The Marvelous Mola

The Marvelous Mola

Mola Mola’s are definitely one of the strangest looking fish found in our oceans. Mola’s got their name due to the very distinct shape of their body, in Latin the word Mola means “millstone.” They have a very rounded body with very pronounced...

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It’s World Oceans Day!

It’s World Oceans Day!

 Happy World Oceans Day! The ocean brings us all together, it can teach us, it can heal us, it can inspire us, it can entertain us, and it can protect us, but it turn, we need to love our ocean back. Unfortunately, we are in a place in society...

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Catalina Coral & Zooxanthellae

Catalina Coral & Zooxanthellae

 Corals are not rocks, nor plants. They are animals. Invertebrates, specifically. These sessile organisms are colonial—meaning many individual organisms comprise a single coral. These individual organisms are called polyps. Each polyp is...

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Hydrothermal Vents

Hydrothermal Vents

 Life was once thought to be completely dependent upon our closest star, the sun. Even in the deep, dark depths of the ocean where no light penetrates, organisms ultimately rely on the productivity from the sun-bright shallows above for their...

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World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day

 Although Wednesday, April 25th is officially World Penguin Day, it’s never a bad day to celebrate these charismatic flightless birds! Penguins’ distinct waddle, fluffy feathers, and stout body shape make them one of the most objectively...

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The Giant Sea Bass

The Giant Sea Bass

 Let me introduce you to the King of the Kelp forest, the Giant Sea Bass. This behemoth of a fish can grow up to nearly 7 and a half feet long, can weigh a whopping 560 pounds, and can live to the ripe old age of 75. These fish were, at one...

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A Few Famous Marine Biologists

A Few Famous Marine Biologists

 For much of human history, the phenomenal life beneath the ocean’s surface was a distant, unattainable world. Thanks to many curious and courageous individuals, however, marine science has grown into a vast and exciting field. While the true...

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Mucus in the Animal Kingdom

Mucus in the Animal Kingdom

 Boogers. There. I said it. Now you are all thinking about thoseooey gooey slimy’s that drip from our noses when we are sick. But our bodies produce mucus every day—it helps protect our lungs by capturing dust and dirt when we inhale. Mucus...

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Mola Mola Song

Mola Mola Song

 The Ocean Sunfish also known as the Mola Mola is perhaps the most strangely intriguing fish in ocean. Its appearance is more alien like than anything else though it isn’t from out of this world. The Mola Mola belongs to the class Osteicthyes...

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