Do sea stars have eyes on their limbs?

November 13, 2017

By Angelica Romero Blancas While sea stars do have an eye at the end of each “arm” scientists are still researching how effective these eyes are and what function they actually serve. Recent research indicates […]

Which aggressive squid is an infamous cannibal?

September 18, 2017

By Earl Filskov   First discovered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile in 1835 by French naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny, the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) has developed a nasty reputation. In addition to […]

Blanding’s Turtle (Emys blandingii)

May 23, 2017

Blanding’s Turtle (Emys blandingii) Identification: Carapace smooth and dome like, black, often with yellow speckles. Plastron with crosswise hinge, yellow with black outer blotches. Head and upper neck black, throat and lower neck bright yellow. […]

Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica)

May 23, 2017

Common Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica) Identification: Green, olive, or brown carapace has irregular (“map like”) markings and a low central keel. Plastron light yellow. Narrow yellow stripes on head and limbs; yellow spot behind eye. […]

What can people do to help sharks?

May 17, 2017

By Blaise Jones How can a single individual have any effect on something as huge as the ocean? The answer is: in many ways! The small things people do to help reduce our combined impact […]

Did NASA find water on another planet?

April 14, 2017

  Four hundred years ago, the astronomer Galileo’s discovery of Jupiter’s four large moons forever changed humanity’s view of the universe, helping to bring about the understanding that Earth was not the center of all […]

Which animal was last seen in 1952?

April 14, 2017

The last confirmed sighting of the Caribbean Monk Seal was in 1952 on Seranilla Bank between Honduras and Jamaica. Today the Caribbean Monk Seal is considered to be extinct. The only two close relatives of […]

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