Marine Life

Posts about life in the oceans ranging from plankton to blue whales.

Everything you wanted to know about the horseshoe crab…

Written by on September 9, 2016 in Marine Life
Everything you wanted to know about the horseshoe crab…

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are not actually crabs?

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Dragonfish can sense slight changes in water flow

Written by on August 24, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Dragonfish can sense slight changes in water flow

Dragonfish can detect water flows and low frequency vibrations.

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A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Marine Life
A mix of marine reserves is important to fish

“It’s important to recognise that this pattern of predators influencing prey is a natural process, and marine reserves are the best way to ensure that this process continues.”

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Do fish pee?

Written by on August 19, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Do fish pee?

The short answer is: yes. The longer answer is: yes AND fish pee is important.

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5 other facts about the Greenland shark

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
5 other facts about the Greenland shark

Scientists recently discovered that the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) has a life expectancy of at least 272 years.

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Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

Written by on August 3, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Citizen scientists needed to find hammerheads!

If you’re in California, researchers want to know when you see smooth and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

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Follow Your Fish: Market Squid Recipes!

Written by on August 1, 2016 in Marine Life
Follow Your Fish: Market Squid Recipes!

Now that we’ve learned about the market squid supply chain, we’re ready to eat it.

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Soon(ish) we’ll have 3D scans of every fish species in the world

Written by on July 27, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Soon(ish) we’ll have 3D scans of every fish species in the world

There are about 25,000 species of fish in the world. One professor is planning on creating 3-D images of each one.

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Anatomy of the Narwhal

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Anatomy of the Narwhal

Did you know that the tusk of the narwhal is actually a tooth? Check out this awesome new comic from Squidtoons to learn more!

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Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Marine Life
Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

While taking an advanced biology course, three high school girls were inspired to take action and protect our oceans from a major threat: plastic.

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