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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, by Reef Life
Scuba FIC - Reef Fish ID App
Tortuba: Logbook & Fish Guide
Fishes: East Pacific
WhatFish, Identification Guide

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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...

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

Scuba FIC

WebStreaming, LLC

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

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, clasify and share what you saw underwater and will also save a list with the spotted critters so you can preserve the memory for ever.

Stop asking the dive...

Tortuba: Logbook & Fish Guide
Tortuba: Logbook & Fish Guide

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.

It integrates a Guide Store where you can purchase localized guides by professionals, with verified dive sites, common species and a pack of photos you can collect and use in your logbooks to tell beautiful stories.

More than a logbook, it helps you identify marine species and...

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...

WhatFish, Identification Guide
WhatFish, Identification Guide

WhatFish

thomas demesmaeker

WhatFish is an app that allows easy identification of marine species using keywords

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.

> Several search patterns to meet all level of marine species...

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

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 more than 2,200 species, from 17 categories, that are fully documented and professionally photographed (2,900+).

This app is perfect for divers, snorkelers and aquarium...

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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...

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

Sharks & Rays, by Reef Life

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 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...

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...

Marine Aquarium Fish
Marine Aquarium Fish
Marine Aquarium Fish

Marine Aquarium Fish

LiLi Ma

“Marine Aquarium Fish” has the most comprehensive breeds of saltwater fish. There are more than 1150 species and 40 categories. From angels to clownfish, gobies, tangs, wrasse and more... The finest specimens in the world are just a click away. For each species, we introduce the habitat, appearance, feeding, daily...

Reef Fish Florida and Caribbean
Reef Fish Florida and Caribbean
Reef Fish Florida and Caribbean

Reef Fish Florida and Caribbean

Indigo Publications

This snorkelers’ guide to the most common shallow-water reef fish in Florida and the Caribbean includes 444 gorgeous underwater photos together with extensive notes for each. All content is by experts in the field: leading marine life author Robert Myers, photographers Robert Myers and Patrice Marker, and snorkeling guidebook authors,...

Reef Fish Lite
Reef Fish Lite
Reef Fish Lite

Reef Fish Lite

Christian Clare

*** Purchase the full Reef Fish application and get 150 photos. Or enjoy the Reef Fish Lite application below ***

Explore the oceans with 50 stunning photos of tropical fish and marine life from Fiji, Malaysia and Australia.

Includes photos of turtles, sharks, sea horses, weedy sea dragons, clownfish, anemones, eels,...

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:...

Reef Fish Hawaii
Reef Fish Hawaii
Reef Fish Hawaii

Reef Fish Hawaii

Indigo Publications

This snorkelers guide to the most common shallow-water reef fish in Hawaii includes 200 gorgeous underwater photos together with brief notes for each. Turtles, whales, dolphins and seals likely to be seen by snorkelers are included as well. All content is by experts in the field: leading marine life author...

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...

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,...

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 2)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 2)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 2)

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 2)

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...

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 3)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 3)
Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 3)

Reef Fishes of the East Indies (Vol. 3)

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...

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...

Reef Life Education
Reef Life Education
Reef Life Education

Reef Life 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...

Reef Fish
Reef Fish
Reef Fish

Reef Fish

Christian Clare

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...

Whales and Seals
Whales and Seals
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...

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...

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...

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...

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 more than 2,200 species, from 17 categories, that are fully documented and professionally photographed (2,900+).

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

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....

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

The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia

Yan Lee

The Marine Mammals Encyclopedia

** 50% Off Today!!

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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:

-...

Reef Fish Book
Reef Fish Book
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...

Sydney Marine Life
Sydney Marine Life
Sydney Marine Life

Sydney Marine Life

Galexy Pty. Limited

A field guide to the marine life to be found in and around Sydney Harbour. This guide has been produced with extensive contributions from produced with extensive contributions from Marine Explorer (http://www.marineexplorer.org/) and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (http://www.sims.org.au/).

This guide can be used in the field and away from...

