Category Archives for Marine Life

Sharks

David Shiffman loves all things sharks!  He is a graduate student in South Carolina studying the ecology and conservation of sandbar sharks, writes for the blog Southern Fried Science as “WhySharksMatter”, and even has his own book coming out in order to educate more people on why we should all be involved in protecting the […]

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Dolphins

Dolphins use echolocation to navigate and hunt, bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects, and listening for the echoes. Fish and squid are the diet of the common dolphin, where the dolphins have been seen hunting and working together to herd the fish into tight balls. “The greatest threat to whales, dolphins and porpoises is entanglement […]

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Whelk Egg Case

These must really migrate because we found two of these while diving in Cozumel last week! They are kind of creepy looking given the fact they resemble a spinal cord. Mating and egg laying occur during the spring and fall migration. Internally fertilized eggs are surrounded by a transparent mass of albumen, a gel-like material, […]

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