Tag: Marine

Quick Bite Field Guide: Weird Whales and Swimming Sloths

Marine mammals are fascinating beasts and the subject of our latest Quick Bite episode! Whales, manatees, seals, otters…they’ve all gone back to the water and evolved all kinds of spectacular adaptations to making a living in a soggy setting. Toothed whales evolved an ability to “see” the underwater world around them using echolocation – basically sonar – to track prey with high-pitched sounds a …

Filed under: Cenozoic, Field Guide, Fossils, Functional Morphology, Marine, Podcast, South America, dolphin, echolocation, marine biology, ocean, porpoise, sloth, whale

Episode 11 Field Guide: Trilobites from the Cincinnati Sea

Over 400 million years ago the oceans were teeming with life, but it didn’t look much like what you see at the aquarium or in Finding Nemo. Instead of colorful fish flitting through coral reefs, the ancient seas had giant, shelled squids darting past the icons of the early ocean: The Trilobites! Journey back to the Late Ordovician sea with Dr. Brenda Hunda, Curator of Invertebrates at the Cincinna …

Filed under: Cambrian, Field Guide, Fossils, Marine, Mass extinction, Morphometrics, Ordovician, Paleozoic, coral reef, invertebrate, ocean life, trilobite

Quick Bite Field Guide: Ocepechelon the Whale Turtle

Meet Ocepechlon, one of the strangest turtles to ever paddle the open ocean in our first Past Time Quick Bite! This post is the visual companion to our podcast episode “Quick Bite: Ocepechelon the Whale Turtle.” To listen to the episode you can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, download the episode here, or stream the podcast on your computer or phone by going here. However you listen, brace you …

Filed under: Marine, New species, Turtle, ocean, sea turtle

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