Jellyfish are said to be “biologically immortal” which means that if their body starts to deteriorate through age or damage then it is able to regenerate itself.
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Killer whales or orcas are considered to be highly intelligent and curious marine mammals. Despite their name, there have been no recorded human fatalities caused by killer whales in the wild.
The defense mechanism of adult Least Terns when intruders enter the nesting area, is to divebomb and defecate on the offender. This style of attack led them to be called “little striker.”
The Leatherback Turtle is the 4th largest reptile in the world. That is heavier than some rhinos!
Lobsters are thought to never stop growing and if they live long enough, they can reach up to 1m long!
Big, agile and very fast, these relatives of swordfish share their long upper jaw which they use to catch fish.
Octopuses are considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates. Scientific studies are increasingly confirming that they are sentient creatures.