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The Best Apps To Learn About Fish & Marine Life

Whether you are looking to learn all about one particular type of fish or just want to be able to identify any school you see, these apps will serve as your ultimate resource. From little fish that live in fresh water, to large ocean mammals like whales, dolphins, otters, and seals, these apps have you covered. Some of these apps are more picture based, while others even offer interactive video. Have fun exploring the sea of educational apps. ("Sea" what we did there?)

Fishes: East Pacific
Sharks & Rays, by Reef Life
SeaPhoto
Fishes, by Reef Life
Tortuba

Best Apps

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Reef Fishes of East Indies V2
Reef Fishes of East Indies V2

Reef Fishes of East Indies V2

Mark Erdmann

Now updated with 166 NEW species for a total of 2,914 species covered, organized by family and genus

Now updated with 166 NEW species for a total of 2,914 species covered, organized by family and genus. This updated version also includes new maps showing the distribution of EVERY KNOWN SPECIES of reef fish in the East Indies, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth (including all wide-ranging Indo-Pacific reef species as well). With over 4,000 photographs including multiple...

Reef Fishes of East Indies V3
Reef Fishes of East Indies V3

Reef Fishes of East Indies V3

Mark Erdmann

Now updated with 166 NEW species for a total of 2,914 species covered, organized by family and genus

Now updated with 166 NEW species for a total of 2,914 species covered, organized by family and genus. This updated version also includes new maps showing the distribution of EVERY KNOWN SPECIES of reef fish in the East Indies, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth (including all wide-ranging Indo-Pacific reef species as well). With over 4,000 photographs including multiple...

Fishes: East Pacific
Fishes: East Pacific

Fishes

Smithsonian Institution

An identification guide for the shore-fish fauna of the Tropical Eastern Pacific

An identification guide for the shore-fish fauna of the Tropical Eastern Pacific. This App is the first of a set of 2 portable identification guides for Apple touch-screen devices that will cover the shore-fish faunas of the tropical American marine regions on both sides of the central American Isthmus: the Tropical Eastern Pacific, the Greater Caribbean (Caribbean and adjacent areas).

This...

Sharks & Rays, by Reef Life
Sharks & Rays, by Reef Life

Sharks & Rays

Reef Life Apps

Reef Life Sharks & Rays is a comprehensive marine life identification app, cover all species of type Sharks and Rays

Reef Life Sharks & Rays is a comprehensive marine life identification app, cover all species of type Sharks and Rays.

Reef Life Sharks and Rays now boasts 127 species that are fully documented and professionally photographed (189).

This app is perfect for divers, snorkelers and aquarium enthusiast that would like to not only identify, but learn about our salt water friends.

Reef Life...

SeaPhoto
SeaPhoto

SeaPhoto

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

This application provides access to over 1,650 high quality images of over 631 species of marine life of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, including over 130 species with detailed ecological information

This application provides access to over 1,650 high quality images of over 631 species of marine life of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, including over 130 species with detailed ecological information. You can browse by common or scientific name within all species at once, or by large functional group (birds, marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates, and algae). This app is...

Fishes, by Reef Life
Fishes, by Reef Life

Fishes

Reef Life Apps

Reef Life Fishes is a comprehensive marine life identification app, cover all species of type Fishes

Reef Life Fishes is a comprehensive marine life identification app, cover all species of type Fishes.

Reef Life Fishes now boasts 1070 species that are fully documented and professionally photographed (1350+).

This app is perfect for divers, snorkelers and aquarium enthusiast that would like to not only identify, but learn about our salt water friends.

Reef Life has GPS coordinates of more than...

Tortuba
Tortuba

Tortuba

Goodwhale

Tortuba is a logbook you will love to fill, with its playful and simple design

Tortuba is a logbook you will love to fill, with its playful and simple design.

More than a logbook, it helps you identify marine species and tell your stories of underwater encounters, whether you were snorkeling or scuba diving.

You can even keep your paper logbook along with this one if you don’t feel like replacing it just yet and use it...

