Remedies for a Jelly Sting

Remedies for a Jelly Sting

Animals in the phylum Cnidaria, which means “stinging nettle,” possess stinging cells called nematocysts. Cnidaria includes jellies, box jellies, sea anemones, corals, sea pens and hydroids. Nematocysts are cells that operate like a combination...

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Ocean Tides 101

Ocean Tides 101

Ocean tides are created by combining the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun, combined with the rotation of the earth. The moon’s gravitational pull is stronger than the suns, which makes it the most important factor in creating tides. The...

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The Horn Shark Teeth

The Horn Shark Teeth

Horn Sharks (Heterodontus francisci) are a part of the family Heterodontadae. Horn Sharks can be identified by the spines in front of its two dorsal fins and spots throughout its body. It is commonly thought that they were named HornSsharks...

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Voracious Moray Eels

Voracious Moray Eels

California Moray Eels (Gymnothorax mordax) are hardy animals that can grow up to 5 feet in length and live up to 30 years of age. They lack pelvic fins, pectoral fins, or gill covers, and along with their long slim body gives them a snake like...

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DIY Gyotaku

DIY Gyotaku

The art of fish printing, also known as gyotaku, originated in Japan in the mid-1800s. This practice was widely used among fishermen to accurately depict the size of their catch. Prior to fish printing, the size of a caught fish grew with the...

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Ocean Echolocation

Ocean Echolocation

Echolocation is the emittance of sound and the reflection of vibrations off of an object back to the sender. This is commonly used by bats and dolphins! Dolphins release a high pitch click or snap sound that travels through the ocean in an effort...

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Pacific Electric Ray

Pacific Electric Ray

The Pacific Electric Ray, Torpedo californica, is one of 14 described species of electric rays, but is the only species limited with the west coast of the United States.  These rays are also called torpedo rays, electric rays and pacific torpedo...

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