|1: ||Do sea mammals drink sea water or how do they
|2: ||Did whales ever walk on land?
|3: ||What is the ecosystem? What are some common
|4: ||I was wondering whether it is possible or not for
life to develop in a chlorine or fluorine
atmosphere, and if not could you explain why?
|5: ||How long does it take for a swell shark egg to
hatch? How big will the swell shark be and how
does it know how to survive?
|6: ||Did scientists find dinosaur fossils all over the
world or are there places(continents) where they
found none? Did scientists ever found a fossil of
|7: ||What is mimicked off bio mimicry besides the
|8: ||I read an article about food chains and it talked
about microzooplankton. What is that?
|9: ||Do all living things go through photosynthesis?
|10: ||I am doing a research project on the ocean's hadal
zone and what type of life lives there. I was
wondering if you could help me. Is it true that
creatures in the hadal zone don't have ears or
heads because of pressure? And is there any type
of fish or plants in the hadal zone, like fish
that glow in the dark, or is that just a myth?
|11: ||If phytoplankton provides 50% of the earth's
oxygen, what's the other half?
|12: ||I was wondering what the geology of the SB coast
is? Like possibly what types of rocks and metals
are found in and near the ocean. I am doing a
project to see what types of substrate marine
inverts prefer and I need to know what are some
different substrates. Thanks.
|13: ||Why did large animal evolve in nature? Aren't
they kind of useless like too big need lots of
space and food?
|14: ||Is there an easy way to make agar plates from our
local kelp? I want to do a science experiment
where I use agar plate to let bacteria grow on
and I thought I could make these plates myself.
|15: ||If in the Inertidal zone there are organisms in
the water how can they survive in the water with
nothing to eat? What do they eat? How? How warm
must the water be? Can they live if the water
gets hotter or colder? How? Why?
|16: ||Why is there life in the ocean?
|17: ||Why do different animals live in different zones
of the ocean?
|18: ||Is it possible to make a fish glow without
inserting any genes from a jellyfish or any other
type of genes?
|19: ||What kinds of organisms live on algae?
|20: ||If all the animals and creatures were taken out
of the ocean, how would the water level go down?
|21: ||I was mixing up a solution or iron (III) nitrate
for my chemistry class to do a lab on
equilibrium. Of course, as the iron nitrate
dissolved, the solution took on a brownish color,
characteristic of the Fe (III) ion. The solution
needed to be mixed with a few ml of conc. nitric
acid. When the acid was added to the solution,
the brownish color left, and the solution became
clear - colorless with maybe a slight purple
tint. OK, what happened to the color? The
Fe(III) is still in solution (I think)...seems
like it should retain the color. Could it have
been oxidized to something higher that is
colorless? What's with the purple? Help.
|22: ||I am currently doing a science project on natural oil seeps and their effect on kelp. Though I am not finished with my experiment, I have counted bryozoans and found that petroleum kelp contained these colonies, whereas the non-petroleum kelp did not. Basically I have found that petroleum does not affect the kelp because the petroleum does not stick to the kelp, like it does to so many other organisms. My question: why does the petroleum not affect the kelp, what does the kelp have to make the petroleum not stick to it when the petroleum sticks to feathers and kayak paddles?
|23: ||i was surprised to see one student culturing
sponge cells to obtain spicules in iquest
programme may i know how to grow sponge obtained
from sea in lab conditions ?
|24: ||I am doing a Science Fair experiment on the
effects of electromagnetic fields on diatoms.
What kind of diatoms should I use, and where may
I order them?
|25: ||Why did the legislature place a moratorium on Garibaldi commercial collection until 2002?
|26: ||What does semicossyphus pulcher mean? What is the
trophic level of a sheephead? What does it eat?
What is the job in its community?
|27: ||How does acid rain affect sea life? As a science
project, I am thinking to use a group of gold
fish and test on them. Could you tell me how I
could get this acid, and how to test and measure
this on the goldfish? Also, how does global
warming, temperature, effect sea life...goldfish?
