Oceans of the world

January 12, 2017

How many oceans are there? This is a trick question of sorts. The correct answer can be either one, four, five or six oceans, depending on how detailed of an answer you want. Technically, there is […]

Pygmy beaked whale (Mesoplodon peruvianus)

January 9, 2017

PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: peruvianus TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater HABITAT: Pacific coast along California, Mexico and South America LENGTH (maximum): 13Ft WEIGHT […]

West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)

December 22, 2016

The West Indian manatee is currently divided into two subspecies: the Florida and Antillean manatees. Florida manatees (T. m. latirostris) are found only in the United States, although a few vagrants have been known to reach […]

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