Biology





How Oil Spills Affect Penguins

Oil spills are large-scale disasters with far reaching consequences. When an oil spill occurs, all living organisms that rely on the land and sea are negatively impacted. In terms of penguin populations, an oil spill can bring devastation in many ways….
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Fish Profile Blue Catfish

The blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) is a species of catfish that is native to the rivers and streams of the southern United States.   Blue catfish are found in many of the waterways that drain into the Gulf of Mexico, including…
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Ecology of the Beaked Whale

Ecology of the Beaked Whale: There is no one species in taxonomic classification that is referred to as a ‘Beaked Whale’. That is to say that the term Beaked Whale refers to several types of whale that have shared characteristics,…
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Octopus Intelligence

Animal intelligence can be disconcerting and especially so when it is found in relatives of snails.  Cephalopods are a class of molluscs that includes octopi, squid and pearly nautilus and they have remarkably advanced nervous systems.  They display sophisticated communication,…
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Behavior Habits of the Beluga Whale

The beluga whale, being named joingtly from “Delphinapterus” (meaning whale without fins) and “lecuas”(meaning white) is a pure white whale sometimes in fact sometimes referred to as simply the “White whale.” There are only two members of the species, one…
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How the Octopus Reproduces

An octopus will only reproduce once during its lifetime. The male octopus will die within a month after releasing the sperm packets in to the female’s mantle cavity. The female will spend nearly two months fertilizing, laying the eggs and…
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