Category Archives: Biology

Some differences between humans and gorillas

It has long since been known that gorillas and homo sapiens are primates but a recent genome study suggests that humans and gorillas may be even closer than once thought. It is now thought that

Lichens Fungi Algae and Bacteria Work together

Lichens, working partnerships of fungi, green algae and in some cases, photosynthesizing bacteria, are all around us, but so unassuming that either you’ve never noticed them or passed them off as non-living

Life Cycle of Big Brown Bats

The big brown bat (Latin name Eptesicus fuscus) is a relatively large (hence its name) species for a bat, with a wingspan of roughly one foot. Like other bats, it is nocturnal,

The Feeding Behaviors of little Brown Bats

The little brown bat is one of the most numerous bat species in many locations, including Oregon. With a body that rather resembles a mouse, and relatively long wings compared to its

Australian Native Plants Suited to Alkaline Soils

Alkaline soils are reasonably common in Australia, particularly in the arid zones. There is no easy method to lower the pH of highly alkaline soils. Luckily there are a number of Australian

Courtship and Breeding Cycle of King Penguins

King penguins are unique when it comes to their courtship and breeding cycle compared to other penguin species. Most king penguins take three to eight years to reach sexual maturity and they

Life Cycle of the Box Jellyfish

Of the almost 30 species ofjellyfish, only a few life cycles are known. The life cycle of the box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, was only recently documented in the 1980’s. This jellyfish, also

Life Cycle of a Box Jellyfish

Few sea creatures inspire as much fear as the infamous box jellyfish, whose venom is recognised as one of the most toxic substances in the world. Fortunately, their main habitat is confined

Life Cycle of Box Jellyfish

Most jellyfish, while considered slimy, disgusting and just plain annoying, will do little more than inflict a mild sting if an unwary swimmer happens to bump into them by mistake while swimming

Distribution and Habitat of Penguins

Penguin species are at various locations spread across each continent in the Southern Hemisphere. The only penguin species that can be found in the Northern Hemisphere are those housed at zoos and