Deep Sea FAQ

Moray Eel

Miscellaneous Fish

ArrowIs life found at all depths in the ocean?

ArrowHow many fish species are there?

ArrowWhich is the oldest fish?

ArrowWhat is the world's largest fish? The smallest?

ArrowWhat is the most common fish in the sea?

ArrowDo fish sleep?

Ocean Animals

ArrowWhat is an anadromous fish? A catadromous fish?

ArrowWhy do scientists classify fish?

ArrowHow is the age of a fish determined?

ArrowHow long do fish live?

ArrowDo some fish give birth to living young?

ArrowDo fish breathe air?

ArrowHow do fish swim? How fast?

ArrowCan fish swim backwards?

Ocean Animals

ArrowDo all fish swim in the horizontal position?

ArrowDo fish chew their food?

ArrowCan fish distinguish color?

ArrowAre all fish edible?

ArrowHow can poisonous fish be distinguished from edibleones?

ArrowAre there any poisonous snails?

ArrowAre any snails commercially caught for food off the coasts of the United States?

ArrowWhy do food fish sometimes have a strong odor?

ArrowIs there much salt in fish?

ArrowWhat is the blood-like material found along the backbone in the body cavity of most fishes?

ArrowWhat is the true description of a sardine?

ArrowHow many kinds of tuna are there, which kind makes up the biggest catch?

Ocean Animals

ArrowDo tunas have scales?

ArrowAre saltwater catfish good to eat?

ArrowWhat is the fish listed as "scrod" in New England restaurants?

ArrowWhat are menhaden?

ArrowWhere are Atlantic menhaden spawned, where do they go after hatching?

ArrowWhat do herring eat?

Ocean AnimalsOcean Animals

ArrowAre the eyes of flatfishes on the right or left side?

ArrowHow large do ocean sunfish get?

ArrowHow do porcupine fish inflate themselves?

ArrowWhat is an "exotic" fish?

ArrowWhat fishes are named after other animals?

ArrowWhat kind of fish is a "Bombay Duck"?

ArrowHow much electricity does an electric eel generate?

Ocean Animals

ArrowWhat are moray eels and where are they found?

ArrowWhat is pearl essence?

ArrowWhat is the sand collar that one often sees on beaches at low tide?

ArrowWhat is chitin?

ArrowWhat are some confusing fish names?

ArrowWhy is fishing sometimes called angling?

ArrowWhat is the biggest bivalve mollusk, cephalopod mollusk, and crustacean known to man?

Ocean Animals

ArrowWill fish I catch and release die anyway?

ArrowWhat are factory ships?

ArrowWhere can I find out about maintaining aquariums?

ArrowWhat is the largest sturgeon on record?

Ocean Animals

ArrowWhere can I learn more about endangered species?

ArrowWhat exactly is Persistent Marine Debris, and why is it important?

ArrowAre there any good field guides to marine mammals available?

Salmon Faqs


ArrowHow many species of Pacific salmon are there?

ArrowIs it true that salmon return to spawn in freshwater areas where they were born?

Arrowwhat is the difference between the Atlantic salmon and the Pacific salmon?

ArrowAre steelhead (rainbow trout) trout or salmon? Q: Where do salmon go in the ocean?

ArrowWhat is a kokanee, or silver trout?

ArrowDo landlocked Pacific salmon die after spawning?

ArrowHow large do salmon get?

ArrowWhat is the oldest known age of salmon and steelhead (in completed years)?

ArrowIs a steelhead a salmon or a trout?

ArrowHow old are salmon when they migrate from fresh water to the ocean?

ArrowHow many eggs do salmon have?

ArrowWhat are salmon fed in a hatchery?

ArrowHow many of the young salmon released from hatcheries come back as adults?

ArrowWhy are fishladders constructed?

Lobster Faqs

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ArrowHow many kinds of lobsters are there in this country, why are different varieties called lobster?

ArrowDoes the deepwater northern lobster population differ from that found just off the coast?

ArrowHow far do lobsters travel?

ArrowWhat color is a lobster's blood?

ArrowWhat is "tomalley"?

ArrowWhat is the coral colored material often seen in a cooked lobster?

ArrowHow does a lobster grow?

ArrowHow many times must a lobster molt before it reaches market size?

ArrowHow old is a one-pound lobster?

ArrowHow many one-pound lobsters are needed for a pound of lobster meat?

ArrowHow long can a lobster live out of water?

ArrowCan a lobster be kept alive in fresh water with ice?

ArrowWhy does a lobster turn red when cooked?

ArrowHow can one tell if a boiled lobster was alive when cooked?

