By: Cindy Abbate
The ocean reefs are teaming with life and without question are most threatened by humans. The creatures which inhabit these areas are amazing, beautiful and sometimes deadly. People should be aware of them and treat them with respect. A diving experience on a reef is...
By: Cindy Abbate
Corals are capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction and one polyp may use both methods within it's lifetime. They live in colonies which may consist of one or both sexes.When reproducing sexually coral (depending on the species) may use either internal or external...
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...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: Rachel Mcclain
Imagine the idea of strapping a leash onto a whale, if you could tame him that is, and taking him out for a walk. 52 million years ago, if whales hadn't started evolving, getting larger and losing their land legs, you just might have been...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: R. Renee Bembry
A wealth of intermediate fossils uncovered over the last two decades provide transitional feature documentation indicating a return-to-water evolution occurred sending animals from dry land to dwell in the oceans; the complete reverse of the influx of animals that swam from oceans to reside on...
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
Dubbed "sun angels" that protect South African villages from "moon devils" known as werewolves that are believed to strike wayward cattle, and solo traveling tribesmen, meerkats are small mammals belonging to the mongoose family. Inhabiting more open and arid country than any other mongoose species...

 

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