From beyond the thundering surf and beneath the restless waves live many diverse forms of life. The world's oceans are actually one continuous, interlocking sea. Please click on the jumping dolphins to learn more about the earth's oceans in "The Ocean Realm".
Sea turtles swim off every continent except Antarctica.
There are eight species of sea turtles found throughout
the world. They have adapted well to a life in the water. For more about sea turtles, please click on this Green sea turtle.
Manatees, unlike other marine mammals are gentle vegetarians and live in shallow water, grazing on sea grasses and other aquatic plants. There are three species of manatees found throughout the world. For more on them, please click on the manatee.
Dolphins are small members of the whale order, Cetacea. Dolphins are noted for their intelligence and learning abilities. They also exhibit an intricate communication and detection system in the form of underwater sonar. Click on this bottlenosed dolphin for more about dolphins.
The sea otter's ancestors once lived on land, but when they took to the sea, they developed the densest fur coat of any mammal. The sea otter's coat has up to 800,000,000 fibers. They also can dive as deep as 180 feet to find edibles. Please click on the sea otter to learn more about these playful animals.
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