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By Jennifer Kennedy

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    • Chordata Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Chordata is the phylum that includes all the animals that have a notochord, or nerve cord, at some stage of their development. Animals in this phylum are known as chordates. The most well-known cho...
    • Earth Day - April 22 Created: Monday, April 19, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      What is Earth Day? When is it celebrated? Learn about the founder of Earth Day and its history.
    • What Is the Deepest Part of the Ocean? Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is the deepest part of the ocean? Learn about the ocean's deepest point, how deep it is, and what lives there.
    • Do Sharks Lay Eggs? Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Do sharks lay eggs? Here you can learn about ways sharks reproduce, including whether they lay eggs or give birth to live young.
    • Ovoviviparous Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ovoviviparous animals produce eggs, but instead of laying the eggs, the eggs develop within the mother's body and are birthed live.
    • 10 Facts About Scallops Created: Saturday, February 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Facts about scallops. Learn about where scallops live, how big they grow, what they eat and how they reproduce. When you eat a scallop, what part are you actually eating?
    • Coral Reefs Created: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn about coral reefs. Coral reefs are a center for biodiversity and an important marine habitat. Tropical corals, cold-water corals, the marine life species that inhabit them and the natural and...
    • 10 Facts About Sharks Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      There are several hundred species of sharks, ranging in size from less than ten inches to over 50 feet. Learn shark facts about these amazing fish with a fierce reputation, but fascinating biology.
    • What is a Hydrothermal Vent? Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Hydrothermal vents, located in the deep sea, were discovered relatively recently. It was only about 30 years ago that scientists in the submersible 'Alvin' discovered these undersea
    • Baleen - What is Baleen Created: Thursday, November 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Baleen is a strong, yet flexible material made out of keratin, a protein that is the same material that makes up our hair and fingernails.
    • What Is the Largest Fish? Created: Monday, October 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is the largest fish? Learn about the largest fish in the world.
    • Types of Baleen Whales Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn about the 14 species of baleen whales,and click through to species profiles and images.
    • Seahorse Facts Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Facts about seahorses, including the number of seahorse species, where seahorses live, what they eat and how they reproduce.
    • What is the Biggest Shark Species? Created: Saturday, April 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The whale shark is the world's biggest shark species. Growing to a length of about 65 feet and weighing about 75,000 pounds, this streamlined fish is really a gentle giant.
    • Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus) Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Gray seals - Halichoerus grypus - are pinnipeds with a long snout and horse-like head. This characteristic is referenced in the gray seal’s unromantic scientific name, which translates to “hook-nosed pig of the sea.” Learn about the gray seal and their distribution, migration, behavior and conservation.
    • 10 Facts About Starfish (Sea Stars) Created: Monday, May 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Starfish - sea stars - are marine invertebrates that are a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, although all resemble a star. Starfish are familiar marine animals and fascinating creatures. Here ...
    • Giant Clam Created: Saturday, January 18, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Learn about the world's biggest bivalve and heaviest mollusk - the giant clam.
    • Hammerhead Sharks Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn about the various species of hammerhead shark, all of which have an interestingly shaped head. They range in size from about 3 to 20 feet long.
    • Why Do Lobsters Turn Red When Cooked? Created: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Lobsters are usually a brownish-green in the wild. What happens between the sea and the dinner table to turn them bright red?
    • 7 Species of Sea Turtles Created: Monday, October 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sea turtles are classified in the Class Reptilia, Subclass Anapsida and Order Testudines. There are seven recognized species of sea turtles, six of which (the hawksbill, green, flatback, loggerhead...
    • Pinnipeds Created: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Facts about pinnipeds - the seals, sea lions and walruses. Learn where these animals live, what they eat and how they reproduce.
    • Spanish Dancer Nudibranch Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Learn about the Spanish dancer nudibranch - the largest nudibranch species.
    • 3 Types of Marine Algae Created: Saturday, January 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Marine algae, more commonly known as seaweeds, come in all shapes and sizes. Here is an introduction to brown, red and green algae with some examples of each type of seaweed.
    • Marine Biologist Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      When you picture a marine biologist, what comes to mind? Many picture a dolphin trainer, or maybe Jacques Cousteau. But marine biology covers a wide range of activities and organisms, and so does t...
    • Gills Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definition of gills, as used in marine biology.
    • Midnight Parrotfish Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about the midnight parrotfish, one of the larger parrotfish species.
    • Fish Created: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Facts about fish, including information on characteristics of fish, types of fish and where fish live.
    • Northern Quahog Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Profile of the northern quahog, or hard-shelled clam. Learn where this clam lives, what it eats and how it reproduces.
    • Bioluminescence Created: Monday, November 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definition of bioluminescence. Marine Life.
    • Tuna Species Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Tunas are large, powerful fish that are distributed worldwide from tropical to temperate oceans. They are members of the family Scombridae, which includes both tunas and mackerels. Learn about the ...
    • Winter the Bottlenose Dolphin Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about Winter, the bottlenose dolphin with the artificial tail. Winter is a bottlenose dolphin that lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida, and stars in Dolphin Tale.
    • Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus) Created: Friday, February 25, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Information on the sally lightfoot crab. Learn about where sally lightfoot crabs live, what they eat, and how they are classified.

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