Category Archives: Creature feature

Reptiles of Papua New Guinea: Sea Turtles – Loggerhead turtles

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is home to six of the worlds seven sea turtle species of which all but the flatback turtle come ashore to nest. Sea turtles have always been part of PNG culture providing meat, eggs and ornaments … Continue reading

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Crocodiles of Papua New Guinea: Part 2 – Saltwater Crocodile

After the New Guinea Crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae), the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the only other crocodylian species found in Papua New Guinea (PNG). C.porosus has a wide distribution ranging from the Solomon Islands to Sri Lanka and India and … Continue reading

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Crocodiles of Papua New Guinea; Part 1 – New Guinea Crocodile

I know of the existance of clans outside of the Sepik that have different animals including crocodiles as their totem but a part from the Sepiks, this is the first time I have seen a reference made to people outside … Continue reading

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A look at Reptiles of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) rich biodiversity has always facinated both scientists and ordinary people the world over but apart from the few documentaries and beautiful images very little is done in documenting this rich biodiversity. Pictured here is one of … Continue reading

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Could the presence of giant isopods be an indication of whats below the surface?

When stories of a fisherman in Florida, USA catching a goblin shark made headlines all over the world, something else caught the attention of inquisitive deep sea biologists as they questioned why there were so many giant isopods in the … Continue reading

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Giant snakes have the ability to find their way home

Migrating animals have always impressed us with their ability to navigate between breeding and foraging grounds. Cetaceans make long journeys to the warm tropical waters to breed and then migrate back to the cold polar waters to feed, birds make … Continue reading

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Fish with genitals on its head

So yes, nature does have many ways of showing your love and of course making sure your genes are successfully passed on to ensure the survival of your kind. Having said this, a new fish species found in the Mekong … Continue reading

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Finding the Squid in a squidworm

The deep sea has once again revealed one of its many secrets, this time unveiling an intriguing new annelid, Teuthidodrilus samae, a.k.a squidworm.┬áThis unique creature was caught in 2007 at the western Celebes sea, a body of water surrounded by … Continue reading

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Are seahorses REAL?

Ask any biologist why they chose biology and the 2 most common answers you’d get would be because they love animals and they love being out doors (although not usually in that order). Coming to think of it, the decision … Continue reading

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Creature Feature: Mole Crab

A friend of mine recently posted these pictures on Facebook and out of curiosity I set off to find out what strange creature this was. A brief history, my friend was walking on Carolina beach, Wilmington and saw this strange … Continue reading

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