordinary property: It can produce light, blinking or flashing on and off in an attempt to distract predators. Bioluminescence is actually quite common in small deep-sea species...
Characteristics of sea turtles (family Cheloniidae)
By: M E Skeel
The main characteristic of sea turtles is that they are survivors. They have been around for about 100 million years and survived the catastrophe that brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs and numerous other species. Today there are seven species of sea turtles: greens...
By: Michael Totten
Coral reefs and other marine corals are very sensitive to changes in ocean temperature and water content. This information is preserved in the corals even after they die. Recent examination of deep sea coralsby biogeochemists Moritz Lehmann and Carsten Schubert demonstrates that the influence of...
By: Maria C Collins
Something strange is happening in the world’s oceans and seas. Extreme weather is happening in many parts of the world. Whilst some people believe that climate change is caused by human activity, others dispute this, saying that climate change is part of the world&rsquo...
By: Christa Martin
Although whales and fish both live in water, this is the only way in which they are the same. There are a multitude of features which determine the difference between a fish and a whale, which includes such details as scientific classification, biological structure and...
Scientists: Squids may hold key to invisibility
By: Terrence Aym
Invisibility seems all the rage the past ten years. A variety of different approaches are being investigated including optics, laser diffraction, chameleon type metals and fabrics that wrap light around them and projected image technology that the British are working to perfect hoping to render...

 

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