By: Matilda Willows
For those who are fascinated by the penguin, or simply wish to know more about these interesting birds, there are some amazing books of interest easily available. From tales of pure entertainment that will generate many laughs to awe-inspiring photos and information about these charming...
Penguins in pop culture
By: M. J. Joachim
The big appearance of penguins in pop culture probably started when Mary Poppins (1964), starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, arrived on the movie scene, shortly thereafter becoming one of Walt Disney’s classic films. The heartwarming story of Mary Poppins, a nanny who...
By: Blair Worthington
Penguins have been trending over the past decade, and much of their popularity can be attributed to the film industry, and marketing executives with a keen business sense. Many of these popular penguin films have hatched other hot commodities such as CDs, games, toys, clothing...
By: Amelia Emery
The order Neuroptera is a specific order of insects that includes lacewings, antlions, and mantidflies. This order contains over 4,000 species worldwide. The name neuroptera is a combination the of Greek words neuro and pteron, which translate to nerve, or neuron, and wing, which...
By: M E Skeel
The Mecoptera are small to medium-sized insects known commonly as scorpion-flies because the males tend to curve their abdomens upwards, making them resemble a scorpion's tail. There are about five hundred described species worldwide. The scientific name comes from the Greek and means "long wings"...
The characteristics of the insect order trichoptera
By: M E Skeel
The Trichoptera, or Caddis Flies, are an order of small insects best known for their case-making aquatic larvae. There are about 12,000 known species. The adults look like small, hairy moths, usually drab brown or grey and quite cryptic. They are usually seen around...
By: Renee Garrison
It’s a rare beach lover who hasn’t spotted a jellyfish or two washed up on shore after a storm or when the tide goes out. Whether you regard them are beautiful or frightening, jellyfish are undeniably magnificent creatures of the deep. Jellyfish can...
By: M E Skeel
Strepsiptera: a strange word for a strange group of animals. The title identifies them as a kind of insect so they must have six jointed legs. What does the name mean? First, it defines the taxonomic status of the animals it names. It is an...
By: Blair Worthington
Oil spills are large-scale disasters with far reaching consequences. When an oil spill occurs, all living organisms that rely on the land and sea are negatively impacted. In terms of penguin populations, an oil spill can bring devastation in many ways. In fact, an oil...
By: Matilda Willows
Could it be their waddling gait and the way they stand up on two feet like humans, or perhaps their rather smart tuxedo-like appearance that endears them to so many? Whatever the reasons for their fascinating appeal, penguins are cute-inducing experts which appear to have...

 

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