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Posts tagged marine biology

March 20, 2007

 

3 cleaner wrasse cleaning a potato cod

Cleaner Wrasse

Step (or swim) right up for a free scale cleaning! Cleaner wrasse provide a very valuable service for their underwater clients.

February 20, 2007

 

jaws of a megadolon shark on display

Megalodon

Learn more about the ancestor of the Great White shark.

October 31, 2006

 

a truck driving through a heavily flooded street

Hurricane Damage That Lasts

We've all seen the devastation caused by hurricanes, whether on the news or first-hand. However there is even more damage that most people never hear about.

July 30, 2006

 

octopus raising its tentacle

Octopus Biceps Curls

The octopus tentacle surprisingly acts in much the same way as the human arm when transferring tasty morsels from sucker to mouth.

July 16, 2006

 

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Red Tide

Researchers are still working to understand this serious natural phenomenon.

May 23, 2006

 

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Coral–Plant Or Animal?

A coral reef could be said to be both animal and plant.

April 11, 2006

 

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Vertical Migration

Imagine if the only way for you to eat were to trek 25 miles on foot to a restaurant and then trek all the way back home afterward.

February 8, 2006

 

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Milky Seas

Seamen have long reported miraculous sightings of luminous, glowing seawater.

February 7, 2006

 

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Whale Fall

When whale carcasses fall to the sea floor, they become food for a vast and complex array of ocean creatures, a community called a whale fall.

December 2, 2005

 

Sleepless in Dolphintown

Can you imagine lasting an entire month without sleep? Believe it or not, newborn dolphins and killer whales have been observed to do just that. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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