• A rafter of turkeys

    The Humble Turkey – genus Meleagris

    The Humble Turkey: Turkeys are amazing animals. They are highly social, intelligent, and their plumage is absolutely beautiful.

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  • Femme fatale firefly preying on a smaller male from another species

    Predatory Fireflies

    Predatory fireflies (genus Photuris) are a group of fireflies that can mimic the light signals of females from other species. They are also drawn to the flashier males of other

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  • Blue Squid

    The Evolution of The Squid

    The Evolution of Squid. I am completely fascinated by squid and their evolution. Unbelievably, squid are related to snails. Like snails, squid are mollusks (molluscs). Other mollusks are slugs, clams, oysters,

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  • The Electric Eel

    Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)

    The Electric Eel is the only known species of freshwater fish that has been known to literally electrocute its prey and enemies. In fact, humans and alligators have been known

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  • The Coelacanth

    The Coelacanth

    The Coelacanth is an ancient fish once thought extinct. There are only two remaining species of this genus around today. Morphological and DNA evidence suggests that coelacanths are more closely related

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  • Sea Sheep

    The Sea Sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae)

    The Sea sheep (Costasiella kuroshimae) is a sea slug that uses some of the algae it eats to help power itself via photosynthesis. In other words, it’s a sea slug that

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  • GMO Mosquito Larvae

    Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and Zika

    Recent news of Florida possibly releasing genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs) into the environment to tackle Zika has many anti-GMO groups freaking out!

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  • Image of Two Patagonian Cavy

    Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum)

    The Patagonian Mara or also the Patagonian Cavy is the third largest rodent. It’s related to the guinea pig and has three digits on the hind feet and four on the

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Algae Bloom Emergency In Florida

Algae Bloom Causing Grim Outlooks in some Florida county waterways. From The Weather Channel Runoff and continued warming are perfect bedfellows for a number of aquatic microorganisms which can grow in such numbers that they can displace oxygen in the water, block sunlight from getting to other photosynthetic marine organisms, and produce toxins that kill fish and other organisms. Florida

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