Author Archives: Tez Stair

About Tez Stair

Tez Stair is currently a graduate student at UC Davis studying female mating strategies in Wood Ducks.

Creature Feature: Steamer Ducks

Steamer ducks, consisting of four species of waterfowl, are pretty odd animals. They are unusual for ducks in several ways, including the fact that they weigh many times more than most ducks and are largely incapable of flight,  with the … Continue reading

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Featured Creature: Tent-making bats

Bats (Chiroptera) are the second most diverse order of mammals, after rodents. You can travel nearly anywhere in the world and find several species of bats that are uniquely adapted to that area. If you find yourself in Central America, … Continue reading

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Featured Creature: Chum Salmon

The Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) is not among the most desirable salmon in terms of human consumption, to the point that the euphemistic label of “Keta Salmon” is often used in supermarkets. While culinarily unexciting, the Chum salmon exhibits some fascinating … Continue reading

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