Yes. Lamprey and hagfish are both jawless fishes. They are the only living members of the taxonomical class Agnatha (Greek for “no jaws”).
No. Although sturgeon and catfish can be found in the same habitats and they both have barbels (whiskerlike growths extending from the jaw), they are not closely related.
Experimentally, it was found that this may be possible.
Birds: Information on Salton Sea bird die-offs can be found through the USGS National Wildlife Health Center Web site.
No! After the dinosaurs died out, nearly 65 million years passed before people appeared on Earth. However, small mammals (including shrew-sized primates) were alive at the time of the dinosaurs.
Mineral elements provide the color in fireworks. Barium produces bright greens; strontium yields deep reds; copper produces blues; and sodium yields yellow.
You can view a national map of hardness in surface and ground waters at this Water Hardness website.
YES, Visit our National Geospatial Program page or call 1-888-ASK-USGS for our information package on digital cartographic data.
Yes, it is not unusual for salt marshes to experience dieback in small patches in some years. However, these areas are usually less than an acre or so in size and generally regenerate the next year or over the next several years.
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