Meet the Featured-Creatures

 

Every edition of Featured-Creatures focuses on a specific animal, group of animals that share common traits, relationships shared by various animals, or animal behavior.


Whale Shark

Whale Shark
The whale shark is the world's largest fish. Learn all about whale sharks in the edition dedicated to these gentle giants.

Anemonefish

Anemonefish
Anemonefish, like the ones seen here, gain protection by nestling among the tentacles of sea anemones. Those tentacles sting other animals but not the anemonefish.


Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse
This pygmy seahorse is much smaller than your little finger. What a beauty!

Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

Spanish Shawl Nudibranch
This eye-catching jewel is a Spanish shawl nudibranch. Learn about this colorful creature and its close kin in various editions.


Goatfish Getting Cleaned

Goatfish Getting Cleaned
The goatfish (left) is being cleaned by a very brave-looking bluestreak cleaner wrasse. Learn about cleaning and other natural relationships in the upcoming editions of Featured-Creatures.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray
A magestic manta ray soars over a shallow reef in Micronesia. Some manta rays weigh as much as 4,100 pounds and have a "wing-span" of close to 20 feet.