Beluga Sturgeon close up
If you think only saltwater fish are big, you are sorely wrong. Gigantic fish swim in fresh waters around the world, just check out our list of the 10 largest freshwater fish and see for yourself.10. PaddlefishPaddlefish (Timothy Knepp / US Fish and Wildlife Service)Paddlefish can grow up to 5 feet long and weigh up to 60 pounds. These...
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Rainforests are extremely diverse, containing a wide variety of plants and animals. Some of the animals found in the rainforests have adapted to the lush landscape, giving them characteristics that look quite strange to us.Check out this list of the 10 strangest animals in the rainforest to see what we mean.10. AxolotlAxolotl (Wikimedia Commons)Axolotls are aquatic salamanders. They owe...
Marathon des sables people running through the desert
First of all, just where is the Sahara Desert?Take a peek at northern Africa on a map, and most of what you in fact see is the Sahara. From the Atlantic, north to the Mediterranean, and east to the Red Sea, most of Africa's northern reaches have been swallowed up by the ever-expanding Sahara.The Marathon des Sables (MDS) is...
Deer mouse chewing on cactus fruit
Animals have the amazing ability to survive even the harshest of circumstances.Some animals hibernate (go into a deep sleep) so they can survive throughout the cold season when the weather is freezing and the food is scarce. Hibernation truly is a clever survival mechanism. Here is a list of 10 animals that hibernate.10. Wood FrogsIf you saw a frozen...
Coal worker in Linfen
Millions of global citizens live in areas where toxins shorten lives. Here are perhaps ten of the most polluted cities in the world. The primary pollutant in each city is noted in parentheses:10. Sumgayit, Azerbaijan (petrochemicals)This is another city that suffered from generations of environmental neglect in the former Soviet Union. The indiscriminate discharge of industrial pollutants into the...