By: Shannon Farlouis
There are millions of wild flowers that carpet the woods of England. Some people consider many of them to be weeds, but they are actually not. Some common wild flowers that grow in England include Lesser Spearwort, Lesser Celandine, Gorse, Fennel, Dandelion, Cowslip, Common Toadflax...
Anatomy of a manta ray
By: J. Lang Wood
The manta ray, Manta birostris, is a marine creature found in temperate, subtropical and tropical waters around the world. Its unusual shape makes it easily identifiable, with a flat, shovel-shaped body with curling edges, a long tail and no discernible, separate head. The anatomy of...
Anatomy of a manta ray
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The manta ray is classified as one of the largest fish. Manta rays, along with sharks and rays, belong to a subclass of cartilaginous fishes, which do not possess a hard bony skeleton. The reef manta ray and the giant oceanic manta ray are the...
By: Patricia Jankowski
Manta rays are classified as a type of fish. They are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters around the world. Manta rays belong to the biological family known as Mobulidae. The genus “Manta” contains two species of manta rays: the Reef Manta Ray...
Plant profiles: Rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum)
By: Alex Storey
According to the International Rhododendron Registry, which is held by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), there are over 28,000 cultivars of the Rhododendron species. Rhododendrons have been extensively cultivated in the UK and natural hybrids have now appeared in areas where different ranges of...
Most famous elephant sanctuaries worldwide
By: Linda L Kinyon
There are many famous elephants sanctuaries in the world. Two of these are in the United States and the other three are located in Africa. With all of the zoos and wildlife reserves around the world it would seem that elephants would have plenty of...
By: Amelia Emery
Rhododendron ponitcum is a species of evergreen Rhododendron known for its light purple to lavender flowers. The species is found in two distinct regions of Europe and Asia Minor, where it is classified as two different subspecies. Rhododendron ponticum subspecies ponticum is native to Turkey...
By: Alex Storey
Outbreaks of fungus-like ramorum disease have been known to affect cedar trees. Once a tree is infected, its needles wilt and turn grey or blackish before dying followed possibly by the death of the entire tree in a matter of months; the only way to...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Most people will know of histamine as the chemical reaction your body produces when having an allergic reaction. It’s a neuro-transmitter and humans always have some histamine in their bodies. More is produced from things like mosquito bites, bee stings, and things to which...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Nocturnal creatures are those who remain active in the darkness. The green sea turtle is one of these nocturnal creatures. This is a large turtle that lives in the tropical and sub-tropical sea around the world and preys on jellyfish. The green sea turtle is...

 

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