By: Kallie Szczepanski
Simple, ethereal living bubbles, jellyfish have been drifting through the oceans of this planet for more than 600 million years. Their bodies may be simple, but their lifecycles are quite complicated. Jellyfish reproduce sexually. Each "medusa," the familiar lampshade-shaped creature with trailing tentacles, is...
By: Sandra Petersen
A 1936 juvenile fiction book by Rutherford G. Montgomery titled Carcajou' paints a malevolent picture of that short-legged bear-like animal. According to Montgomery, the carcajou was cunning and would purposefully spoil any food it could not eat by itself by secreting an ugly smelling musk...
How animals have developed symbiotic relationships with their environments over time
By: Gemma Wiseman
A symbiotic relationship is a convenience arrangement based on physical need. The natural environment is a world of inter-webbed ecosystems, laced with symbiotic relationships. Animals are a vital ingredient keeping ecosystems in "healthy" balance. To achieve this over time, many animals develop symbiotic, co-operative, interdependent...
By: Mag McDermott
The jellyfish is a carnivore. As it grows through several stages of life, a jellyfish will consume its way through thousands of microscopic copepods and plankton, graduating to small crustaceans, and on to larger creatures including finned fish or unlucky jellyfish of its own kind...
By: David R. Chase
Coral reefs are packed with thousands of underwater species. Scientists say that reefs might contain more different species of animals than rain forests; in fact, even the coral itself is a living organism! The species that live together on or in a reef make up...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Meerkats may be mainly insectivores (insect-eating animals) but their diet and feeding habits are far from boring. For a change of pace, they will even tackle a venomous snake.The slim-bodied, cute meerkats, who call the Kalahari Desert of Africa home, are the "Kool Kats"...
The diet and feeding habits of the meerkat
By: Effie Moore Salem
Meerkats are strange animals and one the strangest things about them, according a National Geographic study, is their social habits. They were found to be amazingly tame and chummy, and not at all afraid of the gawking strangers. They are of the mongoose family. The...
By: Stacey Foxworthy
On land we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by various types of forests that exist across the globe from coniferous to tropical forests and so on. In the vastness of the world's oceans this is no different. Coral reefs exist as a type of...
By: Mag McDermott
Once, I have had the opportunity to see moon jellyfish migrating across the shallows of Puget Sound. By the thousands their glittering bells bobbed as they followed the sun and its warmth. Dipping, rising separately then suddenly synchronized they reminded me of butterflies in migration...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: Tammy L Mahan
It is hard to imagine that the largest mammal in the world, the whale that swims through the deep blue seas was once the size of a large dog and walked on all four legs on land. Many evolutionists still have difficulty accepting that idea...

 

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