Arachnids: Wolf spiders
By: Jonte Rhodes
Wolf spiders, belonging to the family Lycosidae are one of the most common types of hunting spider in the world today, being found on every inhabited continent. They are also misunderstood by many people, who might be frightened of their appearance or speed. Many people...
Can animals be homosexual?
By: Frances Ruocco
I hope that this article is not comparing animals and their homosexuality to human beings who are not animals but made in the image of God.There are many differences between animals and human beings in case some of you have not noticed it.The...
By: Michael Totten
The migratory patterns of the humpback whale (Megaptera noviaeangliae) span some of the greatest distances of any species, covering on average some 25,000 kilometres every year from the tropics to polar waters and back again. One population of humpback whales winters off the coast...
By: Tami Port MS
To understand the binomial nomenclature of scientific names, it helps to have at least a general understanding of how scientists categorize living things. The science of taxonomy and systematics involves the classification of organisms according to evolutionary relationships; how closely related they are to each...
Life span of a dragonfly
By: Len Morse
The dragonfly ("Odonata Anisoptera") leads a fleeting, yet intense existence. It's life span ranges from less than a year to four or five years, even when you add the larva and adult stages together, despite being one of the greatest hunters in the insect world...
Is sex necessary for reproduction?
By: Charles C. Van Soye
Yes. When responding to the question, "Is sex necessary for reproduction?," the answer while focusing only on mammals is a resounding "Yes." Let's leave the odd shark, plants, amoebas and other lower forms of life out of the discussion, as well as third-party...
By: Janet Grischy
Perhaps 350 million years ago, the first amphibians crawled out of the primordial seas. They had legs, so they could move on land, and they could breathe air, at least in maturity, but otherwise they much resembled their fish ancestors. (Modern tadpoles still look like...
Giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands
By: Vivienne Mackie
"A Success Story, andLast of the Line" or "Tortoise Recovery, andLonesome George." These were common headlines until recently, to be replaced by "Fabled Bachelor May Finally Be a Father."But, first let's focus on why the discussion about Galapagos Giant Tortoises is so important...
An introduction to invertebrates
By: M E Skeel
Vertebrates (animals with backbones) are the largest and most obvious animals on the Earth but the most numerous animals are the Invertebrates. Vertebrates are members of a single Phylum, the Chordata, which contains all the animals with spinal chords. There are about 20 Phyla in...
A guide to Australian animals
By: M E Skeel
Australia has been isolated for millions of years, floating alone in the Great Southern Ocean since the breakup of Gondwanaland. It carried off with it some strange life forms that were protected here and so survived when they died off on other continents. Australia has...

 

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