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Golden Plover
by Aniket Kumar
  • The American golden plover travels about 8,000 miles from nesting areas in the Arctic to the southern tip of South America--one of the longest migrations known. The trip includes about 2,000 miles over Open Ocean.
  • Juvenile salmon memorize the odor of the stream in which they were born. Years later they use this knowledge to navigate from the ocean back to the mouth of their home river; they then follow its distinctive odor upstream.
  • Dog ownership in North America and Europe has declined for the last decade, while cat ownership has increased.
  • The Fitzroy river turtle native to Australia, has a highly (lots of blood vessels) set of sacs at the end of its digestive tract that allows it to take in oxygen through its backside, as well as through its front.

Funda of Fundas

Known for their sharp teeth and insatiable appetites, bluefish migrate in dense packs each spring, preying on other fish that come inshore to spawn. Bluefish often leave a trail of blood for miles as they consume other fish in a feeding frenzy.

by Aniket Kumar (11 years) 

Images under license with Gettyimages.com

4-Feb-2007
 
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