Chalk bass (Serranus tortugarum) are small sea bass in the grouper family. What makes these fish interesting is that they are simultaneous hermaphrodites: they have both male and female reproductive tissue at the same time.
Invasive species can wreak havoc on ecosystems. Most research has focused on how introduced species negatively impact biodiversity through predation, competition for food and shelter, and disease transmission. But invasives can harm native species in
The sperm whale forehead is one of the largest and strangest structures in the animal kingdom. It contains two large oil-filled sacs, stacked one on top of the other, known as the spermaceti organ and
Image above: new LED streetlights in the city of Houston, TX (meltedpastic, creative commons license). Planet earth runs on light energy. Light energy from the sun powers photosynthetic processes in plants and different wavelengths of
When you think of alligators the word friendly isn’t usually at the top of the list of descriptors, but for alligators in the Florida Everglades it’s worth it to cozy up to a colony of