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Month: September 2010

Squid

Squid are famous marine cephalods, and there are 300 species in this order. They have a distinctive head, arms, mantle, and bilateral symmetry. They are famous for having 8 tentacles and being strong swimmers.

A bonaire reef squid

Their main body mass is enclo...

Haddock

Also known as the offshore hake, the haddock is a marine fish found in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a very popular fish which is caught for commercial purposes. The haddock can be easily recognised by its black lateral line that runs on its w...

Goby

Forming the Gobiidae family, gobies are one of the largest fish families with more than 2,000 species in 200 genera. Despite its massive family size, they are actually rather small in size as most are less than 10 cm long. Some goby members al...

Jasmine

Although Jasmine is from the Old French word, Jasminum, it actually derives from the Persian word 'yasmin', which means “Gift from God”. It is a type of vine and shrub from the olive family, and there are about 200 species of jasmine around th...