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Anaconda - Biggest Snake in the World

Anaconda - Biggest Snake in the WorldLive up to the hype, the biggest snake in the world is the Anaconda. Capture One sample weight at 500 lbs-that’s a lot of snake! They are not the longest snake, however. The Python reticulatus reticulated python or reach lengths of 33 feet.

Spanish fly, Blister bee – the Poisonous European Beetle

spanish-fly-blister-bee-e28093-the-poisonous-european-beetleThis is a green 11-21mm long European beetle with an unpleasant smell. It feeds on tree leaves; the larvae grow in the wasps’ nests.

When the Spanish fly feels in danger, it secrets a kind of buttery liquid which causes reddening and rush on the skin. Continue Reading »

The Extravagant and Poisonous Coral Snake

the-extravagant-and-poisonous-coral-snake1The coral snake is likely the most gaudy of North American venomous snakes. This snake has a multitude of natural mimics which try to pose as the dangerous coral

The beauty of this snake represents a true danger as small children may readily pick it up to show parents, thus providing ample opportunity for a bite from this otherwise rather docile reptile. Continue Reading »

Rattlesnakes – US’ Most Dangerous Snakes

rattlesnakes-e28093-us-most-dangerous-snakesThroughout the World there are many snakes whose venomous bite can be fatal to humans. In the United States, however, there are only four including; the Coral Snake, the Copperhead, the Cottonmouth Water Moccasin and the Rattlesnake. Continue Reading »

Glowing Worms Found Deep in the Ocean

glowing-worms-found-deep-in-the-oceanA group of glowing worms has been found dwelling in the deep ocean, some of which release body parts as tiny “bombs” to ward off predators. Continue Reading »

Ghost Slug – a New Species Identified by British Scientists

ghost-slug-e28093-a-new-species-identified-by-british-scientistsA carnivorous slug has been identified as an entirely new species by specialists at the University and National Museum Cardiff.

First discovered in a Cardiff garden last year, a member of the public brought the slug to the attention of researchers in the School of Biosciences. Molecular work showed that the slug was genetically very different from its closest relatives which are usually only found in Georgia and Turkey. Continue Reading »

Foraminifera and their Long History of Study


Foraminifera are found in all marine environments, they may be planktic or benthic in mode of life. The generally accepted classification of the foraminifera is based on that of Loeblich and Tappan (1964). The Order Foraminiferida (informally foraminifera) belongs to the Kingdom Protista, Subkingdom Protozoa, Phylum Sarcomastigophora, Subphylum Sarcodina, Superclass Rhizopoda, Class Granuloreticulosea. Continue Reading »

Dermochelys coriacea – Also Known As The Leatherback Turtle

dermochelys-coriacea-e28093-also-known-as-the-leatherback-turtleThe following is based on information from the Recovery Plan for U.S. Population of Leatherback Turtles, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, 1992. Obtained from the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, and used with their kind permission. Continue Reading »

Eunice Aphroditois – Also Known As the Bobbit Worm

eunice-aphroditois-e28093-also-known-as-the-bobbit-wormThe Bobbit worm, Eunice aphroditois, is a ferocious underwater predator. The bobbit worm, also known as the Eunice worm, can be found in Secret bay in Bali, Indonesia - Police Pier & Nudie Retreat in Lembeh, Indonesia - and Mainit Muck or Basura in Anilao, Phillipines. It likes sandy and gravel substrates, that you would find on “muck” dives. Continue Reading »

Hadrocodium wui – The Mammal of the Early Jurassic

hadrocodium-wuiA fossil from the Early Jurassic (Sinemurian, is similar to 195 million years ago) represents a new lineage of mammaliaforms, the extinct groups more closely related to the living mammals than to nonmammaliaform cynodonts. Continue Reading »

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