American Oceans

Can You Eat Black Drum and How Does It Taste? 

Distinguished from its red drum cousin by jet black fins and black striped scales, the black drum is a saltwater fish inhabiting the Atlantic waters...

Can You Eat Sea Urchins and How Does It Taste? 

One of the most prevalent marine species, sea urchins are echinoderms, encompassing 950 species that live in every ocean, at every depth. You might...

Do Sharks Lay Eggs or Give Live Birth? You May Be Surprised!

Sharks are often perceived as ferocious creatures; in essence, they’re just another vital part of the ocean’s fragile ecosystem. At the...

Can You Eat Horseshoe Crab and How Does It Taste? 

The horseshoe crab is a unique creature. It is not a crab in the traditional sense but is more closely related to spiders and scorpions. One question...

Can You Eat Pufferfish and How Does It Taste? 

Pufferfish, also called blowfish, are fish found in many different parts of the world. Puffer fish are also known as blowfish, swellfish, or fugu...

Can You Eat Dolphin and How Does It Taste? 

Dolphin is a common name for various fish in the Delphinidae family, including the common bottlenose dolphin. Can you eat dolphin? Dolphin meat isn’t...

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.