Thank you very much.
|28: ||How does a caudal keel enable some species of fish and sharks to swim fast?
|29: ||I am doing the school science project on "If you
put a goldfish in a dark room will it affect it's
skin pigment". And I was wondering, if it does
affect it, why would it affect it and how? And
where would I find a site with information?
|30: ||Last year when I visited the REEF the student
told us a story about the octopus who left his
tank and ate something from another tank. What
did he eat? Do you have any other funny stories?
What was the girl fish with the big mouth who
turned into a boy fish?
|31: ||What do cells come from?
|32: ||Do different types of algae absorb different light?? After doing my experiment with a spectrophotometer and extracts of red, green and brown algae I found out that yes, they do absorb different amounts of each light. I would just like to have more information about how and why this happens. Please, I need this information as soon as possible. Thank you.
|33: ||How do sponges survive in the ocean and how do they reproduce?
|34: ||I have two questions: A. Did trilobites have
predators? B. What did trilobites eat?
|35: ||Did Sea Scorpions eat any kind of Trilobite?
|36: ||I am aware that cells are differentiated into
their particular functions. Furthermore, cells
reproduce constantly. However, how do these
cells "know" where their "cosmetic boundaries"
are? For example, why don't your lip cells
reproduce right into your cheek area? Why don't
eyebrow-producing epithelial cells grow hair up
into your forehead?
|37: ||Why are skin cells undergoing mitosis continuously?
|38: ||Why dose blood turn red when it touches the air?
|39: ||How many living things are there?
|40: ||I'm doing my science fair project on 'does the
color of the water effect the fish's life span?'
using food colouring to dye the water do you
think this will kill them?
|41: ||How are the gametes different from other cells in the body?
|42: ||How does the endocrine system work in regards to nutrition and metabolism?
|43: ||We are learning about cnidarians and their
nematocysts. My question is: can they sting
|44: ||I know why algae are different colors but how does their color affect their function?
|45: ||How does anesthesia make you not feel anything?
|46: ||I have heard that there are two main theories to
the evolutionary origins of life, RNA first and
metabolism first, can you give me some
information on both?
|47: ||What are the three branches of life?
|48: ||Do cells have brains?
|49: ||What would happen if a red blood cell was damaged?
|50: || |
We have one koi and about 14 fish that are
comets or goldfish in a swimming pool converted
to a pond. They are about 5 inches or so long at
about 1 year of age. Very robust and active. Four
of them are basically white. Of the four, two
have some deep orange spots naturally on them. I
just noticed today that the white on the fish is
turning a washed out yellow/orange color. They
were seemingly pure white before. Now fins and
head particularly are turning organish. I'm
worried about their health. One website that
sells koi food says this is due to liver
function. Can that be correct? If so, what do we
change? We are feeding Tetramin and a special
We are in Hawaii so the
temperature is in the 80's. Full sunlight on the
pool. The pool is about 15,000 gallons with deep
areas at 8' on one end. The water is not
filtered, aerated or treated in any other way and
is very green as my husband is under the
impression that it is a large enough body of
water to not need extra care. We have two water
hyacinth plants in with them. The fish eat the
fish food, algae and bugs that fall into the
water. The comets/goldfish we bought were sold as
feeder fish" and we put them into the pond when
they were only a few inches. They are now robust
in girth, about 5 long in the body and very
active. But I wonder what this symptom may mean
in terms of nutrients and water quality?
|51: ||For my career, I want to study marine mammals,
but I don't know what to major in. I have heard
that I can get my major in Zoology and my minor
in Marine Biology or vise versa. I just wanted to
ask you what you think I should do and if you
knew of any good colleges in Florida that offer
|52: || |
Hello, i am doing a project on gel
electrophoresis and just had a few questions.
-What is the basic process?
-What is it used
for? What fields?
