Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lionfish: From Crowd Pleaser To Catastrophe

This interesting looking fish is called a lionfish.  Though it's a crowd pleaser in the aquarium, it's a catastrophe in the ocean.

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Ghost Crab: Small but Spooky

Ghost Crab

Who's that popping up from the deep to say "BOO" on Halloween?  It's none other than a ghost crab.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Little Sea Star...the Mighty Predator

Sea Star
Just what is a sea star?

Sea stars live in the ocean, but they are not fish.  Fish are vertebrates (backbones) that have gills and fins.  Most have scales.  Sea stars do not have any of these characteristics.  Since they are not true fish, scientist call them sea stars instead of their common nickname: starfish.