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Turtle Lake Monster
2014-02-05 14:18:05

The Turtle Lake Monster is claimed to inhabit Turtle Lake in West Central Saskatchewan, Canada. Natives claim the monster may be a massive sturgeon and are nervous about the attention the monster may bring. An average of one encounter per year is reported. They date back to pre-settlement days when the Cree had a legend that people who entered the creature’s territory would not return....

Zander Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which...

Green Mountain National Forest
2013-11-25 14:44:48

Green Mountain National Forest is a national forest in Vermont, a forest area that is typical of the New England/Acadian Forests ecoregion. The forest supports various wildlife, including moose, coyote, black bear, beaver, and white tailed deer. It also supports abundant varieties of bird species, such as ruffed grouse and wild turkey. The forest, as it is situated in Vermont’s Green...

Ophiocoma scolopendrina
2013-11-15 10:40:07

Ophiocoma scolopendrina is a species of brittle star in the family Ophiocomidae. Ophiocoma scolopendrina, similar to other brittle star, have long and thin arms stemming from a small dish-shaped body and are around the size of an outstretched human hand. They belong to the phylum of echinoderms, which incorporates sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers. Dorsal disc and dorsal arm...

Bombay Duck Harpadon nehereus
2013-10-24 12:18:24

The Bombay Duck (Harpadon nehereus), known also as the bummalo, is, in spite of its name, not a duck but a lizardfish. It is native to the waters between Mumbai and Kutch within the Arabian Sea, and a smaller number can also be found in the Bay of Bengal. Large numbers are also caught in the South China Sea. This fish is often dried and salted before it is eaten, as its meat doesn’t have a...

Black Tetra Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
2013-10-18 12:27:31

The Black Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), known also as the Black Skirt Tetra, High-fin Black Skirt Tetra, and the Black Widow Tetra, is a freshwater fish belonging to the characin family Characidae. It is native to the Paraguay and Guapore River basins of southern Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia. Achieving lengths of about 2.5 inches in total length, the Black Tetra has a tetragonal body...

Giant Sea Bass Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy...

Indian sand boa Eryx johnii
2013-10-15 10:30:46

The Indian sand boa (Eryx johnii) may also be referred to as the Red or Brown sand boa. A member of the Boidae family, this species can be found in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The Indian sand boa inhabits semi-desert plains and rocky foothill areas. The species prefers a dry climate. Generally, the Indian sand boa grows to a length of 30 inches, but it can grow up to 4 feet. The...

Kenyan sand boa Gongylophis colubrinus
2013-10-14 15:10:32

The Kenyan sand boa (Gongylophis colubrinus) is a boa snake and a member of the Boidae family. This species may also be referred to as the Egyptian sand boa, the Kenyan sand boa, the East African sand boa, and simply, the Sand boa. The sand boa is commonly found in northern Africa from Egypt and as far west as Niger. The snake's terrain ranges from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and...

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin