By: Cicely Richard
Jellyfish, also called sea jellies and Medusozoa, consist of more than 1,000 species of members of the phylum Cnidaria distributed into several different classes. Though the image of pink, free-floating mushroom tops come to mind, jellyfish come in numerous forms, sizes and colors. They...
The habitat of barred owls
By: Barbara Stanley
The Barred Owl is a mid-sized owl without ear tufts. These owls have mottled brown and gray feathers and large brown eyes. The Barred Owl gets its name from the horizontal bars on the breast and vertical bars on the belly. There is a clear...
By: Donna Hicks
The magnificent little seahorse is intriguing in appearance and in the way it lives. One of the interesting aspects about the seahorse is the reproductive process. The mating dance is a seahorse ritual The reproductive courting of seahorses lasts for a period of several days...
Overview of the soursop plant and its fruit
By: Jacqueline Fraser
The Sour-sop and its uses: In the Caribbean and Guyana the Sour-sop tree is considered by most people as quite an ordinary plant which bears a luscious fruit with some of its parts being used for home remedies. However, the recent findings and claims about...
By: Earl Roske
Summer picnics. The horseshoe games, family, great smelling barbeque, watermelon, apple pie. And ants. Other unwanted guest can include yellow jackets, and picnic beetles, and flies, and mosquitoes. Summer picnics aren’t just a time for family and friends, there also a time for insects...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
In the realm of biochemistry, 'metabolism' comprises two distinct sets of pathways: anabolism, or synthesis; and catabolism, or break down. In humans, twenty amino acids serve as the building blocks of all proteins. Amino acids consist of a central carbon bonded to an NH2 group...
By: vinesh thakersee
The common muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus (commonly known by its Abenaki native name musquah), is a fairly large rodent and is a native species to North America. It is found in marshes, quiet streams and ponds. They are found in most areas of the United States...
The diet of scorpions
By: J.J. Doyle
They crawl in the night, stinger held high, poised and ready to strike. Their pincers threatening attack, while their animal instincts size up the unwilling target. The scorpion is a mysterious creature. Often featured in horror movies and shiver-inducing dare shows, the scorpion holds fear...
By: Nan C Avery
Seahorses break the rule in childcare. The male seahorse has a brood pouch. The female seahorse is the egg maker, and the male is the receptor. The male incubates the eggs until they become embryos. Females go on their merry way, and leave the male...
By: Nan C Avery
"Jellyfish" is a misnomer. They are not fish at all, but the nomenclature has been around so long that it is accepted. Every so often, scientists and researchers try to use "Jellies" as an alternative term, but "Jellyfish" it remains. Jellyfish have been around for...

 

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