Oceanic | Marine Animals

The oceanic biome is by far the largest biome on Earth with 70% of the Earth being covered by the ocean. It is estimated that 1 million species live in the ocean, with most of those, about 95%, being invertebrates, like jellyfish and shrimp. There are also a few mammals, like Dolphins and Sea Lions, that live in the ocean with the largest being the Blue Whale. Although the ocean is one continuous body water, there are five different oceans: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Antarctic, and Arctic. Being such a vast biome, it is believed that only about 5% of the ocean has been explored—leaving many more species of plants and animals undiscovered.

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10”-23” | 25.4-58.4 cm
5.5’-14’ | 1.7-4.3 m
200-1800 lb | 90-816 kg
20-30 years
Atlantic Blue Marlin
58.400
430.000
816.000
30.00
1500
3D
Atlantic Blue Marlin
24”-50” | 61-127 cm
7’-15’ | 2.1-4.6 m
550–2000 lb | 250-907 kg
15-30 years
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
127.000
460.000
907.000
30.00
4300
3D
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
13”-20” | 33-50.8 cm
7.5’-11’ | 2.3-3.4 m
132-220 lb | 60-100 kg
10-15 years
Atlantic Sailfish
50.800
340.000
100.000
15.00
450
3D
Atlantic Sailfish
26”-49” | 66-125 cm
6.6-8.8 lb | 3-4 kg
10-15 years
Australian Ghost Shark
125.000
4.000
15.00
550
3D
Australian Ghost Shark
22’-35’ | 6.7-10.7 m
8800-13200 lb | 4000-6000 kg
Up to 50 years
Basking Shark
1070.000
6000.000
50.00
57000
3D
Basking Shark
2’8”-4’2” | 81-127 cm
13’-20’ | 4-6.1 m
2,000-3,000 lb | 910-1,360 kg
35-50 years
Beluga Whale
127.000
610.000
1360.000
50.00
66000
3D
Beluga Whale
8.5’-13’ | 2.6-4 m
120-400 lb | 54-181 kg
15-20 years
Blue Shark
400.000
181.000
20.00
16000
3D
Blue Shark
13’-16’ | 3.96-4.88 m
82’-105’ | 25-32 m
55-165 tons | 50-150 metric tons
80-90 years
Blue Whale
488.000
3200.000
150000.000
90.00
182000
3D
Blue Whale
2’1”-2’11” | 64-89 cm
10’-14’ | 3.1-4.3 m
300-1,400 lb | 136-625 kg
20-30 years
Bottlenose Dolphin
89.000
430.000
625.000
30.00
4200
3D
Bottlenose Dolphin
7’-11.5” | 2.1-3.5 m
400-700 lb | 181-318 kg
12-25 years
Bull Shark
350.000
318.000
25.00
56000
3D
Bull Shark
27.0”-36.0” | 69-91 cm
48.0”-60.0” | 122-152 cm
330-550 lb | 150-250 kg
100-150 (wild), 175 (captivity)
Galápagos Giant Tortoise
91.000
152.000
250.000
175.00
1100
3D
Galápagos Giant Tortoise
3’-5’6” | .91-1.68 m
33’-59’ | 10-18 m
440-2,000 lb | 200-907 kg
2-5 years
Giant Squid
168.000
1800.000
907.000
5.00
88000
3D
Giant Squid
10”-20” | 25.4-50.8 cm
33”-67” | 85-170 cm
33-132 lb | 15-60 kg
10-25 years
Giant Trevally
50.800
170.000
60.000
25.00
4700
3D
Giant Trevally
5’-12.5’ | 1.5-3.8 m
330-463 lb | 150-210 kg
30-35 years
Goblin Shark
380.000
210.000
35.00
82000
3D
Goblin Shark
11’-21’ | 3.35-6.4 m
1500-2400 lb | 680-1090 kg
30-70 years
Great White Shark
640.000
1090.000
70.00
133000
3D
Great White Shark
12’-24’ | 3.7-7.3 m
1950-2250 lb | 885-1020 kg
300-500 years
Greenland Shark
730.000
