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Happy Holidays: 5 Facts About Christmas Tree Worms

December 25, 2019 0
Christmas tree worms are so named because these marine worms have colourful spiral plumes that resemble a Christmas tree! They come in a variety of colours, like red, orange, pink, blue, white, yellow, and brown. […]
Animal Reproduction

Clone Babies – Asexual Reproduction Through Parthenogenesis

December 18, 2019 0
Through an asexual reproduction process called parthenogenesis or thelytoky, several species of females can produce genetic clones of themselves. This process does not require a genetic contribution from a male (sperm). However, most parthenogenetic females […]
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White Sturgeon in the Fraser River

December 4, 2019 1
The largest species of freshwater fish in North America also has the longest lifespan. The White Sturgeon can reach lengths of over 6 meters and live for over 150 years. Sturgeon fossils have been discovered […]
postpartum depression
Animal Parenting

What is Postpartum Depression?

November 27, 2019 1
Postpartum depression is a depression which extends past the point of days or even weeks after giving birth. The physiological changes associated with postpartum depression are very real. They reinforce each other in a cyclical […]
platypus mothers lay eggs and produce milk
Animal Parenting

Platypus Mothers – Mammal Moms Who Lay Eggs

November 20, 2019 0
The developmental pathways of the platypuses of Australia and New Guinea are a combination of reptilian, avian, and mammalian characteristics. Platypus mothers are physiologically specialized to produce both eggs and milk. They have a single […]
explosive breeding frogs
Animal Reproduction

Male Frogs, Explosive Breeding, and Necrophilia

November 13, 2019 0
Many frog species exhibit something called explosive breeding. This is essentially a short breeding season wherein there is intense male:male competition for mates. Often, many males will attempt to court the same female. The females […]