By: Jane Allyson
Of all the animals in the world, the Wolverine, (Gulo), is one of the most thieving, daring and powerful. It is the biggest member of the weasel family and is well known for its ferocious and cunning nature.The Wolverine was given its name because...
By: Jane Allyson
The Octopus posesses a highly developed nervous system and they are the most intelligent of all the vertibrates.Although they are deaf, they have excellent eyesight (with the resolution being nearly the same as that of a human eye) and this enables them to comprehend...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: Lisa Bruno
Whales are nature's most majestic and gentle creatures. The beautiful whales we know today are very different from their ancestors who inhabited the earth millions of years ago.Although it has been difficult for scientists to undoubtedly pinpoint the whales' closest ancestors, they previously believed...
The importance of the Galapagos Islands in explaining Darwin's theory of evolution
By: Kallie Szczepanski
When Charles Darwin set out on his great voyage aboard the Beagle in 1831, he believed what everyone knew at that time: that species were immutable, unchanging through time. What he saw on the Galapagos Islands gave the young man pause to reconsider this bit...
By: Rachel Mcclain
Boys are different than girls. Otherwise known as sexual dimorphism. Leave it to science to come up with a complicated name for it. It all comes down to differences in either size; color; or whether there is or isn't a little something extra to use...
By: David R. Chase
Crustaceans and mollusks are both soft-bodied animals who usually live in shells. Their shells protect them from all kinds of hazards in the wild, like predators and temperature changes. Shells are also sometimes used for storing food and as a means to get around in...
By: Erae Nelsen
What comes first, the medusa or the planula? You'd have to go back about 600 million years ago (give or take 50 million) to find out. As it stands now the jellyfish have a cycle like all living creatures and their drive to reproduce sustains...
By: Erae Nelsen
Ocean reefs are breathtakingly beautiful places to dive but within the beauty lie many dangers for even the most careful divers. The reefs are a wild habitat. They are not a zoo or an aquarium. They offer an abundance of things to learn, but we...
By: Marijane Suttor
With an acrobatic dive to the bottom of the murky river, the river otter seizes a crayfish in its mouth. It rises to the surface and then lies on its back holding the prey in its small forearms as it enjoys its catch.The river...
By: Erae Nelsen
Sexual dimorphism is the variation within a species between their genders. The differences are often in size and coloration though in more elaborate dimorphism there may be additional feathers, horns/tusks, and non-reproductive appendages.Sexual dimorphism may seem odd or even confusing. Sometimes it is difficult...

 

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