Species Spotlight

  • The Basic Life Cycle of Reef Fishes

    The basic life cycle of reef fishes includes two major phases - a planktonic phase and a demersal or benthic phase. Reef fish spawn to produce eggs and larvae that disperse into the open ocean. After development as plankton, larvae recruit back to reefs...
    By Kayar April 30, 2011 

  • The Basic Life Cycle of Estuarine-Dependent Fishes

    The juveniles of many coastal marine fish species use estuaries as nursery habitat.
    By Kayar April 30, 2011 

  • Information on the Bluefin Tuna: A Fish in Danger

    Discover some interesting bluefin tuna facts that will provide further insight into their biology and ecology. What is a suitable habitat and ecosystem for them? What is their range? How big is it? What does the bluefin tuna eat? Can we...
    By Jenny Griffin April 30, 2011 

  • Focus on the Blue Jay: Facts and Interesting Information

    Learn interesting information and facts about the notoriously vocal, intelligent, and boisterous Blue jay. These Blue jay facts about its diet, behavior and habitat are amazing and fun to read!
    By Laurie Patsalides April 28, 2011 

  • Species Spotlight: Sweet Chestnut Tree

    The chestnut has held the interest of many. It is sung about in a popular Christmas Carol and mentioned in Shakespeare's Macbeth. The Sweet Chestnut Tree is used for food, wood and to make medicine.
    By Rose Kivi April 25, 2011 

  • Study the Toucan: More Than Your Average Cereal Box Character

    Said to be among Brazil's most treasured birds, toucans are spectacular brightly colored birds that come in all sizes. Here we discuss some interesting facts and explore the background of this fascinating bird.
    By Laurie Patsalides April 14, 2011 

  • Interesting Facts About the Red Fox

    This wonderful creature is intelligent, cunning and beautiful. Find red fox interesting facts, including information on their description, behavior, diet, life span and more.
    By Diana Cooper April 12, 2011 

  • Zebra Fun Facts

    Learn about this wonderful animal with unique features. Find zebra fun facts, including information on their description, behavior, diet, reproduction and more.
    By Diana Cooper April 11, 2011 

  • Interesting Giraffe and Baby Giraffe Facts

    Find interesting giraffe and baby giraffe facts. Learn how the mothers give birth, how big the babies are, how tall they grow, how much they eat, how fast they can run, how long they live and so much more.
    By Diana Cooper April 7, 2011 

  • Different Types of Monkeys

    Here is an overview of different types of monkeys from both the new world and old world. We have listed a few individual species - their names, origins, features, traits, diets and what makes these amazing creatures so amusing and intriguing to the public...
    By Claudine Baugh March 31, 2011 
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