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  •   The Chestnut is a genus of plants comprising 9 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are all native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The four main species […]

    Chestnut

      The Chestnut is a genus of plants comprising 9 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are all native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The four main species […]

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  •   The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is a comparatively large species of dolphin. Their name derives from their distinctive mottled coloring. This species was first identified in 1828. Pronounced variations in […]

    Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

      The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin is a comparatively large species of dolphin. Their name derives from their distinctive mottled coloring. This species was first identified in 1828. Pronounced variations in […]

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  •   The Fiddler Ray is a member of the guitarfish family. There are only two species within the genus. These are the Southern and the Eastern Fiddler Ray.  Both species […]

    Fiddler Ray

      The Fiddler Ray is a member of the guitarfish family. There are only two species within the genus. These are the Southern and the Eastern Fiddler Ray.  Both species […]

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  •   The Portugese Man O War is a dangerous species of marine cnidarian. Its numerous tentacles are capable of delivering extremely painful stings. They are often mistaken for the common […]

    Portugese Man O War

      The Portugese Man O War is a dangerous species of marine cnidarian. Its numerous tentacles are capable of delivering extremely painful stings. They are often mistaken for the common […]

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  •   Red Canyon is an incredibly picturesque slot canyon located in the United States. The canyon is situated adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. The park is located in the state of […]

    Red Canyon

      Red Canyon is an incredibly picturesque slot canyon located in the United States. The canyon is situated adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park. The park is located in the state of […]

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  •           Erta Ale is an impressive, continuously active volcano. It is located in the Afar Region, in northeastern Ethiopia. Erta Ale is a basaltic shield volcano. It […]

    Erta Ale

              Erta Ale is an impressive, continuously active volcano. It is located in the Afar Region, in northeastern Ethiopia. Erta Ale is a basaltic shield volcano. It […]

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  •   Buckskin Gulch is a magnificent slot canyon. It is located in southern Utah, in the United States. This incredible marvel of geology is one of the tributaries of the Paria […]

    Buckskin Gulch

      Buckskin Gulch is a magnificent slot canyon. It is located in southern Utah, in the United States. This incredible marvel of geology is one of the tributaries of the Paria […]

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  •   Though the name of the Blue Death Feigning Beetle is unique, it is perfectly descriptive. Little specific data is known about this insect. The common name derives from the […]

    Blue Death Feigning Beetle

      Though the name of the Blue Death Feigning Beetle is unique, it is perfectly descriptive. Little specific data is known about this insect. The common name derives from the […]

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  •   The Desert Locust is a particularly dangerous species of locust. Enormous swarms of this insect have periodically threatened agriculture in certain areas for centuries. The threatened area includes Asia, Africa, […]

    Desert Locust

      The Desert Locust is a particularly dangerous species of locust. Enormous swarms of this insect have periodically threatened agriculture in certain areas for centuries. The threatened area includes Asia, Africa, […]

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  •   The Hobo Spider is a member of the spider genus known as funnel web spiders. This term derives from the nature of their constructions. They will build funnel shaped […]

    Hobo Spider

      The Hobo Spider is a member of the spider genus known as funnel web spiders. This term derives from the nature of their constructions. They will build funnel shaped […]

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  •   The Reticulated Python is a large species of python. They are endemic across much of Southeast Asia. Though not the most heavily built, they are among the longest snakes […]

    Reticulated Python

      The Reticulated Python is a large species of python. They are endemic across much of Southeast Asia. Though not the most heavily built, they are among the longest snakes […]

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  •   The Binturong is a rare species of viverrid. They are endemic to areas of South and Southeastern Asia. The species is currently listed as: Vulnerable. The IUCN has made […]

    Binturong

      The Binturong is a rare species of viverrid. They are endemic to areas of South and Southeastern Asia. The species is currently listed as: Vulnerable. The IUCN has made […]

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  •   The Mountain Pygmy Possum is a small nocturnal marsupial. They are endemic to specific areas of Australia. Fossil evidence of this animal were first discovered in 1895. It was […]

    Mountain Pygmy Possum

      The Mountain Pygmy Possum is a small nocturnal marsupial. They are endemic to specific areas of Australia. Fossil evidence of this animal were first discovered in 1895. It was […]

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  •   The Apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree. Unbeknownst to most individuals, the plant is actually a member of the rose family! The Apple is one of the […]

    Apple

      The Apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree. Unbeknownst to most individuals, the plant is actually a member of the rose family! The Apple is one of the […]

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  •   The Chinese Lantern is a remarkable plant. It is actually a relative of the deadly nightshade. The Chinese Lantern is easily recognizable by the unique covering over its fruit. […]

    Chinese Lantern

      The Chinese Lantern is a remarkable plant. It is actually a relative of the deadly nightshade. The Chinese Lantern is easily recognizable by the unique covering over its fruit. […]

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  •   The Hydnora Africana is an achlorophyllous plant that is endemic to southern Africa. It is a highly specialized parasitic species. They attach themselves  exclusively to the Euphorbia plant. The parasitic […]

    Hydnora Africana

      The Hydnora Africana is an achlorophyllous plant that is endemic to southern Africa. It is a highly specialized parasitic species. They attach themselves  exclusively to the Euphorbia plant. The parasitic […]

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  •     Sea Pens are an order of marine cnidarians. There are 16 families within this order. They may be found in all temperate and tropical oceans. Their name derives […]

    Sea Pens

        Sea Pens are an order of marine cnidarians. There are 16 families within this order. They may be found in all temperate and tropical oceans. Their name derives […]

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  •   The Sea Pig is the common name of a genus of deep sea holothurian echinoderms. The name derives from the obvious resemblance to a pig. However, not all species […]

    Sea Pig

      The Sea Pig is the common name of a genus of deep sea holothurian echinoderms. The name derives from the obvious resemblance to a pig. However, not all species […]

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  •   The Christmas Tree Worm is a fascinating tube building polychaete worm. The Christmas Tree Worm is found in most tropical oceans. They have been found from the Indo-Pacific region […]

    Christmas Tree Worm

      The Christmas Tree Worm is a fascinating tube building polychaete worm. The Christmas Tree Worm is found in most tropical oceans. They have been found from the Indo-Pacific region […]

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  •     Shark Bay is an extraordinarily unique World Heritage Site. This marvel of geology is located 500 mi (800 km) north of Perth, Australia. It is known for its […]

    Shark Bay

        Shark Bay is an extraordinarily unique World Heritage Site. This marvel of geology is located 500 mi (800 km) north of Perth, Australia. It is known for its […]

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