By: Lane Olinghouse
Mangroves love saltwater marshes and swamps. Some of the more spectacular mangrove specimens grow in coastal areas of Florida. Here and elsewhere, extensive lowland areas remain permanently flooded except in cases of very low tides that leave mangrove tree and shrub roots temporarily exposed. Unlike...
What are mangroves
By: Nilanjana Bose
*What are mangroves? Mangroves are edgy forests straddling land and sea. They exist in no-man zones between the oceans and rivers and hard lands, in isolated islands defined by the rushing and ebbing of tides. They are trees that crowd together at the borderlines, of...
Life on earth that may be of extraterrestrial origin
By: Christyl Rivers
Some, all, or no life on earth may be of extraterrestrial origin. Of course, we are all made of star stuff, so in this sense, being composed of the same elements of the cosmos, we are all of extraterrestrial origin. It is never a question...
Importance of vascular tissue in plants
By: Kimberly Napier
The vascular system in a plant plays an important role in the life of these herbal being. It conducts water, nutrients, sugars, proteins and RNA through the plant through lignified tissues. Vascular tissue allows the plants to grow larger than non-vascular plants.The xylem and...
Plant family: Apocynaceae
By: Richard Pearman
Oleander, frangipani, Hoodia those weird potted plants on the “Enterprise” in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (Pachypodium), all belong to the family Apocynaceae, also known as the dogbane family and the periwinkle family. The family Ascelpiadaceae (milkweed family) has now been included in...
General features of Equisetum species
By: Kimberly Napier
The Equisetum species is commonly known as horsetails and scouring rushes. The name come from the Latin words “equus” meaning horse, and “seta” meaning bristle, animal hair. Equisetum is referred to as a living fossil. This is because it is the only surviving...
General description of Psilotum species
By: Kimberly Napier
The Psilotum species of ferns are commonly known as the whisk fern. Its scientific name is Psilotum nudum. The name Psilotum comes from the Greek word “psilos” which means bare and nudum from the latin word for naked, nude.. This is because this plant...
By: L.S. Watts
Humans have hunted the sperm whale for centuries. Shortly after World War II, whalers hunted the sperm whale to such an extent that it drastically reduced their number in which the species still haven’t recovered from. The sperm whale was hunted primarily for its...
By: J. Lang Wood
Ferns are among the most primitive types of plants in that they reproduce through the dispersion of spores instead of seeds like more evolved plants. Ferns are traditionally considered plants of moist shaded woodlands, but they have adapted to many different kinds of habitats from...
Social behavior of polar bears
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It is hard to find anyone who does not have a healthy respect and a certain curiosity about the polar bear. These huge white bears are truly a breed of their own, like no other species of bears. There is much that is not known...

 

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