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Fishes: Greater Caribbean
Fishes: Greater Caribbean
Fishes: Greater Caribbean

Fishes: Greater Caribbean

Smithsonian Institution

An identification guide for the shore-fish fauna of the Caribbean and adjacent areas. This App is the second of a set of 2 portable identification guides for Apple touch-screen devices that will cover the shore-fish faunas of the tropical American marine regions on both sides of the central American Isthmus:...

eGuide to Whales, Dolphins and Seals
eGuide to Whales, Dolphins and Seals
eGuide to Whales, Dolphins and Seals

eGuide to Whales, Dolphins and Seals

mydigitalearth.com

The eGuide to Whales, Dolphins and Seals is an interactive companion to the Whales, Dolphins and Seals field guide – the comprehensive guide to the world’s marine mammals. It covers the field identification – including geographical, gender and age variations – of whales, dolphins, seals, sea cows, plus the walrus,...

Marine Fishes Id Guide
Marine Fishes Id Guide
Marine Fishes Id Guide

Marine Fishes Id Guide

Caranx Informatica Ltda.

Identify the marine fishes caught in fishing, observed or photographed in dives or even at the time of fish purchase in a fish shop.

Fully interactive and very easy to use, this application was produced in Portuguese, English and Spanish so that you can visually identify more than 200 species...

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 1)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 1)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 1)

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 1)

36 Views LLC

Now updated with 98 NEW species for a total of 2,748 species covered, organized by family and genus. This updated version also includes new maps showing the distribution of EVERY KNOWN SPECIES of reef fish in the East Indies, the most bio-diverse marine region on earth (including all wide-ranging Indo-Pacific...

New Zealand Marine Life
New Zealand Marine Life
New Zealand Marine Life

New Zealand Marine Life

Auckland Museum

Use our marine field guide to identify over 360 of New Zealand’s most common coastal-dwelling marine mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, shellfish, invertebrates, seaweeds and plants.

This easy-to-use reference combines stunning imagery with information on each of the featured animal or plant’s biology, identifying characteristics, diet, habitat, native and endangered status.

Available...

Reef Life
Reef Life
Reef Life

Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

Reef Life is the most comprehensive marine identification app available in the iOS app store.

Reef Life now boasts 2,435 species, from 17 categories, that are fully documented and professionally photographed (3,300+).

This app is perfect for divers, snorkelers and aquarium enthusiast that would like to not only identify, but learn...

RL Education
RL Education
RL Education

RL Education

Reef Life Apps

The Oceans for Youth Foundation is a nonprofit foundation designed to actively promote underwater education, and an appreciation and respect for the oceans in today's youth. It is the foundation's belief that a young person introduced early to the wonders of the oceans will become much more environmentally aware, and...

Corals, by Reef Life
Corals, by Reef Life
Corals, by Reef Life

Corals, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

Reef Life Corals is a comprehensive marine life identification app, cover all species of type Corals (and then some).

Reef Life Corals now boasts 381 species that are fully documented and professionally photographed (500+).

This app is perfect for divers, snorkelers and aquarium enthusiast that would like to not only identify, but...

WhatFish, Identification Guide
WhatFish, Identification Guide
WhatFish, Identification Guide

WhatFish, Identification Guide

thomas demesmaeker

WhatFish is an app that allows easy identification of marine species using keywords. It also contains a integrated logbook that you can use to import your own pictures.

> More than 1300 species among fish, sharks, rays, molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms…

> Nearly 2200 stunning pictures in high definition from great underwater photographers.

>...

Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID App
Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID App
Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID App

Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID App

WebStreaming, LLC

With Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID Charts you can identify marine life before and after diving or snorkeling.

Scuba FIC is the first and only app that will help you identify, classify and share what you saw underwater and will also save a list with the spotted critters so you...

Kuwait Sea Base
Kuwait Sea Base
Kuwait Sea Base

Kuwait Sea Base

Science Seals, LLC

Take the Plunge!

