• Cheetah running photo by Michael Moss. License: CC BY-ND 2.0.

    4 Events That Animals Would Win At The Olympics, Easily

    Remember when humans were breaking the four-minute mile or the 10 second 100-meter sprint? Impressive wasn’t it. But, those records would mean nothing if animals could compete in the Olympic Games. Today, we’re going to look at five fabulous creatures that would stroll to a gold medal after gold medal if they were taking part. Without even breaking a sweat. The sprint As most people will know, the cheetah is the fastest sprinting land animal on the planet. In fact, a cheetah clocked in at 5.8 seconds for the 100 meters, thrashing Usain Bolt’s human record by over four seconds. Plenty of other animals, including racehorses and greyhounds, can also…

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    Endangered,  Wildlife

    Protecting the Life of Our Waters

    Scientists have long been predicting the dangerous impacts of a changing climate. Some of these fears range from extreme weather changes to the submersion of populated cities. These fears become significantly more acute as we focus more heavily upon the impacts a changing climate has on our marine ecosystems. The primary fear associated with climate change in marine ecosystems has to do with the large amounts of carbon molecules that are being absorbed by oceans as a result of increased carbon in the atmosphere. This process gradually raises ocean temperatures, a problem that has been associated with coral reef bleaching, changing nutrient loads, and altered currents. All of this is…

  • Common Quail. Photo by Guérin Nicolas. License: CC-BY-SA-3.0.
    Pet,  Wildlife

    Top 5 Poisonous Pets

    Before you go looking out for a series of deathly deadly pets to fill your home, it is important to know the difference between poisonous and venomous animals. Here, Mike James from Vale Vets discusses the top five poisonous pets, and what makes them special / dangerous / good pets! Venomous creatures will inject their venom into other organisms using fangs or a stinger or other special appendages. Venomous creatures will normally produce venom in a gland attached to this appendage and it can be used as a defence mechanism or as a means of securing prey. Poisonous creatures do not inject their poison, but rather secrete it as a…

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    What Do Dolphins Eat?

    Juvenile Altantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis). Photo by sheilapic76. Dolphins are very intelligent creatures and seem to be well loved by humans. The amazing aquatic mammal has many qualities that have been fascinating mankind for centuries. Dolphins are curious creatures known to make strong bonds within their pod and apart from that, they are also known to help humans in variety of ways like fishing and rescuing. In total, there are 36 different species of dolphins and the one main reason why they fetch our attention is the leap that they make out of water. Some of them can leap up to 30 feet in the air. Yes, that’s true! Their…

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    Top Fish in the State of Washington

    Rainbow Trout This is one of the most popular fish in Washington. Though the fish is native to the Western United States, it is found in many fresh water bodies in the state of Washington. Rainbow trout stay in cool and clean waters. The fish is recognized by its red or pink stride on its sides. The strides cover the area from the gills to the tails. The fish’s natural diet consists of planktons, smaller fish, insects and other invertebrates. The most popular baits for luring rainbow trout are worms, salmon eggs, cheese, marshmallows and insects. The cost of rainbow trout is $8.99 a pound. Cutthroat Trout The most common…

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    Three New Species Found in Freshwater Caves

    One of the most remarkable and mysterious places in the world can be found on the Kahurangi National Park in the northwest section of New Zealand’s South Island. A series of underground river cave systems delivers the Pearse River up to a dramatic entrance from under a mountain cliff in the Tasman Region. Newly discovered amphipod. Photo by Nelson Boustead/NIWA. The Mystery of the Pearce River’s Beginnings The mystery arises from the unknown source of the river, the deepness of the cold water cave systems, and the challenge of diving deep against strong underground river currents to find the answers. Using dry tracers, scientists have so far been unsuccessful in…

  • Pet,  Wildlife

    Cute Clownfish with Sea Anemone

    The Ocellaris Clownfish is a popular aquarium fish. Their natural habitat are the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the Fiji and Tonga regions. Although they look like plants, sea anemones are a group of water-dwelling, predatory animals.

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    Beautiful Wild Boar

    Those ancestors of domestic pigs have relatively short legs and a large head. Their nose has the shape of a disk and their eyes are tiny. Although boars can attack humans and most of them seem very fierce and bad, this one is an exception: it has such an innocent look!