Species Spotlight

An indepth look at the species that share our world including their habitat and the threats that they face.

Cicada Life Cycle Including Cicada Drawings

With over 2,500 species of cicada scattered across the globe, it’s a wonder that there isn’t more misinformation about these unique insects. They are extremely loud and for some reason people equate this to danger (probably because insects are – let’s face it – somewhat creepy).

All About the West African Dwarf Crocodile

Deep in the swampy forests of West Africa, lies the dwarf crocodile, a miniature version of their large crocodile relatives. The crocodiles are so tiny they are not hunted for their skin, but for food. This has resulted in fewer of them remaining in their natural habitat. Will they become extinct?

Natural Habitat of Owls

Owls are interesting creatures. They seldom make their own nests; rather, they take over the nests or homes of other creatures. A very ingenious bird, owls live in trees as well as in burrows in the ground or cavities on rocky mountain faces.

Attack of the Asian Carp in the US

Fish are a very important food resource and commodity in the world today. In the right habitats, several species–such as the Asian carp–provide food for hundreds of thousands of people. Asian carp in the US, however, have produced many problems since their introduction.

A Study on the World’s Biggest Fish: The Whale Shark

The world’s biggest known fish is the whale shark. The immense filter feeding fish dwarfs all others in the sea. This gentle giant isn’t a fish to be feared though (unless you are a tiny plankton or schooling fish). People routinely swim with these ocean behemoths, sometimes even hitching a ride.