It is time that the fascinating marine life of the Northern Gulf waters goes electronic!

The nutrient-rich Kuwaiti sea hosts marine life of amazing wealth and diversity. Largely unknown to wider audiences, this underwater universe comprises hundreds of species, at least half of which inhabit the clear coral reef...

Fish Planet
Fish Planet
Fish Planet

Fish Planet

Web and Print

"Fish Planet" - the most complete guide for fishermen.

This encyclopedia presents 550 major species of fish - freshwater (Europe, Asia, North America - pike, perch, carp, zander, bass and etc.) - and marine (salmon, tune, eel, plaice and etc.).

Description of each fish contains - original colour illustrations, scientific name in...

Marine Fishes
Marine Fishes
Marine Fishes

Marine Fishes

Caranx Informatica Ltda.

Identify the marine fishes caught in fishing, observed or photographed in dives or even at the time of fish purchase in a fish shop.

Fully interactive and very easy to use, this application was produced in Portuguese ,English and Spanish so that you can visually identify more than 200 species...

Sharks & Rays
Sharks & Rays
Sharks & Rays

Sharks & Rays

Caranx Informatica Ltda.

Identify sharks and rays caught in fishing, observed or photographed in dives.

Fully interactive and very easy to use, this application was produced in Portuguese, English and Spanish so that you can visually identify more than 50 species of sharks and rays.

-Searches by names, by ilustrations, by heads and...

Marine Fish Bible+
Marine Fish Bible+
Marine Fish Bible+

Marine Fish Bible+

Yan Lee

Marine Fish Bible+

** 50% Off Today!!

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ABOUT THIS APP
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Marine Fish Bible+ is an application that contains detailed information of over 1400 types of marine fish both found in the ocean and frequently appeared in the aquarium trade. The fishes are categorized by their type (Angelfish, Damsel Fish, Tangs etc..) for easier...

Sea ID
Sea ID
Sea ID

Sea ID

Norex

Sea ID is a marine species identification tool that aims to help researchers, ocean industries and individuals easily identify and better understand the enormous diversity of marine life in Canada’s oceans. Identify at-risk marine species found in Canada’s three oceans. This app doesn’t requires a mobile data service once installed....

Reef Life Pro
Reef Life Pro
Reef Life Pro

Reef Life Pro

Reef Life Apps

Reef Life Pro is the most comprehensive marine identification app available in the iOS app store.

This app is a free download and you can buy the group of species you would to explore.

Reef Life now boasts nearly 2,500 species, from 17 categories, that are fully documented and professionally photographed...

The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia
The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia
The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia

The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia

Yan Lee

The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia

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ABOUT THIS APP
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The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia is an application that covers over 150 types of different marine mammals. The mammals are categorized into dolphins, otters, pinnipeds, polar bears, porpoises, sirenians and whales for easier reference. Each entry of this encyclopedia contains the following information:

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Caribbean Reef
Caribbean Reef
Caribbean Reef

Caribbean Reef

ReefID, LLC

A prelude to ReefID's image recognition app, ReefID's Caribbean Reef app has been created to help people get more out of their adventures in the Caribbean. Purchases and usage of this app will help fund and refine ReefID's image recognition system for marine life.

Hundreds of detailed images searchable using simple...

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Reef Fish Book

Reef Fish Book

Christian Clare

* New hi-res iPad version *

Explore the oceans with over 150 stunning photos of tropical fish and marine life from Fiji, Malaysia and Australia.

Includes beautiful photos of turtles, sharks, sea horses, weedy sea dragons, clownfish, anemones, eels, jellyfish and many more.

This photo flipbook is great for everyone, but especially fish lovers, divers and children.

Browse through photos of colorful tropical fish or search by fish type, name or description.

