A recent paper showed that salt water is not a deterrent to the spread of Burmese pythons. Does this mean that this snake could already be invading other parts of Florida farther away from the Everglades?
A number of Burmese pythons have been found on Key Largo, and a few in the Lower Keys. However, there is as yet no evidence of a breeding population anywhere in the Keys. Because pythons regularly escape or are released from captivity, it can be diff
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.
In some places, yes, but under several constraints. Specifically, importation of live snakeheads and their interstate transport is prohibited. Many states prohibit possession of snakeheads, and several of those states have done so for decades.
Most snakeheads will avoid contact with humans. In captivity, many will actually act shy around people. However, when guarding their eggs or young, they can become aggressive if approached.
Dead snakeheads--on ice or frozen--can be imported for food purposes to any state except those where importation or possession of dead snakeheads is illegal.
The USGS has some great science fair ideas related to earthquakes. Find inspiration for projects on other science topics by browsing the USGS Education website.
Birds: Information on Salton Sea bird die-offs can be found through the USGS National Wildlife Health Center Web site.
Mineral elements provide the color in fireworks. Barium produces bright greens; strontium yields deep reds; copper produces blues; and sodium yields yellow.
Although claims of their mobility have been greatly exaggerated, several species of snakeheads are able to wriggle overland from one body of water to another, particularly if the ground is wet.
Absolutely! The USGS has partnerships with many citizen science programs that are appropriate for classroom projects or for individual students. These programs include:
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