Category: Marine Species

Pacific Angelshark
Marine Species

The Pacific Angelshark

The Pacific Angel Shark looks something like a squashed shark mixed with a ray. This type of shark spends a majority of it’s time on the sea floor, not moving for days, as it is an ambush predator.

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Marine Species

The Snubfin Dolphin

The species was not known to exist before 2005, when it was first scientifically described.

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