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    Commonly Misidentified Animals

    Jan 16, 16 • 131 Views • Animal Profiles, Earth Matters, Ocean Matters, UncategorizedComments Off on Commonly Misidentified Animals

    If you’re like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling....

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    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

    Apr 28, 14 • 37727 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals In The World

    When you’re out hiking or swimming in nature, what creatures do you dread encountering? Many of us automatically think of creatures with gnashing teeth or razor sharp claws. Animals like lions, tigers, jaguars, sharks, and grizzly bears inspire plenty of...

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    7 Most Deadliest, Most Poisonous Jellyfish in the World

    Apr 24, 14 • 5518 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 7 Most Deadliest, Most Poisonous Jellyfish in the World

    If you have ever been swimming and noticed a jellyfish floating toward you, odds are you scrambled to get away as quickly as you possibly could. It is tough to spot jellyfish. Being translucent, they can often blend right into the ocean currents. Thankfully...

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    10 Weirdest, Most Bizarre Animals Found

    Apr 22, 14 • 4564 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 10 Weirdest, Most Bizarre Animals Found

    There are literally millions of different species on earth—scientists are not even sure how many. We live in a world with a lot of biodiversity. When you think about animal life though, you probably think about dogs, cats, horses, chickens, seagulls, and...

  • Peregrine Falcon (Wikimedia)

    10 Fastest Animals On Earth

    Apr 6, 14 • 26003 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 10 Fastest Animals On Earth

    How fast can you run? Research suggests that human beings could run as fast as 40 miles an hour—in theory—but sprint speeds average to closer to 12-15 mph. You may be thinking, “that’s not too shabby," but as you will see, a 15 mph sprint would not...

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    Dolphin Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 5638 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Dolphin Facts

    As one of the favorites among wildlife watchers, dolphins are best known for their agility and playful behavior creating a beautiful sight as they leap from the water. Part of the toothed whale family that also includes pilot whales and orcas, dolphins are...

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    Cheetah Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 21294 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Cheetah Facts

    Known for being the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah is a large feline that can run up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts to cover distances up to 1,600 feet and accelerate to over 60 miles per hour within just three seconds! Easily recognizable...

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    Polar Bear Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 1903 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Polar Bear Facts

    Rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears native to southwestern Alaska, polar bears are classified as the largest land carnivores in the world and sit proudly at the top of the food chain with a vital role in their icy Arctic ecosystem. Known for literally...

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    Platypus Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 3281 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on Platypus Facts

    Resembling an amphibious mole, the platypus is often described as having the body of a beaver with a duck’s bill sewn on perfectly. As one of the most evolutionary distinct mammals alive, the platypus is instantly recognizable for its broad flattened bill,...

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