Are Dinosaurs Still Alive?

The 2015 release of Jurassic World has resulted in a cultural revitalization regarding interest in dinosaurs. Not only are our movies returning to the ancient eras, but books, video games, and tv shows have also begun to have increased popularity regarding the ancient beasts. But dinosaurs are long gone, right? The closest things we have…

National Pet Day

Yesterday was national pet day, so this week we’re going to break the rules and have pet week a bit early. We’re going to take a look at some of the more popular pets, and discuss some of their requirements, and whether or not they’ll fit into your lifestyle.   Dogs Of course we’re going…

There Might Be Hope For Coral Reefs

When I say “fish”, almost everyone thinks of one of two things: either, the first fish you caught with grandpa, or the bright, vibrant fish of the coral reefs. That first fish is a priceless memory, the second belongs to some of the most beautiful and colorful creatures on this planet. And, unfortunately, those second…

Pet Week: Freshwater Myths

It’s the last week of the month, and that means it’s pet week here on the blog! This week we’re going to take a look at some of the myths surrounding freshwater fish tanks and their finned occupants.   Myth One: Fish are stupid This myth comes up all the time, especially when it comes…

Bats: Are They Scary?

Well, the answer should be obvious, right? Any animal that is associated so heavily with the spooky scary holiday of Halloween must deserve that reputation. And besides, there’s such a thing as vampire bats, that alone is scary! Bats are terrifying! Spooky! Truthfully, though, bats are incredibly not scary. They’re actually kind of cute, and…

Frogs Can Breathe Through Their Skin

Have you ever wondered why when something might be contaminating the waterways one of the first things environmentalists ask is “how are the frogs?” It seems weird when you think about it, why do frogs matter in the long run? Wouldn’t fish make more sense to check if you’re worried about the water? Or plants?…

Can Ravens talk?

The answer to this question is surprisingly difficult to answer, but it’s one that we’re going to try to tackle this week. The easy answer is yes, they are able to mimic sounds well enough that they sound like human words, which is why they feature in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. And I’ll just…

Pet Week: Colorful Leopard Geckos

When I ask you which pets are the most colorful, the odds are high that you’re going to either tell me fish or birds, right? You’re not wrong, certainly, but I bet most of you don’t think of reptiles at all. They’re all brown and grays, aren’t they? If they’re meant to camouflage themselves in…

Plight of the Pangolin

I bet you didn’t know we just celebrated an important holiday, did you? No, no, not Valentine’s Day, I’m talking about World Pangolin Day! On February 18th the world celebrated one of the coolest, most unique, and sadly one of the most threatened creatures on this weird planet of ours. Native to parts of Asia…