Salmon make a very dangerous run up streams during their migration to their spawning grounds. The salmon migration, also known as the salmon run, is a time period when salmon migrate from the ocean to northern rivers. Most salmon migrate during the months of September through November. The more mild months are more relaxing for … Continue reading Alaskan Salmon Run
Mange disease is a skin disease caused by parasites. They insert themselves in the body of humans and animals and they reside deep in the hair follicles. They are deadly and can kill causing skin infections if not treated right away by a doctor. Mange is a deadly type of disease that reproduces more parasites. And then, the parasites … Continue reading WHAT IS MANGE DISEASE??
Imagine yourself fishing and you catch a fish. When you pull the fish up you notice it has a red mark left next to its gills. You wonder what has caused this? Well its called a sea lamprey. Sea lampreys are attaching to fish and killing them. They cause problems that damage fisheries. The only way … Continue reading Lamprey: The menace of the freshwater
Nudibranchs are the fancier word for the common sea slug. Sea slugs are marine invertebrates that resemble the soft slimy slug. Though they may be pretty, we must put a warning label on them. For as pretty as they are, they are also incredibly dangerous. They produce toxins to ward of predators, or to make … Continue reading Nudibranchs
The Mange is a mite that causes itching and deaths in animal and humans if not treated. A parasitic mite’s scientific name are Saccopidae and Demodicidae. The female mite burrows in the skin’s surface about 1in. then lays 20-40 eggs in the hole then she dies. Once the mite matures, they suck the blood of … Continue reading Wolf’s Disease… Or Humans?
EHD is a virus that is transmitted to deer to deer by small biting flies. It is usually reported late summer or early fall. When the first frost comes the HD will die and come back when the weather gets warmer. Early stages of HD they may appear lethargic or unresponsive to humans. The longer … Continue reading Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease; Killing Herds of Deer
Have you ever wondered what the greatest wonder is to scientists? Well if you ask them about the migration of the monarch butterflies it would be at the top of the list. It is certainly a topic most people wouldn’t think of, but everything these little insects do to get to their vacation home is … Continue reading Migration of Monarch Butterflies
Climate change, also known as global warming, has been occurring for the last century. Many people have been researching different studies to see if it is a legitimate problem or if it is only a minor change to the ecosystem. The one thing that hasn’t been decided is if it is linked to life, … Continue reading The Matter of Life and Death for Antarctica’s Penguins
Have you ever wondered where animals go during the winter or whichever months they migrate in? Well Caribou are the most moving while migrating animals. One of the herds that are known to travel the most territory is the Porcupine Caribou herd. They are known to travel between 2,000 and 3,000 kilometers a year. This … Continue reading Migration Caribou SB
Do you know why zebra mussels are a menace to lakes today? Invasive species are any species that have been introduced to an environment where it is not native, and that has since become a nuisance through rapid spread and increase in numbers, often to the detriment of native species. There are many invasive species … Continue reading Zebra Mussels