Little blue penguins and fairy penguins: Habits and habitats
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
There are all different breeds of penguins, much different from the usual you would see in many art and culture types of media. The smallest penguin in the world is know as the little penguin, or rather the little blue. It is also called the...
The habitat of African wild cats
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
African wild cats are a steady species that are found all across most of the African plain, as well as traveling towards the middle east. These cats live in the desert and are known for being shy around other types of animals, minding their own...
By: Lea Miller
Bougainvillea is a genus of brilliantly colored vines seen growing throughout the tropics. Originally native to South America, it has spread to warm climates worldwide because of its hardy and low-maintenance character. The vine is named for Admiral Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the Frenchman who...
Why scientists are studying the photosynthetic sea slug
By: Lisa Piper
Biologists have been studying an unusual kind of sea slug for over 2 decades. There are many names for this slug such as leaf that crawls, eastern emerald elysia, and emerald green sea slug. The scientific name for this creature is Elysia Chlorotica and it...
By: Jonte Rhodes
When most people think of spiders and how they eat, they picture an orb shaped web with a housefly stuck fast, and a spider lurking in the middle ready to devour it. However there are actually a great range of different ways that spiders both...
By: Rena Sandou
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? From the ancient philosophers to modern scientists, the chicken or the egg dilemma seemed to be almost impossible to answer. It was even widely used as a metaphor to state a circumstance or situation where the cause...
By: Wayne Cracknell
Cells are one of the most important things on Earth today, and have been one of the most important things on Earth for a very long time. Without cells, to put it simply, organisms just would not exist at all. In any living organism, cells...
Plant and animal life on the continental shelf
By: Sam E. Jones
Intro: The continental shelf is the submerged part of a continent that reaches under an ocean from the shoreline to the shelf break where the slope drops down below 650 feet. This shelf extends hundreds of miles in some cases. Nutrients from river deposits and...
By: Judy Evans
Callistemons are endemic to Australia. The genus has around 30 species – all highly ornamental, evergreen shrubs and small trees. They belong to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae). Because of the fascination of the home gardener with this striking genus, there are now a large range...
By: Judy Evans
The she-oaks (genera Casuarina and Allocasuarina) may not be particularly spectacular but they have their place in the Australian landscape. Because of the needle-like leaves they have the appearance of a conifer with attractive vertical lines. The she-oak family has the scientific name of Casuarinaceae...

 

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