A hard one to spot, this turtle is quite the elusive character. Spending much of the day basking on his island, he occasionally takes a dip within the waters of the Amazon Flooded Forest. So named for turning their head sideways before withdrawing into their shell. Adult length up to 40cm and 2kg in weight. […]
White-spotted jellyfish feed primarily on zooplankton and can reach up to 50 centimetres in size. It is native to the West Pacific from Australia to Japan, but has been introduced widely elsewhere. Photo credit: The Deep, Hull
The Banggai cardinalfish is a small tropical cardinalfish family Apogonidae. It is among the relatively few marine fish to have been bred regularly in captivity, but significant numbers are still captured in the wild and it is now an endangered species.
The whitetip reef shark is a small shark and it is easily recognisable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils. It is one of the most common sharks found on Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Photo credit: The Deep, Hull
Named for its orange-red caudal fin. A common aquarium fish, it originates from South America in the Amazon, Orinoco, and Essequibo river basins.
Modest sized crocodilian native to freshwater habitats in Central America and along the Gulf of Mexico stretching through Belize, Guatemala and to Mexico.
An oceanic turtle found throughout the world, spending most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats. It is considered an endangered species and is protected by the IUCN.
A large sea turtle found throughout tropical and subtropical seas, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Its name comes from the usually green fat found beneath its shell.
Species of nocturnal carpet shark found in the tropical Indo-Pacific, frequenting coral reefs and sandy flats. Adults have a distinctive appearance, with a pattern of dark spots on a pale background.
Inhabits subtropical and temperate waters worldwide, typically sandy shorelines and submerged reefs. It has a sharp, pointy head, bulky body, and are grey with reddish-brown spots on their backs.
Common inshore bottom-dwelling sharks, found in tropical and subtropical waters on the continental and insular shelves. Common habitats are reefs and sand flats and they can reach a length of 4.3m.
Named for their distinctive and unusually shaped heads, which are flattened and extended into a “hammer” shape called a “cephalofoil”. They can be found worldwide in warmer waters along coastlines.
Uncommon species of bullhead shark occurring off eastern Australia. Nocturnal and bottom-dwelling, they favour rocky reefs and vegetated areas, hunting for sea urchins and other small organisms.
Among the most abundant sharks inhabiting the tropical coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Prefers shallow, inshore waters, and its exposed first dorsal fin is a common sight in the region.
It has a dark grey coat of fur and a total population of around 250,000, which has seen a gradual decline over the years. You will find them breeding on the coasts of Chile, Peru and Argentina.
A true seal and most widely distributed of the pinniped species, found along Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere. Normally brown, tan or gray in colour, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.
An eared seal occurring mainly on Pacific coasts, the large male of which has a mane on the neck and shoulders. They are particularly intelligent and can be trained to perform various tasks.
Found in coastal waters of Europe and the Atlantic coast of Africa, it is one of the more common rays encountered. The kite shaped body is covered in thorny spines with a long, thorny tail.
A cartilaginous fish distinctive for its dark surface covered in white spots or rings and long tail of barbed stingers, found globally in tropical regions. It is considered a Near Threatened species.
Normally found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Western Atlantic Ocean. It has a bard on its tail which is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous used as a way of protection.
Has a shark-like body and an elongated, blade-like snout known as a rostrum that has saw-like teeth on either side. Their populations are believed to have declined by 80% over 3 generations.
Generally found in Indonesia to Japan, and south to Northern Australia, they prey on many fish and small mollusks, but are also preyed on by the killer whale and hammer head shark.
Highly intelligent, they’ve learned to open jars, mimic other octopuses and solve mazes in lab tests. Aged about four years old, they grow bigger and live longer than any other octopus species.
A cephalopod mollusc with eight sucker-bearing arms, a soft sac-like body, and no internal shell. Typically found in tropical waters, such as the Mediterranean Sea and East Atlantic.
A medium-sized puffer fish, light grey in colour with small white spots. Nocturnal, solitary and aggressively territorial, their habitat types include reefs, lagoons, estuaries and tidepools.
One of the most venomous fish in the world, it is dangerous and even fatal to humans. It is a grey & mottled colour similar to a stone and secrete neurotoxins from glands on their dorsal fin spines.