Ranging from underwater unicorns to cunning hunters who use bubbles to trap prey, here are some interesting facts about whales.
Animals & beasts
We’e all familiar with animals, and the majority of us have one as a pet, but have you heard about these fascinating critters before? I’m willing to bet not!
They’re capable of squeezing into tiny spaces and shooting ink out of their bodies to escape predators. They may not be the prettiest of animals, but there’s a lot to learn, and love, about these multi-limbed molluscs.
Crocodiles and alligators are some of the oldest animals living on the planet and live in many places around the world. We all know never to smile at a crocodile, but there’s a whole lot more to these large, water dwelling reptiles.
Here are five crucial crocodilian curiosities.
Another animal which I’ve always been fascinated by is the orca, otherwise known as the killer whale. These beautiful, intelligent animals hold a lot of secrets, starting with their name.
It’s a well known adage that bigger is always better. While that may be true for most things, it’s certainly true when it comes to animals. You expect some animals to be big (I’m looking at you, elephants) but sometimes you’d be surprised just how big some animals can get.
Slugs aren’t normally known for their cuteness but recently, this Jorunna parva, which is a species of sea slug, has risen to fame because of its ability to make even the toughest of people melt because of its sweetness.
Say hello to my little friend! Quite literally… The Maratus volans is a species in the jumping spider family which belongs to the peacock spider genus. These spiders are so small they can barely be seen on a finger nail! As people say, small things come in big packages, which is certainly the case for this little guy.
About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, making the seas and oceans the largest habitats on earth. The deep sea (defined as below 200 metres in depth) is still largely unexplored. Living in the deep sea without sunlight, and with extreme pressure and temperatures of below five degrees Celsius is pretty bleak. Due to these conditions deep-sea animals have had to evolve in some bizarre ways to survive. So here are a few of my favourite terrifying sea creatures…
I’ve always been fascinated with the oceans, and sharks have captured my imagination like no other creature of the deep, with the exception of Cthulhu. But as he (probably) doesn’t exist, here are some fascinating shark facts which may make you reconsider your ideas about them.