ArrowHave people been poisoned by eatlng lobsters that were allowed to die before being cooked?

ArrowIs it possible to raise lobsters on a commercial basis?

ArrowWhat are some other names for lobsters?

ArrowWhere are lobsters caught?

ArrowWhat do lobsters eat?

ArrowHow is the health of the lobster resource?

ArrowWhere do lobsters live?

ArrowWhen do lobsters mate?

ArrowAre lobsters different colors?

ArrowCan lobsters grow new legs?

ArrowDo lobsters have teeth?

ArrowCan lobsters smell their food?

ArrowDo lobsters lay eggs?

ArrowDo many young lobsters survive to old age?

ArrowWhat is the largest lobster ever caught?

ArrowIf a lobster gets in the trap first does it chase crabs out?

ArrowHave Maine lobsters been successfully transplanted to the west coast?

ArrowI've heard that lobsters molt, but I've never seen a cast-off shell. Why?

Crab Faqs

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ArrowCan crabs swim?

ArrowHow do crabs grow?

ArrowHow much does a blue crab increase in size on molting?

ArrowWhat is the difference between soft and hard shell crabs?

ArrowHow old does a blue crab get?

ArrowWhat is a "coconut crab"? Where do they live?

ArrowIs a stone crab harmed when its large claw is broken off?

ArrowWhat are the small crabs found inside oysters?

Shark Faqs

Ocean AnimalsOcean Animals

ArrowCan shark meat be used as food for humans?

ArrowIs the blue shark really blue?

ArrowWhat attracts sharks? Which are most dangeous?

ArrowWhat sea creatures other than sharks may be dangerous to swimmers?

ArrowDo sharks have bones?

ArrowDo sharks have good eyesight?

ArrowAre sharks always hungry?

ArrowAre sharks considered to be a fish?

ArrowDo sharks only eat meat?

ArrowHow many senses do sharks have?

ArrowIf sharks have cartilage instead of bones how can they fossilize?

ArrowAre Most sharks have to keep swimming to breathe?

Shrimp Faqs


ArrowHow do prawns, crayfish, and shrimp differ?

ArrowIs there more than one kind of shrimp?

ArrowHow big do shrimp grow?

ArrowHow long do shrimp live?

ArrowHow many eggs does a shrimp produce in one spawning?

ShellFish Faqs


ArrowWhat do oysters and clams eat?

ArrowClams seem to squirt water through their siphons. What purpose does the siphon serve?

ArrowWhat causes a reddish color in the liquor of shucked oysters and clams?

ArrowHow does the consumer know that shellfish are safe to eat?

ArrowHow does a clam shell grow?

ArrowHow do clams establish themselves on the sea bottom?

ArrowHow do clams reproduce?

ArrowHow are soft-shell clams harvested?

ArrowHow are scallops caught?

ArrowWhat are oyster borers?

ArrowHow do oysters produce pearls?

ArrowWhat is oyster spat?

ArrowIs it safe to eat oysters during the months without R's?

ArrowHow does a scallop move?

ArrowWhat purpose do the holes along the edge of an abalone shell serve?

ArrowHow unsafe are shellfish from polluted waters?

ArrowWill cooking make sewage-polluted shellfish safe to eat?

ArrowIs it possible to purify shellfish from sewage polluted water for safe eating?

ArrowDo shellfish contain mercury levels dangerous to man's health?

Cetacean Faqs


ArrowWhat is a cetacean?

ArrowHow big is a Blue Whale?

ArrowWhat does a Bowhead Whale eat?

ArrowWhat is the 2nd largest whale?

ArrowWhich whale would I most likely see whale watching?

ArrowWhat do whales eat?

ArrowHow many young does a whale give birth to at one time?

ArrowWhat are the main threats to whales these days?

ArrowWhere do harbor porpoise live?

Pinniped Faqs

Ocean AnimalsOcean Animals

ArrowWhat are Pinnipeds?

ArrowHow many Pinnipeds are on the Endangered Species List?

ArrowAre Hawaiian monk seals coming back?

ArrowHow many Caribbean monk seals are left?

ArrowHow are Steller Sea Lions doing?

Turtle Faqs

Ocean AnimalsOcean Animals

ArrowWhat is is the rarest of all sea turtles?

ArrowDo turtles get stranded like whales?

ArrowHow long can sea turtles stay underwater?

ArrowWhere do sea turtles breed?

ArrowAre sea turtles endangered?

ArrowWhere does the green sea turtle live?

ArrowWhat is the major cause of the continued decline of of the hawksbill sea turtle?

ArrowWhat is the largest sea turtle?

ArrowWhat is a Turtle Excluder Device (TED)?