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Marine Life

This page contains links to marine life websites of interest, including coral reefs, deep sea life, marine invertebrates, sea turtles, seaweed, algae, sharks, and rays. These links are provided by Sea and Sky as a courtesy to our visitors in an attempt to make these resources easy to find and use. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Sea and Sky site. Sea and Sky is not responsible for the content of these external sites. Problems with these external links should be reported to the Sea and Sky administrator.

  • Corals and Coral Reefs - Smithsonian Ocean Portal
    Coral reefs contain colorful and amazing animals, but are threatened by human activities. This site from the Smithsonian contains images, videos, and facts from around the world.

  • The Great Barrier Reef
    Official Australian site for the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world. This site contains information about the reef and its animal life as well as travel and accommodations for visiting the park.

  • Sea and Sky's Coral Reef Life
    Discover the coral reef, one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. Marvel at the beautiful fish and other life forms that inhabit these incredible but delicate coral reefs.

  • Sea World - Coral and Coral Reefs
    Dive in to the details about the diversity, complexity, and beauty of the ocean's coral reefs. This page from Sea world contains detailed information about corals and coral reefs.

  • The Bioluminescence Web Page
    Contains information about bioluminescence and current research on luminescence. Includes information about how bioluminescence is used by deep sea marine life.

  • Danté Fenolio Deep Sea Photography
    Homepage of wildlife photographer Dante Fenolio. The site features several photo galleries with amazing images of deep sea creatures including fish and invertebrates.

  • The Deep Sea - Smithsonian Ocean Portal
    The dark, cold deep sea contains weird alien animals that survive without sunlight and create their own light. This site from the Smithsonian contains photos, videos, and stories of deep sea biology and exploration from around the world.

  • Professor Paul Yancy's Deep Sea Pages
    Deep sea page by Paul H. Yancey, Ph.D. Professor of Biology, Whitman College. Features extensive information and dozens of images about the bizarre creatures that live in the deep sea.

  • Sea and Sky's Creatures of the Deep Sea
    Discover the amazing and bizarre creatures that inhabit the deep sea. See how they survive the boiling waters of hydrothermal vents and use bioluminescence to communicate.

  • Census of Marine Life
    The Census of Marine Life was a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans.

  • Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN)
    MarLIN is the most comprehensive resource of information about the marine environment of the British Isles. It is the largest review of the effects of human activities and natural events on marine species and habitats yet undertaken.

  • Marine Life on MarineBio
    MarineBio.org features detailed information about the science, biology, taxonomy, morphology, behavior, and ecological relationships of marine life that inhabits our ocean.

  • Ocean Animal Encyclopedia on Oceana
    Oceana.org features an online encyclopedia of marine life including pictures and information about fish, marine mammals, invertebrates, sharks, rays, sea reptiles, and sea birds.

  • Smithsonian Ocean Portal
    The Smithsonian Ocean Portal focuses on everything to do with the ocean, including unusual and everyday organisms, ocean-inspired art, researchers devoting their lives to exploring the still mostly mysterious ecosystem.

  • The Cephalopod Page
    The Cephalopod Page features extensive information and images of the class of marine mollusks that includes nautilus, squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.

  • The Jellies Zone
    The JelliesZone was established to showcase the incredible diversity of jellyfish and gelatinous zooplankton that visit the waters of the U.S. West Coast.

  • The Sea Slug Forum
    Features information and images of sea slugs and nudibranchs. On the Sea Slug Forum you can ask questions, post information and find out more about nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares and other sea slugs.

  • EuroTurtle
    EuroTurtle is a Mediterranean Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation website for science and education and is a result of collaboration between King’s College, Taunton and the Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles.

  • Sea Turtle Inc.
    Sea Turtle Inc. was established to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.

  • Sea Turtle Postage Stamps of the World
    This site contains a list of all known sea turtle stamps from hundreds of countries around the world, including links to a large collection of images.

  • Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
    A sea turtle hospital, rescue and rehabilitation center dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of sick and injured sea turtles as well as education and outreach for the conservation of all marine turtles.

  • The Harmful Algae Page
    The primary objective of this site is to educate the public and serve as a comprehensive resource for information about harmful marine and freshwater algal blooms.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest Cam
    Watch fish and invertebrates swim live through the Monterey Bay Aquarium giant kelp forest exhibit, and tune in to daily feeding shows to see them hand-fed by a diver.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest
    The 28-foot-tall Kelp Forest exhibit is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world, providing a diver's-eye-view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels, rockfish and a host of other fishes.

  • The Seaweed Site
    This site is a source of general information on all aspects of seaweeds. Contains extensive detailed information and images of dozens of species of marine algae and seaweed.

  • The Elasmodiver Shark and Ray Field Guide
    A comprehensive website about sharks and rays, including shark pictures and information about shark species. Contains a field guide to help divers to identify hundreds of types of sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras.

  • Hawaii Sharks
    Official state of Hawaii website about the shark species found in Hawaiian waters. Includes information about species, anatomy, mythology, safety tips, and information about shark attacks around the islands.

  • National Aquarium Blacktip Reef
    Blacktip Reef is a breathtaking, exhibit located in the heart of National Aquarium. This coral-filled exhibit replicates Indo-Pacific reefs. The website features a live webcam of the shark exhibit.

  • Sharks and Rays - Smithsonian Ocean Portal
    Sharks and rays represent some of the most misunderstood animals in the oceans. This site from the Smithsonian contains images, videos, and facts from around the world.

  • Sharks-World
    A shark website featuring shark Information, anatomy, habitat, feeding, reproduction and types of sharks. Includes facts about great white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, whale sharks, and more.