Under the Sea — August 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

Amazing Ocean Wildlife Facts

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As humans live their life day-to-day on land, most often forget that life under the sea is a spectacular wonder. However, the ocean and its sea creature residents sometime have a harder life than humans in terms of survival. Be amazed and get wondered with these amazing ocean wildlife facts.

Did you know that…
…the Blue Whale is the largest animal to ever live on earth? It can grow up to 100 feet in length.
…the Whale shark is the largest fish in the sea? It can grow up to 40 feet in length.
…when a dolphin is sick it cries (echos) to other dolphins to support it to the surface to receive oxygen.
…lobsters can live up to 50 years?
…a group of jellyfish is called a smack?

Can you believe that…
…jellyfish have been around for 650 million years? This makes them older than sharks and dinosaurs.
…a shrimp’s heart is in its head?
…the Great Barrier Reef is the planet’s largest living structure?
…the smallest fish in the world is 0.3 inches long? This fish is the adult Marshall Islands dwarf goby.
…the sea turtle has built immunity over the years from jellyfish? This makes jellyfish the turtle’s prey instead of predator.

Are you aware that…
…the sailfish is the fastest fish in the sea? It can reach speeds of up to 68 miles per hour
…coral reefs rank second in terms of the world’s most bio-diverse places? Rainforests rank number one.
…the Mola is the largest bony fish in the sea? It can weigh up to 500 pounds.
…the seahorse is the only species where a male can birth babies.
…a Beluga whale’s large forehead is a representation of their intelligence? They are known to be one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet.

Isn’t it amazing that….
…dolphins sleep with one eye open and with one-half of their brain in use.
…oysters can change gender (and back again) based on what is best for mating.
…the goldfish is the only species that can see both infrared and ultra-violet light.
…a scallop has 35 blue eyes.
…catfish have 100,000 taste buds.
…a shark may grow up to 20,000 teeth in its lifetime.

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