Category Archives: Other Marine Animals

Meet Cooper the Copepod & Learn About Microplastics

Hi! I’m Cooper the Copepod. What is a Copepod? Well, I am a tiny animal that is part of the plankton. Plankton are the microscopic plants and animals that make up the base of the food chain in the ocean. … Continue reading

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10 Facts About the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Note: Since Jellyfish aren’t really fish, I will now refer to them as Jellies instead… 1. The Lion’s Mane Jelly is the largest Jelly in the ocean. Its bell can reach up to 8 feet in diameter, and its tentacles … Continue reading

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sea Sponges

1. Sea Sponges are animals, not plants. 2. Sea Sponges have been in the ocean for 500 million years. 3. Sea Sponges don’t move, but they filter lots of water for food (plankton) and oxygen. 4. Sea Sponges are among … Continue reading

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10 Fabulous Facts About Sea Snakes

Note on picture: Sea kraits are sea snakes that go onto land, true sea snakes spend their whole lives in the water. 1. Sea snakes are reptiles and need to breathe air. 2. 50 different species of true sea snakes … Continue reading

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The Real Monsters of the Ocean: Plankton

As darkness slowly creeps over the coral reef, the night dwellers begin to appear. Coral relies upon its symbiotic algae to feed themselves during the day, but after dark the coral polyps unfold their sticky tentacles. These tentacles grab food … Continue reading

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