Features include:

- Hi resolution photos sized for the iPad screen
- Turtles, sharks, sea horses, weedy sea dragons, clownfish, anemones, eels, jellyfish and many more
- Display fish information in Wikipedia inside the application
- View pictures in portrait or landscape, full-screen view or heads-up display
- Full text search of name, description and fish type
- Each picture has a title, description, location and scientific name
- Simple, elegant design. Turn to landscape, click for full-screen, swipe to flip photos
- Recommended for fish lovers, divers and children
- Over 150 photos
- No watermarks or advertising

WiFi or a sync cable is required to download the Reef Fish iPad application.

This is a truly remarkable collection - enjoy and please tell your friends about Reef Fish iPad.

Photos were taken on the reefs of Fiji, world-famous Sipidan island in Malaysia and dives in Melbourne, Australia.

Fish categories include: Angels, Baitfish, Bannerfish, Blowfish, Butterflies, Cephalopod, Clams, Clownfish, Cod, Coral, Crinoid, Crustacean, Dactylopteridae, Damsels, Dragonet, Eels, Flatfish, Flounder, Frogfish, Grouper, Grunt, Jellyfish, Lizardfish, Mollusc, Nudibranch, Scorpionfish, Sea Anemone, Sea Cucumber, Sea Worm, Seahorses and Pipefish, Sharks, Shrimp, Snapper, Sponges, Starfish, Stonefish, Trevally, Triggers, Turtles

Another fine iPhone application from GroundHum. Visit www.groundhum.com.

Whales and Seals

Whales and Seals

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

Following on the success of our popular "Bird in the Hand" and "Frog Log" Apps comes "Whales and Seals" – a guide to the all the whales, dolphins and seals found in Tasmanian waters. With outstanding photographs and drawings, distribution maps, details of the biology and stranding record, the App is the perfect guide to the marine mammals of Tasmania.

The App has been developed cooperatively by Wildcare Inc and PWS, with funding provided by NRM North. PWS and Wildcare Inc work together to rescue stranded whales.

The App covers Tasmania’s 33 species of whales and dolphins and 5 species of seal. It also provides a guide to whale and seal viewing and advise on what to do if you come across stranded whales or beached seals.

Like "Bird in the Hand" and "Frog Log", the app includes the ability to send in sightings from GPS-enabled devices. The coordinates of submitted sightings are entered into the Natural Values Atlas and will help scientists build a record of Tasmanias' whales and seals

The island of Tasmania is Australia’s smallest and most southern State. It is one of the world’s truely special places. Over 40% of the island is reserved for conservation. It is also the whale stranding hotspot of Australia, with more species stranding here than any other Australian State.

For more info on Tasmania’s reserves and wildlife, conservation and recreational opportunities, see the Parks and Wildlife website: www.parks.tas.gov.au.

We hope you enjoy this App and welcome your suggestions on future versions (email us at [email protected]).

Available for iPhone and iPod touch, OS version 4.3 or higher.

Threatened and Endangered Fish Species of TX

Threatened and Endangered Fish Species of TX

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

This app is a comprehensive guide to threatened and endangered fish species endemic to Texas. This app provides photographs as well as taxonomic identification keys for these threatened and endangered fish species. Distribution maps are provided for each species so that the user may determine if their location is within the home range of any of these species. Habitat and general conservation information for each species is provided.

Marine Quiz : Ocean Water Mammals Species Animal Guess Game

Marine Quiz : Ocean Water Mammals Species Animal Guess Game

Pittaya Sattaboon

Marine Mammals Guess Game
It is the most fun game for those who love Marine Mammals.
Lots of pictures in more than 50 levels are awaiting you to guess.



Let's see if you can prove it!
- Compete with players from all over the world!
- Make bids, take risks, and earn coins!
- Get to the top of the leaderboard in Game Center!
- Boost your knowledge of the topic by training offline!
- Get coins for correct answers and spend them on hints!
- Mind the time: if competitors have an equal number of correct answers, the victory goes to the one who has spent less time on guessing!
- Get 25 coin per day FREE!

Short competitions (lasting no longer than 10 Sec.) consist of 5 rounds. The winner is determined by tallying up the results of all the rounds.