American Oceans

What’s the Difference Between Seaweed and Seagrass?

Seaweed and seagrass represent two important components of marine ecosystems, often confused for one another due to their similar aquatic...

Hilarious Video Shows How Dolphins Use Pufferfish to Get High!

Along the rugged coastlines of South Africa, male bottlenose dolphins encounter a transformative stage of life beyond their juvenile years. Around...

The Tallest Bridge Ever Built: A Marvel of Modern Engineering

The engineering prowess involved in constructing the tallest bridges in the world is a testament to humanity’s mastery over materials and...

Are There Sharks in the North Sea?

The North Sea, a relatively shallow shelf sea of the Atlantic Ocean, has long been a region of interest for its diverse marine ecosystem, which...

The Largest Lake in the World Isn’t What You Think

Spanning the boundaries of Europe and Asia lies the Caspian Sea, an expansive body of water that holds the title as the largest lake in the world...

Are There Sharks in Lake Washington?

Lake Washington, nestled between Seattle and Bellevue in Washington State, is known for its considerable size and depth, offering a habitat for a...

Marine Life

Explore marine life that lives in North America. Learn all about your favorite ocean animals, ecosystems, and habitats. From fun facts to conservation information, American Oceans is your resource for marine life information. Just dive in!

Today's Featured Animals

Did you know most ocean species remain to be discovered? Covering roughly 71% of our planet's surface, the ocean is mostly unexplored. Check out some of today's featured ocean animals and what we know about them.

Ocean Facts

We've learned so much about the world's oceans, but there is still a lot to explore. Check out some of our fun and unique facts about our ocean and the marine life that occupies it.