Seahorse Facts

Seahorse Facts Seahorses are marine fish in the genus hippocampus (a ‘genus’ is a category of animals that uses a Latin name) . In Ancient Greek “hippos” means horse, and “kampos” means sea monster. Seahorse is a general term that is used for fifty four species of marine fishes. Read on for more seahorse information, Read more…

Ocean Animals

Ocean Animals The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and is one of the most important animal habitats. It is home to around 230,000 recorded species, and many more that are still to be discovered and named. Biologists estimate that the total number of species living in the world’s Read more…

Temperate Forest

Temperate Forest Temperate forests are those found in the moderate climates between the tropics and boreal regions in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. They may also be called “four-season forests” because the mid latitude climates harboring them tend to experience four distinct seasons. A vast diversity of different forest types Read more…

Tundra Biomes

Tundra Biomes Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are Read more…

Island Geography

Island Geography   What is an Island?Islands are areas of land that are not connected to a continent and are surrounded by water. Small islands are sometimes called cays, keys, or islets. A group of islands is often called an archipelago. There are two main type of islands; continental islands Read more…

Grasslands 

Grasslands  Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica. Grasslands are found in most ecoregions of the Earth. For example, there are five terrestrial ecoregion classifications (subdivisions) of the temperate grasslands, savannas, Read more…

Desert

Desert Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment We’ve all seen deserts in the movies. They are full of miles and miles of sand dunes. However, not all deserts Read more…