Barnacles On Whales

Barnacles On Whales

Barnacles On Whales ​Have you ever wondered why barnacles live on whales? These marine creatures cling on to a whale’s body, hitchhiking around the ocean feeding as they go. They have truly amazing adaptations to ensure the survival of their species, from mobile, water-borne barnacle larvae to adult barnacles with their protective hard shells. For answers to…

Manta ray vs sting Ray

Manta Ray vs Stingray

Manta Ray vs Stingray ​Manta Rays and Stingrays belong to a fascinating family of sea creatures. But, what’s the difference between stingrays and manta rays? Are they even really different species? A lot of people get confused between Manta Rays and Stingrays, either believing them to be different names for the same species or losing track…

Deepsea Hatchetfish

Mariana Trench Animals

Mariana Trench Animals ​As the deepest point in the ocean, you may be wondering, What animals live in the Mariana Trench, and how are they able to live in such an extreme environment? At 7 miles beneath the surface of the water (11,034 meters at the deepest part), the bottom of the Mariana Trench is a fascinating…

Facts About Sharks

Facts About Sharks

Facts About Sharks ​Are you wondering about how dangerous sharks are? Or maybe you’re just after some statistics about these magnificent marine animals. There are numerous shark species, each with their own particular adaptations from the weird-shaped hammerhead shark to the lantern sharks that can actually glow in the dark! If you want to learn fun facts…

How Long Do Dolphins Live

How Long Do Dolphins Live

How Long Do Dolphins Live  ​Dolphins lead very unique lives. With intelligent minds and playful spirits, they are some of the most interesting creatures in the ocean. But just how long do dolphins live? As far as scientists know, the lifespan of dolphins depends on the species and several other variables. Today, we’re going to dive in and…

Is The Megalodon Still Alive

Is The Megalodon Still Alive

Is The Megalodon Still Alive ​The megalodon has gained somewhat of a mythical reputation over the past few decades. As the largest shark that ever roamed the Earth, people can’t help but imagine whether or not this giant predator is still lurking in the ocean’s depths. The question is, Is the megalodon still alive? Come dive in with us…

Lobster Lifespan Review

Lobster Lifespan

Lobster Lifespan ​Ever wonder if all those things you read about lobsters living forever are true? The natural world is full of wonders and lobsters certainly have their fair share of amazing abilities. Lobsters are found all over the world from cold water American lobsters to tropical reef lobsters. There are many different species and they spend…

Killer whale vs sharks

Killer Whale VS Shark

Killer Whale vs Shark ​While we often think of the great white shark as the ocean’s most fearsome ocean predator, many ocean experts believe they’d be no match for the killer whale (orca)! Orcas are larger than great white sharks and far more strategic. Plus, when researchers find the carcasses of great white sharks washed up…

How Do Whales Sleep

How Do Whales Sleep

How Do Whales Sleep ​How do whales sleep without drowning? Surely this presents a major difficulty for air-breathing mammals who spend their entire lives in the ocean. It’s true that sleeping presents an unusual challenge for dolphin, porpoise, and whale species. Their common ancestry with land mammals makes them unable to extract oxygen directly from the…

Are Dolphin Mammals

Are Dolphins Mammals

Are Dolphins Mammals ​While dolphins swim in the water and look more like fish than your typical mammals, they are actually what scientists refer to as “cetaceans” or marine mammals. Dolphins came into evolutionary play starting during the Eocene Epoch. There is even evidence from the fossil record discovered in Pakistan more than four decades ago…