-How is the gel
-How are the DNA segments
-Could the average person conduct
their own gel electrophoresis experiment?
Any answers to any of these questions would be
greatly appreciated. Thank You
|53: ||What physical ailment can happen to the red blood
|54: ||Do jellyfish sting or attack other jellyfish?
|55: ||To make genetic mutations do you have to change
DNA or RNA? Why?
|56: ||How do electric eels produce electricity?
|57: ||How does a blue ring octopus kill a human being?
|58: ||Since most oceanic food chains depend on upwelling to get the nutrients into the light zone, how do the fires in southern california affect the same food chains with all the nutrients that are blown out to sea? Then upwelling or not there is a sudden flood of nutrients in the light zone. Hello to my fellow grad students.
|59: ||What will happen to our Nervous System if we have lost our ability to see?
|60: ||How was earth created and how did life begin on
|61: ||Where are mature T lymphocytes after disappear
|62: ||Why nerve cells can't reproduce?
|63: ||Why are you not crushed by atmospheric pressure?
|64: ||I want to be a vet that works with sea animals
only, what would that be called? Could you email
me some info on being a vet that only works with
|65: ||Do you get different cells everyday?
|66: ||Can you be alive with no cells?
|67: ||Hi! I am working on a science fair project for my
chemistry class. My question for my project is:
How does concentrations of Pseudontzchia, the
phytoplankton found in seawater that can produce
domoic acid affect intertidal invertebrates?
Would you use a plankton net to collect seawater
samples of phytoplankton and other organisms? In
my experiment I am thinking of taking the pH
levels for each quantity of seawater to test the
acidity of each sample I take. Do you know
anything about domoic acid and its relationship
to phytoplankton? I have found a few research
sources on the subject in regards to domoic acid
but not enough to help me experiment.
|68: ||Hello, I am starting a science project and I am
interested in algae. I had one question though,
what do algae do that is beneficial to marine
life or the enviornment? Thank you, I look
forward to hearing from you.
|69: ||How do marine invertebrates decompose in the
ocean after death? |
I am working on a science
project related to taphonomy and the
decomposition of soft bodied invertebrate ocean
specimens inside of alcohol jars for laboratory
Could you help me?
|70: ||I am doing a project and I wanted to test how
does dioxin affect the burrowing speed of a mole
crab. I Know dioxin is really toxic, but I was
wondering if we could work with it or not. If
not, do you have any suggestions on another
product or pesticide, something that is harming
or is in the ocean that may affect the speed?
Thank you very much
|71: ||how does a boy/girl get different sex organs than
|72: ||Why do people have tissue to support their bones
|73: ||What is a chromsome and what does it do?
|74: ||What helps cell divide?
|75: ||How many times a day does a cell divide?
|76: ||What is some evidence for evolution?
|77: ||I went to Goleta Beach today to pick up some kelp
for my science lesson this week. I found some
really neat holdfast at the end of a mass of
kelp! I cut it off to take that home. I have
attached a few photos of it. Could either of you
tell me more about it? It makes sense that the
holdfast would be on the ocean floor. But I
wonder about the shells attached. Do either of
you know what kind of sea creature that this type
of shell is from? These shells are also all over
the beach. Is it typical for shelled sea animals
to be underneath the holdfast of kelp? I'm
interested in doing an inquiry type lesson with
my class (for social studies) in addition to my
science lesson, but I'd like to know more about
what I found. This structure is very interesting!
|78: ||What is carbon monoxide poisoning and why is it lethal to humans? What is the chemical reaction that occurs in the body when carbon monoxide is inhaled?
|79: ||How does noise pollution from traffic affect the environment? What animals does it specifically affect?
|80: ||Why is it that chicken meat is white, pig meat is
pink, and cows meat is red? Does diet play a
|81: ||I noticed that this summer we had lots of sun in Ventura and very little red tide and wondered if there is a connection? Has this been studied? Hello to all of you grad students.
