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Firefish Goby

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The Firefish Goby, Nemateleotris magnifica, also known as the Firefish or the Fire Dartfish, features a yellow head and a body that from white gradually to red and a characteristic elongated first ray on the forward dorsal fin. Read more

April 25, 2017 |

Pygmy Seahorse

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Pygmy Seahorses were not even known to exist until they were accidentally placed in captivity with the gorgonians for research.

The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more

April 12, 2017 |

Sea Robin – The Walking Fish

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This Fish Is Named After a Bird and Walks Like a Bug.

The sea robin (scientific name Triglidae) is named after the bright-crimson chest of the popular American bird.  Sea robins don’t quite have feathers, they don’t sing and they don’t eat earthworms.

But they do walk — which, when you think about it, is another characteristic atypical of birds.

Read more

March 31, 2017 |

MABULA RAY

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying mobula ray soaring high off the Mexican shore.

Every May, when the wind is calm, a strange popping sound resonates across the southern beaches of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. It sounds as though someone is cooking popcorn on an industrial scale. But the source of this sound is far more spectacular. Read more

March 13, 2017 |

Blue Whale

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Earth’s largest animal, the blue whale can eat some 4 to 8 tons of krill per day.

Source: WWF, National Geographic

ABOUT THE BLUE WHALE

Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant.

The blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car and its beat can be detected two miles away. But that’s nothing compared to their calls. Blue whales are the loudest animals on earth and their calls are louder than a jet engine: reaching 188 decibels, while a jet’s engine hit ‘just’ 140 decibels. Read more

March 1, 2017 |

Why Whales Leap Into the Air

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Source: Jason G. Goldman – hakaimagazine.com

One of the most frequently asked questions about whales is why they breach. A study of humpback whales migrating past Australia offers the most definitive answers yet.

After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling. Read more

February 27, 2017 |
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