An introduction to killer whales
By: Deneice Arthurton
Even for those with little marine mammal knowledge the killer whale or orca (Orcinus orca) is immediately recognisable due to its distinctive black and white markings. Orca belong to the scientific order of Cetacea, a group which includes whales, dolphins and porpoise. The orca's sub-order...
Fish profiles: Electric eel
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The electric eel is an electric fish. The scientific name for this fish is Electrophorus electricus. It is the only species, that the genus Electrophorus contains. It uses strong electric shocks as a means of protection and for hunting prey. It lives in the waters...
By: Can Tran
The sturgeon is considered to be the largest type of freshwater fish in North America, according to the website called “Go Fish'N.” However, the sturgeon is also nicknamed as the “Pacific Sturgeon,” “Oregon Sturgeon,” “Columbia Sturgeon,” and...
By: T. Gene
Sturgeon is typically found in large rivers and estuaries near the Pacific Ocean. Some species of sturgeon can grow to be very large, up to 1400 lbs. and 20 feet in length. Normally, they have cylindrical bodies covered in scutes, or armor-like scales, along with...
'Tongue-eating' parasite found in fish off coast of Jersey, Channel Islands
By: Terrence Aym
The planet Earth has many very beautiful things and some very ugly, horrific things. Few life forms are more ugly and horrific, however than the isopod tongue louse—a creature that resembles one of the mutant animals that scientists discovered, photographed and quickly destroyed after...
By: Kenneth Andrews
That dolphins are intelligent mammals has been widely accepted for many years, but now researchers are hoping to demonstrate that intelligence by collaborating with dolphins to co-create a language which will enable inter-species communication for the first time. According to a report in New Scientist...
By: Terrence Aym
Long before Dr. Doolittle, scientists have dreamed of communicating with some animal species. Successful attempts have been made with some of the primates and even to an extent canines and felines. A brilliant African Grey parrot named Alex that lived in the UK stunned researchers...
The life cycle of the coho salmon
By: Carolyn Tytler
Coho salmon (scientific name: Oncorhynchus kisutch) are found on both sides of the North Pacific Ocean. They range from California to Alaska in North America, through the Aleutian Islands, and from the Anadyr River in Russia, south to Hokkaido in Japan. Adult coho salmon are...
By: Amelia Emery
Coho salmon, also known as silver salmon, are a type of salmon native to Western North America as well as North Eastern Russia and Northern Japan. An anadromous fish, Coho salmon are born in freshwater streams and then migrate to the ocean where they inhabit...
By: Amelia Emery
The channel catfish is a native catfish species of North America. Native to the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains and naturally occurring in the Gulf states such as Texas, the channel catfish has been introduced to other states as well as other countries...

 

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