marine animal

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Related to marine animal: Marine organisms, Marine creatures, Marine life
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Noun1.marine animal - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammalsmarine animal - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
bycatch, by-catch - unwanted marine creatures that are caught in the nets while fishing for another species; "thousands of dolphins and porpoises and whales are killed as part of the by-catch each year"
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"After examining one by one the different theories, rejecting all other suggestions, it becomes necessary to admit the existence of a marine animal of enormous power.
With marine animals of all kinds, we may safely infer a large amount of migration during climatal and other changes; and when we see a species first appearing in any formation, the probability is that it only then first immigrated into that area.
During our stay, I observed the habits of some marine animals. A large Aplysia is very common.
While looking for marine animals, with my head about two feet above the rocky shore, I was more than once saluted by a jet of water, accompanied by a slight grating noise.
The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) released Beach Track at the end of last month, and dozens of beach walkers have already signed up.
Frankie has set up a successful bilingual education and outreach programme at the Sea Zoo, as well as a voluntary marine animal rescue centre, with the capacity to rescue and rehabilitate all kinds of stranded or injured marine animals, including mammals, sea birds and turtles.
Visitors will see world-class marine animal conservation in action and meet the experts behind rescue operations for injured manatees and turtles.
The statement said the wound was "possibly inflicted by a marine animal".
The marine animal was found suffering, failing to swim or even breathe, in a Thai canal near the Malaysian border Monday, the ( Washington Post reported .
The odd looking marine animal was spotted on the sand, having been washed in with the tide.
Experts from the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme carried out an autopsy which found wounds on her tail caused by a rope wrapping around her.
Miranda and Sofus, sea lions at Edinburgh Zoo, have been switched on to fish which are certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as part of a goal by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to source all its marine animal food from sustainable sources.

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