Our planet is inhabited by a host of strange and remarkable creatures, but few as strange or remarkable, if you ask me, as hagfish. Hagfish are eel-like fish about a foot long. They have a small mouth that lacks jaws and teeth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
We’ve all had a moment in our childhood when we came across an abandoned baby animal, and felt the need to care for the little creature. However, before you denigrate other species’ parenting, let alone actively interfere with it, you should know that it’s rarely the case that the baby animals you run across have actually been abandoned. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Many shark species in the northwestern Atlantic have declined by more than half in just the last 8-15 years. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Do you know anything about the Jamaican click beetle? It’s a bioluminescent insect and it’s belly glows orange. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Learn about the real wolverine on this Moment of Science.
Anacondas swallow their prey whole. Could these large snakes swallow a whole person? Find out on this Moment of Science.
What is Ballistic Defecation? Find out on this Moment of Science.
What's the most ferocious aquatic creature? The answer may surprise you. "Ferocious Fish" on this Moment of Science.
Did you know that caterpillars are territorial? Learn about the "Tapping Caterpillars" on this Moment of Science.