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Blue-footed booby (Distribution – description – feeding – reproduction – predation)

Credit for the photo: Wilder Rodrìguez Arteaga (Peru) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) Introduction The blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii is a tropical marine bird that belongs to the family Sulidae. The bird got its name “booby” from the Spanish “bobo”, or “bubi” that means stupid. This name was probably given by …

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White whale, Delphinapterus leucas (Reproduction, threat and conservation status) – Video

This video was taken at the Sea World, California, USA Life history and reproduction Males reach sexual maturity between four and seven years, while females mature at between six and nine years. The white whales can live more than 50 years. Female belugas typically give birth to one calf every three years. Gestation lasts 12 …

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The Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini (Life history and conservation status) – Video

This short video was taken on 09 June, 2012 at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA Life history: The Giant Pacific Octopus is a short-lived animal, with life spans of 3-5 years. When sexually mature, females may lay 20,000 – 100,000 eggs over a period of several days. Eggs are intensively cared for by the females until …

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