Category Archives: Marine Animals

Stellar Sea Lion Information and Status

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

Facts about the Minke Whale

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

Facts about the Common Seal

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

Interesting Beluga Whale Facts

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

Caribbean Reef Sharks

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

The Caribbean Reef Shark

The Caribbean reef shark is a fish species that is most commonly seen swimming the Caribbean sea, hence its name, along sea extensions ranging from the coast of Florida all the way down to Brazil. The Caribbean reef shark is

Sharks Bring Mystery

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

How do Sharks Sleep

Sharks belong to a group of fish with cartilaginous skeletons. Sharks have existed for more than 400 million years. They range in size from a few centimeters, such as the dwarf lanternshark to sharks with a size of 12 meters

You can not tell but they are Sleeping

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?

Sea Otters Unique Creatures

The California sea otter is a unique creature. Its population determines the health of the marine environment where it lives. Without sea otters, seaweed disappears at an alarming rate, and purple sea urchins overpopulate the waters. Sea otters keep the