Ocean animals

Dolphins – the Smartest Animals on Earth

Famous for their ability to learn and even rescue humans, the real story behind the immense intelligence of dolphins lies in their astounding wild behaviour

Ocean animals

Which animal has the most offspring?

The vertebrate record for most offspring has been set by the oceanic sunfish, which can produce a staggering 300 million eggs at a time

Ocean animals

How do you weigh a whale?

A blue whale weighs 190,000 kilograms (420,000 pounds), but how do we know that?

Ocean animals

How do oysters mate?

Oysters mate through releasing millions of sperm in attempt to fertilise the 100 million eggs each female oyster produces per year.

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Attack of the lionfish

These predatory lionfish might look fancy, but they’re not fussy eaters – much to the chagrin of the Caribbean’s native inhabitants.

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Which shark has the most teeth?

When you think of sharks you undoubtedly picture hundreds of rows of big shark teeth, but which species holds the record?

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Amazing animals of the ocean you have never seen before

Some of the world’s most amazing animals live in the ocean. From shrimp with claws tougher than carbon fibre to octopuses named after syrupy snacks, welcome to the weird world of animals surviving in the sea.

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An interview with a dolphin conservationist

Nicola Hodgins from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) society talks to us about the dolphin’s uncertain future, and what we can do about it

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Hermit crabs house hunt

Hermit crabs are clever creatures always on the lookout for a new home Hermit crabs don’t have shells of their own but their soft abdomen is curved in a spiral that makes it a snug fit for the shells of … Continued

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Why the Atlantic bluefin tuna is in serious trouble

The Bluefin tuna was once the king of the seas. Living in large shoals and hunting together, Atlantic Bluefin are long-lived and highly migratory fish that can only be found throughout the Atlantic ocean.

Ocean animals

9 Weird and wonderful jellyfish of the world

The underwater phenomena with a species list so diverse it ranges from the harmless floating creatures of the ocean to life-threatening killing machines.

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