By: John Welford
The relatively small islands of Great Britain can boast a coastline that stretches for more than 10,000 miles due to all its “ins and outs” and the huge number of even smaller outlying islands. The coasts therefore provide environments for a variety of...
Most poisonous creatures of the ocean
By: JP Greene
There are many dangerous animals in the oceans of Earth. Here are five of these extremely venomous creatures The first creature is the Box Jellyfish. This surprisingly deceiving organism is often no bigger than a bowl. Its primary habitat is in the warm waters of...
Researchers show how fish use sign language for hunting
By: Christine Zibas
Until recently, it was believed that only primates and ravens could use gestures (the equivalent of sign language in the animal kingdom) to help one another hunt. Now, researchers have discovered that at least two types of fish, with very tiny brains, once believed not...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The paddle-fish is related to the family of ray-finned fish. This species of fish have a large mouth and a very long snout that is similar to a spatula. This makes them quite easy to distinguish from other fish. Some of their body parts are...
Why the paddlefish is under threat of extinction
By: Stefani A
The paddlefish is a species that used to be abundant in both China and the midwestern United States. There are two subspecies of paddlefish, the American and Chinese paddlefish, and both are listed as endangered and quickly approaching extinction. If action is not taken soon...
By: Retha Boswell
The Pacific Northwest is known for its aquatic life and biodiversity. Unfortunately, invasive crayfish are threatening that biodiversity in the rich freshwater biomes. Crayfish can have a huge impact on the environment. Non-native species can alter the very structure of wetland regions by reducing vegetation...
By: Caroline Fynn
With almighty cavernous mouths filled with row upon row of jagged teeth, great white sharks are the most feared predatory fish in the world. This species is scientifically known as Carcharodon carcharias, which incidentally derives from the Greek for serrated tooth. These massive sharks, of...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Protecting coral from capital interests means setting very strict rules about who may go out to the coral reefs. Making sure that these are only scientists and people with an interest in conservation and preservation of the coral also is a necessary measure that will...
By: D. Vogt
In May 2013, American scientists announced startling findings about the Pacific environment: Seabird bones reveal changes in the open-ocean food chain. Michigan State University zoologist Peggy Ostrom, who participated in the study, says that "our bone record is alarming because it suggests that open-ocean webs...
By: D. Vogt
In May 2013, scientists working at the University of California, Davis, announced a startling finding: The H1N1 influenza virus (the so-called "swine flu"), which caused a minor pandemic among humans in 2009, has now been detected among marine mammals. These researchers found the virus in...

 

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