Scientists discover half plant, half animal sea slug
By: Penne Cole
The next time you’re in the salt marshes of New England and Canada, watch out for a little green sea slug. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the Elysia chlorotica, the world’s first animal known to produce its own chlorophyll. The discovery...
Biologists: Dolphins and scientists talk to each other using shared primitive language
By: A.W. Berry
A scientist named Denise Herzing has contributed to the development of human-dolphin communications by combining sounds with tools. According to Wired Science magazine, the rudimentary communication involved shared understanding of a keyboard language involving sounds and symbols. Wired claims the dolphins were able to learn...
By: Matt Bird
Among life forms that emerged from the primordial soup millions upon millions of years ago and began populating the Earth, there are few that have quite so long a lifespan as fish. Swimming about in the ancient seas of the planet, fish have been a...
What is a coelacanth?
By: Jennifer Watson - 582581
The coelacanth is the common name for the order of fish that includes the oldest living line of Sarcopterygii known to date. The Sarcopterygii are fleshy finned or lobe finned fish. This fish was believed to be extinct until quite recently. It was believed to...
By: Norman Green
The name coelacanth is used to describe an order of fish that were highly successful, and common in the fossil record from the Devonian period, approximately 400 million years ago, up until the Cretaceous period, which ended 65 million years ago. Their fins were attached...
By: Amelia Emery
The great hammerhead shark is the largest species of hammerhead sharks. Known scientifically as Sphyrna mokarran, it is one of nine kinds of sharks that all share the distinctly shaped head that sets them apart from other sharks and gives them the name hammerhead. Found...
By: Amelia Emery
Any fishing enthusiast will tell you just how much fun and exciting it is to lure a bass and then reel it in after a good chasing fight. Bass are not only a favorite trophy fish to catch but are an important species of fish...
Truth and myths about the snakehead fish
By: Luke Horner
There are many truths and many myths about the Snakehead fish. Hopefully this article will answer the question on whether or not these fish can really walk out of water. There are many speculations about whether or not the fish can walk or live out...
By: Sudarshana Maitra
Killer whales are large aquatic mammals with a wide habitat and stunning black and white color. Killer whales are also called orcas and they belong to the family of dolphins, i.e. Delphinidae. They are the largest sized member of the Delphinidae family and belong...
An introduction to killer whales
By: Norman Green
Killer whales are instantly recognisable, their black and white colouring setting them apart from other cetaceans. The killer whale, or Orca, is in fact the largest species of dolphin, and like other dolphins is both intelligent and trainable. They are, however, ferocious predators, as the...

 

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