Arctic Ocean


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The world’s most northern ocean, the Arctic Ocean is populated with the following animals:

The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can grow to 24 feet and thanks to antifreeze elements in its system its meat is poisonous to humans. Photo Credit: NOAA OKEANOS Explorer Program , 2013 Northeast U. S. Canyons Expedition
Why don’t Arctic and Antarctic fish freeze to death? Antifreeze!Read more.
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Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata)Read more.
Adult hooded seals have black heads and silver-gray coats with dark blotches of varying sizes [...] Read more.
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Monodontidae GENUS: Monodon SPECIES: monoceros TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
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The colorful hues of icebergs result from the interplay of light with dense ice, ice [...] Read more.
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)Read more.
Harbor porpoises have a small, robust body with a short, blunt beak. Females are slightly [...] Read more.
Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)Read more.
Harp seals are part of the family Phocidae, known as the “true” or “earless” seals [...] Read more.
Ribbon Seal (Phoca fasciata)Read more.
The ribbon seal is one of nine species of ice seals inhabiting the Arctic and [...] Read more.
Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida)Read more.
Ringed seals are part of the “true seal” family Phocidae. The ringed seal is the [...] Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most [...] Read more.
Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)Read more.
The beluga whale is a small, white-toothed whale. Adult belugas may reach a length of [...] Read more.
How many penguins can a polar bear eat?Read more.
By Valerie Clark You might think that cute little penguins are natural prey for polar [...] Read more.
Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) aka Northern Minke WhaleRead more.
Minke whales are members of the baleen whale family and are the smallest of the [...] Read more.
Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)Read more.
  Walruses, whose latin name translates as “tooth-walking sea horse”, are found in the Northern [...] Read more.
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus)Read more.
Gray whales are mysticetes, or baleen whales. Gray whales are the only species in the [...] Read more.
Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus)Read more.
Bowhead whales are mysticetes, which means they have “baleen” plates instead of teeth for filtering [...] Read more.
Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus)Read more.
Bearded seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. They have a small head, [...] Read more.
What is an iceberg?Read more.
An iceberg is ice that broke off from glaciers or shelf ice and is floating [...] Read more.
Spotted Seal (Phoca largha)Read more.
Spotted seals are members of the “true seal” family, Phocidae. They have a round head, [...] Read more.