Salmon are very unique creatures, in that they can live in both freshwater and saltwater environments. They live part of their short lives in the ocean and the rest of the time they spend in freshwater rivers and lakes. In a sense, Salmon live a double life in two very different environments. How are Salmon… Continue reading The Double Life of Salmon
Whenever you start breathing really hard or find yourself gasping for breath, what is the cause? Is it because of the shortage of oxygen in your body or an excess of carbon dioxide? Your body breathes by taking in oxygen from outside of the body and exchanging it with carbon dioxide which your body then… Continue reading The Feedback Mechanism of Breath
Suppose that you stumbled across the bones of some dead animal. How could you determine what type of food that it ate during its lifetime? Is there a way to know whether a creature is a herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore just by its bone structures? Actually, there is! The first thing that you should examine… Continue reading Identifying An Animals Diet Just By the Structures of Its Bones
What Does it Mean When We Say an Animal is Intelligent? How Is Human Intelligence Different from That of Animals? An animal is said to be intelligent when it shows signs of being able to learn, teach, and communicate with others of its species. A Gorilla, for example is thought to be highly intelligent, because of its… Continue reading Animal Intelligence Vs Human Intelligence
The phylum Arthropoda is perhaps one of the most diverse. It contains everything from insects to crustaceans. It has more species than in any other phyla known, and is incredibly varied. There are quite a lot of harmful species in this phyla such as; spiders, scorpions, centipedes etc. Many of these are not only deadly… Continue reading The Transformation: From Dangerous Venom to Helpful Medicine
Animals and Fungi differ in many different ways, but one of the most obvious is the way that they consume their food. The digestion and absorption of food in fungi is very unique and interesting; so let’s jump into this! 🙂 Fungi possess special chemicals that they will secrete onto their food source. These chemicals… Continue reading Feeding Habits of Fungi Vs That of Animals
Some people would say that soil is just something that holds up a plant so that it can grow. Is that true? Is soil really that important anyway? I believe that soil (or dirt) is not just a stabilizer for plants. It is much more important than that. It is a source of nutrients and… Continue reading What is the Purpose of Soil?