1020.000
500.00
55000
3D
Greenland Shark
8’-9’8” | 2.44-2.97 m
43’-52’ | 13-16 m
27.5-33 tons | 25-30 metric tons
45-100 years
Humpback Whale
297.000
1600.000
30000.000
100.00
63200
3D
Humpback Whale
6.5”-10.5” | 16.5-26.7 cm
33”-55” | 84-140 cm
15-40 lb | 7-18 kg
4-5 years
Mahi-Mahi
26.700
140.000
18.000
5.00
6200
3D
Mahi-Mahi
15’-23’ | 4.6-7 m
15’-23’ | 4.6-7 m
5,300-6,600 lb | 2,400-3,000 kg
18-20 years
Manta Ray
700.000
700.000
3000.000
20.00
77500
3D
Manta Ray
13’-18’ | 4-5.5 m
2000-2700 lb | 907-1225 kg
Unknown
Megamouth Shark
550.000
1225.000
28000
3D
Megamouth Shark
7.5’-10’ | 2.3-3 m
200-330 lb | 91-150 kg
15-25 years
Nurse Shark
300.000
150.000
25.00
35000
3D
Nurse Shark
5’3”-7’6” | 1.60-2.29 m
23’-32’ | 7.01-9.75 m
1.5-6 tons | 1.3-5.4 metric tons
30-50 years (wild); 60-70 years (captivity)
Orca Whale | Killer Whale
229.000
975.000
5400.000
70.00
217100
3D
Orca Whale | Killer Whale
13”-16.5” | 33-41.9 cm
48”-63” | 122-160 cm
25-80 lb | 11-36 kg
20-35 years
Roosterfish
41.900
160.000
36.000
35.00
3000
3D
Roosterfish
6.5’-10’ | 2-3 m
485-1000 lb | 220-454 kg
20-30 years
Salmon Shark
300.000
454.000
30.00
11000
3D
Salmon Shark
7’-10.5’ | 2.1-3.2 m
200-400 lb | 91-182 kg
10-15 years
Sand Tiger Shark
320.000
182.000
15.00
12000
3D
Sand Tiger Shark
6’9”-11’ | 2.06-3.35 m
39’-62’ | 12-19 m
38.5-65 tons | 35-59 metric tons
60-70 years
Sperm Whale
335.000
1900.000
59000.000
70.00
67000
3D
Sperm Whale
10.5’-20’ | 3.2-6.1 m
500-775 lb | 227-352 kg
20-50 years
Thresher Shark
610.000
352.000
50.00
30000
3D
Thresher Shark
10’-14’ | 3-4.3 m
850-2000 lb | 385-907 kg
15-30 years
Tiger Shark
430.000
907.000
30.00
69000
3D
Tiger Shark
Vaquita
44000
12”-14” | 30-36 cm
4’-5’ | 1.2-1.5 m
100-110 lb | 45-50 kg
20 years (average)
Vaquita
36.000
150.000
50.000
20.00
44000
3D
Vaquita
Wahoo
41000
6.5”-12” | 16.5-30.5 cm
40”-72” | 102-183 cm
15-40 lb | 7-18 kg
5-9 years
Wahoo
30.500
183.000
18.000
9.00
41000
3D
Wahoo
30’-62’ | 9.1-18.9 m
41000-50000 (20.6-25 tons) | 18600-22675 kg
70-130 years
Whale Shark
1890.000
22675.000
130.00
110000
3D
Whale Shark
10.5”-20.5” | 26.7-52 cm
43”-83” | 110-210 cm
300-400 lb | 136-181 kg
5-10 years
Yellowfin Tuna
52.000
210.000
181.000
10.00
22000
3D
Yellowfin Tuna
6.5’-11.5’ | 2-3.5 m
45-65 lb | 20-30 kg
20-30 years
Zebra Shark
350.000
30.000
30.00
7100
3D
Zebra Shark
Giant Squid
Size comparison illustration of a Giant Squid compared to a scuba diver with overall length dimensions

The Giant squid, considered to be the largest living invertebrate, is a cephalopod that finds its habitat in temperate to subtropical marine waters. Due to it being a deep-ocean dweller, the giant squid can grow to an enormous size. It is characterized by having a head, a mantle with two large fins attached, eight arms, and two tentacles. Suckers can be found on the tentacles and are used to catch prey while its large eyes are thought to aid it in discerning the shapes of nearby predators. In pop culture, the giant squid is depicted as a menacing sea monster.

