Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Gator hole

Fun fact of the day..

Alligators use their tails to construct what are known as “gator holes” to retain water during periods of drought.

http://animal.discovery.com/reptiles/alligator-info.htm

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Huge Water Fight Tomorrow!

Fun fact of the day…

There is going to be a huge water fight tomorrow in Stanley Park! More info here: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/07/vancouver-water-fight-2013-at-stanley-park/

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Roto-tailing

Fun fact of the day…

Striped dolphins are also known for roto-tailing, or jumping, out of the water and intensely rotating their tail in the air.

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/striped-dolphin-stenella-coeruleoalba

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National Geographic Amateur Photography Contest

Fun fact of the day…

The winners photos of the Best Underwater amateur photo contest for National Geographic were just released. They are amazing… I feel they these “amateurs” have quite a bit of background experience… 🙂
Check them out here: http://on.natgeo.com/19URPKh

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Shark Liver

Fun fact of the day…

Sharks’ livers contain lots of oil. This makes the liver a relatively buoyant organ, which helps sharks keep their balance in the water.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Just keep…moving?

Fun fact of the day…

A few of the known shark species will drown if they stop moving. Great white, mako and salmon sharks don’t have the muscles they need to pump water through their mouth and over their gills. As long as they keep swimming, water keeps moving over their gills, keeping them alive

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Polar Bear’s sight

Fun fact of the day…

Polar bears can see well underwater, spotting potential meals 15 feet (4.6 meters) away.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-polar_bear.html

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Sloth fur

Fun fact of the day…

Sloths spend so much time upside down that they are the only mammal whose fur is parted running belly to back to allow water to run off quickly during rainstorms

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-two-toed_sloth.html

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Jaguars in water

Fun fact of the day…

Unlike many other cats, jaguars do not avoid water; in fact, they are quite good swimmers. Rivers provide prey in the form of fish, turtles, or caimans—small, alligatorlike animals.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/jaguar/

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Puffin

Fun fact of the day…

The Atlantic puffins live most of their lives at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. They are excellent swimmers that use their wings to stroke underwater with a flying motion

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/atlantic-puffin/

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