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How Do Dolphins Sleep?

Dolphins are members of the marine mammal group called cetaceans, which also include whales, orcas, and porpoises. As water dwellers and oxygen breathers, these mammals have [Read More...]

How Long Do Sharks Live?

The lifespan of a shark depends on the species (over 500). While most sharks live between 20 and 30 years, there are exceptions, notably the blue shark with an average [Read More...]

How Do Ocean Currents Work?

There are two different types of ocean current: surface circulation, or surface currents, and thermohaline circulation, also known as deep water currents. These two currents [Read More...]

How Long Do Crickets Live?

There are approximately 2,400 species within the Gryllidae family of crickets worldwide. The life cycle of each species varies according to a number of factors, including [Read More...]

How Do Ocean Tides Work?

If you have ever been to the coast and spent the day near the water, you may have noticed that at certain times of the day, the ocean reaches farther up the beach than at [Read More...]

Does Beer Cause Gout?

An estimated 5 million Americans are known to have suffered from gout, a form of arthritis that typically occurs in overweight and middle-aged men. It is a type of rheumatic [Read More...]

Why Do Crickets Chirp?

The cricket’s call, a sound familiar to almost everyone around the globe, can vary from isolated clicks to repetitive chirps to long trills. While the females are mute, [Read More...]

Why Is the Ocean Salty?

Why Is the Ocean Salty? The world’s oceans are salty for a variety of reasons, including the concentration of sodium and chloride ions from the earth’s crust in [Read More...]
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