Marine food webs: Why zooplankton are important
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Zooplankton, form the Greek word zoon (animal) and planktos (wanderer or drifter), are small animal-like creatures inhabiting the pelagic zone of oceans, and fresh water bodies, such as lakes, rivers and ponds. Most zooplankton are microscopic in size, although, some species, such as the jellyfish...
The planet's most unexpectedly deadly creatures
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
The world is filled with every type of animal species. Some are adorable (cute) while others are regarded as ugly and not worthy of keeping as pets. Man has been able to domesticate some animals but there are others he has never been able due...
By: Patricia Jankowski
The human body is made up of cells, intercellular matrix and bodily fluids. The cell is the body’s functional unit and is the only part that is truly alive. One human body contains trillions of cells. Different types of human tissue have different types...
By: Ernest Capraro
If you're reading this article, you probably already know that a covalent bond is a pair of valence-shell electrons shared between two atoms. (That's co- for shared, and -valent for valence.) You may be aware that they come in two forms: polar and non-polar...
By: John Welford
The relatively small islands of Great Britain can boast a coastline that stretches for more than 10,000 miles due to all its “ins and outs” and the huge number of even smaller outlying islands. The coasts therefore provide environments for a variety of...
By: John Welford
There are very few environments that do not support plant life of some kind, although some places are more challenging than others. Salt marshes, which are low-lying coastal areas in estuaries and harbors that are flooded at high tide but exposed at low tide, make...
By: Neha Joshi
Animals on the verge of extinction are also known as ‘endangered species’. According to National geographic endangered species is a type of organism that is threatened by extinction. It states that certain animal species become endangered for two main reasons: Loss of habitat and...
What are echinoderms? (Phylum Echinodermata)
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Echinoderms are marine invertebrates of the phylum Echinodermata. Echinoderms are found in every ocean of the world, mostly in the benthic zone, although they may reach their highest diversity in the coral reef ecosystem. There are a little over 7,000 species found in the...
By: Heather Brennan
Zoology is the study of function, behavior, evolution, and conduct of animals. Man has always been fascinated by and curious about animals. Prehistoric man covered cave walls with portraits of animals that existed at that time. Today zoology is a thriving science with many subdivisions...
By: Retha Boswell
Many non-edible, poisonous or otherwise not pleasant-tasting butterflies have distinct colors and patterns. As a result, other more-palatable butterflies have evolved to mimic those patterns to avoid being consumed by predators. There are several types of mimicry in butterflies: Batesian mimicry, Müllerian mimicry and...

 

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