|82: ||1. What is the difference between biodegradation and bioremediation?
|83: ||Why do only Eukaryotic cells have nucleuses?
|84: ||What are the main functions of the lymphatic system?
|85: ||How carbon dioxide is carried in the blood?
|86: ||Do cells attack each other? If so,Why?
|87: ||How do you know that the cells in your body are
|88: ||When putting your finger through fire, why doesn't your skin burn?
|89: ||Is it the actual mold or the mold juice that is used to make antibiotics?
|90: ||How you scientists would define the words genes, genetics, and heredity?
|91: ||In the field of Genetics, what does it mean a trait and hybrid?
|92: ||I would like to know what is an allele?, what is a recessive allele?, and what is a dominant allele?
|93: ||How fast do nerves send signals to and from the
|94: ||Why is it when you mix a white mouse with a
colored one, it comes out with a different color?
|95: ||How do animals camouflage?
|96: ||Why do you have red blood cells couldn't they be any color or are they red for a specific reason?
|97: ||If Darwin's theory states that humans evolved
from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?
|98: ||How much oxygen should a fish really "take in"?
What should the water temperature be?
|99: ||How much oxygen should a comet goldfish (comet
feeder) "take in"?
|100: ||How many gill movements (gills moving "in and out") should a comet golfish breathe/do in 1 minute?
|101: ||Does calcium carbonate help fish live and breathe?
|102: ||How can fetus or adult stem cells be used to develop organs? Have there been experiments conducted using stem cells? How can a stem cell be removed, without endangering the life of the fetus?
|103: ||Can sharks see color?
|104: ||When the earliest organism grew, did ti go extint
after new ones grew?
|105: ||What do animals have,that we don't have?
|106: ||Are cells a big part of our bodys?
|107: ||Do Giant Japanese Crabs bite?
|108: ||Does your eye color affect your eye sight??
|109: ||Why are whales so big?
|110: ||Why are sea turtles almost extincted ?
|111: ||How does lead poisoning affect the development of babies both while they are in the womb and after birth? Thanks!
|112: || |
The theory goes that mutation is the raw material for evolution. Existing sequences of DNA, some of which codes for functional proteins, other sections dont, have random changes in their nucleotide sequence over time, that may persist and dawn reproductive advantage onto carriers of that gene.
I know that changes in the nucleotide sequences of the same gene have been observed across species, like in the genes that code for polypeptides in cytochrome C and hemoglobin. Based on this evidence a sort of evolutionary time line can be developed to show how far back organisms diverged from a common ancestor by comparing the numbers of differences in nucleotide sequence. In the study of genomes thus far, is there any evidence that suggests a related sequence of nucleotides that result in different functional proteins? Not all organisms have the same proteins, so wouldnt we expect to find that when we find a novel protein on the evolutionary tree, that the nucleotide sequence that codes for that protein would be analogous or similar to a the sequence for a different functional protein? I havent come across anything on this front and was wondering what the experts know. Thanks and I hope you have lots to be thankful for! Sincerely, Bret Klopfenstein Ventura HS
|113: ||Can you please tell me the digestive timeline for protein, fat, and starch?
|114: ||Which is the color of light not reflected by chlorophyll?
|115: ||How are scientific names developed?
|116: ||What elements are present in the body?
|117: ||Will food coloring kill fish?
|118: ||Can fish live in colored water?
|119: ||How are sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide
significant to the process of photosynthesis?
|120: ||We need bacteria for a science project; the name is Acinetobacter calcoaceticus RAG-1. Is this dangerous bacterium? Does work with it need to be done at a special lab?
|121: ||How would you measure Ultra Violet light on green algae? What units of measurements would you use for measuring Ultra Violet light?
|122: ||What information is coded into DNA?
