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Posts tagged camouflage

July 3, 2018


Snake Mimicry

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell the difference between snakes. Like for example, a coral snake is venomous and thus its bites when left untreated can have severe complications. But there are snakes like the non-venomous scarlet kingsnake which can initially look like they might be coral snakes. There are memory tools out there […]

May 23, 2018


Plant Hair

Trichomes are the fuzzy hairs that some plants have.

April 4, 2018


Don’t Touch That Fawn

Trying to help a wild baby animal that you find is more likely to harm it than help it.

January 4, 2018


Two kinds of animal camouflage are termed as protective (allowing prey to hide) and aggressive (allowing a predator to sneak up on prey).

Dinosaur Camouflage

A recent study found evidence that an ankylosaur coloring was similar to the protective coloration we see in modern animals.

December 29, 2017


Emydocephalus annulatus (the turtleheaded snake) usually looks like this.

Industrial Melanism

How do animals adapt and evolve due to industrial pollution?

November 3, 2017



Black And White Camouflage

Most bears are one color, so why do pandas have black-and-white coats?

May 30, 2016



Camouflage is Not Infallible

Moths with high-contrast markings like zebra stripes are harder to detect, at least at first, than those with background-matching camouflage.

June 6, 2014


The blenny fish is a type of goby, a genus consisting of thousands of species.

Fish Out Of Water

The story of evolution is replete with twists and turns. The land-bound blenny fish is a prime example.

August 28, 2013


Have you ever seen a pirate perch in the wild?

All About Pirate Perch

Pirate fish are not only ravenous predators, they appear to be masters of deception.

August 13, 2010


Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

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