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Posts tagged marine biology

December 27, 2012

 

A goldfish swims through a fish bowl

Do Fish Drink?

Fish live in water, but do they drink it?

July 13, 2012

 

aquarium visitors observe a massive whale shark and other fish

Whale Sharks

A fifty foot shark sounds pretty terrifying, but unless you are plankton, this shark is harmless as a clam.

July 12, 2012

 

a great white shark

Great White Sharks

Great white sharks have a reputation for being the fiercest in the sea. But are they now the ones in danger?

July 6, 2012

 

two male mallards fighting to mate with a female

Sex And Violence

Have you ever stopped to wonder why sex and violence so often go hand in hand?

May 15, 2012

 

Possibly poisonous red tide

Red Tides

You may know that red tides have something to do with the ocean turning red near beaches, but you probably don't know what this means or why it's important.

July 11, 2011

 

octopus on the ocean floor

Octopus Games And Sophisticated Intelligence

Did you know that octopuses have even been seen engaging in play behavior?

July 11, 2008

 

Two bottlenose dolphins posing

Sleeping in the Deep

Scientists have long wondered how cetaceans, such as whales and dolphins, are able to get enough sleep. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 13, 2008

 

Herring Swimming in a Group

The Musical Herring

The Atlantic herring is one of the most abundant fish on Earth. It's long been known that herring make chirp-like sounds, especially when startled or in danger.

April 29, 2008

 

Humpback whale breaching

A Whale of Evolution

Whales must have evolved from some other larger, ancient creature, right? However, sometimes evolution takes unexpected twists.

May 21, 2007

 

A big blue whale

Big Blue Whales: The Gentle Giant

What is the biggest living animal? An elephant? Not even close. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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