Giant Squids have a broad overall length between 33’-59’ (10-18 m) and a width of 3’-5’6” (.91-1.68 m). An average Giant Squid weighs between 440-2,000 lb (200-907 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 2-5 years.

Side elevation drawing of a Giant Squid in a swimming posture
The Giant squid, considered to be the largest living invertebrate, is a cephalopod that finds its habitat in temperate to subtropical marine waters. The giant squid can grow to an enormous size and is characterized by having a head, a mantle with two large fins, eight arms, and two tentacles.

Giant Squids have a broad overall length between 33’-59’ (10-18 m) and a width of 3’-5’6” (.91-1.68 m). An average Giant Squid weighs between 440-2,000 lb (200-907 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 2-5 years.

Side elevation drawing of a Giant Squid in a swimming posture
Giant Squid
Height:
Width:
3’-5’6” | .91-1.68 m
Length:
33’-59’ | 10-18 m
Depth:
Weight:
440-2,000 lb | 200-907 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Architeuthis
Lifespan
2-5 years

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Giant Squid floating elevation, swimming

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Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Dimensioned side elevation drawing of a Common Bottlenose Dolphin measured for length with a scuba diver for scale

Common Bottlenose Dolphins are long-beaked dolphins and are also one of the most well-known water mammals on the planet. Their popular exposure in marine parks and high-trafficked beaches have contributed to their global presence. Bottlenose Dolphins can swim at an average of 15 mph (24km/h) and dive for 20 minutes but commonly hit the surface every 3 minutes. Common bottlenose dolphins hunt eels, squid, and fish and they swallow their food whole. Keeping a healthy diet, these dolphins can live up to 50 years.

The typical Bottlenose Dolphin has an overall height of 2’1”-2’11” (64-89 cm) and body length of 10’-14’ (310-430 cm). An average Bottlenose Dolphin weighs between 300-1,400 lb (136-625 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 20-30 years.

Collection of illustrations of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin drawn from the top, front and jumping positions
Common Bottlenose Dolphins are a species of long-beaked dolphins and one of the most well-known water mammals on the planet. At around around 1000 pounds and 13 feet (4 m) in length, Bottlenose Dolphins can swim at an average of 15 mph (24km/h) and dive for 20 minutes.

The typical Bottlenose Dolphin has an overall height of 2’1”-2’11” (64-89 cm) and body length of 10’-14’ (310-430 cm). An average Bottlenose Dolphin weighs between 300-1,400 lb (136-625 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 20-30 years.

Collection of illustrations of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin drawn from the top, front and jumping positions
Common Bottlenose Dolphin
Height:
2’1”-2’11” | 64-89 cm
Width:
Length:
10’-14’ | 3.1-4.3 m
Depth:
Weight:
300-1,400 lb | 136-625 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Tursiops truncatus
Lifespan
20-30 years

Drawings include:
Common Bottlenose Dolphin side elevation, front, top, jumping

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Nurse Shark
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Nurse Shark compared to an average person

Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma Cirratum) are a species of shark that moves slowly, are bottom-dwellers, and have a smooth gray-brown skin that sets them apart from other sharks. They live along the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Nurse sharks ranked fourth in the documented shark attacks to humans.

They are nocturnal and rest along the seafloor during the day. The mouth of the Nurse Shark is filled with thousands of small sharp teeth and their diet consists of shrimp and squid. It is not exactly known what their current population trend is as it has been claimed as data deficient.

Nurse Sharks have a total length between 7.5’-10’ (2.3-3 m) and an overall weight in the range of 200-330 lb (91-150 kg). The typical lifespan of the Nurse Shark is 15-25 years.

Set of scaled elevation drawings of the Nurse Shark
Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma Cirratum) are a species of shark that moves slowly, are bottom-dwellers, and have a smooth gray-brown skin that sets them apart from other sharks. They live along the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Nurse sharks ranked fourth in the documented shark attacks.

