By: Amelia Emery
The dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is a large edible crab found in the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is native to the west coast of North America from California to Alaska and is an important species both ecologically and commercially. They are named...
By: Marijane Suttor
The interesting subject of biology and all of its many subtopics is rich with information that many books have been written and more than just the classroom textbook. From studying the smallest microscopic organism to the mating habits of whale in marine biology, the topics...
By: Amelia Emery
The king crab is the largest type of crab commercially fished. There are three different species of crab commonly fished for in Alaska that are all known as king, which include the red king crab (Paralithodes camtschatica), the blue king crab (P. platypus), and the...
By: Amelia Emery
The snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) is a type of crab that resembles a spider with its long legs and small round body. Also known as Alaskan snow crab, queen crab, and Opilio crab, this type of crab is found in the cold waters of the...
By: lily frost
Hermit crabs - called Anemone hermit crabs in water and Decapods crustaceans on land are very interesting animals. The land version is extremely popular as a household pet. It is good for both the young and the old. It is an inexpensive pet, easy to...
Plant profiles: Wood anemone
By: M. L. Kiser
Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) is a flowering member of the 150 species of Ranunculaceae of the Buttercup family. Sometimes called Crowfoot, Windflower or Smell Fox, it thrives in shady woodland areas. It can be planted up very close to other types of later flowering shrubs...
Plant profiles: Larkspur
By: M. L. Kiser
Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) belongs to the buttercup family of Ranunculaceae perennials. Also called Lark's Heel. Lark's Toe. Lark's Claw. Knight's Spur. The name Delphinium, from Delphin (dolphin), was given to this genus because the buds resemble a dolphin. The name Consolida refers to the plant's...
Plant profiles: Marsh marigold
By: M. L. Kiser
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) likes full sun to part shade. It can grow up to six to twelve inches tall and in wet soil to water that is six inches deep. Its generic name comes from the Greek "calathos" (a cup or goblet), describing the...
Plant profiles: Woody nightshade
By: M. L. Kiser
Woody Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), is also known by the names Bittersweet nightshade, deadly nightshade, climbing nightshade. Pleasant berry, woody nightshade, bitter nightshade, scarlet berry, fellenwort, poison bittersweet, dulcamara, blue nightshade, European bittersweet, dwale, fever twig, morel, poison berry, poison flower, pushin-berry, skawcoo, snake berry, tether-devil...
Plant profiles: Herb Robert
By: M. L. Kiser
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) loves sun or shade with well-drained soil. Seeds can be sewn in autumn or spring. It self-seeds easily and is especially attractive grown around stepping-stones. If it is comfortable in your soil, it will return year after year. Commonly known as...

 

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