Ten Amazing Facts About Ocean Animals

With over 72% of the Earth’s surface covered by salt water, the Earth’s oceans are home to 230,000 known species. And that’s with only 5% of the Earth’s oceans considered explored! In celebration of the vast unknown of the ocean, we present our favorite amazing facts about ocean animals:

Amazing Ocean Animal Facts Jellyfish

Amazing Facts About Ocean Animals Electric Eels

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A Breathtaking View Of Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reef in the South Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora (loosely translating as “First Born” in Tahitian) is considered by many to be one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Though its exotic beaches may scream luxury, the island’s history is much more dynamic. For a time during World War II, the United States used Bora Bora as a military supply base.

Four Fantastic Coral Reef Creatures

Giant Clam

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The Giant Clam

Giant Clam

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Having both the distinction of being endangered and the largest clam of its kind, the giant clam is one of the more unique denizens found in coral reefs throughout the world. Once fully grown, the giant clam is forever fixed to one spot, and survives by opening its shell to consume food as it passes by. Living up to its name, two of the largest giant clams discovered weighed in at 510 and 750 pounds when alive. Today, their gargantuan memory lives on at museums around the world.

Giant Clam

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