Marine Comparisons

Giant Squid vs. Giant Octopus

The giant squid and giant octopus are two large marine creatures found in legends and myths around the world. But, despite their incredible size, they’re very real and share some important similarities and differences.

Bluefin Tuna vs Yellowfin Tuna

Bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna are both types of tuna belonging to the family Scombridae. Learn what differentiates these types of tuna.

Hippo vs. Rhino

The hippo and the rhino are two of the largest terrestrial mammals. They share many important characteristics but also differ in crucial ways.

Box Jellyfish vs Portuguese Man-o-war

The box jellyfish and Portuguese man-o-war are two of the most feared, small marine creatures on Earth. Both present dangers to beachgoers and swimmers but one is far more threatening than the other. 

Elephant vs Hippo

Elephants and hippopotamuses are two of the largest land mammals to ever live on Earth. The two species share a variety of similarities but are also quite different from one another.

Whale vs. Dolphin

Whales and dolphins are two of the most commonly studied and easily recognized mammals in the world’s oceans. But how different are they? And what similarities do they share? 

Dolphin vs. Shark

Dolphins and sharks are two of the most incredible animals in the Earths’ oceans. But, how are they different? And in what ways are they the same?

Dugong vs. Manatee

Dugongs and manatees are incredibly sea creatures. Both belong to the order Sirenia and share some very interesting features.

Great White Shark vs Orca

Orcas and great white sharks are two of the best-known and commonly studied marine animals. They are both strong predators but, how else are they similar? And how different are their lives?