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Crazy Mutualistic Relationship

Indian Swamp Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)Image from Wikimedia Commons Crocodiles appear to be very intimidating as they can consume mammals as big as hippos or zebras without putting much effort in. These animals are very large reptiles that are most commonly … Keep Reading


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Udderly Amazing

Image from pxhere Biology is all around us; our bodies, for example, house an exorbitant number of bacteria, both good and bad. An example of this bacteria is Escherichia coli. It is normal for E. coli to be found in … Keep Reading


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Cell-e-brate this Vaccination

Influenza was truly off to a “killer” start last flu season. According to the CDC, approximately 80,000 people in the U.S. died from influenza last year. Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection that attacks the respiratory passageways and causes … Keep Reading


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Sea Turtles Need Our Help!

Image from Wikimedia Commons I like turtles and I’m sure you like turtles as well. How can you not? Turtles are marine reptiles that have been around for millions of years. They have even been around since the time of … Keep Reading


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The Royal Sea Star

Image from Wikimedia Commons The Royal Sea Star can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, specifically the United States through the Caribbean to Brazil. It is named the Royal Sea Star for their bright purple and orange color. The Sea … Keep Reading


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The Three-Toed Sloth

It was discovered that thousands of years ago, the three-toed sloths’ ancestors could have been the size of elephants. Now it is the most endangered sloth of the four species of sloths. They live in the rainforests of South America. … Keep Reading


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