By: Angela Harris - 689672
Humans aren’t the only creatures that use math in their daily lives. Unbelievably, sharks use math as well to hunt for prey. How is this possible? According to a report published June 9 in Nature, a behavior called the Lévy walk. This movement...
By: Heather Brennan
Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals. They belong to a family that includes orcas and pilot whales. They have a long history of interacting with people on boats, in the oceans and in captivity. In the wild, they form close-knit family pods that communicate through echolocation...
By: Rena Sherwood
Goldfish do best in water temperature around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 degrees Celsius) but can thrive in a wide range of temperatures from 50 to 68 degrees F (10 to 20 degrees C). It’s best to keep a thermometer on the aquarium to...
Report: Shark attacks at 12-year high
By: John Atchison
The calendar on the wall currently says February, but already, thoughts are fast forwarding a few months ahead. Minds are fixated on sand and surf, which means that many folks are getting in early reservations to their favorite beaches around America. After a long cold...
An introduction to phytoplankton
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Phytoplankton are microscopic one-celled plants that are at the base of the aquatic food chains. Phytoplankton usually thrive in the upper sunlit layer of the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. This allows them to use the energy from the sun for the process of...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Flying fish (Exocoetidae) is a type of marine fish of the phylum chordata and in the order of Beloniformes. The flying fish is best known for its ability to glide out of the ocean water. The flying fish are known to glide distances of up...
Study shows sea lions capable of rhythm
By: Sun Meilan
The theory has long been that non-human mammals simply can’t keep the beat. In fact, it was increasingly suggested that mammals needed the ability for vocal mimicry before even beginning to have a sense of musical rhythm – apparently highlighted by the abilities of...
Japanese 'tsunami fish' found alive in boat on U.S. west coast
By: Christine Zibas
There are fish tales, and then there are tsunami fish tales. In a Japanese fishing boat recently found along the coast of Washington state arrived some most unusual visitors: five living beakfish (native to the warmer waters of Asia). These fish, as well as other...
Marine invertebrate facts: Giant tube worms
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The giant tube worm (Riftia pachyptila) of the phylum Annelida is a marine invertebrate living over one mile deep on the ocean floor. The giant tube worm is usually found living on sea floor near volcanic vents known as hydrothermal vents. The giant tube worm...
Marine food webs: Why zooplankton are important
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Zooplankton, form the Greek word zoon (animal) and planktos (wanderer or drifter), are small animal-like creatures inhabiting the pelagic zone of oceans, and fresh water bodies, such as lakes, rivers and ponds. Most zooplankton are microscopic in size, although, some species, such as the jellyfish...

 

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