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.
Box Jellyfish: World's Most Venomous Sea Creature
Stinging 'Sea Lice' Invading Atlantic Beaches
Jellyfish Don't Have Brains, But They Still Sleep
Why No Fish Wants a Tongue-eating Parasitic Louse in its Mouth
Pistol Shrimp: The Fastest Gun in the Sea
The Amazing Mantis Shrimp Punches Its Prey, Plus More Colorful Facts
Giant African Land Snails Invade South Florida Again
The Cone Snail Is a Slow, but Highly Venomous, Predator
The Tiny Blue-ringed Octopus Is the Ocean's Deadliest
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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.
By Robert Lamb
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.
By Julia Layton
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.
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?
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.
By Debra Ronca
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.
By Josh Clark