By: Laura Cushing
The vampire squid (scientific name Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is a most unusual cephalopod. Found in deep-sea conditions in many tropical and temperate oceans of the world at depths of 300 to 3,000 feet, the vampire squid is the only surviving member of its order. Vampire...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The monkfish (Lophius americanus) is a fish that eats anything and everything that swims past its mouth or tail. These fish have huge appetites. As larvae, they eat smaller creatures and zooplankton (microscopic bugs). As they grow, they eat smaller fish, squid and shrimp. As...
By: B. W.
The monkfish is a fish with many interesting attributes, and ironically, is a fish with many names. Technically, a monkfish is "a bottom-dwelling anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius, family Lophiidae) of European waters." But what really, does this mean? A monkfish, also known as a goosefish...
Physical characteristics of sea spiders (Pycnogonida)
By: Laura Cushing
Sea spiders (scientific name Pycnogonids) are sometimes also known by the name 'Pantopoda' which means 'All Legs.' This is a good descriptor for the sea spider, as it is little more than a collection of legs attached to a comparatively small body. A sea...
How simple nerve cells regulate the swimming depth of marine plankton
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Cilia, simple nerve cells in marine plankton, regulate swimming depth by their movements in much the same way that muscles in bigger animals do. When the cilia move fast, the marine plankton ascend. When the cilia stop moving, they descend. These plankton are annelid plankton...
By: Alan Sayers
The Common Dace (Leuciscus leuciscus), a member of the carp family, is a small to medium-sized silvery fish and is scientifically classified as follows: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (carps) Family: Cyprinidae (minnows or carps) Genus: Leuciscus Species: Leuciscus leuciscus The Dace...
Fish profiles: Dace
By: Rex Trulove
The dace is a fish that has a large range, with some species living in Europe and North America. Scientifically, they belong to the Cyprinidae or minnow family. Additionally, there are an estimated 20,000 species, worldwide. Habitat Dace are incredibly adaptive, with some variations...
Fish profiles: Electric eel
By: Sylvia Harrison
The scientific name of the Electric Eel is Electrophorus Electricus. Very aptly named, Electric Eels can emit up to 600 volts of electricity! This particular eel is not truly an eel at all, but a type of fish with very few scales. Their snakelike bodies...
By: John D Carmack
Space may be the final frontier, but here on earth the sea is the last vast resource not to be fully explored. As noted on the website Our Amazing Planet in the article “Earth's Final Frontier: Mysteries of the Deep Sea", the sea is...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Giant Squids fall in the class of deco-pods and that is because they have ten arms. Eight arms are of the same length, while the remaining two arms are much longer. The two long arms are called tentacles and these tentacles extend out from the...

 

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