By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
There are two main categories of sea shells: gastropods and bivalves. Gastropods have one shell and the creatures that live inside them are slug-like. These shells do not have hinges. The bivalves have hinges and look like identical halves. People find shells all over the...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
All living things are interconnected in nature. Within an ecosystem, one or more species depend on one another for survival, and at the bottom of individual ecosystems, there is an organism which functions as the base of other species. This organism supports other organisms and...
By: L.S. Watts
It is a known fact that dolphins are highly intelligent and social creatures. They typically live together in pods. Some pods are small with only a few dolphins and other individual pods are quite large with as many as fifteen dolphins. In these pods they...
Hunting techniques of dolphins
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Dolphins are among one of the most intelligent animal species. Dolphins are marine mammals closely related to toothed whales (orcas) and porpoises. There are approximately 32 dolphin species, being the most familiar the bottle nose dolphin. Most dolphin species are found in the shallow waters...
By: Shannon Farlouis
There are 700 marine species of crab and the Spider Crab is one of them. Some species of this crab have long legs and that is how they got their name because their legs are similar to spiders. They have thick and rounded bodies and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Lying between Africa and Asia, the Red Sea is a protected ecosystem belonging to the Global 200 ecoregions named by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It encompasses around 2000 km of coral reefs, which contributes immensely towards its diverse ecosystem. According to marine life experts...
By: Maria C Collins
The Red Sea (Bahr al-Ahmar in Arabic) is unique. The Red Sea lies between North East Africa and Saudi Arabia It is strictly speaking an inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The man made Suez Canal joins...
How dolphins use sonar to locate prey
By: Susan Ladue
Sonar is a method for detecting and locating things submerged in water by sending out sound waves, then listening to the echoes that result when the sound waves bounce off an object. The process is also called echolocation. Dolphins don’t see very well and...
The life cycle of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata
By: Effie Moore Salem
The American eel is an ugly and slimy little creature that resembles a flattened snake in some respects but it has a most interesting life cycle. And not only that, it has secrets about its overall life that scientists have yet to unravel. And if...
By: Courtney Waterman
In the darkest depths of the ocean or in murky water, dolphins are unable to see their prey. By creating click sounds they are able to accurately locate objects. They use what is called sonar, or echolocation. Echolocation is quite simple. A dolphin sends out...

 

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