Marine Biology

Marine Invertebrates: crustaceans, cephalopods, shelled molluscs, polychaetes (JH Day Collection) and hydroids.

 Marine Fishes: bony and cartilaginous fish (mesopelagic fish, Prince Edward Islands, Melville Ridge, fish osteology, cartilaginous fish and skeletal element collections).

Marine Mammals.

Marine Invertebrates

Invertebrates are animals with no spinal column. They dominate the animal kingdom, making up at least 95% of known animal species. Similarly, marine invertebrates make up the vast majority of ocean life, at least those visible to the naked eye.

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Marine Fishes

Marine vertebrates have a vertebral column, i.e. a spine, and are in comparison to their invertebrate counterparts small in number, constituting only 4% of the sea’s animal kingdom.

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Marine Mammals

Marine mammals are a large and diverse group of 129 species that include seals, whales, dolphins, walruses and even polar bears. They share relatively few biological characteristics, but are grouped together because of one common factor – they all rely on the ocean for their existence. 

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