Artedi
Artedi
Artedi

Artedi

Isla Mar Research Expeditions

Artedi is an application for the modern ichthyologist. It is designed to teach Caribbean fish identification, while underwater. The app teaches you to recognize the most common Caribbean reef fish, while allowing you to record fish diversity and abundance through simple touchscreen commands. It also saves your survey data so...

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Red Sea Reef

Red Sea Reef

ReefID, LLC

ReefID’s Red Sea Marine life identification app is yet another step in ReefID's underwater image recognition plan that has been created to help people get more out of their adventures in the Red Sea.

Hundreds of detailed images searchable using simple silhouettes give users the ability to identify, record and share marine life as well as research and book land based attractions they are interested in. Purchases and usage of this app fund and aid in the development of ReefID's next gen image recognition system for marine life that is currently under development.

With ReefID's Red Sea App you will be able to:

• Identify Marine Life Found in the Red Sea with or without a connection
• Match Personal Images With ReefID database images
• Record Your Adventures With Detailed Images and Content
• Share Your Adventures Through Social Media
• Upload and Share Your Own Images
• Contribute Images For Use by Others

Features, images and content are continuously added and expanded versions coming soon will include:

• Multiple Device Formats
• Enhanced mapping
• GPS location abilities
• Landscape viewing modes
• Downloadable formats
• And more...

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.

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura Ltd

Discover the fascinating world of the whales, dolphins, seals and marine birds that can be seen throughout the year off the Kaikoura Coastline in this fact filled user friendly app. The ‘Whale Watch Kaikoura’ app offers information on the resident sperm whales as well as the migratory whales that frequent our waters – such as the humpback whale & blue whale. You can also learn about the many dolphin, seal and marine bird’s species that are sighted regularly out on our tours.

For each marine mammal species you will find a description and some interesting information along with a beautiful image which you can download into your device image gallery or share on your social media channel.

Read about Kaikoura’s rich history along with the Whale Watch Kaikoura story, learn about 6 of the semi-resident male sperm whales that we see feeding in the Kaikoura Canyon, check in and see where you are throughout your tour on the specially designed Geographical Location tab and so much more…

At Whale Watch Kaikoura we take our responsible tourism practises seriously and invite you to join us in this with a special Conservation tab which contains some great information along with two challenges you can take part in along with local conservation groups you can consider supporting.

Highlights
• Detailed information on marine mammals that frequent the waters off the Kaikoura Coastline throughout the year
• Real time GPS tracking in our specially designed Geographical Location tab
• High quality images that can be saved into your image gallery
• Social media share buttons on every page
• Sperm whale and Humpback whale sounds
• Easy to use and easy to navigate

See & ID Dolphins & Whales

See & ID Dolphins & Whales

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Wildlife and nature enthusiast, dolphin tours, eco-tours, whale watching tours, educators and scientists will find the See & ID Dolphins & Whales app useful to identify and learn about dolphins, whales, seals and manatees while also learning how they can protect marine mammals by responsibly watching them in the wild.

This app provides information about marine mammals in the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), including:
> Identification: illustrations, photos and physical descriptions (size, color, body shape)
> Biology: behaviors, diet, life history
> Habitat: distribution (including map)
> Conservation: status (protected / endangered), population size, and threats
> Viewing guidelines: never feed, pet, touch or swim with marine mammals in the wild. If you see a marine mammal, follow these viewing guidelines to help reduce disturbance and ensure you are following the law (Marine Mammal Protection Act). To view bottlenose dolphins in the wild, visit www.dolphinsmart.org to locate a tour near you.

This app is especially useful to anyone who enjoys dolphin watching, whale watching, wildlife eco-tours, dolphin tours and manatee tours. The app serves as an electronic field guide to marine mammals and provides tips for how to watch dolphins, whales, seals and manatees safely. For example, you will learn why it is not a good idea to swim with dolphins in the wild because of the potential disturbance and harassment and for your own safety. You will also learn more about why feeding a dolphin in the wild is harmful. Overall, you will learn how to watch marine mammals without disturbing them, which will allow you to see and enjoy all their natural behaviors.