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Hawaiian Flagtail Kuhlia sandvicensis
2012-12-26 06:21:13

During the day Hawaiian flagtail (locally known as Aholehole) huddle in schools around the top of reefs and along drop-offs where turbulent water creates bubbles hiding them from predators in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Young flagtails will form schools in the shallow water near sandy beaches, mouths of streams, tide pools, and brackish water (salt and fresh water combined). At night the...

Crab-eating Mongoose Herpestes urva
2012-11-16 13:32:25

The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a mammal that can be found in east and Southeast Asia. Its range includes southern China, Nepal, Myanmar, and northeastern India, as well as areas Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. This species is active mainly at night, spending a good percentage of their time in water or near water and other moist areas. It is slender in...

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
2012-10-29 15:22:28

A long-legged wading bird, The Great Knot, is the largest of the calidrid species. They breed in the tundra of North Siberia, and migrate strongly in the winter to the coasts of Southern Asia through Australia, traveling in very large flocks. They lay about four eggs on the ground in a ground scrape. Great Knots migrate over long distances and use a limited number of staging sites during its...

Maldive Anemonefish Amphiprion nigripes
2012-09-03 08:12:57

Amphiprion nigripes, also known as the Blackfinned anemonefish or Maldives anemonefish, is a clown fish that is found in the coral reefs of the Maldive Islands and Sri Lanka in the Western Indian Ocean. This bright anemonefish is easily separated from it and all other anemonefishes by the combination of the single white bar and black belly, pelvic fins, and anal fins. It is the only...

Cliff Chipmunk Neotamias dorsalis
2012-07-20 10:53:58

The cliff chipmunk (Neotamias dorsalis) is a bushy-tailed squirrel native to Mexico and western United States. It prefers habitats within boulder fields that frame pinyon-juniper woodlands or within cliff sides. They can often be seen scaling the cliffs, and are very adept at climbing. Instead of reserving fat for the winter, these chipmunks will store food in caches. The cliff chipmunk appears...

Crab-eating Raccoon Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits,...

Black Hills Of South Dakota And Their Impacts On The
2012-07-17 23:01:25

Located in the white circle is the Black Hills. The black hills are unique in that they are the highest point east of the Rockies as they extend higher than the entire Appalachians. The weather associated with this feature is impressive. If you travel about 30 miles east of the slopes you will find vast plains, however these plains could be classified as desert. The reason is that this...

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the...

10 Tips To A Great Summer
2012-07-16 20:56:36

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy. Here are a few things that may just help accomplish that and also to stay safe during this summer. #1 Weather is always a big player in whichever season it maybe, but the summer is a when the United States experiences some of its most severe weather such as Tornadoes and...

Derbys Woolly Opossum Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to...

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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