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Ocean Life

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome to Ocean Life Sightings Forum

    Sunset over the Bahamas This forum is an ongoing collection of info and pictures of just a few of the many ocean’s inhabitants. The Earths...

    Started by denise, 08-12-2008 05:12 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Advances in Ocean Exploration

    Ocean exploration is the investigation of physical, chemical and biological aspects of the ocean, for scientific or commercial purposes. This is not...

    Started by denise, 08-12-2008 05:11 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Marine Habitats

    Marine Habitats When viewed from outer space, oceans and seas cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface, giving it its common name, the...

    Started by denise, 08-12-2008 05:10 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ocean Diving In Ireland

    Ireland is a small island located in north-west Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the north, west and south sides, and the Irish Sea on the...

    Started by denise, 08-12-2008 05:09 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ocean Diving In Austraila

    Australia is a large unique island located in the Indian Ocean, with more than 20,000 miles of magnificent coastline. Australia has a variety of...

    Started by denise, 08-12-2008 05:08 PM
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  1. Horseshoe Crabs

    Horseshoe crabs have been around on Earth for the last 445 million years, and have changed very little in all that time. There are four different...

    Started by denise, 03-14-2016 02:42 PM
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  2. Guitarfish

    Guitarfish look like a cross between a skate and a shark but are actually part of the Ray Family. Guitarfish Photo by Rebecca Riddle ...

    Started by denise, 10-17-2012 10:25 PM
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  3. Goliath Groupers

    Goliath groupers, Epinephelus itajara, commonly known as Jewfish, are large marine fish found primarily in shallow tropical waters among coral,...

    Started by denise, 10-03-2012 09:39 PM
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  4. Mermaid

    Mermaid - Homo-ichthyoid Mermaids are aquatic creatures with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. (a common variation of this...

    Started by tiago, 09-01-2012 10:33 AM
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  5. Stargazers

    Stargazers are a unique family of marine fish, that have upward-facing mouths, large heads, and eyes mounted on top of their heads (hence their...

    Started by denise, 08-30-2012 04:10 PM
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  6. Sheepshead

    The sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus, is a silver colored marine fish, with 5 or 6 distinct vertical black bands on its sides, which may or...

    Started by denise, 12-23-2011 04:53 PM
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  7. Squid

    Squids are close cousins of the octopus, with large heads and beaks, eight suckered arms and two longer feeding tentacles. The 300 + species...

    Started by denise, 08-07-2011 02:19 PM
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  8. Nudibranchs

    Nudibranchs are found throughout the world's oceans, but they are most common and diverse in warm, shallow tropical waters. They vary greatly in size...

    Started by denise, 08-01-2011 10:23 PM
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  9. Batfish

    Batfish are a collection of 60 species of fish with broad, flat heads, slim bodies and a covering of lumps and spines. They are very poor swimmers...

    Started by denise, 11-24-2010 11:16 AM
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  10. Frogfish

    Frogfish are very unique fish, they have distinctive hunting equipment, adaptive colors and unusual shapes. The 46 or so species range in size from...

    Started by denise, 12-01-2010 11:14 PM
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  11. Sea Hares

    Sea hares are ocean dwelling medium to large sized sea slugs with an internal shell made of protein. The common name sea hare derives the creatures...

    Started by denise, 11-24-2010 11:10 AM
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  12. Flounders

    Flounders are a group of marine bottom dwelling flatfish species found in shallow coastal lagoons and estuaries of the Northern Atlantic and Pacific...

    Started by denise, 11-23-2010 10:53 PM
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  13. Mantis Shrimp

    Mantis shrimps are not actual shrimps, but rather a shrimp-like crustaceans. They get their common name from their physical resemblance to both the...

    Started by denise, 11-23-2010 10:48 PM
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  14. Snooks

    Snooks are large, strong, sleek fish with a protruding lower jaw and a prominent black lateral stripe that runs from just behind their gills to their...

    Started by denise, 11-23-2010 10:45 PM
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  15. Soapfish

    Soapfish are a collection of 24 species of tropical marine fish that live in most tropical coastal waters and coral reefs throughout the Atlantic and...

    Started by denise, 11-23-2010 10:44 PM
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  16. Cardinalfish

    Cardinalfishes are aptly named for their brilliant red to light pink colors. They are small (< 4 inches) fish with a large protruding mouth. They are...

    Started by denise, 11-04-2010 10:37 PM
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  17. Bigeyes

    Bigeyes are a marine family of fish comprising 18 species worldwide. They are distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the...

    Started by denise, 11-04-2010 09:46 PM
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  18. Sea Robins / Gurnards

    Sea robins, also called gurnards, are part of the Triglidae family, characterized as slim, bottom-dwelling fish, are found in warm and temperate seas...

    Started by denise, 11-02-2010 10:18 PM
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  19. Blennies

    Blennies are small bottom dwelling fish, with elongate bodies, and relatively large eyes and mouths. Their head contains elaborate whisker-like...

    Started by denise, 11-02-2010 09:36 PM
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  20. Jacks

    The Jacks are powerful open ocean swimmers characterized by their streamlined, aerodynamic shape. As a family, jacks are easy to recognize: they have...

    Started by denise, 10-27-2010 11:57 AM
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