By: Gemma Wiseman
Dangerous predators lurk in the waters of ocean reefs. From some not so humble crustaceans, to the secretive stonefish, to sharks, the natural cycles of marine life demand that there be predators and prey. It's all about living, instinctive living. But ocean reefs have one...
By: Len Morse
The eating habits of octopi (a.k.a. “Octopuses” or “Octopodes”) are similar, although there are numerous known species. They are considered the most intelligent invertebrates (animals without skeletons) and can employ different ways of hunting, capturing, and eating their prey. Octopi...
By: Rachel Mcclain
There was once a glass lamp that we owned, filled with seashells, that went with nothing in my home. My husband loved it. I hated it. I accidentally, "broke" it. A conchologist, a studier of shells probably would've gripped their chest in horror at my...
By: R. Renee Bembry
Jellyfish have one of the most, if not the most fascinating lifecycle systems in the animal kingdom in that they produce both sexually and asexually; and they produce in two different forms or stages of their lives. Few marine animals are as mysterious as these...
By: Tammy L Mahan
Octopuses come in all sizes from the littlest know species the Blue Ring Octopus at a mere two feet in length to the giant Pacific Octopus that can grow up to 40 feet. Marine Biologists estimated there are approximately 200 known species. Octopuses are a...
By: R. Renee Bembry
The importance of jellyfish in the ocean's food chain is more than important - it's vital!Abundant in all oceans on the planet, jellyfish are more than a food source for its ocean dwelling predators, jellyfish are also enjoyed by people of many Asian countries...
By: Tammy L Mahan
The shells of crustaceans and mollusks provide more than just a shield of protection for these two groups of marine life. The shells also provide a large variety of life sustaining functions for these small sea creatures.CRUSTACEANSCrustaceans are the largest group of ocean arthropods...
By: Louanne Cox
Jellyfish are able to reproduce both sexually and asexually during different stages of their lifecycle which may go a little way to explaining how they have survived on earth for 650 million years. They predate and have out lived dinosaurs. Different species of jellyfish occur...
By: Erae Nelsen
Shells aren't just for collecting. They provide protection and a sort of backbone to creatures that lack them. Two such types are mollusks and crustaceans. Without their shells they would be undefended, unable to eat and would likely just shrivel up and die like an...
By: Erae Nelsen
The ocean reef is teeming with life created from a base of coral. This coral requires specific temperatures, sunlight and salinity to grow. Generally reefs are positioned rather close to shore and in fairly shallow waters. They contain the bulk of marine life within their...

 

1 5 6 7 8 9 39