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Common Comet Star Linckia guildingi
2013-08-08 09:48:38

The common comet star (Linckia guildingi), also known as the green Linckia or Guilding's sea star, is a species of starfish that is classified within the Ophidiasteridae family. It can be found in many tropical areas including the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Recent studies of this species have shown that it may be a living representation of many cryptic...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control...

Bennetts feather star Oxycomanthus bennetti
2013-08-04 08:28:29

Bennett's feather star is a suspension feeder that grows to be about 1 foot with 31-120 arms extending upward from the body. The star catches the food, usually phytoplankton and zooplankton, with tubed feet located on the outside of the arms. Yellow, Brown, Green and Purple are the most common colors for the Bennett's feather star. The star will remain attached to the seabed by a stalk until it...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113...

Seed bank
2013-07-31 15:37:35

Seed banks are gene pools of seeds from food crops and other rare species. If seeds from the reserves are destroyed, seeds from seed banks can be used to generate new crops. Seed banks are not open to the public as are seed libraries or seed swaps. Maintaining seeds in a seed bank will preserve the seeds during times of natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or even war. SEED DORMANCY...

Beast of Dean
2013-07-31 07:22:47

The Beast of Dean is a cryptid that has also been named Moose-Pig. It is said to live or have lived in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. It is sometimes described as resembling a moose but with a boar's head, or others say it is an enormous wild boar. Farmers from the village of Parkend in 1802 were menaced by this creature and decided to capture or kill it. It was said it was...

Andinobates
2013-07-30 13:21:47

Andinobates is a genus of poison dart frogs located in South America. It contains species previously classified in the genus Dendrobates and in 2006 transferred to the genus Ranitomeya. In 2011, Twomey, Brown, et al. erected the genus called Andinobates for a group of twelve species of Ranitomeya. Andinobates frogs can be distinguished from their sister taxon Ranitomeya anatomically in that...

Reticulated Poison Frog Ranitomeya ventrimaculata
2013-07-30 11:04:30

The Reticulated Poison Frog (Ranitomeya ventrimaculata) known in French as dendrobate a ventre tachete, is a species of poison dart frog. It is endemic to South America, where it can be found in Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Peru, and Ecuador. It resides in tropical rainforests, in trees and occasionally on the ground. It's threatened by loss of habitat. This frog secretes poison through...

Nightcrawler Lumbricus terrestris
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The nightcrawler (Lumbricus terrestris), also known as the lob worm or the common earthworm in Britain and the dew worm in Canada, is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to Europe, but has been introduced into other areas around the world. Although the species is not as abundant as other worms in its range, it is a widely known species in gardens...

Pompeii Worm Alvinella pompejana
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana) is a species of polychaete worm, or bristle worm that is only found in the Pacific Ocean. It resides at hydrothermal vents, making it an extremophile, and was first discovered French marine biologists of the coat of the Galapagos Islands in the 1980s. It was described by Lucien Laubier and Daniel Desbruyeres as a deep-sea polychaete that could withstand...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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