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Temperatures rise, seals suffer

Arctic seals are recognized on a worldwide basis for their cuteness and character. These beautiful animals however, are in danger due to the earths rising temperature. Arctic seals require very…

New frog discovered in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, an island country lying off the southeast coast of India, is famous for its different animals. Now, one more can be added to its list: Ranwella’s Spined Tree…

Mold’s slime helps it move

How do you move around without a brain? Well, if you're the brainless slime mold named Physarum polycephalum (fis-ah-rum poly-cef-ah-lum), the answer is simple: slime. A new from the University of Sydney,…

San Francisco Fog Explained

Ever wonder why San Francisco is so foggy?  Well NASA has the answer for you! The foggy trend over this Californian city is due to something called marine layers which…

Squid ditches limbs to escape danger

The octopus squid (Octopoteuthis deletron), a deep-dwelling species, has a peculiar way of escaping predators; it detaches its' arms! These animals are usually found deep within the Pacific Ocean and…

Coral reefs threathened by deforestation

New studies have found that coral reefs in Madagascar are being badly affected and deforestation is a main reason. Researchers have been analysing coral reef bands in North East and…

20% of all invertebrates close to extinction

Twenty percent of all invertebrates are found to be threatened with extinction, according to a new IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) report. Invertebrates make up 97 percent of…

Gopher tortoise

Essay By Elizabeth Loudon It’s breezy. I can hear the wood planks squeak and creak as I rush down the path. The sun sits directly overhead. I approach the waterfront…