By: Erae Nelsen
Coral reproduction is surprising to many who think of coral as a form of stone, or as a plant. Coral however, is a living animal. Coral in many forms make up the bulk of the ocean reef landscape. To do so, this organism has to...
By: Erae Nelsen
Meerkats are an interesting example of social animals working together. Unlike most other mongooses meerkats live in a mob and work together to find food, dig burrows and raise pups. Only two pounds and twelve inches tall as adults, these tiny creatures also work together...
A look at the evolution of whales
By: Ann Thrower
The direct evolution of whales is as ancient and mysterious as the seas in which they roam. Yet there are, in fact, a number of vital clues providing an answer to the most important question about them. How did these large-brained mammals- air-breathing, warm-blooded and...
By: Jane Allyson
The North American Otter, "Lutra Canadensis", is the fastest mammal in the freshwater lakes and rivers of their habitat. Cruising along at six miles an hour it can stay under water for over 4 minutes and can swim a quarter of a mile submerged before...
By: Darian Peters
The octopus, of which there are around 300 species, is one of the most distinctive creatures on the planet, with its bulbous head, big eyes, beaked mouth, and eight suckered arms (which most people refer to as tentacles). It is a cephalopod mollusc that inhabits...
By: Peggy Deseure
Jellyfish are the vacuum cleaners of the ocean and therefore extremely important in the ocean's food chain! To understand the importance of the jellyfish, one has to first begin with the small and seemingly insignificant creature in the ocean called the copepod. Do not be...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Amphibians may be small and diverse vertebrates, living on the land or sea, but they are ultra sensitive to environmental change. That makes them unique among animals. Their whole lifecycle from larvae, to unshelled eggs, to their very skin sensitively exposes them to every whim...
The importance of the Galapagos Islands in explaining Darwin's theory of evolution
By: Amy Mccann
To begin with, it was a common theory that evolution did not exist, and in fact every separate species had been made by God. It was believed; God created man, frogs, birds etc and they did not have a common ancestor. Darwin however challenged this...
By: Peter Ling
These amazing animals are very strange and like no other in the world. They are made up of mostly water and take on a jellylike consistency which is where they get the name jellyfish despite not being a fish at all and in fact being...
By: Darian Peters
The wolverine, Gulo gulo, is the world's largest land-dwelling species of the weasel family. Wolverines are stocky and powerful and the adults are about the size of an ordinary dog. They typically inhabit the cold northern lands of Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and Scandinavia. Their furs...

 

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