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Hector’s Dolphin: Native to New Zealand

Hector’s dolphin is a species of dolphin native to New Zealand. Its scientific name is Cephalorhynchus hectori, hence the common name “Hector’s dolphin.” Characteristics of Hector’s dolphin This species has the robust characteristics of the Delphinidae family. But it’s also the smallest known species…

Natural Wonders: What Are Soft Corals?

Soft corals are a type of Cnidaria which stand out for their lack of an internal calcium carbonate skeleton. They form some of those gorgeously colorful coral reefs you’ve probably seen in pictures, especially in tropical areas. These marine invertebrates…

8 of the Strangest Marine Animals to Amaze You

Here are eight of the strangest marine animals in the world! Prepare to be amazed at this glimpse into the wonderful world beneath the ocean. 1. One of the strangest marine animals: the hairy toadfish Originally from the warm waters…

The Horn Shark: Habitat and Characteristics

There are so many species in the sea that it feels like we’re constantly discovering new ones. For example, there are lots of different types of sharks, each with specific characteristics. Want to learn more about them? Well, today, we’re going…

How to Avoid Getting Stung by a Jellyfish

Jellyfish are famous for their gelatinous bodies. This animal’s upper body is shaped like a hat, and its lower body is made up of tentacles. Since jellyfish stings are so painful, naturally most people panic and become very frightened as…