By: Tina Lehman
I have been an amphibian biologist for nearly 20 years. Throughout this time, scientists have been observing worldwide declines of amphibian populations. Because of their permeable skin and biphasic (terrestrial and aquatic) life cycle, amphibians are considered indicators of environmental decay. Finding a reason for...
By: Mark Mihalko
Cryptozoology: An IntroductionMany people have differing views of Cryptozoology; in fact, many of these same people don't realize exactly how important it is. While there are many scientists dedicated to the science that is Cryptozoology, there are just as many who bring shame to the...
By: C M Hegberg
Outside is the summer night is getting dark. What are those twinkles in the yard? They are fireflies. With their twinkles, they communicate to one another. The males zigzag in their flight. The females wait on the grass or a plant and watch for a...
By: R.A. Scott
Many researchers have identified Gigantopithecus Blacki as a NAPE, North American Ape. If not G. Blacki himself then most certainly a relative that may have evolved from Blacki or someone who just had G. Blacki as a great-grandparent. G. Blacki is Bigfoot. G. Blacki is...
By: Tiongho Poh
World wide, there are 2500 different species of mosquitoes. In the USA alone there are 150 species. Mosquitoes must have stagnant water to breed. Only the adult female mosquitoes bite men and other animals, like cattle, horses, goats, deer, rabbits, snakes, lizards, frogs and all...
By: Matt Doughten
Poisonous snakes, deadly scorpions, mosquitoes. If the last word does not seem to bepotentially deadly, you are mistaken. Mosquitoes have been responsible for killing morepeople than all the wars. Today, two to three million people will die from malaria. Tens ofmillions will die or become...
By: Lauren Reynolds
Animals need to be able to find resources in order to survive and reproduce. However, wondering around randomly is inefficient and can't provide any sure means of survival. For this reason, most animals have evolved strategies to orient themselves towards goals in their environment. When...
By: Lauren Reynolds
Predators use a diverse array of strategies to capture prey. One strategy is the using a trap, such as spiders do. So the casual question presented for this article was: What causes specific prey-capture strategies in sympatric web-building spiders?There were a few hypotheses presented:...
By: Lauren Reynolds
Huddling is a tactic used to save energy and avoid heat loss, especially in small animals such as birds and rodents. It also explains group-living and the relationship between families. One specific group being observed was the African striped mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) in the Succulent...
By: C M Hegberg
Dr. Lynn Rogers, volunteer director of the Wildlife Research Institute (WRI), is one of the world's experts on black bear behavior. And he has shown the world that black bears can be lived with in peace. However, he cautions others severely that his techniques have...

 

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