The life cycle of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata
By: Sharon Rowe
The life cycle of the American Eel (Anguilla Rostrata) has a very complex life cycle and its body completely changes at different times of the eel’s life. These changes are called metamorphoses. The eggs of the American Eel are laid and fertilised in the...
How dolphins use sonar to locate prey
By: Effie Moore Salem
Dolphins use echolocation, or sound waves, to communicate with others members of their group, to spy on their enemies, to tease and intrigue mates and to do lots of other fascinating things to captivate visitors. Dolphins are smart and they have a large vocabulary of...
By: Mari Mckee
The never ending controversies surrounding Darwin’s Theory of Evolution comes to mind when learning the life cycle of the American Eel. The theory is that over hundreds of millions of years, humans evolved from fish that crawled out of the ocean on four limbs...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Most people will know of histamine as the chemical reaction your body produces when having an allergic reaction. It’s a neuro-transmitter and humans always have some histamine in their bodies. More is produced from things like mosquito bites, bee stings, and things to which...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Nocturnal creatures are those who remain active in the darkness. The green sea turtle is one of these nocturnal creatures. This is a large turtle that lives in the tropical and sub-tropical sea around the world and preys on jellyfish. The green sea turtle is...
By: Emily Einolander
When dusk falls over the face of the waters, darkness underneath the ocean becomes profound, inky black. Some sea creatures withdraw to their hiding places for the evening, but some emerge to stalk their prey—whether ambushing, chasing, or flushing them out from their lairs...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Giant tube worms are marine invertebrates that can be found from a mile to several miles deep in the Pacific Ocean floor. They have not many predators because not many creatures live on the ocean floor. These worms have plumes that are retracted into their...
By: Michael Totten
A recent study by a team of researchers led by Holly Bik has found that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill altered Gulf microbial communities, including species such as metazoan phyla, protists, algae, and fungi. These organisms are the basis of the entire ocean ecosystem...
By: Collin Richards
Perhaps the most fascinating of fish species is the largest, the Whale Shark. The Whale Shark is one of only three filter feeding shark species. Found in warm and tropical open waters, this terrestrial fish is a mystery. This article will examine the diet, feeding...
How the vampire squid uses bioluminescence
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The vampire squid is a diminutive deep-sea cephalopod found in the tropical and temperate oceans of the world. The vampire squid grows to about 15 cm (6 inches) in length, and its arms another 15 cm (6 inches) long, bringing the full length of its...

 

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