Other Marine Life

Learn about some of the some of the most bizzare marine life under the sea, such as Sea Squirts, sponges and even Sea Monkeys.


The magnificent bryozoan is a colonial organism that lives in warm ponds and lakes usually east of the Mississippi River. So what's it doing in western Canada?

If you thought this underwater creeper looked heartless, you're actually not that far off.

How squid brains process their external visual skin communication is fascinating, complex, and unlike anything in the vertebrate world.

It's not easy being a starfish larva. Fortunately, the tiny creatures have an efficient way to get food and swim away.

It sounds crazy, but it's happened before, and it'll probably happen again.

New fossil analysis details a microscopic organism from 540 million years ago that just might be a precursor to every vertebrate on the planet.

The mysterious red fish, discovered and identified in 2015 and related to the seahorse, has finally been spotted alive in waters off Australia's coastline.

Turns out that strange sound may be minke whales getting vocal in the deep ocean.

Western Australia Museum is hosting a naming contest for this fascinating new nudibranch species.

And that price is a tapeworm infection.

Whether they're busting open a child-proof medicine bottle or prying apart Mr. Potato Head, octopuses have some crazy brains. Actually, they have nine of them.

The Mariana Trench is the deepest place on Earth, and we're still in the dark about much of the life that calls it home. Here are just a few of the trench's eye-popping residents.

Beautiful, graceful, majestic: Such highfalutin words might seem befitting of a mermaid, but a manatee? Perhaps our humble friends deserve a bit more credit. After all, they are known to stoke the imagination of a lonely seafarer or two.

Ah, the secrets of the sea. In this gallery, we'll introduce you to some of the more enigmatic animals that drift in the ocean, swim in the sea or shoot their intestines out of their anus in saltwater. Jump in.

The duckplatypus is an amazing animal. Learn about the duckplatypus.

The death adder is native to Australia, New Guina and nearby islands. This relatively short, stocky snake has a triangular head, tapering tail and long fangs, the longest of any Australian snake.

Did you know that two thirds of the world is ocean? There are approximately 118 species of mammals alone living in the water. Read on to learn more.

A friend of mine gave me a package of Sea Monkeys as a gag gift for my birthday. I grew them, and they look nothing like the package but they really are alive! What are these things?

Can a dead stingray's sting kill you? It's highly unlikely, but you'd still be in for a world of hurt if you get stung.

When we say someone is as slippery as an eel, it's not a compliment. But maybe eels get a bad wrap. They're slimy, but they have their reasons.