By: Effie Moore Salem
The nesting habits of the leatherback sea turtles is the biggest reason they are continually being threatened with extinction. They nurse in the sand and in plain sight of humans. Although never having seen one, or even of knowing of their existence before this research...
By: Mary Rupert
As the largest of all living turtles, the Leather back turtle has been listed by the United States as an endangered species since June 2, 1970. This magnificent creature differs from other sea turtles in many ways, the most notable being that it lacks the...
By: Tenebris
The endangered leatherback sea turtle, the world's largest living reptile, reaches sexual maturity at between six and ten years of age, after which it will nest every two or three years. While its range is fully global, nesting occurs only in subtropical climates such as...
By: David R. Chase
Jellyfish have been surfing the ocean currents for over 650 million years, constantly reproducing and adapting to survive in our changing seas.There are several types of jellyfish - possibly more than two thousand, according to marine experts - but almost all of them follow...
A look at the lifecycle of a jellyfish
By: Shawna Blake
Of all of the natural environments that make up this vast world, that of the Ocean is the most intriquing. The ocean is beautiful, fascinating, and full of wonder. It's one of the few places that man can not constantly observe through long periods of...
By: Mark Hopkins
The Nile Crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, is a formidable predator, once revered by the Ancient Egyptians but now much reduced in numbers by over hunting and habitat destruction. Its range includes Madagascar, Egypt and central Africa, as far south as Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It favors...
By: Shawna Blake
The Great Barrier reef is the largest Coral Reef in the world. It is located off of the Australian coast and is a whopping 1,257 miles long! Along these long miles of glittering oceanic waves, there are various types of reef. Reefs are formed...
By: R.A. Scott
Scientific types have decided it was finally time to take to the depths of the ocean on a quest to see just what might be down there. They couldn't have imagined what they were to find. These guys went to a place called the Celebes...
By: David R. Chase
Coral is one of the ocean's most beautiful and mysterious inhabitants. Coral reefs are entirely self-supporting ecosystems and are the largest living structures on our entire planet. All kinds of exciting species of fish find shelter in the reefs coral build; without it, many of...
By: Brandi Carpo
Bell-shaped body and long tentacles, rhythmically opening and closing its body as it appears to drift through the ocean's waters. This image is just one of the cycles a jellyfish passes through in its short yet invaluable lifespan. Jellyfish are either male or female and...

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 39