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.

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Ghostly, Adorable Dumbo Octopus Spotted by Deep Sea Rover

The Dumbo octopus is just one of the amazing creatures filmed by the most recent voyage of the E/V Nautilus.

Sea Cucumber: Animal or Vegetable?

The kindest thing you can say about a sea cucumber's physique is that it looks very much like a large hoagie bun dressed in a lumpy old sweater.

Vampire Squid Don't Actually Suck Blood

You can't tell a book by its cover, and you can't tell a squid by its Nosferatu getup.

Sea Spiders Breathe Through Pores in Their Legs

Sea spiders don't do anything by the book, and researchers have just gotten to the bottom of how they breathe.

Sea Slugs Go Solar by Stealing From Algae

By incorporating algae into their bodies, these beautiful sea slugs become one of the few animals with the photosynthetic ability of a plant.

Jaws and Claws: Alligators Eat Small Sharks More Often Than We Thought

Crocodiles are known to eat just about anything. But sharks? A scientific team found evidence that they've chowed down on those predators too.

What's Up With This Brain-shaped Blob Found in a Canadian Lagoon?

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?

Sea Spiders Pump Blood With Their Guts, Not Their Hearts

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

Secret Alphabet of Squid Skin Due to Brains Totally Unlike Our Own

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

Starfish Use Intricate Water Whorls as a Survival Mechanism

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

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a Leech

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

All Mouth, No Anus: Microscopic Organism Could Be Oldest Human Ancestor

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

Scientists Capture First-ever Footage of Live Ruby Seadragon

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.

Scientists Finally Solve Mystery of Weird Mariana Trench Sound

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

This Gorgeous New Sea Slug Species Needs a Name

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

Sea Monkey Superpowers Come With a Price

And that price is a tapeworm infection.

Can’t Open That Childproof Bottle? Ask an Amazing Octopus

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.

10 Weird Creatures From the Mariana Trench

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.

Are manatees really responsible for mermaid myths?

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.

Mysterious Marine Animal Pictures

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.

Duck-Billed Platypus

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

Death Adder Facts, Pictures, Video

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.

Marine Habitat

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.

How do Sea Monkeys work?

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?

Is a dead stingray's sting still lethal?

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.


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