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Jennifer Kennedy

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By Jennifer Kennedy

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    • 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.
    • Arthropods Created: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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, March 31, 2014
      Facts about the olive ridley sea turtle, including information on the olive ridley turtle's natural history, reproduction, distribution and conservation.
    • Hawksbill Turtle Created: Sunday, February 20, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 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)...
    • Cod and the Pilgrims Created: Monday, November 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about the Pilgrims and how they were saved by cod, one of the most important fish in the Atlantic.
    • Stoplight Parrotfish Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about the stoplight parrotfish, a color- and sex-changing fish that is a found in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
    • Parrotfishes Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about parrotfish, and characteristics common to the approximately 80 parrotfish species that live in tropical waters in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
    • Bioerosion Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Definition of the term bioerosion, as used in referring to marine life.
    • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Created: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Information on the location, habitats and marine life of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

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