Nurse Sharks have a total length between 7.5’-10’ (2.3-3 m) and an overall weight in the range of 200-330 lb (91-150 kg). The typical lifespan of the Nurse Shark is 15-25 years.

Set of scaled elevation drawings of the Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark
Height:
Width:
Length:
7.5’-10’ | 2.3-3 m
Depth:
Weight:
200-330 lb | 91-150 kg
Area:
Speed
Scientific Name
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Lifespan
15-25 years

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Nurse Shark side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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Great White Shark
Dimensioned size comparison drawing of a Great White Shark compared to the size of an average human scuba diver

The Great White Shark is a large mackerel shark that is found in coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The species is also referred to as the great white, white shark, or white pointer for its notable size. Other distinguishing characteristics include its robust, large, conical snout, rows of serrated teeth behind the main ones, and large eyes with deep blue irises.

Further, it displays countershading by having a white underside and grey dorsal area. The great white shark has no natural predators and it is responsible for more recorded human bite incidents than any other shark.

The typical female Great White Shark has an overall length of 15’-21’ (4.57-6.4 m), with males at lengths of 11’-13’ (3.35-3.96 m). An average Great White Shark weighs between 1500-2400 lb (680-1090 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 30-70 years.

Pair of drawings of a Great White Shark as seen from the front and the top views
The Great White Shark is a large mackerel shark that is found in coastal surface waters of all the major oceans. The Great White Shark species is notable for its size and has no natural predators. It is responsible for more recorded human bite incidents than any other shark.

The typical female Great White Shark has an overall length of 15’-21’ (4.57-6.4 m), with males at lengths of 11’-13’ (3.35-3.96 m). An average Great White Shark weighs between 1500-2400 lb (680-1090 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 30-70 years.

Pair of drawings of a Great White Shark as seen from the front and the top views
Great White Shark
Height:
Width:
Length:
11’-21’ | 3.35-6.4 m
Depth:
Weight:
1500-2400 lb | 680-1090 kg
Area:

Length (Male): 11’-13’ | 3.35-3.96 m
Length (Female): 15’-21’ | 4.57-6.4 m

Speed
35 mph | 56 km/h
Scientific Name
Carcharodon carcharias
Lifespan
30-70 years

Drawings include:
Great White Shark side elevation, side (scuba diver), front, plan

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Salmon Shark
Comparison illustration of the size of a Salmon Shark to a typical person

The Salmon Shark (Lamna Ditropis) is a species of shark that is sometimes mistaken for the Great White Shark, as they are very similar in appearance. They have a grey-black skin coloring with dark blotches and a white underside. Salmon Sharks live in the northern Pacific Ocean by Japan, but can be found in other regions.

They hunt whenever there is an opportunity and eat salmon, squid, sablefish, and herring. Salmon sharks are capable of hurting humans, but few shark attacks have been documented. They are fast swimmers and can swim up to a speed of 50 mph.

Salmon Sharks have a total length between 6.5’-10’ (2-3 m) and an overall weight in the range of 485-1000 lb (220-454 kg). The typical lifespan of the Salmon Shark is 20-30 years.

Scaled collection of drawings of Salmon Shark in various poses
The Salmon Shark (Lamna Ditropis) is a species of shark that is sometimes mistaken for the Great White Shark, as they are very similar in appearance. They have a grey-black skin coloring with dark blotches and a white underside. Salmon Sharks live in the northern Pacific Ocean by Japan.

Salmon Sharks have a total length between 6.5’-10’ (2-3 m) and an overall weight in the range of 485-1000 lb (220-454 kg). The typical lifespan of the Salmon Shark is 20-30 years.

Scaled collection of drawings of Salmon Shark in various poses
Salmon Shark
Height:
Width:
Length:
6.5’-10’ | 2-3 m
Depth:
Weight:
485-1000 lb | 220-454 kg
Area:
Speed
Scientific Name
Lamna ditropis
Lifespan
20-30 years

Drawings include:

Salmon Shark side elevation, side (perspective), front, top

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