In our last post, we took the time to highlight a great number of fish facts. The most important one, and the one we hope our loyal readers remember, is that Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is the best seafood restaurant in southeastern Florida. Sure, we are biased, but we’ve been around since 1997. With tropical restaurant locations in Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, Lake Worth, and a few other communities, we’ve become known as a place where outstanding food meets a great time and a wonderful waterfront atmosphere.
But rather than talk your ear off about what our tropical restaurant does so well, we’ll leave it to you to come and experience it for yourself. After all, we’ve got a promised blog topic to get to, so we might as well start serving up some random facts about sea life that don’t have to do with fish! Keep reading if you are interested in ascertaining some factoids to impress your aquatically inclined romantic interest, or whatever reason you might have for reading a sea life blog! We aren’t here to judge. We are here to talk about sea life, seafood, and why you should come to the best seafood restaurant around!
We digress. Here are some sea life facts.
Facts About Marine Life
- Let’s start off with an eye-opener: 99 percent of all living space on the planet is made up of the ocean. This makes sense, when you think about it, as all other life needs to live on the land, and land is pretty much two-dimensional.
- Penguins can swim underwater at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
- To lay their eggs, green turtles migrate over 1,400 miles. That’s some dedication.
- There remains much to be learned about marine life. For example, a recent study of a deep-sea community saw the discovery of almost 900 different species from over 100 families and 12 phyla. The most remarkable thing about this is that the area studied was no more than half the size of a tennis court. Over half of these creatures were totally new to human discovery!
- There are large giant jellyfish which have tentacles that, if there were to be outstretched, would cover over 30 yards.
- Sea otters are cute and clever, the latter point being evidenced by the fact that they are known to stash food between rolls of skin. We’ve tried that approach, it didn’t go so well — take it from us, and leave it to the otters.
- Certain kinds of octopus can have upwards of 2,000 suckers on its arms. Yuck.
- Male walruses like to make a bell-like noise in order to attract mates. Again, we’ve tried it out so you don’t have to, and again, leave it to the walruses.
- Colossal Squid do something quite amazing: they digest food with their brains. These giant squids can grow up to be 10 meters in length and can weigh over half a ton!
This post wasn’t as involved as the last one, but it’s all we have time for today! We hope you’ve gotten your fill of sea life facts, and if you are in need of getting your seafood fill, come to Mulligan’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! View our tropical restaurant menu here.