Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Tide Is High

Hooray for Canada!  The Bay of Fundy, between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, has tides that move 160 billion tons of seawater every day with tides that go from high to low about every twelve hours. The Bay of Fundy … Continue reading

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No Peanut Butter With This Jelly

It’s true–the longest jellyfish on record had tentacles that were 120 feet long.  The arctic jellyfish uses its long tentacles to sting its prey, immobilizing it.  It’s sure a lot easier to eat when your dinner isn’t swimming away from … Continue reading

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Better Than a Starry Sky

Starfish aren’t actually fish at all, so a better name for them is “sea star”.  These echinoderms are found in both deep and shallow ocean water all over the world, especially in rocky places and coral reefs. They use the … Continue reading

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Wake Up, Already!

Because this blog writer desperately needs a nap, here’s a post dedicated to the sleepiest animals on earth: 1. Sloth With 23 hours of the day spent sleeping, a sloth makes your college roommate look positively energetic. 2. Koala Koalas … Continue reading

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Stay Out of the Water!

What’s the size of your head and can see in the dark?  A giant squid eye! The huge eye enables them to collect more light, giving them an advantage when looking for food and avoiding predators.  What else does the … Continue reading

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Pterosaur, Not Dinosaur

The largest pterosaur had a wing span of 36-39 feet (11-11.9 meters) and weighed 190-250 pounds (86-113.5 kilograms).  In comparison, the wandering albatross (which has the largest wingspan of a bird alive today) has a wingspan of up to 11.5 … Continue reading

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The Brain Game

Most of our brain cells will last our entire lives.  A few areas of the brain will grow new cells until we are toddlers, but only the area responsible for memories and learning will keep adding cells.  The best way … Continue reading

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