Sawfish, also known as carpenter sharks, are of the rays family and characterized by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged to resemble a saw. 5 Interesting Facts About Sawfish #1 Sawfish do not have normal bones The sawfish skeleton is made of cartilage. #2 Rows … Read more 5 Weird Things About Sawfish, Sawfish Images and Video
Five Fantastic Underwater Adventures Guest Writer: Ibtisaam Ganief Not all of life’s great adventures take place on dry land. For those who enjoy venturing into the unknown depths of our oceans or snorkeling above the fish and coral below know this all too well. Whether you’re spending your holiday at a beach resort in Dubai … Read more 5 Fantastic Underwater Adventures to Explore
The Sarcastic Fringehead That is the question. So, just what IS a sarcastic fringehead? Is it a saucy brat with big hair? Or some smart-alecky whippersnapper with a fringed hat, knit by grandma? Of course not. I write about animals, remember? Got a clue? Well … THIS is a Sarcastic Fringehead Whoa! Right? What is … Read more What is a Sarcastic Fringehead? Can you guess?
Deep Sea Squid With Teeth True or False? Squid with human-looking teeth? Add to that eight legs and two tentacles, and we’ve got one very odd-looking Promachoteuthis sulcus. This deep sea squid is the only specimen ever seen. It was found in 2007 by a German research vessel, R/V Walther Herwig, in the southern Atlantic … Read more Deep Sea Squid With Teeth – Is it Fact or Fiction?
Zebra Shark Facts A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge Z is for Zebra Shark Facts The zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a species of bottom-dwelling shark and the sole member of the family Stegostomatidae. It is found throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, from South Africa to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf … Read more Z is for Zebra Shark Facts : A-Z Collection of Cool Animals
Vampire Squid Facts A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge V is for Vampire Squid The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. “vampire squid of Hell”), is a type of small, deep-sea cephalopod, found in temperate and tropical oceans around the world, living at a dark depth 2000 to 3000 ft (609 to 914 m) at the … Read more V is for Vampire Squid Facts : A-Z of Really Cool Animals
Pigbutt Worm A-Z Collection of Really Cool Animals P is for Pigbutt Worm The Pigbutt Worm, otherwise known as “Flying Buttocks” is clearly a strange one. Its Latin scientific name is Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, which means, roughly “resembling a pig’s rear.” The pigbutt worm is about the size of an acorn. It was newly discovered by … Read more P is for Pigbutt Worm, Flying Buttocks : A-Z of Cool Animals
Narwhal Facts A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge Narwhal Facts: The sword-like tusk I really hope you enjoy reading these narwhal facts as much as I enjoyed putting them together. I’ve seen pictures of these wonderful creatures before, but never really looked into them. They prove to be interesting, indeed! The narwhal is a porpoise, … Read more N is for Narwhal Facts : A-Z of Really Cool Animals
Isopod Facts, Tongue-Eating Louse A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge I is for Isopod Facts Today I bring you the following isopod facts for your, uh, enjoyment. Eww? What a bizarre creature! The tongue-eating louse, or Isopod, is a strange white parasitic crustacean of the Cymothoidae family, best known for eating a host fish’s tongue, … Read more I is for Isopod Facts – Tongue-Eating Louse, A-Z Collection of Animals
Female Red King Crab Molting Out of its Shell The process of the female Red King Crab molting out of its shell is a complicated process. Crabs (and other crustaceans) cannot grow in a linear fashion like most animals. Because they have a hard outer shell (the exoskeleton) that does not grow, they must shed … Read more Watch a Female Red King Crab Molting Out of its Shell [Video]