By: Shannon Farlouis
The sun-tailed monkey is a newly discovered monkey that was noticed in 1984. It has a tail that is the color of the sun, and this is what gives the monkey its unique name. The males are slightly larger than the females. An adult male...
The diet and behavior of koalas
By: Stefani A
Australia is a land of many wonders. The scenery is breathtaking and the animals are as diverse as they are unusual. It is home to some of the most deadly animals on the planet, but also several of the most adorable. One of these is...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Algae are a very large and diverse group of autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms. Algae, like plants, use the energy from the sun to carry on photosynthesis; however, unlike plants, algae don't possess the roots, leaves or stems characteristic of land plants...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
British estuaries are homes to many different species of wildlife. Birds frequent the wetland areas. Plants that prefer brackish water grow successfully in the estuary. Fish find refuge from the sea in estuaries. Mammals normally found in the oceans are frequent residents of the estuary...
Researchers show how fish use sign language for hunting
By: Christine Zibas
Until recently, it was believed that only primates and ravens could use gestures (the equivalent of sign language in the animal kingdom) to help one another hunt. Now, researchers have discovered that at least two types of fish, with very tiny brains, once believed not...
By: Lancelot Tucker
Over the years, humans have influenced the evolution of non-human species in various ways. Scientists the world over have recorded these ways so that generations can understand how the human species operates. In this article are some ways in which humans operate differently from non-humans...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The paddle-fish is related to the family of ray-finned fish. This species of fish have a large mouth and a very long snout that is similar to a spatula. This makes them quite easy to distinguish from other fish. Some of their body parts are...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Some of the most unusual plants in the world are fascinating examples of nature's wonders. The Venus Flytrap is one of these wonders. This plant is known to trap insects. This is a plant that snaps shut in less than a second to trap its...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The deepest spot on Earth is the Mariana Trench. Here an active community of bacteriaand organisms thrive and survive. This leads researchers to believe that in other ocean trenches there are hot spots of microbial life. Life in the ocean depths relies on organic matter...
Bacterial life in the deepest ocean trenches
By: Menaka Ratnayake
Scientists studying microbes have always been marveled by the fact that bacteria has the ability to adapt to even the harshest of environments both on land as well as under water. They always wondered what it would be like in the deepest trenches in the...

 

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