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Posts tagged scavengers

July 3, 2009

 

Teeth of a piranha

Piranha–Ferocious Fighter or Scavenging Softie?

Piranha--ferocious fighter or scavenging softie? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 7, 2006

 

hagfish

Whale Fall

When whale carcasses fall to the sea floor, they become food for a vast and complex array of ocean creatures, a community called a whale fall.

May 12, 2005

 

A huge cockroach sits on a log.

The World’s Largest Cockroach: Rhinoceros Cockroaches

Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.

September 27, 2003

 

How Do Polar Bears Drink?

Eating snow to obtain water is metabolically expensive–it would take too much energy to melt down enough snow. Consequently, polar bears have evolved so that they don’t need to drink free water.

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