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Frog Friday – Torrential

Read more about the Black-spotted Rock Frog here.


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Winged Wednesday – Keep Calm and Carrion

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In May 2013, a 52-year old woman was hiking in France when she fell off a cliff to her death. Her body was eaten by Griffon Vultures before rescue workers were able to recover it. This was the first documented case of a human being eaten by Griffon Vultures, and the story brought worldwide attention to the Griffon Vulture problems in Southern Europe.


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Second Semester Bio-Blogging Sign Ups

All AP Biology students will be completing the Bio-Blogging Assignment again this semester. Two students per class per week will provide their biologically-related insights to help the rest of us to build up our #biostreetcred.

You can now sign up for the available bio-blogging slots using the appropriate links below. After Friday, January 10th, any students not signed up will be inserted into the schedule by Mr. Mohn.

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Mammal Monday – Take It To the Bank

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The bank vole lives in woodland areas in Europe and Asia. Predators such as owls, foxes, and weasels take their toll on bank vole populations throughout the year. This may be because they are not easily frightened and can be readily seen climbing through the undergrowth during the day. You might say that, when it comes to their predators, the bank vole is generous to a vault.


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Is Meat Healthy for Humans to Consume?

One of the most interesting debates in the health and fitness industry is what kind of food is the best for our body. Many people disagree on what is best and there is nothing fiercer than an argument between a meat lover and a vegetarian. It’s safe to state that most people have a diet full of meat and many believe that it is key to building muscle and staying healthy. But is it?

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Winged Wednesday – Ancient Aeronaut

NYC pterosaur
Pteranodon (Pteranodon longiceps)
Image from Wikimedia Commons

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Winged Wednesday – Do You Hear What I Hear?

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The call of the Northern Cassowary could be considered one of the least bird-like calls of any bird. As heard in the video below, they make grunting and hissing sounds.


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Frog Friday – Take the Red Eye

The frogs above are exhibiting a behavior called amplexus, in which a male amphibian grasps a female with his front legs as part of the mating process.


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