Creature Features

What’s the loudest creature in the sea? Who is the pack rat of the ocean? And which underwater species is also a jeweler?

You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in the Junior Angler Creature Feature!

We’ve highlighted some of the coolest critters in the water here in Creature Features. You’ll learn what they are, where you can find them, and what to look for when you meet one. Have a question about one of our creatures? Head over to the “Ask Us” section and drop up a line!



Creature Feature, Anchovy

Creature Feature, Oyster

Creature Feature, Pistol Shrimp
pistol shrimp

Creature Feature, Sargassum Weed
Sargassum Weed

Creature Feature, Spider Crab
Spider Crab

Creature Feature, Banded Coral Shrimp
Banded Coral Shrimp


Anchovy, these little fish are more than a salty snack to accompany your favorite food; whether you order them or avoid them, there are a whole range of species that couldn’t live without them. California brown pelicans, elegant terns, salmon, halibut, and many marine mammals all feed on the anchovy. (MORE)

Pistol Shrimp

The pistol shrimp measures just two inches long (about the size of your finger), and makes a sound louder than a jet engine. If that’s not enough of a super power for a super-small shrimp. (MORE)

Sargassum Weed

Sargassum is a brown algae that forms vast floating mats all over the world’s oceans. When sargassum is found floating in large patches offshore, it often holds an entire ecosystem that includes everything from large concentrations of microscopic plankton to seahorses, baitfish, and larger predatory fish. (More)