By: L.S. Watts
Penguin species are at various locations spread across each continent in the Southern Hemisphere. The only penguin species that can be found in the Northern Hemisphere are those housed at zoos and aquariums. For the most part, many people envision icy-cold conditions when they think...
The courtship and breeding cycle of king penguins
By: L.S. Watts
King penguins are unique when it comes to their courtship and breeding cycle compared to other penguin species. Most king penguins take three to eight years to reach sexual maturity and they also have the longest breeding cycle of any penguin species on the planet...
By: Nan C Avery
A King Penguin lives up to its name. The illustrious King is found off the barren coasts of the sub-Antarctic Islands. The penguin is 30 inches tall and weighs 20 to 30 pounds. Their bodies are slim. Their heads are brownish-black, but on each side...
The life cycle of a box jellyfish
By: Raffi Varoujian
Few sea creatures inspire as much fear as the infamous box jellyfish, whose venom is recognised as one of the most toxic substances in the world. Fortunately, their main habitat is confined to a relatively small part of the Indian and Pacific Ocean, mainly off...
By: Raffi Varoujian
Seahorses are amongst the most easily recognised and popular species of marine life. However, these highly specialised creatures are full of surprises. Although they are closely related to pipefish, they exhibit several characteristics that are atypical of fish. They swim vertically, rather than horizontally, have...
By: Can Tran
Oil spills are one of the biggest man-made unnatural disasters to ever happen in human history. One recent example is the oil spill that engulfed the Gulf of Mexico after the British Petroleum (BP) oil rig known as the Deepwater Horizon had exploded. States along...
The reproductive process of seahorses
By: Clare Hughes
Seahorses are fascinating creatures, not simply because they are really strange looking fish but because it is the males that become pregnant not the females. They are also monogamous, which is very rare in fish. This is thought to be because seahorses that stay with...
The life cycle of a box jellyfish
By: Karen Graham
Of the almost 30 species ofjellyfish, only a few life cycles are known. The life cycle of the box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, was only recently documented in the 1980's. This jellyfish, also known as the Sea wasp, has an almost world-wide distribution. They can be...
The life cycle of a box jellyfish
By: Clare Hughes
The box jellyfish, or cubozan, is the perfect killing machine; it is so loaded with toxin and can kill a human being more quickly and easily than any other creature on earth. The most fleeting touch brings an agonising death in less than 3 minutes...
By: Matilda Willows
Oil spills have severe poisoning and immobilizing effects upon penguins and their health, as well as their continuity as a species. As these flightless sea birds spend up to 75 percent of their whole lives in water, the likelihood of them being affected by any...

 

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