Whale shark swimming

On this list are ten of the most endangered marine animals in the world. They range from the small Galapagos penguin to one of the largest shark species in the world, the whale shark.

Extinct Marine Animals

Marine animals around the world have gone extinct, mostly due to human-caused population declines. In recent years, more and more creatures of the land and sea, have become threatened and even declared extinct.

Top Marine Apex Predators

Throughout the world’s oceans, a few marine predators reign supreme in their environments. These incredible creatures, many of which evoke fear in the hearts of swimmers and explorers, include the great white shark, orca, and polar bear. 

Deepest Points on Earth

Throughout the Earth’s oceans, there are a series of incredible trenches, reaching a depth of more than 36,000 feet. These areas are often the centers of intense volcanic activity and can, due to the movements of tectonic plates, cause earthquakes and tsunamis.

Capture of the Pirate Blackbeard

On this list, readers can discover ten of the most notorious pirates throughout history. Hailing from various countries around the world, these pirates were mainly active during the Golden Age of Piracy, between the 1650s and 1730s. 

Ugliest Fish

On this list, readers can explore ten of the ugliest fish living in the Earth’s oceans. These range from the goblin shark to the terrifying gulper eel. 

Famous Shipwrecks

Throughout history, tragic circumstances have caused ships from around the world to sink. Whether they sunk due to storms, human error, or wartime violence, the ships described below are historically important sites.