Species Spotlight

  • The Whale Shark: Gentle Ocean Giant

    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...
    By KennethSleight June 30, 2011 

  • Invasion of the Asian Carp Jumping Fish in the United States

    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...
    By Jarod Saucedo June 30, 2011 

  • Reticulated Python - Largest Snake in the World

    Depending on how you wish to measure the size of a snake, the largest in the world is either the reticulated python (Python reticulatus) or the green anaconda. The Guinness Book of World Records cites the world’s largest snake to be a reticulated...
    By KennethSleight June 29, 2011 

  • Species Spotlight: Baboon

    Learn about the omnivorous monkeys that live in communities.
    By ElijahS June 27, 2011 

  • Orb Weavers and the Wonderful World of Webs

    With over 10,000 unique species, the Araneidae Family (orb weavers) of spiders comprises over 25 percent of the total variety on Earth. They are known for their iconic oval webs; a standard of Halloween décor, but there are some very...
    By KennethSleight June 23, 2011 

  • The Brine Shrimp or Sea Monkey - Artemia Salina

    Sometimes sold as a novelty item under the name Sea Monkeys, brine shrimp—Artemia salina—are an important food source for fish and birds. They are also a common aquarium food. Large concentrations inhabit the Great Salt Lake and the San Francisco...
    By VinceSummers June 2, 2011 

  • Interesting Information and Facts About the Bobcat

    Here are some very interesting bobcat facts about this amazing creature. We uncover some astonishing facts about its behavior, mating, diet and more that you probably never knew.
    By Claudine Baugh June 1, 2011 

  • Where the Buffalo Roam: the American Bison

    People researching American bison information are often shocked to discover that the bison is an entirely different species than the buffalo, a species commonly confused with their large North American counterparts.
    By LisaSmegal May 30, 2011 

  • All About the Praying Mantis

    The Praying Mantis is an insect that has remained the subject of curiosity for ages because of its strange posture and predatory behaviour. Here is a more detailed look at this interesting creature's habits and life.
    By Atula Gupta May 25, 2011 

  • Species Spotlight on the African Grey Parrot

    African Grey Parrots are highly sought-after pets due to their high level of intelligence and ability to mimic human speech. But with the increasing demand for captive African Greys for the pet trade, will there be enough left in the wild to sustain their...
    By Jenny Griffin May 25, 2011 
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