Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

Faculty: Ruth Hayes, M.F.A., and Pauline Yu, Ph.D.

Category

Viviparous (live birth)

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)

The Balaenoptera Musculus, also known as, the Blue Whale is the biggest species of animals to ever live. Not only is it the largest creature, it is also the loudest creature on earth, being louder than a jet engine, and measuring up to 100 ft long and 200 tons, this certainly is a fascinating creature

Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)

By Ellen O. Umwelt The surface light is out and the above is calm.  The push and pull are there, but not strong, easy enough for a young to swim without too much effort from its birther.  Shallows are a… Continue Reading →

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

✦ By L.C. ✦          The harbor seal’s scientific name is  phoca vitulina, which means “calf-like seal”, this most likely being due to their neotenic appearance; namely, they have huge eyes for seeing in the dark, and… Continue Reading →

Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)

Copyright 2020 R. Rain© *essay work still in progress* Taxonomy:Kingdom: Animalia, Pylum: Chordata, Subphylum: Vertebrata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Carnivora, Infraorder: Pinnipedia, Family: Phocidae, Genus: Phoca, Species: vitulina The Harbor Seal, also known as the Pacific harbor seal or common seal,… Continue Reading →

Killer Whale (orcinus orca)

Introduction Have you ever wondered why there is an underlying respect for the orca in the food chain? Why do we, as a human’s, see orcas as a non-threatening mammal? But if you were a sea animal, you would be… Continue Reading →

Otariid and Phocid locomotion

            Living in the pacific northwest it is not uncommon to see a Harbor Seal (phoca vitulina) or California Sea Lion (zalophus californiaus) at some point in a residents life. However, it is just as common for these two to… Continue Reading →