In honor of our month celebrating the polar seas, we bring you a list of the weirdest and wildest facts about some Arctic and Antarctic creatures. Feast your eyes on these spectacular animals that inhabit our coldest places.
About 1 billion people rely on fish as their main source of protein, but do we really have any idea what we are eating? Some of the less desirable fish are being disguised under attractive names because they are cheaper or easier to catch. Mislabeled seafood can not only harm our health, but it creates a market for illegal fishing.
Even though all of the coral reefs in the world add up to only about the size of France, they still protect our coastlines, provide billions of dollars worth of food and jobs, and they are a home to many of the critters of the sea! Sadly, these reefs are meeting premature deaths due to some serious threats that need to be addressed.