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Fun Facts on Porifera for Kids
Fun Facts on Porifera for Kids SpongeBob Squarepants is a funny, if mildly annoying, Porifera sponge. He dwells in the ocean, has huge pores and seems to be boneless. If Gary were a shrimp snuggled into SpongeBob’s side, instead of a snail sharing his pineapple, it would be closer to...
Xiphosura Fun Facts for Kids
Xiphosura Fun Facts for Kids Have you ever heard the term “living fossil”? No, we are not talking about great grandpa. We are talking about Xiphosura, the Horseshoe Crab. The Horseshoe Crab is fascinating! It has hardly changed at all in the past 200 million years and is just about the only Arachnid that lives in...
All About Jawless Fish: History, Evolution and Present Forms
All About Jawless Fish: History, Evolution and Present Forms Over 500 million years ago, the first fish evolved. Most of these early fish are now extinct, but a few remain – lampreys and hagfish. These fish look primitive, indeed. They have cartilage instead of bone and a long, eel-like body. They don’t have a jaw bone, but...
All About Sharks – Do All Sharks Attack Humans?
All About Sharks – Do All Sharks Attack Humans? From scary movies to beachside signs, sharks have a hair-raising reputation. But are they really as scary as they’re portrayed? The truth is, only 25 species (out of 368 species) attack humans, and only about 100 people each year are attacked by sharks. More...
All About Fish and Their Major Types
All About Fish and Their Major Types Fish rule the world. That is, they’re one of the oldest animal families to live on Earth. They were here long before the dinosaurs – about 500 million years ago -- and they...
All About Poisonous Fish: Blow Fish, Stingrays, Rabbit Fish, Stonefish
All About Poisonous Fish: Blow Fish, Stingrays, Rabbit Fish, Stonefish You don’t hear much about poisonous fish, but there are actually more poisonous fish in the world than venomous snakes. These fish usually release...
Plants or Animals? Strange Undersea Creatures
Plants or Animals? Strange Undersea Creatures Some animals that live in the ocean defy description. It’s hard to tell if they’re a plant, an animal or something else altogether. These animals include
All About Sea Mollusks – Poisonous And Edible Mollusks
All About Sea Mollusks – Poisonous And Edible Mollusks Under the sea live over 50,000 species of mollusks. Mollusks include sea snails, squid, octopus, clams, oysters and mollusks. These animals all look different, but their bodies are similar. Mollusks have three body parts – the head, a visceral mass and the foot. The head holds the brain and sensing...
All About Crustaceans, Lobsters, Crabs and More
All About Crustaceans, Lobsters, Crabs and More When you think of crustaceans, you probably think of the big lobsters in the tank at the grocery store, but did you know that rolie-polies are crustaceans too? Most crustaceans live in the sea and include