Category: Underwater

Goldband fusilier

Also known as the Blacktipped fusilier, the Goldband fusilier belongs to the genus Pterocaesio. This fish is a forager which can be found in tropical reefs, between the latiitudes of 30°N and 27°S and between the longitudes of 40°E to 157°E. In other words, it can be found around reefs in the west Pacific Ocean,

Southern right whale dolphin

The southern right whale dolphin is a an underwater mammal that can be found in the cool waters of the southern hemisphere. This animal was first published in 1804 by Bernard Germain de Lacepede. Other names for this creature include the Right Whale Dolphin. 2 southern right whale dolphins One of the distinguishing characteristics between

Myxobolus cerebralis

The myxosporean parasite, Myxobolus cerebralis, affects salmonoid fishes such as trout and salmon. This parasite causes a whirling disease in farmed trout and salmon, as well as in wild fish populations. It was first scientifically described from a rainbow trout specimen from Germany over 100 years ago, but this has unfortunately spread around the world

Bottlenose dolphin

Belonging to the genus Tursiops, Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and most famous members of the family, Delphinidae (oceanic dolphins). They live in warm and temperate seas worldwide. There are a few member species of the genus Tursiops. Bottlenose dolphin with its young Molecular genetics has provided insight into the genus Tursiops. There is

Atlantic Humpback Dolphin

The Altantic humpback dolphin were first scientifically described by Kukenthal in 1892. They belong to the humpback dolphin family, and are members of the genus Sousa. This dolphin is found on the west coast of Africa Atlantic humpback dolphins can be as long as 2.5 metres. They weigh approximately 150 kg. They are pale grey

Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Also known as the Chinese White Dolphin, the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin was first scientifically described by Osbeck in 1765. This dolphin is also called the freckled dolphin, speckled dolphin, and the Indian humpback dolphin. Getting friendly with humans at Underwater World, Singapore Habitat This animal is actually an uncommon resident of the Indian and Pacific

Humpback Dolphin

Humpback dolphins are members of the genus, Sousa. As its name suggests, the most distinguishable characteristic of the Humpback dolphin is its humps on the back of adult members of this particular species. It is also known for its elongated dorsal fins. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of dispute about this sea creature so

Spinner Dolphin

The Spinner Dolphin is found in tropical waters around the world. This small dolphin is known for its amazing acrobatic displays. It is also sometimes called the Long-snouted Dolphin especially in order scientific texts to differentiate it from the Clymene dolphin which is also known as the Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin. Twist, Tail, and Spin In


Also known as mereswine, Porpoises are related to dolphins and whales. They belong to the family of small cetaceans, also known as Phocoenidae. They were first scientifically described by John Edward Gray in 1825. Their name is derived from the Medieval Latin words, pig and fish. Touching a Porpoise They are quite distinct from dolphins

Striped Dolphin

The Striped Dolphin can be found in the tropical and temperate waters of all of the oceans in the world. This dolphin species was first discovered in 1833 by Meyen. Its Latin name refers to the colours of its flanks, which are dark blue and white. Striped Dolphins can be found worldwide It is similar

Blue mussel

A well loved edible marine bivalve mollusc is the blue mussel. It is found on the North Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. It is usually found in waters that are polar and temperate. An open blue mussel They usually live in intertidal areas where they are attached to rocks and other substrates. They

Clymene dolphin

Clymene dolphins are living animals that are enjoyable to watch as they are tremendously energetic and are able to complete swift movements in and out of the water. Like all if not most dolphins, these amazing movements include jumps and longitudinal spins, and they are also well loved as they are very inquisitive and often

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Stenella frontalis, or commonly known as the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is a group of marine mammals that are outstanding in their communication, applying many types of earsplitting clicks and shrills to be in touch with each other when traveling in groups of about 50 individuals, which typically possess a hierarchy organization based on age, gender

Silky Shark

The silky shark is a type of requiem shark that is named after its silky smooth skin texture. It is one of the most abundant pelagic sharks in the world that can be found in tropical waters. This shark was first described and published by the Johannes Muller and Jakob Henle in 1839. These German

Comb jellies

Comb jellies are a phylum of animal that can be found living in marine waters around the world. Their most distinctive feature is their ‘combs’. They are also the largest animal that swim by means of cilia, with adults ranging from a mere few millimetres to a whopping 1.5 metres in size. A comb jelly