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This species is known for its ability to inflate with water. While inflated, the fish is covered in protruding sharp spines. Porcupinefish ...
Earth was a different place 150 million years ago. The continents were drifting, the earliest flowers were just beginning to evolve and dino...
By: Elizabeth Bastos
The scientific definition of camouflage is “the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination f...
Mangrove forests are rich hubs of biodiversity, supporting a unique ecosystem of bacteria, plants, mammals, amphibians, invertebrates and bi...
The baby, named Felize in honor of a long-time volunteer, was born on March 30.
Felize is the fifth sloth to be born here at the Nati...
Our General Curator, Jack Cover, recently gave the publication Biohabitats a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the salamander species on exh...
Just like our land-faring friends, many fish also make their own unique sounds. Their goal with these calling cards is often to woo potentia...
The purple-spined sea urchin, Arbacia punctulata, can be found in shallow water from Massachusetts to Cuba. It is related to sea stars, sand...
1. Not all jellyfish emerge in the summertime.
The lion’s mane jelly is called the “winter jellyfish” for a reason. You...
With an armored body and spiked tail, you might mistake the muddy-colored horseshoe crab for a prehistoric creature crawling from the ocean&...