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Some plants are still making fleshy fruit to attract extinct megafauna

Plants generally lack the ability to move to new locations and that presents some challenges when it comes to reproduction.Not only do they need to find ways of exchanging their gametes, … Continue Reading Some plants are still making fleshy fruit to attract extinct megafauna

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What Gives Chrysina Beetles their Metallic Appearance?

This morning, I stumbled across this fantastic photograph from Thomas Shahan (@ThomasShahan) that was produced for the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  It shows the same Chrysina sp. beetle illuminated under different lighting conditions.The … Continue Reading What Gives Chrysina Beetles their Metallic Appearance?

Fruit, Females, and the Color Orange – Guppy Mate Preference in the Wild

Walk into almost any aquatic pet store and it’s likely that some of the first animals to catch your eye will be male guppies.  Domestic male guppies come in all … Continue Reading Fruit, Females, and the Color Orange – Guppy Mate Preference in the Wild

“You’re Getting Colder” – How Terrestrial Animals Survive in Very Cold Climates

Welcome to the first entry of Part 1 of our Animals in Extreme Environments series.  Today we’re going to take a look at how terrestrial animals survive in some of the … Continue Reading “You’re Getting Colder” – How Terrestrial Animals Survive in Very Cold Climates

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