American Oceans

Are Starfish Fish?

Even though they live under the sea, starfish are not actually considered fish. Starfish are echinoderms, which are marine invertebrates lacking...

What Is The Largest Sea Turtle?

The Leatherback is the largest living sea turtle. It’s so named because of its unique shell that is composed of a layer of thin, rubbery, tough skin...

Can Penguins Fly?

It’s a well known fact that birds can fly. It’s what those wings are for, right? But penguins are also classified as birds, and they also have wings...

What Does Coral Do?

Most people have heard about coral, but how much do you actually know about it? Coral has a variety of different purposes when it comes to natural...

The Endangered Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin is a targeted fishery species that is often the target for avid anglers in sportfishing tournaments. However, if you’re new to fishing...

What’s the Difference Between a Seal & a Sea Lion?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between seals and sea lions? As similar as they are, they are not the same thing, and the terms seal...

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.