Bacterium profile: Shigella
By: Joann Spears
In the not-very politically correct Middle Ages, dysentery was known as ‘the bloody flux’. Both dysentery and flux are general terms that describe severe diarrhea, often with blood present in the stool. The condition has various causative agents; Shigella is one of them. The...
Bacterium profile: Staphylococcus epidermidis
By: Jean Horak
Many people have heard of the genus Staphylococcus. The most popular bacteria in this genus are Staphylococcus aureus which is responsible for a multitude of diseases within the human population. One of the more overlooked bacterium from this genus is Staphylococcus epidermidis. This species was...
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...
By: Can Tran
In various aspects of popular culture, many forms of wildlife have been portrayed. Penguins are by no means any different from each other. In forms of media such as video games, movies, TV shows, commercials, books, and so forth, you can see some sort of...
By: Blair Worthington
There are many interesting books available that depict the marvelous nature of penguins. Penguins are beautiful creatures to look at, and fascinating to read about. Perhaps people are so enamored with the penguin because the species is found only in the southern hemisphere of the...
By: Gioia Degenaars
The life cycle of a frog is easy to understand if you can follow the basic morphological development of amphibians. Frogs and toads alike will mate in a position known as amplexus. In this position, the male can fertilize the eggs that the female lays...
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...

 

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