By: Aubrea Glenn
When most people talk about dolphins, it is usually about their playful or intellectual nature. However, just like humans, dolphins have a not-so-attractive side, as well. This "evil" nature can be tied to their methods of reproduction, their choice of entertainment, and, until now, their...
By: Amber Hilton
The evolution of the whale has long been shrouded in mystery. Fossil remains have demonstrated features that suggest that the large mammals that we know as sea-dwellers actually once lived on land. This idea is not so far-fetched considering that whales possess large, developed brains...
By: Sharon Ward
Leatherback sea turtles, one of the world's endangered marine species, have come to nest on many of the world's isolated beaches for thousands of years. Theirs is a nesting process that can primarily be seen well after dark, and can last up to an hour...
By: Kelly A. Mello
Whales are extraordinary creatures which are said to be evolved from land beasts 50 million years ago. Even today some whales still have a tiny leg or two attached to their enormous bodies, a reminder of what they once were. Some people, however, reject...
By: Ian Loft
More than 80 living species of mammals are classified as whales, or cetaceans from ketos, the Greek name for sea monster. To early mariners these magnificent gigantic creatures were considered no less than monsters from the deep, and many stories attributed to adventures and encounters...
By: Christine Anderson
A modern whale is warm-blooded, breathes air with lungs (through a blow hole on the top of the head), has a four-chambered heart, and feeds its young milk produced by mammary glands. Whales have ears that have been adapted to hearing sounds under-water, have...
By: Bonka's Mom
Jellyfish are intriguing beings from their life cycles to the way that they carry out basic life functions. Jellyfish are classified in the pylum Cnidaria. Also grouped into this category are sea anenomes, hydras and corals to name a few. There are over 9,000...
By: Angela S. Young
When you think about living in a pod, do you think about some little space age apartment or a giant green bean looking thing? Well, dolphins live in pods. Pod in this case means their social unit, or extended family'. This is similar to your...
By: LeeLee
Dolphin social behavior is said to mirror that of humans right along with their intellect. They are one of few species in the wild that bond together and whereby the mother and her calf have long-term relationships.The most social of the dolphin species is...
By: Imogen Rayne
Did you know that there are "26 living species", of dolphins swimming in the ocean? Have you ever heard that they are in the same family as a whale? They are actually called a "small cetaceans" or a "toothed-whales", scientists and biologists. Through their studies...

 

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