American Oceans

Can You Eat Snook and How Does It Taste? 

Distinguished by their yellow-tinted fins and tapered head, the meaty snook is a sought-after delicacy by those in the know. These salty water fish...

Can You Eat Sea Robin and How Does It Taste? 

Sea robins, also known as gurnards, are ray-finned fish typically found in the Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic Oceans. They belong to the...

Can You Eat Sailfish and How Does It Taste? 

The options for fish extend far beyond mainstream fish like salmon and tuna. Sailfish, for example, might be a less recognizable name, but there is a...

The Great Barrier Reef: Everything You Need To Know

Home to more than 1500 species of fish, over 400 kinds of coral and a whopping 4,000 mollusk variations, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the biggest...

13 Types of Snappers and How To Identify Them

Snappers belong to the Lutjanus genus and the Lutjanidae family of Perciformes fish. Snappers, especially red ones, are common game fishes in Florida...

Can You Eat Seaweed and How Does It Taste? 

Ever notice that green vegetation floating around in the water when you are swimming at the beach? Yes, that seaweed stuck to your leg or swim suit...

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.