Why Do Only Female Mosquitoes Suck Blood?

Both male and female mosquitoes find nutrition in the sugars of nectar and plant juices, but females are specially adapted to pierce skin and suck blood from their prey. Whilst lipids provide a valuable source of nutrition, the females of many species need the blood protein to enable egg production, and

The Secrets Of Clownfish In Finding Nemo

Bright orange with three distinctive white bars, the Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprioninae) featured in Finding Nemo reach about 4.3 inches in length, and live in the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and western Pacific. Clownfish are named after the sea anemone in which they make their home. Until acclimated

Can Piranhas Really Devour A Human?

Despite their dangerous reputation in horror films and the media at large, the majority of the thirty known species of piranha, which live in the fresh waters of South America, are actually herbivores. Only the four genera Pristobrycon, Pygocentrus, Pygopristis, and Serrasalmus are considered to be true piranhas due to their