Which seal has the shortest hair?

March 24, 2017

The Mediterranean Monk Seal has the shortest hair of all pinnipeds (flipper-footed mammal). Mediterranean monk seals have a fairly large, long, robust body, and can grow up to about 7-9 feet (2.2-2.8 m) in length […]

How do turtles survive through winter?

March 21, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Similar to other reptiles, turtles are cold-blooded. While this means their body temperature changes with the environment, turtles can still survive the winter. Found in almost every part of the globe, some […]

What is an iceberg?

March 21, 2017

An iceberg is ice that broke off from glaciers or shelf ice and is floating in open water. To be classified as an iceberg, the height of the ice must be greater than 16 feet […]

What color is an iceberg?

March 20, 2017

The colorful hues of icebergs result from the interplay of light with dense ice, ice crystals, and algal growth. Most people would say that icebergs are white—and most of them are. But did you know […]

What is the world’s most endangered seal?

March 17, 2017

The Mediterranean monk seal is a phocid or “true” seal, and is the rarest and most endangered of all pinnipeds with only an estimated 600 alive in the world. These seals belong to the same […]

Where are the most sharks in the world?

March 15, 2017

By Blaise Jones Sharks can be found all over the world with only a few exceptions. There are no sharks in the Southern Ocean, and sharks do not inhabit the deepest benthic depths of the […]

What is a red tide?

March 8, 2017

A “red tide” is a common term used for a harmful algal bloom. Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae—simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater—grow out of control while […]

Do any sharks live in rivers, streams or lakes?

March 8, 2017

By Blaise Jones Sharks are incredibly ecologically-flexible animals. They can be found in every sea in the world, ranging from pole to pole. However, there are some places sharks do not frequent. Freshwater lake and […]

Top ten dangers at the beach

March 7, 2017

Trips to the beach aren’t always fun in the sun. Plan your summer beach visit with the following safety tips in mind. 1. Rip Currents Rip currents account for more than 80 percent of rescues […]

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