Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seahorse Sunday


Facts about Seahorses
  • International protection was provided to seahorses on May 15th, 2004.
  • Seahorses differ in color, some are orange, red, yellow, green and even grey.
  • Zebra stripes and spots, are two patterns that seahorses come in.
  • A herd, is the term a group of seahorses are known as.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Funky Frog Friday

Did you know that a group of adult frogs is referred to as an Army of frogs? Other collective nouns for frogs include a colony and a knot.
Frogs will only eat something that moves; in nature that would be insects, or maybe spiders. Frog farmers soon learn that frogs are not tempted by dead meat. Tadpoles on the other hand, are vegetarian.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Flamingo Friday

Flamingos live in groups called colonies. They won’t nest unless there are other flamingos around. Both male and female flamingos mound up mud for a nest for their 1 egg and take turns incubating it. When chicks hatch, their down is gray or white. Once the chick is ready to leave the nest it joins a crèche like penguins.

















For fun flamingo items, visit The Artful Flamingo!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Uno Goes Home

Uno the Loggerhead Turtle heads for the Gulf of Mexico after rehabilitating at the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep) at the Univ. of TX Marine Science Center in Port Aransas, TX. He was found, very ill, in the surf on May 1. A second Loggerhead, Ashley, found on May 27, was also released. A crowd gathered to watch them go.

The ARK was started in the early 80's when, in the course of his research, Tony Amos began to find injured sea turtles and aquatic birds on the beaches and in the local environment.
In the beginning there were only a few animals a year, but the program has grown into an organization that handles about 600 animals each year and has become an important rehabilitation facility on the Texas Coast.
The ARK of today specializes in marine turtles and birds of the South Texas coast and is the only facility that goes to rescue many of the animals. Volunteers rescue and rehabilitate animals primarily from Mustang, North Padre Islands and nearby towns.