what is a coatimundi

What is a Coati? (Your Guide to the Mexican Tejon “Raccoon”)

Hi, and welcome to our guide to coatimundis, also known as “tejon” in Spanish, also nicknamed “Mexican raccoons”. Yes, these critters are sure cute, but there’s more to them than just their long noses. Use this table of contents to navigate this article: Let’s dive in! What Does A Coatimundi (Tejon) Look Like? Until I …

What Is Seaweed and What Is It Used For?

Whoever has spent time in open waters knows the dreadful feeling of when seaweed touches your feet, or the absolute horror when it actually wraps around your toes or ankle.  But have you ever thought, as the seaweed lovingly caresses your thigh, “What is seaweed?” Well, for starters, it is usually long, slimy, and feels …

All About Eels

Eels are very cool fish. It is a common misconception that they are the same as water snakes, or the ocean’s equivalent of snakes we have on dry land.   Eels are actually elongated fish. They have very long bodies that wiggle through the water. The eel will send waves through its body, which propels …

All About Hammerhead Sharks

Of all the sharks that swim in the oceans of the world, perhaps none have piqued our collective interest more than the fascinating hammerhead shark. When you see different kinds of sharks, it can be confusing to tell them apart.  There are 440 known species of shark, after all! That said, hammerheads are usually easy to …