• The Albatross is the largest sea bird of the world. Some species have bodies that are up to 1 m long, weigh up to 9 kg and have a wing span width of up to 3.4 m. Ashore they look rather clumsy, waddling along. Although most of the time they sit on their nests, as breeding and rearing youngs is their only on land activity.

    But don't let the albatrosses on-land performance fool you. As soon as they take off from a cliff into a stiff wind they become the most elegant gliders. Out over the ocean with their long

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  • The waved albatros (Phoebastria irrorata) is endemic for the Galápagos islands, where the main successful breeding site is in the west at Punta Suarez.

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    Scuba divers and snorkelers in tropical coral reefs know some triggerfish. But do you know how they sleep, mate, or what they feed on? Curtains up for triggerfish!

     

  • Giant morays are huge, they have an (undeserved) ill reputation of being aggressive and live in the Pacific ocean. What else? Get an introductory overview over the species Gymnothorax javanicus in this episode of the OceanQuickies!

     

  • Did you know that Dory from Finding Nemo is venomous? And that there are such different venom delivery systems as fin spines, spines on or around gills, and teeth?

     

  • Surgeonfish, tangs and unicornfish carry sharp weapons: the scalpel like spines at the base of their tails. Being transformed scales, they provide the best defense.

     

  • Hawksbill turtles are small, eat sponges, and can sometimes be seen in coral reefs or in mangrove swamps or sea grass meadows of tropical and subtropical waters. But what else? You'll see what else in this Amocea OceanQuicky!

  • Indian mackerels (Rastrelliger kanagurta) belong to the most important food fish in Southeast Asia and along the coasts of India. And they look funny, when a whole shoal opens their mouths at once with a loud clap, as many divers and snorkelers can witness. But how do they live? Where do they spawn? What do they eat?

     

  • Stingrays are ubiquitous in coral reefs and can be seen plowing throught the soft sediment between coral blocks. What do they do there? What impact do they have on their environment? Those questions are answered in this Amocean OceanQuicky.

  • Octopodes hide, flash, bleache. In short: they change their colors in the blink of an eye. But how? Know more in just one minute!