The Beluga Whale, or Delphinapterus leucas are often called the "canary of the sea" due to their wide range of vocalizations. Belugas are the only white whale and are most closely related to the narwhal. There is even at least one beluga and narwhal hybrid in the wild. Compared to other whales, they are relatively… Continue reading Beluga Whales, The Canary of the Sea
Basilisk lizards are a species of lizard that lives in Central and South America. Basilisks are about two feet at their mature size. The males also have a crest, that is used to impress females. They are also omnivores, eating plants, insects, and even small vertebrates. Basilisks are the only lizard to walk on water.… Continue reading Basilisk Lizards
Recently, I created a slideshow project about bioluminescence, and I wanted to share it with you guys. I hope you enjoy!
The Marine Iguana, or Amblyrhynchus cristatus is the only oceangoing species of lizard in the world. They only live on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Their average mature size is four to five feet. They are herbivores, and picky ones too. They will only eat underwater algae and seaweed. They can't even eat brown algae,… Continue reading Marine Iguana
The Dumbo Octopus, or the Grimpoteuthis species is a group of octopi consisting of about a dozen octopi. They are the deepest known octopus that usually live at about 13,000 feet below the ocean surface. They are usually about 8 inches long, but there have been ones that grow up to 6 feet long. They… Continue reading Dumbo Octopus: Living on the deep side
Cindy Lee Van Dover was born on 1954. She is very passionate about the ocean and was the first (and only) woman to pilot a submarine named Alvin. Over the coarse of the years, she has lead 48 missions so far, and not all of them on Alvin. Cindy Lee Van Dover is a deep… Continue reading Cindy Lee Van Dover: The Submariner