Category Archives: Marine Animals
In the span of less than 30 years between 1960 to 1989, the stellar sea lion’s world population dropped almost 64 percent. The reason for this rapid decrease is not entirely clear, but it is thought that heavy over-fishing has
The minke whale, or lesser rorqual, refers to two subspecies of marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. Scientifically called Balaenoptera acutorostrata, approximately 1 million minke whales live in oceans around the world, particularly in open waters between
The common seal also, known as the harbor seal, can be found in the Northern Hemisphere in both the Eastern and Western Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. The Western Atlantic Harbour Seal (P.v. Concolor) can be found from Greenland and
Beluga Whales or Delphinapterus leucas, is a species of whales threatened with extinction. Beluga means “White one” in Russian language and Delphinapterus means “ whale without fins” .Numbering at approximately less than 100,000, these mammalians can be found around the
Carcharhinus perezii, commonly referred to as the Caribbean reef shark, is usually found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean. It is usually found near the coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, hence, it is named, the Caribbean reef
What is a myth? A myth is a legend or a story that can not be proven with facts. It typically involves some religious or super powers of the unknown. It is often detailed and repeated over the centuries. There
There seems to be a fascination that people have with sharks. There are horror stories, mysteries and things scientists are still learning about these fish. One of biggest quandaries that people speak about is how, if, or when sharks sleep?