Tag Archive: Worms

Jan 19

Into the Abyss Part 3: A Monstrous Miscellany

Welcome to the final article of Deep Sea Week. To round off this celebration of the weird, wild and wacky denizens of the deep, it’s time for a monstrous miscellany – a look at some of the animals cut from previous articles that were just too downright extraordinary and intriguing to ignore. Blobfish The infamous …

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Jan 18

Animal Record Holder: Most Heat Resistant Animal

If we want to be precise, the animal that can withstand the highest temperatures is that tiny, near-indestructible creature called the tardigrade, which I covered a few weeks ago here.  It can survive at temperatures as high as 150°C, which makes it the ultimate winner. But that’s hardly fair – it’s already got several ‘extreme’ records …

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Jan 16

Life Without the Sun: Giant Tube Worm

That all life on the planet can only exist thanks to energy given off by the sun was for a long time taken as a given. After all, plants – thought to the basis of all known food chains until relatively recently – can only grow and make food thanks to the light and heat …

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Aug 18

Four Common Animal Misconceptions

Somewhere in the world right now, someone is quoting an animal ‘fact’. And by ‘fact’, I mean something that is commonly believed to be true but is completely and utterly false. These shreds of nonsense are perhaps gleamed from persistent stories and wives-tales, old cartoons or unreliable websites and then passed around by word of …

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