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How Grasshoppers Become Swarms of Locusts

There are about 8,000 different species of grasshoppers on this planet and only about 10 of them could possibly change into swarming masses of locusts. Grasshoppers are usually solitary creatures that live in all parts of the globe. The only areas grasshoppers do not live are the very cold climates. After times of lots of rain food for the grasshoppers becomes bounteous. During these plentiful periods, the grasshopper population explodes. Despite the influx of the bugs they still remain alone instead of seeking out each other. Frequently the time of plenty is followed by drought, causing the grains, grasses,...

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Migration Patterns of Whale Sharks

The Whale Shark is the largest fish in the sea and can weigh up to 20 tons with a length of 42 feet (12 m). Remarkably, we didn’t know much about their migration patterns until recently. Then tagging of these creatures was undertaken in order to discover more. We now have a solid data set that can be presented. Solitary Lives While it is agreed that whale sharks are highly nomadic, it is noted that they’re highly solitary. However, they have been seen congregating in plankton dense waters and then moving to the south western area of the Mexican...

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How Long Do Harbor Seals Live?

Harbor Seals are the most widespread and common mammal on the planet. You can find them in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. You can also find them relaxing on rocks and beaches of the Baltic and North Seas. The seals are restricted to the coastlines and are never seen more than 20km from the shore. Sometimes seals can be seen floating on ice in fjords in a banana-like shape with their heads and rear flippers elevated. Lifespan and Migration of Harbor Seals The lifespan is slightly different between the male and female harbor seal. Females generally live 30...

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How Intelligent Are Seals?

Seals, also known as pinnipeds, are semi-aquatic marine mammals and have exceptional qualities. There are 18 known seals species and this includes true seals and seals. They are believed to I’ve evolved from land mammals to semi-aquatic mammals.  The most common seals include the Leopard seal, the Harbour seal, the Gray seal, and the Harp seal. Among their characteristics is intelligence. So, how intelligent are seals? They are known to display curiosity, good coordination and quick learning of tricks. There is a debate that seals may be more intelligent than dogs. Let’s dive deep into some facts, research and findings...

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