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What steps do these arctic birds take to make themselves at home?

Scientists travel around the world to learn about different animal species — from parrots to gorillas.

Watch and learn: What characteristics does this animal possess?

A turtle is an animal in armor.

Watch and learn: This lizard's on the go!

Watch and learn: These are the smallest penguins to live in a warm habitat.

Watch and learn: Do you know what a group of sea lions is called?

Watch and learn: Take a close-up look at the only sea-going lizard.

What do crabs, lobsters, spiders, insects, centipedes, and millipedes have in common?

Look and learn: Examine light from fireflies and other living things.

Look and learn: For over 100 years, scientists have been on a quest to spy a giant squid.

How do explorers reach the bottom of the sea?

Why do things float?

Several hundred thousand kinds of plants and animals live in the ocean.

Deep-sea vents create cozy homes for some of Earth's weirdest life forms.

Scientists have finally proven the existence of giant waves.

Look and learn: Until now, scientists thought the brittlestar was blind.

Each of the octopus's arms has its own complex nervous system.

Why do whales sing?

The Hawaiian bobtail squid has an organ in its belly that works like a flashlight.

Learn more about Oceans at the American Museum of Natural History.

Discover the depths of ocean life.

Check out the world's longest coral formation in Australia.

Dolphins and sea lions have been trained to clear explosives from the water.

Read about jellyfish, hydras, corals, sea wasps, and sea anemones.

These animals are members of a group of ocean invertebrates called cephalopods.

What makes a mollusk?

Squid
What does it take to be a squid?

Look and learn: Swim with this aquatic mammal.

What might be the cause of a two-headed turtle?

 

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