Delivery Biology Room Daily: April 2008
This article illustrates the amazing diversity found within the animal kingdom. Below, I have compiled what I feel are some of the most interesting facts about reptiles and their behavior. But these color changes are related to temperature regulation and emotional changes. A frigh tened or angry chameleon, for example, will become extremely bright in color. The scales of all snakes (and many lizard species) are made of keratin, which is the same substance that makes up the hair and fingernails of humans.
Delivery Biology Room Daily: Four Years After Tsunami, Coral Reefs Recovering
A team of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has reported a rapid recovery of coral reefs in areas of Indonesia, following the tsunami that devastated coastal regions throughout the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004. Since then, some communities have moved away from destructive fishing and have even begun transplanting corals to recover damaged areas. For example, Dodent Mahyiddin, a dive operator on Weh Island, leads an effort to transplant corals onto hand-laid under...