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Jennifer Kennedy

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jennifer Kennedy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Flyingfish Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The term flyingfish or flying fish includes more than 60 species of fish that can glide long distances over the water. These fish live in tropical salt water habitats.
    • Do Flyingfish Really Fly? Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Do flyingfish (flying fish) really fly? Learn more about the flight of these tropical fish.
    • 10 Facts About Sharks Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 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.
    • Narwhal Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Narwhals are the whales famous for their tusks - which was once traded as "unicorn horn." Learn facts about narwhals, including where they live, what they eat, how they reproduce and threats to the species.
    • Northern Elephant Seal Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The northern elephant seal is a large seal species that lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The species is named for the male's large, fleshy nose.
    • Asian Shore Crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Information about the Asian shore crab or Japanese shore crab, a species that is native to the Western Pacific Ocean and was transported to the U.S. and Europe through the ballast water of ships.
    • Southern Elephant Seal Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The southern elephant seal is named for the male's large, fleshy nose. These seals live in cold waters in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions.
    • European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The green crab (Carcinus maenas) is commonly found in New England tide pools and along the East Coast of the United States from Delaware to Nova Scotia, but this species is not native to the area. The green crab is now abundant in the U.S. and is thought to have been introduced into U.S. waters by the ballast water on ships coming from Europe. Learn about the green crab's feeding, reproduction and distribution.
    • How Fast Can a Shark Swim? Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) appears to be the fastest shark species. Learn more about this speedy shark and other fast shark species.
    • Types of Sharks Created: Sunday, February 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn about the types of sharks with this list of sharks species and facts about each.
    • Tuna Species Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 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 ...
    • Long-finned Pilot Whale Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The long-finned pilot whale is an odontocete, or toothed whale with dark skin and a rounded head. These whales typically inhabit deep waters.
    • Winter the Bottlenose Dolphin Created: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 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.
    • Thresher Sharks Created: Saturday, August 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn about thresher sharks, including the 3 species of thresher sharks (bigeye thresher, common thresher, and pelagic thresher), and thresher shark feeding, habitat, reproduction, distribution and...
    • Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus) Created: Friday, February 25, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Information on the sally lightfoot crab. Learn about where sally lightfoot crabs live, what they eat, and how they are classified.
    • Arthropods Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Arthropods are animals in the Phylum Arthropoda, a very diverse group of organisms that includes insects, crabs, lobsters, scorpions and centipedes. Learn about arthropod characteristics, classific...
    • Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Created: Sunday, February 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Facts about the olive ridley sea turtle, including information on the olive ridley turtle's natural history, reproduction, distribution and conservation.
    • Radial Symmetry Created: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Definition of radial symmetry. Learn what radial symmetry is and in which marine organisms it occurs.
    • Hawksbill Turtle Created: Sunday, February 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Facts about the hawksbill sea turtle, including information on the hawksbill turtle's natural history, reproduction, distribution and conservation. The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate)...
    • Bioluminescence Created: Monday, November 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Definition of bioluminescence. Marine Life.
    • Cod and the Pilgrims Created: Monday, November 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn about the Pilgrims and how they were saved by cod, one of the most important fish in the Atlantic.
    • Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The basking shark is the second-largest shark species, and can reach lengths up to 30-40 feet and weights up to about 8,000 pounds. They are filter-feeders who are often seen feeding near the surfa...
    • Killer Whale or Orca (Orcinus orca) Created: Saturday, February 27, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The killer whale, also known as the orca
    • Fish Created: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Facts about fish, including information on characteristics of fish, types of fish and where fish live.
    • Sessile Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Definition of the word sessile, as used in a marine life context.
    • Necropsy Created: Friday, July 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A necropsy is a dissection of the dead body of an animal to determine the cause of death. Necropsies can help us learn more about the biology of an animal, how it is affected by disease or how huma...
    • Polyp Created: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Polyps are the base of coral reefs. They have a soft, tube-like body and a mouth surrounded by a ring of tentacles. Learn more about coral polyps here.
    • What Is a Starfish? Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What is a starfish? Learn about starfish, or sea stars.
    • 9 Whale Watching Tips Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Whale watching - seeing some of the largest animals on Earth - can be a thrilling activity. Being prepared for your whale watch and knowing what to expect can help make your trip a successful one. ...
    • Dermal Denticle Created: Monday, April 27, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Tough scales that cover the skin of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays). Even though similar to scales,they're really modified teeth,covered with a hard enamel.
    • Corals and Coral Reefs Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Coral reefs provide some of the most spectacular underwater scenery, and marine life biodiversity in the world. Here you can learn about coral, how coral reefs form, and threats to coral reefs suc...
    • What is an Elasmobranch? Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The term elasmobranch refers to the sharks, rays and skates, which are in the subclass Elasmobranchii and class Chondrichthyes. The Condrichthyes class includes only one other subclass, the Holoce...

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