Author name: Alice Guzman

Moose vs Elk: Understanding the Contrasts

Summary: Moose vs Elk Comparison Chart Key Differences Moose Elk Scientific Classification Class: MammaliaOrder: ArtiodactylaFamily: CervidaeSubfamily: CapreolinaeGenus: AlcesSpecies: Alces alces Class: MammaliaOrder: ArtiodactylaFamily: CervidaeSubfamily: CervinaeGenus: CervusSpecies: Cervus canadensis Appearance -Dark brown to almost black; light lower legs-Has a dewlap under the chin-Rounded nose; upper lip overhangs the lower lip -Lighter shades; sharp contrast between the …

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Tigers vs. Lions: Comparing Their Size and Differences

Summary: Tiger vs. Lion Comparison Chart Key Differences Tiger Lion Scientific Name Panthera tigris Panthera leo Size Length: 1.9–3.1 meters (6.2-10.2 feet)Weight: up to 423 kilograms (932 pounds) Body Length: 2.3–3 meters (7.5-9.9 feet)Weight: up to 225 kilograms (497 pounds) Coloration and Appearance -Orange coat covered in black vertical stripes-White underbelly-Lacks the distinctive mane seen …

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All About Sailfish: The Ocean’s Speedster

Name Sailfish Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Istiophorus  Weight Up to 90–100 kilograms (198–220 pounds) Pronunciation Seil-fish Length Up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) Classification Actinopterygii, Istiophoriformes, Istiophoridae Location Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans The Sailfish Known for its incredible speed, fascinating hunting techniques, notable dorsal fin, and captivating nature, the sailfish reigns in the shallow …

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All About Horseshoe Crabs: The Living Fossils

Name Horseshoe crab Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Limulidae Weight Size varies across species Pronunciation Hors-shoo krab Length 30–79.5 centimeters (11.8–31.2 inches) Classification Arthropoda, Chelicerata, Xiphosura Location Worldwide The Horseshoe Crab Although horseshoe crab fossils are quite rare, paleontologists have managed to establish that they’ve been around for more than 400 million years.  The oldest representatives …

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Nautilus

All About the Nautilus: The Sailor of the Depths

Name Nautilus Diet Opportunistic scavenger Scientific name Nautilidae Weight Maximum 1.27 kg (2.8 pounds) Pronunciation Nah-tee-lus Length 16 to 25.4 centimeters (6.3 to 10 inches) Classification Mollusca, Cephalopoda, & Nautiloidea Location The Indo-Pacific The Nautilus With 400-million-year-old ancestors, timeless beauty, and an enigmatic nature, nautiluses are among the most fascinating deep-water creatures!  They’ve captured the …

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Arctic fox

All About the Arctic Fox: Ecosystem Engineers

Name Arctic fox Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Vulpes lagopus Weight 1.4 to 9.4 kilograms (3 to 20.7 pounds) Pronunciation Ark-tik faks Length 41 to 68 centimeters (16 to 27 inches) Classification Mammalia, Carnivora, & Canidae Location Circumpolar distribution The Arctic Fox Close your eyes and imagine the pristine realms of the Arctic. Far away, you …

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All About Marlin: The Ocean Guards

Name Black marlin, Atlantic blue marlin, Indo-Pacific blue marlin, white marlin, striped marlin Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Istiompax indica, Makaira nigricans, Kajikia albida, Kajikia audax Weight 45–900 kilograms (99–1,984 pounds) Pronunciation Mahr-leen Length 2.8–5 meters (9.2–16.4 feet) Classification Actinopterygii, Istiophoriformes, Istiophoridae Location Worldwide The Marlin Marlins are, without a doubt, among the world’s most fascinating …

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All About Blue Whales: The Big Ocean Wardens

Name Blue whale Diet Carnivorous Scientific name Balaenoptera musculus Weight 100 to 199 metric tons (110 to 220 short tons) Pronunciation bloo weil Length 21 to 33 meters (68.9 to 108.3 feet) Classification Mammalia, Artiodactyla, & Cetacea Location Worldwide The Blue Whale Known for their large size and unique vocalizations produced at very low frequencies, …

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