Zoology

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. It is the well-being of non-human animals. Formal standards of animal welfare vary between contexts but are debated mostly by animal welfare groups, legislators, and academics. Good animal welfare requires disease.....

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Plankton

Plankton

For all such species, including some algae, bacteria, protozoans, crustaceans, molluscs, and coelenterates, as well as members of almost every other animal phylum, the term “plankton” is a collective name. The term “plankton” comes from the Greek for “drifter” or “wanderer.” Plank.....

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Mangrove

Mangrove

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that belongs primarily to the Rhizophoraceae, Acanthaceae, Lythraceae, Combretaceae, and Arecaceae families; that grows along coastal estuaries, in salt marshes, and on muddy shores in dense thickets or forests; and that has prop roots, i.e. exposed supporting .....

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Marine Iguana

Marine Iguana

Also known as the sea iguana, saltwater iguana, or Galápagos marine iguana, the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is the only lizard on earth that spends time in the ocean. It is an iguana species known only on the islands of the Galápagos (Ecuador). Special among modern lizards, it is a .....

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Barnacle

Barnacle

Barnacle (Balanus glandula), also known as ‘cirripede’, is an arthropod of the subclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea and is thus related to crabs and lobsters. There are about 850 free-living species (all marine) and about 260 species which are crabs and other crustacean’s internal.....

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Beachcombing

Beachcombing

Beachcombing is an enjoyable sport involving the hunt for shells, sea glass, rocks, and other ashore washable beaches. A beachcomber is a person who is interested in beachcombing activities. Beachcombing is a combination of the word ‘beach’, from the Proto-Germanic word ‘bakiz’, meaning .....

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Seashell

Seashell

A seashell or shell of the sea, also commonly known as a shell, is a strong exoskeleton of marine mollusks such as snails, bivalves, and chitons that protect and maintain their bodies. The shell is a part of the animal’s body; Beachcombers sometimes find hollow seashells washed up on beache.....

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History Of Poaching

History Of Poaching

In the past, hunting has played an important role in leadership and community formation. Before the agricultural revolution (around 10,000 years ago), primitive humans relied on the hunting of food for survival, however, since the agricultural revolution, the need for hunting has reduced majorly .....

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Ways To Reduce Poaching

Ways To Reduce Poaching

Poaching is the practice of killing or trading animals for economic gain or necessity and has resulted in substantial losses of many species throughout developing countries and throughout time. Every year more and more species are killed and sold in the black market for a quick profit; some of th.....

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Poaching (Causes and Effects)

Poaching (Causes and Effects)

Poaching has been defined as the illegal hunting, capturing, and often killing of wild animals; in law, the illegal shooting, trapping, or taking of game, fish, or plants from private property or from a place where such practices are specially reserved or forbidden. Poaching is a major existentia.....

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Animals Hibernate

Animals Hibernate

What is hibernation? There are numerous ways that animals respond to winter: they migrate, adjust or hibernate. But hibernation isn’t as easy as going to sleep for a couple of months. Although there are various degrees and period, hibernation always involves certain changes for animals. Their b.....

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Ecosystem Investigation

Ecosystem Investigation

An ecosystem is a normal unit consisting of all plants, animals and micro-organisms in an area functioning jointly with all the non-living physical factors of the environment. The aim of this assignment is to focus on ecosystem investigation. Other objectives are observe the ecological balance mo.....

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