Creature Feature: Ocean sunfish

Coolest fish in the ocean? Sunfish researchers are pushing for the evolutionary-unique sunfish to gain the unofficial title of “coolest ocean fish.”

Creature Feature: Greater racket-tailed Drongo

When exploring the forests of Asia, you may encounter some peculiar looking birds with forked tails who are singing whacky songs. Although they come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, the culprit of your curiosity could very well be a Drongo. Drongos are a family of birds that can be found from the Himalayan mountains…

Creature feature: Spotted sandpiper

Across the animal kingdom, it’s tough to be a mom.  Not all species exhibit parental care (or care about their young at all after the eggs are laid), but in those that do, usually the moms get stuck doing the bulk of the work.  In mammals, moms not only have to carry the baby in…

Creature Feature: San Joaquin Kit Fox

Although the San Joaquin Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) can easily be mistaken for other canids such as the red or grey fox, they are their own unique species with an interesting history. Unlike coyotes or other foxes, these slender, miniature foxes are endemic to the San Joaquin Valley of Central California. As the smallest…