When you put a shell up to your ear, it sounds like the ocean, but it really isn’t. You’re actually hearing an echo from all the sounds around you . . . jumbled into a big whoosh.
People have been amazed by colorful, shimmery seashells for a long time. Our love of shells is no surprise. These swirly, sparkly, bumpy, ocean-sounding collectables are some of the neatest houses growing on the planet. Wait! Houses that grow?
There are over 2,000 species of starfish found in all the seas. Most of these are found in shallow water, but a few do live in the deep seas.
There are 350 species of squid ranging in size from 1 inch (2.5 cm) to 60 feet (18 m) and over.
There are seven species of sea turtle, the largest and rarest being the leatherback.
There are 50 species of sea snakes.
The sea otter is found along the coast of California, western Alaska, and also near islands north of Japan.
You’re about to dive into a fantastic adventure under the sea.
They look more like floating hot air balloons than living things, but jellyfish will let you know quickly that they’re alive.
One of the most interesting creatures God created is the octopus.
There are six species of nautilus found in the southwest Pacific.
The killer whale is also known as the orca.
Whales are thought by evolutionists to have evolved from land mammals. However there are many problems with this idea.
The great white shark has a large mouth, full of long, saw-edged teeth.
Can coral reef “ages” of tens of thousands of years be correct?
The elephant seal was named for its large snout that resembles an elephant’s trunk.
Called “butterfly” for their small size, bright colors, and darting movements, these fish are thin-bodied with a round shape.
One of the most loved of the marine animals is the bottlenose dolphin because it is intelligent and social.
The five bony teeth of the sea urchin were given to the original created kind to help it scrape algae (its food) from rocks.
The oyster is a filter-feeder that gets its food by filtering food particles from water with its gills.
Common mussels live in large colonies.
Small but numerous spines of the common sand dollar are its primary tool for burrowing within the upper few centimeters of sandy ocean bottoms.
Some sea anemones have an important symbiotic relationship with algae species.
God designed the sponge with the ability to draw water into its body through tiny holes.
When surprised by a predator, some sea cucumbers can expel their internal organs along with a sticky substance.
Scientists have discovered that coral has layers.
The scallop has an incredibly strong muscle that keeps its shell closed.
The whelk uses its radula (a tongue-like feature with rows of teeth) to bore a hole into the shell of its prey to reach the protected flesh.
Part of this creature’s defense mechanism is its bright coloring.
The conch builds its own shell out of calcium carbonate that it gets from the ocean.
Some hermit crabs have an unusual relationship with the sea anemone.
If you rode in a submarine to the bottom of the ocean, the sun would disappear, and the dark water would swallow you. But light is not missing down there.
The shape of the limpet varies. The closer the limpet is to the water, the flatter and smaller its shell.
The chiton is well-designed for its habitat and diet.
The giant clam gets some of its food by filtering the seawater with its siphon.
The lobster has a unique design. Its mouth is used for much more than just eating.
The box jellyfish is able to see through four sets of eyes!
The giant octopus is one of the largest invertebrates.