Atlantic puffins, or porg inspirations, are some of the most distinguishable seabirds given their colorful beak and short, stout bodies.
Author Archives: Pocket Critters
An untimely demise that has been building up for quite some time: Australia’s bushfires
2019 was quite a fiery year for anyone who paid attention to the news. Wildfires plagued California, #PrayforAmazonia trended on social media, and now the bushfires are incessantly burning in Australia.
Guinea worm: what humans and dogs have in common
If, according to my microbiology professor, the Guinea worm parasite has been “virtually” eradicated, then why did the World Health Organization (WHO) push the 2020 Guinea worm eradication date back by 10 years, to 2030?
Critter of the Week: Grizzly Bear
Just as we “bears” are preparing to hunker down in our studies, the grizzly bear is currently preparing to hibernate by stocking up on food and body fat.
A turtle-y good time: Archelon Project 2019
This past summer I had the opportunity of volunteering with loggerhead sea turtles in Greece through ARCHELON, The Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.
Critter of the Week: North American Raccoon
Ski masked bandits of the night, or adorably intelligent fluff balls? It’s a complicated matter.