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6 Amazing Facts About King Crabs

King crabs are large crustaceans that are marine invertebrates. They are a delicacy for many seafood lovers and the demand for King habitat in the cold waters in Alaska. The demand for King crab meat has soared. Commercially, it is the blue, golden and red king crab that is in demand. Read on to find out 6 amazing facts about King crabs. 6 Amazing Facts About King Crabs There are 120 species of King crabs. They reside in shallow or steep ocean floors. While most species are found in warm waters of the Southern hemisphere, few such as the...

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Feeding Habits of The Blue Whale

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived on Earth. They were even bigger than dinosaurs, growing up to about 100 feet in length and weighing up to about 160 tons. These mammals live in every ocean in the world and are excellent predators. It has been theorized that they have exceptional hearing, particularly at low frequencies, which aid them against the dark ocean environment where their vision may be obscured. How Do Whales Eat? Instead of having teeth, the blue whale filters its food through baleen plates. These are fringed, comb-like plates that are made of keratin, which is...

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Life-cycle of The Three-Toed Sloth

Three-toed sloths are Latin American critters, famous for being slow and cute.  Their bodies aren’t good at walking, but they’re great at climbing around and swinging from tree branches, which is where they spend most of their time.  Their slow movements and tendency to grow algae-covered green fur helps to hide them from predators, and their slow metabolism means they don’t need to eat too much.  Let’s learn about their lifecycle! Baby sloths Sloths are only ever pregnant with a single child. A mother sloth will be pregnant for about 6 months before giving birth. Then, she’ll then hang out...

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Territories of Brown Bears in Canada

Brown Bears, more commonly known by humans as “those Grizzlies” are natives of the United States, Canada, Alaska, Russia, and northern Europe. In Canada, they are predominantly residents of western Canada, especially near the Canadian Alaskan Border. The term ‘Grizzlies’, used about brown bears is not always correct, for, although all Grizzly bears are correctly categorized as Brown bears, not all brown bears are Grizzlies. Grizzlies are one of the sixteen subspecies of brown bears, and while the most common, are certainly not the only representative of the Brown bear family. Some brown bears aren’t even brown. Examples of...

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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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