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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?)

Tortuba: Logbook & Fish Guide
Fishes: East Pacific
Fishes: Greater Caribbean
Fishes, by Reef Life
SeaPhoto

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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...

Fishes: Greater Caribbean
Fishes: Greater Caribbean

Fishes

Smithsonian Institution

An identification guide for the shore-fish fauna of the Caribbean and adjacent areas

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: the Tropical Eastern Pacific, the Greater Caribbean (Caribbean and adjacent...

Marine Fishes - Identification Guide for iPad
Marine Fishes - Identification Guide for iPad

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

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 of marine fishes.

-Searches by names, families and genera.

-Keys for...

Fishes, by Reef Life
Fishes, by Reef Life

Fishes

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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...

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...

Marine Aquarium Fish
Marine Aquarium Fish

Marine Aquarium Fish

LiLi Ma

“Marine Aquarium Fish” has the most comprehensive breeds of saltwater fish

“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 care, in the aquarium information. This App will help you...

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Apps with average score

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 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,...

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, clasify and share what you saw underwater and will also save a list with the spotted critters so you...

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

Sharks & Rays, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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...

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

Corals, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vertebrates, by Reef Life
Vertebrates, by Reef Life
Vertebrates, by Reef Life

Vertebrates, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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

Please be sure to check out our Reef Life iOS which covers both...

Reef Life, by Reef Life Apps
Reef Life, by Reef Life Apps
Reef Life, by Reef Life Apps

Reef Life, by Reef Life Apps

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

Reef Life contains both Vertebrates and Invertebrates, making Reef Life the most comprehensive marine species identification app on the market.

Reef Life now boasts more than 2,200 species,...

Seahorses, by Reef Life
Seahorses, by Reef Life
Seahorses, by Reef Life

Seahorses, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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

Reef Life Seahorses now boasts 59 species that are fully...

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...

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 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...

The world of Marine Life
The world of Marine Life
The world of Marine Life

The world of Marine Life

Jourist Verlags GmbH

The world’s shores, seas, and oceans are home to thousands of different species, from the mightiest sharks to jewel-like reef fish and armoured crabs. This book provides an indispensable guide to a wide range of fascinating marine creatures. By including representative examples from all of the world’s major marine families,...

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.

This app contains all Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Reef Life now boasts more than 2,200 species, from 17...

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...

Marine Life - Marine Species Guide
Marine Life - Marine Species Guide
Marine Life - Marine Species Guide

Marine Life - Marine Species Guide

Bennie Botha

An app by: The Dive Spot - Brainchild of Johan Boshoff

A user-friendly app with more than 4 000 full colour photographs of Marine Life that will help you to identify and learn more about the life in and around the ocean.
 
An easy to use interface with basic and advanced search...

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...

Invertebrates, by Reef Life
Invertebrates, by Reef Life
Invertebrates, by Reef Life

Invertebrates, by Reef Life

Reef Life Apps

NOTE: Please refer to Reef Life Pro as Reef Life Pro is a free download and will have the latest developments going forward.

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

Please be sure to check out our Reef Life iOS which covers both...

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Marine Fishes - Identification Guide

Marine Fishes - Identification 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 of marine fishes.

-Searches by names, families and genera.

-Keys for visual identification with 184 fish illustrations in black & white.

-A list of 778 scientific names and their common names in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

-170 complete cards with 178 fish illustrations in color and 114 color photos.

Each card contains: Scientific name, common names (in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French) and detailed information about its color, caracteristics, measures (with the brazilian and world record fishing), range, habitat, habits and behaviors, ways to catch and flesh quality (including if it's kosher), status of threat of extinction, other common names in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian, and important notes. The similar species appear with the main, in a rotation system very interesting and well thought out.

-Dictionary of common names in Portuguese, English, and Spanish with more than 700 fishes. Fast and easy to use.

-Two games to enjoy, entertain, and exercise fish identification. The classic MEMORY GAME and the exciting IDENTIFICATION GAME.

-General information about marine fishes, consumption practices and basic fishing, oceanography as well marine biology notions.

-This application based on the book Peixes Marinhos do Brasil – Guia Prático de Identificação (Marine Fishes of Brazil - A Practical Identification Guide), of the marine biologist Marcelo Szpilman. This book is listed and available at the Congress Library of the United States, and, since 2001, is STANDARD OFFIALLY adopted by the Brazilian Confederation of Underwater Sports and Fish for the classification of saltwater specimen in order to the approval of Brazilian records and technical guidance.

Updates: we intend to add new fish and new photos, whenever possible.

See also the specific version for iPad.

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. To use with mobile data, install the regular Sea ID app.

Features

• Information necessary for identification of many marine species taxonomic groups in Canadian waters, including cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), pinnipeds, sea turtles, seabirds, chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays and chimeras), Northwest Atlantic corals and sponges and many marine fish.
• In-depth characteristic key by taxonomic groups to help narrow searches for individual species.
• Stunning, full-screen image galleries for each species to show what these species may look like in a real identification scenario.
• Up-to-date identification and conservation status information.
• Where available, maps showing global species ranges.
• Take a picture or add a photo from your device and identify the species.
• Emergency contact information, if you see a marine species in distress.
• No internet connection required once installed.

About WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more info visit wwf.ca

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:

- An image of the animal
- Scientific name
- Common name (if applicable)
- Classification
- Demographics
- Biological facts (measurements, life expectancy etc.)
- Other interesting information

This App is very useful and handy for marine biologists, students,environmentalists as well as anyone who wishes to understand more about these amazing animals.

The application is optimized for iPad/iPad2/The New iPad/iPad mini, iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6+ & iPod Touch.



FEATURES
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This application has the following features:

* 2-Level Category Views with THUMBNAIL preview of each item
* All Category View to preview all items in alphabetical order
* Single Category View to list items of the same category
* Ability to BOOKMARK selected items for easier reference
* Add a CUSTOM NOTE to any item
* iCloud synchronized Bookmarks and Custom Notes
* EMAIL any items to yourself & friends
* A SEARCH engine
* OFFLINE browsing

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This application is brought to you by Audio128.com

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.