Why black bears are important to forest ecosystems
By: Sharon Early
The black bear has carved out a unique niche for itself within almost every ecosystem in the world. They are omnivores they will eat meat if it presents itself but they are just as easily satisfied with berries, pine nuts, and leaves. This helps the...
Why black bears are important to forest ecosystems
By: Lorri B Smalls
The black bear dwells in much of the regions located in the United States, Northern Canada, Alaska and as far south as Mexico. It is estimated that there were once two million black bears roaming in the New World before European settlers reached its shores...
By: Kennedy Odoyo
Venom can be described as a poison that certain animals secrete, mostly for defensive and offensive purposes. The type of venom secreted depends on the animal or organism secreting it. Birds are the only class of vertebrates that do not have venom secreting species. Venom...
By: J. Lang Wood
The western toad, Anaxyrus boreas, is a large toad species that inhabits the western United States. It is an amphibian species in rapid decline. It is considered to be threatened by pollution by the use of fertilizers used to increase biomass cultivation in the forested...
By: Christyl Rivers
Animal navigation and migration is mysterious, amazing and critical to species survival. For a human being to try to consider flying almost 3,000 miles with no gear, no compass and no map is hard to imagine. Yet, one has to imagine that the Monarch...
Understanding what hemotoxic venom is and how it works
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When talking about venomous snakes and other animals with similar stings, there are two main types of venoms these animals use in order to attack its pray or in acts of defense to save itself. One of these venoms acts on the nervous system while...
By: Kennedy Odoyo
Venom can be described as a highly adapted form of saliva. Usually, the venom is released via specialized teeth for the purpose of immobilizing a prey and defending against aggression. The injection mechanism, the producing glands and the venom itself form a special adaptive feature...
By: Rena Sherwood
Biologist E. O. Wilson stated that it “was a nematode world” and how right he was. These simple roundworms are the largest family of multicellular animals on earth. Just one gram of soil may contain just over 100 nematodes. It is unknown exactly how...
US government to remove wolves from endangered species list in Wyoming
By: Leigh Goessl
U.S. federal officials have announced the gray wolves roaming in Wyoming will lose their endangered species status at the end of September. At this time, it will open the wolves to unregulated killing throughout most of the state. The delisting of federally protected endangered...
By: Nancy Browne
According to the North American Butterfly Association, "there are approximately 20,000 species of butterflies in the world." The names of butterflies include monarch, admiral, swallowtail, harvester, painted lady, lacewing, and yellow, to name just a few. The transformation of a caterpillar to a...

 

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