How sonar affects whales
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Imagine trying to do any of your everyday activities, only this time, someone is standing by you, constantly irritating you, disrupting your senses. It would be an impossible feat. Unfortunately, most marine mammals must deal with this issue, which stops being a mere annoyance, and...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: CeeGunn
The reason female mosquitoes need blood is to produce fertile eggs. A adult mosquito's life span lasts approximately two weeks. After the female mosquito has mated with the male, she goes in search of a blood meal. Female mosquitoes will drink the blood from almost...
By: Keiron Audain
Microorganisms - Knowing our enemies and keeping our friends close. When placed in context of the actual number of microorganisms in existence, those that cause disease in humans are relatively minimal. In fact, the majority of microbes are of great benefit to humanity, even...
Honey bees and homing senses
By: Karen Ellis
Many animals and insects have built-in compasses, honey bees are one of them. Magnetism or propioception is the term used to describe the use of tiny receptors in the honey bees neck. Besides helping him to find his way home, he uses these receptors to...
A look at animal social groups
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Some of the most interesting material that animal behaviorists study is the interaction between members of the same species. The study of social grouping is an important task of any behaviorist. They must understand the reasons why a creature might fight to ensure the safety...
How sonar affects whales
By: Beth Benson
Ever since time began, underwater creatures have used sound to communicate to one another. It didn't take long for us humans to figure out this age old technology and try to adapt it to our use. It all began with the idea of echo location...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Carole Borthwick
Did you know that only female mosquitoes suck blood?She bites to suck your blood!When she bites. We smack and then scratch.If she dodged your attempt to squish her, (and they usually do), please realize - her course was with purpose. She needed...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Laureen Manera
Mosquitoes are one of life's minor annoyances (unless you live in a place where malaria and other serious insect-borne diseases are rampant- then they can be deadly) yet can be intriguing creatures when studied.Many people are not even aware that only the female mosquito...
By: Diane Walsh
Sounds generated at low frequency are very important to whales for navigating, hunting and communicating. The sounds are sent back from objects on the seafloor, shorelines, water depth, obstacles and other animals, to the oil filled part of the lower jaw and then sent to...
Tiger beetles: Tiny terrors
By: Beth Benson
The Tiger Beetle, at first glance, this beetle looks like it accidentally ate a bunch of miracle grow and possibly overdosed on something that it definitely shouldn't have gotten into. When you first see a Tiger Beetle, you see that it has very large bulging...

 

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