ocean animals that are extinct

Extinct Ocean Animals

Extinct Ocean Animals ​ Many scientists believe that we’re in the middle of one of history’s most significant extinction periods. From habitat loss to rising ocean temperatures, some ocean creatures are having their populations driven down at faster rates than ever before. So it is not surprising that the species listed as extinct continues to grow. Remarkably,…

how do whales die

How Do Whales Die

How Do Whales Die ​ While whales are some of the most fantastic creatures on Earth, some of which live for longer than 200 years, every creature’s life eventually comes to an end. The question most people have is, How do whales die, and what happens to their bodies? Do they drown, wash up on shore, or do…

What Do Sharks Eat

What Do Sharks Eat

What Do Sharks Eat ​ With so many shark species on the planet, every shark has a slightly different eating habits. The majority of sharks are wild predators, feeding on other ocean creatures. However, some sharks out there prefer a readily available batch of plankton instead. Sharks do whatever it takes to adapt and survive, and they…

dolphin vagina

Dolphin Vagina

Dolphin Vagina ​ While it might seem pretty obvious that people often Google questions about sex, it might surprise you to find out that questions about dolphin sex are just as popular. And while many are interested in the subject, they are shocked to find out what the dolphin vagina actually looks like. If you’re ready to…

Skilfish

Skilfish

Skilfish ​ Ready to learn more about one of the most mysterious fish of the deep?  Skilfish, otherwise known as the Erilepis zonifer, is one of the few members of the Anoplopomatidae fish family. It is found in the rocky depths of the Northern Pacific and is the only species in the Erilepis genus. One strange thing…

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters ​ Long before we were able to study the ocean’s depths, humans have always been equally fascinated and frightened by what lied beneath the ocean’s surface. Even with modern technology, we’re still not totally sure what lies in the ocean’s deepest waters. With that in mind, it’s pretty easy to see why the world’s greatest…

Blobfish

Blobfish

Blobfish  Back in 2003, scientists came across a Blobfish (Psychrolutes Marcidus) swimming around off the coast of northwestern New Zealand during their deep-sea NORFANZ expedition. This was the first discovery of this versatile sea creature, and the marine biologists on board the ship named this Blobfish “Mr. Blobby.” Today, Mr. Blobby resides in the Ichthyology Collection…