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a rendering of a diver coming face to face with a sea serpent

Sea Serpent Mythology

With more than 80% of the world’s water unexplored, it’s not surprising to learn that the sea serpent is one of the most mysterious and alluring of our planet’s mythological creatures. Stories of sea...

the horizon of the pacific ocean

Common Ocean Myths

Estimated to be about 139 million square miles, the ocean is an enormous body of water, much of which we know nothing about. So, naturally, ocean myths are quick to arise, and generations continue to pass the tales down...

a bluebottle jellfish washed up on the shore

Are Bluebottles Dangerous?

Bluebottles are a common sight on beaches along the east coast of Australia, and their stings can cause pain, swelling, and sometimes more serious allergic reactions. These jellyfish-like creatures, also known as...

a bluebottle jellyfish on the shore

What Are Bluebottles?

Bluebottles, also known as Portuguese man o’ war, are a type of jellyfish-like marine creature that are commonly found in warm waters around the world. They are often seen floating on the surface of the water...

a crocodile swimming beneath the surface of the water

Where Do Crocodiles Live?

Crocodiles are fascinating creatures that have been around for millions of years. They are known for their powerful jaws, tough skin, and ability to adapt to a variety of environments. But where do these ancient...

blue whale heart weigh same as saltwater crocodile

Are Crocodiles Dangerous?

Crocodiles are one of the most feared animals in the world. Their reputation as vicious, man-eating predators precedes them, but how much of this is true? Are crocodiles really as dangerous as people believe them to be...

vancouver otters holding hands

Are Otters Dangerous?

Are otters dangerous? This is a question that often comes to mind when you encounter these playful creatures in the wild. Otters are known for their playful and curious nature, which can make them a delight to watch...