Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Frog Friday – Now You See Me…

Boutry River Frog (Phrynobatrachus calcaratus)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – European Starling

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)Image from Wikimedia Commons Learn more about Starling behavior here.


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Mammal Monday – White Tiger

A White Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Panamanian Golden Frog

Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this endangered species here.


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Winged Wednesday – Road Killer

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Guess What Day It Is!

Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Until recently, the Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus bactrianus) was considered to be a domesticated form of the critically endangered Wild Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus). Taxonomists now describe it as … Keep Reading


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Invasive Species and Their Effects in the Miami, Florida Area

As someone who lived in Miami Florida for nine years and visits my family there multiple times in a normal year, it’s not uncommon to walk down the street and see peacocks or even iguanas occasionally. These animals however are … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Save the Frogs

Morelet’s Treefrog (Agalychnis moreletii)Image from Wikimedia Commons Tomorrow is “Save The Frogs Day,” the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. The goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge. Many of the species that have … Keep Reading


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Biology’s Effects on Early Human Society

As clear-cut as class curriculums can seem to be, with science classes being no exception, biology seems to be an example that stands out given that it takes many of its own principles from chemistry and physics. It is quite … Keep Reading


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Prions

Image from Wikimedia Commons All mammals have proteins called that are naturally manufactured, but in rarer cases, those proteins can turn deadly. Prion diseases are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. This happens … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Administrative Assistant

Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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The Reality of Sleep

On a typical night, you find yourself waiting to crawl into bed and be warm under the comforters. What are you about to do? The answer should be fairly simple, you are about to sleep! One-third of your day is … Keep Reading


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Stem in Regenerative Medicine

Photo of stem cell differentiation from Wikimedia Commons Every biology student at some point has heard of the term “cell differentiation.” At the most basic level, cell differentiation is how cells become specialized in organisms to perform unique functions. This … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Bye-Bye Woolly Mammoths

It is difficult to come across someone who has not heard of the Ice Age, both the period of time on Earth millions of years ago, as well as the block-buster film that follows a woolly mammoth and his animal … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the singing of Humpback Whales


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