By: Nan C Avery
Seahorses break the rule in childcare. The male seahorse has a brood pouch. The female seahorse is the egg maker, and the male is the receptor. The male incubates the eggs until they become embryos. Females go on their merry way, and leave the male...
By: Nan C Avery
"Jellyfish" is a misnomer. They are not fish at all, but the nomenclature has been around so long that it is accepted. Every so often, scientists and researchers try to use "Jellies" as an alternative term, but "Jellyfish" it remains. Jellyfish have been around for...
By: Donna Hicks
The box jellyfish is the most dangerous, venomous marine animal known to man. It is known to have killed more than five dozen people, with many more suffering painful stings from this blue creature of the sea. The box jellyfish, also known as the sea...
By: Donna Hicks
The numbers of different types of jellyfish seems to vary according to different sources, from a few hundred to over a thousand. In reality, there are literally thousands of different types of jellyfish in the world’s oceans and seas. There are many interesting facts...
By: Clare Hughes
When you mention jellyfish, most people conjure up the image of a round, transparent or opaque sea creature with a large number of tentacles, but this isn’t always true; jellyfish come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Jelly fish are one...
By: Stephen Cook
When someone says the word “jellyfish”, chances are that you think of a floating pink, electric blob with lots of dangling “tentacles”. Well, there are far more than just one generic kind of jellyfish. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. In...
By: Sharmal Kelambi
Seashores (or the Hippocampus sp.) are a unique set of creatures in the animal kingdom. Though they look quite strange in comparison to a normal fish, they are in fact fish, who swim rather vertically than horizontally. There are about 32 different species of...
By: Amelia Emery
The dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is a large edible crab found in the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is native to the west coast of North America from California to Alaska and is an important species both ecologically and commercially. They are named...
By: Amelia Emery
The king crab is the largest type of crab commercially fished. There are three different species of crab commonly fished for in Alaska that are all known as king, which include the red king crab (Paralithodes camtschatica), the blue king crab (P. platypus), and the...
By: Amelia Emery
The snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) is a type of crab that resembles a spider with its long legs and small round body. Also known as Alaskan snow crab, queen crab, and Opilio crab, this type of crab is found in the cold waters of the...

 

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