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  •   The Mimosa is a highly popular ornamental species of tree. This plant species produces seeds in vast numbers and sprouts quickly when cut. There are approximately fifty known extant […]

    Mimosa

      The Mimosa is a highly popular ornamental species of tree. This plant species produces seeds in vast numbers and sprouts quickly when cut. There are approximately fifty known extant […]

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  •    The Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum is a newly discovered species of sea slug. The species is so new to science that it does not yet possess a common name. This unique ocean dwelling […]

    Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

       The Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum is a newly discovered species of sea slug. The species is so new to science that it does not yet possess a common name. This unique ocean dwelling […]

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  •    The Hakkadular Geothermal Area is an extraordinary region of geological beauty. This unique place is located north of Laugaryatu, in southern Iceland. In fact, one of the geysers found […]

    Hakkadular Geothermal Area

       The Hakkadular Geothermal Area is an extraordinary region of geological beauty. This unique place is located north of Laugaryatu, in southern Iceland. In fact, one of the geysers found […]

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  •    The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle is a species of beetle endemic to portions of eastern Asia. They are members of the family Coccinellidae. Their natural dwelling places consist of […]

    Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

       The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle is a species of beetle endemic to portions of eastern Asia. They are members of the family Coccinellidae. Their natural dwelling places consist of […]

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  •   The Black Rain Frog is a relatively small species of frog. This animal  averages approximately 2 in (5 cm) in body length, excluding the legs. The body is comparatively […]

    Black Rain Frog

      The Black Rain Frog is a relatively small species of frog. This animal  averages approximately 2 in (5 cm) in body length, excluding the legs. The body is comparatively […]

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  •     Wolfsbane is one of the common names given to a genus of more than 250 different plants. All known plants in this genus are native to the Northern […]

    Wolfsbane

        Wolfsbane is one of the common names given to a genus of more than 250 different plants. All known plants in this genus are native to the Northern […]

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  •    The Limpet is a species of aquatic snail. This gastropod possesses a shell that is roughly conical in construction. The name Limpet is often erroneously assigned to other gastropods. […]

    Limpet

       The Limpet is a species of aquatic snail. This gastropod possesses a shell that is roughly conical in construction. The name Limpet is often erroneously assigned to other gastropods. […]

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  •    The aptly named Sliding Rock is a small slide-type waterfall. This popular geological formation is located in western North Carolina, United States. The popular name for this waterfall  is […]

    Sliding Rock

       The aptly named Sliding Rock is a small slide-type waterfall. This popular geological formation is located in western North Carolina, United States. The popular name for this waterfall  is […]

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  •    The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

    Lesser Brown Scorpion

       The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

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  •   The Long Eared Jerboa is a most distinctive looking animal. It is the only member of both its genus and subfamily. By nature, it is a primarily nocturnal creature. […]

    Long Eared Jerboa

      The Long Eared Jerboa is a most distinctive looking animal. It is the only member of both its genus and subfamily. By nature, it is a primarily nocturnal creature. […]

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  •   Strangler Fig is the collective name of a group of tropical fig species with one trait in common. All of these species are members of the Ficus genus. Their […]

    Strangler Fig

      Strangler Fig is the collective name of a group of tropical fig species with one trait in common. All of these species are members of the Ficus genus. Their […]

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  •   The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

    Caribbean Reef Octopus

      The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

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  •   Palouse Falls is the name of a remote waterfall on the Palouse River. It lies approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) upstream from where the river joins the Snake River. […]

    Palouse Falls

      Palouse Falls is the name of a remote waterfall on the Palouse River. It lies approximately 4 mi (6.4 km) upstream from where the river joins the Snake River. […]

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  •   Bonehouse Wasp is the common name for the Deuteragenia ossarium. This interesting insect is a recently discovered new species. The unique common name is derived from a practice which […]

    Bonehouse Wasp

      Bonehouse Wasp is the common name for the Deuteragenia ossarium. This interesting insect is a recently discovered new species. The unique common name is derived from a practice which […]

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  •   The Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the largest extant species of turtle known to man. This unique animal is named after Theodore Edward Cantor. Much confusion exists […]

    Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle

      The Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the largest extant species of turtle known to man. This unique animal is named after Theodore Edward Cantor. Much confusion exists […]

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  •   The Chinese Softshell Turtle is a unique species of freshwater turtle. This animal was first described in 1835. There is also one subspecies, with which it is occasionally confused. […]

    Chinese Softshell Turtle

      The Chinese Softshell Turtle is a unique species of freshwater turtle. This animal was first described in 1835. There is also one subspecies, with which it is occasionally confused. […]

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  •   The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

    Balanophora coralliformis

      The Balanophora coralliformis is a recently discovered plant species. Though just discovered, they are already considered to be endangered. To date, they have only been found on the southwestern […]

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  •   The White Spotted Puffer is a species of pufferfish endemic to the Indo-Pacific region. This species typically inhabits shallow regions of the ocean. They are rarely found living at […]

    White Spotted Puffer

      The White Spotted Puffer is a species of pufferfish endemic to the Indo-Pacific region. This species typically inhabits shallow regions of the ocean. They are rarely found living at […]

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  •   Shoshone Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated on the Snake River, in southern Idaho, United States. This wonder of geology is a block style waterfall. It is often referred […]

    Shoshone Falls

      Shoshone Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated on the Snake River, in southern Idaho, United States. This wonder of geology is a block style waterfall. It is often referred […]

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  •   Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

    Somersaulting Spider

      Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

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