Fish & Sea Creatures

101 Facts… Sharks! … the WebBook

Sharks have been swimming the oceans for about four hundred million years. Fossil of Orthacanthus, a freshwater shark that went extinct about 225 million years ago. Sharks were on Earth about two hundred million years before the dinosaurs began lumbering around the planet. Like the dinosaurs, the largest shark to have ever lived is now …

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101 Facts – Polar Animals

Over 101 amazing facts about these tough and highly adapted animals. Contents IntroductionWhat Are the Earth’s Poles?Life in the Polar RegionsKeeping WarmFinding FoodOther AdaptationsAntarctic Animals – BirdsAntarctic Animals – Fish & Other Sea CreaturesAntarctic Animals – InsectsAntarctic Animals – MammalsArctic Animals – BirdsArctic Animals – Fish & Other Sea AnimalsArctic Animals – InsectsArctic Animals -MammalsVideo …

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8 weird (and scary) facts about the giant squid

The deepest and darkest parts of the ocean are home to some of the strangest and most alien-like creatures on Earth. There are bioluminescent jellyfish that flash and glow vibrant colours, anglerfish that have an extended glowing growth that lures in prey to be devoured in its spindly jaws and an incredibly rare, colossal, tentacled …

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10 amazing facts about octopuses

The octopus is a truly mysterious animal. Some may think they’re fairly simple, so it’s easy to assume that these jellyfish-looking creatures are just big bulging heads, known as mantles, with dangly legs. Yet this ocean-dwelling species is so much more. They’re considered to be one of the most intelligent invertebrates on the planet – …

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8 Amazing Goldfish Facts! | Always Learning!

Lots of people think that goldfish are boring, but they really aren’t! Here are 8 amazing facts to prove anyone who thinks goldfish are boring wrong: 1. Goldfish have teeth in their throats! Here’s another weird fact, goldfish have teeth, but they aren’t in their mouth, so you can’t see them. Their teeth are in …

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Six Quick Orca Facts | Always Learning!

Orcas are also known as killer whales; this name might make them sound dangerous, but they are usually friendly to humans. The only recorded fatal attacks on people have been from orcas that have been kept in captivity. However, it’s worth remembering that orcas are apex predators who are able to take down some of …

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Six weird facts about seahorses

The beautiful seahorse is instantly recognizable with its long snout and fast-fanning pectoral fins. You might have even found one dried out and washed up on the beach. But did you know these six interesting facts about seahorses? 1. Unlike most fish, which swim belly down, the seahorse swims upright in order to mimic sea …

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Six fantastic facts about piranhas

Piranhas are a very interesting kind of fish that live in the rivers of South America, and they have a very fearsome reputation as predators. They aren’t quite as scary as they’ve been made out to be, however – so here are six fantastic facts about Piranhas. 1) Piranhas have sharp gnashing teeth Ask anybody …

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Why Do Great White Sharks Attack Humans?

Great white sharks are the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, able to grow over 17 feet (5.2 meters) long. They have powerful, torpedo-shaped bodies and large mouths filled with 300 pointed teeth, each 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) long. With their size and their strength, there is no doubt a great …

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Blobfish — 10 Facts about the Kings and Queens of Ugly

The blobfish. You might have heard of it, or you might not. It is extremely rare, after all. If you have, it’s probably because it was chosen as the world’s ugliest animal in 2013, beating other bizarre creatures such as the axolotl, the naked mole rat, the purple frog and the proboscis monkey. Why is …

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Link #108: The Largest Squid on Earth Only Eats 30 Grams of Food per Day!

  In our last post, we explained how the myth of raccoons washing their hands and food before every meal came about. We even told you the real reason behind this habit of the raccoons. However, it’s not just the manner of eating in which animals differ. There are differences in terms of quantity too. …

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Great White Shark Facts! | Always Learning!

The great white shark is one of the most popular sea creatures — known for its size (it can grow over half the size of a bus) and its ferocious appetite (which sometimes includes a human arm or leg!) It isn’t actually white — it’s bluish gray on top — but it is a great …

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10 Blue Shark Facts | Always Learning!

Say “shark” and the fearsome great white shark immediately comes to mind. However, there are over 400 other species of sharks in the ocean, one of which is the elegant blue shark. The blue shark is considered one of the most beautiful sharks in the world because of its slim body, long fins and cone-shaped …

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Goblin Shark Facts You Need to Know!

Most of the sharks we see in aquariums are magnificent creatures with smooth, bluish gray skin, pointed fins, rounded snouts and lean or stocky, well-proportioned bodies. Not all sharks, however, are easy on the eyes. The hammerhead shark, for example, has a weird-shaped head that makes you wonder how it can see. There’s also the …

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Top 10 Facts About Pufferfish!

If you think the octopus is the only animal in the ocean that can transform, think again. There are other amazingly deceptive sea creatures. At first glance, they are slow-moving, gentle, beautiful. But beware. When threatened, these fishes can transform themselves into weapons and turn into one of the deadliest creatures in the world. What …

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Vampire Squid Facts You Need to Know!

Few animals have a name as scary as the vampire squid. Just the sound of it makes one think of a huge, deep-sea monster with long arms covered in blood-sucking sharp spines. That, however, isn’t what the vampire squid is. In fact, it is rather small and quite harmless. It is fascinating, though… Where It …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Hammerhead Sharks

Most sharks are hard to distinguish from each other, but not the hammerhead. One look at it and you know just what shark you’re dealing with. Its head has an interesting, if not weird, shape, after all, and that’s not the only thing interesting about it. Here are the top ten interesting facts about hammerhead …

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