American Oceans

World’s Largest Crabs Ranked

Crabs are considered decapods, and this categorization includes familiar marine life such as shrimps, prawns, and lobsters. There are over 5,000...

World’s Biggest Jellyfish Ranked

The jellyfish is one of the most fascinating sea creatures the world offers. Nothing is boring about a jellyfish, from its bell-shaped top to the...

Can You Eat Starfish and How Does It Taste?

Starfish, also referred to as a sea star, is not technically a fish. It belongs to the echinoderm phylum and is closely related to sea urchins and...

Smallest Fish Ranked by Size

The very nature of small fish suggests that it’s highly likely that we have yet to discover the smallest fish in the world. The current record-holder...

Ugliest Fish in the World

With over 34000 species, fish are amongst the most beautiful creations of mother nature. However, not all species are as attractive and pleasing to...

Largest Squid Species Ranked

Squids are a diverse group of Cephalopods that have for ages, fascinated biologists due to their mysterious nature. There are more than 300 species...

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.