|123: ||Why does ammonia magnetize iron? I did a science project where I was trying to see what liquids would rust nails and when I put nails into ammonia, they didn't rust, but were magnetic when I removed them. Why? Also, when I did the same thing with milk, the nails turned a darl bluish-grey. Why?
|124: ||What causes that shock I feel when my body comes into contact with metal?
|125: ||We had a paddleboard race on Saturday from Goleta beach to Leadbetter beach and for the first two miles saw hundreds of large, brown jellyfish. So I wondered what species and how bad their sting is, they looked gnarly (scientific term)!? They were about 1 foot in diameter and looked like kelp bubbles when the wind caught the edge of their top. Long, 2ft+ tentacles. Fortunately no one was stung to my knowledge.
|126: || |
I'm a substitute teacher from Canada. I am presently teaching my class about different biomes. The great barrier reef was a common interest amongst the students. I must admit I know nothing about this subject. I have done some research concerning these topics below, and unfortunately I have encountered some difficulties. I was hoping you could help me provide the proper information for my class and I. I'd greatly appreciate it. I would need this information by Tuesday the 25th, 2010 at the latest. Thank you so much.
I need to know the following:
Major Flora- (just a few examples)
Major Fauna- (just a few examples)
Water- Fresh Water Supply
Food web- Consumers
Food web- Decomposers
Food web- Predation
Food web- Mutualism
Food web- Commensalism
Human- Land Development
I can't thank you enough.
|127: ||What school is best to go to be a vet?
|128: || |
I'm asking for help with the assistance of my teacher. I'm doing a science fair and research project on the golden ratio in nature. I'm interested in mathematics and finding relationships between things I can measure in the real world.
I've been doing research on the golden ratio and I've found that the information is either too general or too advanced. I think there may be two ways you could help me:
1. I would like some help finding material that could help inform me appropriately (beyond the junior high level, but easier than graduate school) for my mathematical research.
2. Is it possible that there might be someone on campus willing to mentor me?
Teacher's note: This student is one of the brightest girls I've seen! Worth nurturing/Mentoring!!!!
|129: || |
I am doing a project on DNA sequence and on how changes in the sequence cause disorders. For example, cystic fibrosis is caused by a recessive allele. When you look at that string of DNA you can see there are three DNA bases missing. Here are my questions I need answered:
1) What kind of technology you would use when looking for the DNA impurities?
2) In the sequences is it easy to point out the mistakes or are they hard to see?
3) Is a specific name for this action or do I just call it DNA sequencing?
4) Is it possible to replace the mistakes with the correct sequence? --Thank you
|130: ||Why is blood red?
|131: ||What does Vitamin D have to do with calcium?
|132: ||Do you have any unique information for the use of Calcium, the element?
|133: ||Are all plant cells square and all animal cells
more round in shape?
|134: ||Could I feed a translucent fish food coloring and
will it change color?
|135: ||What are fossils made of?
|136: ||Is Spinosaurus the biggest dinosaur? How many teeth does it have?
|137: ||How many teeth is a shark supposed to have?
|138: ||How long is a gray whale? Can it be as big as 5 school buses?
|139: ||How are these baby whales born and what do they
eat? Can male whales have babies?
|140: ||How do whales migrate to different places and how do they know where to migrate?
|141: ||Why do blue whales go to Hawaii and not somewhere else?
|142: ||What is the average number of whales born in a year?
|143: ||How many types of whales are there?
|144: ||How long do whales live?
|145: ||Why do not all whales of all kinds travel in herds?
|146: ||Why do sperm whales come to Santa Barbara?
|147: ||Why are whales mammals and not fish? What are the
characteristics of mammals?
|148: ||How many bones does a whale have?
|149: ||How many teeth does an orca have? Is the Orca a killer whale and what does it eat?
|150: ||How do whales communicate?
|151: ||Do whales fight?
|152: ||What are the different places where whales live?
|153: ||How do you call a scientist that studies dolphins?
|154: ||Why do whales flip their tails in the air?
|155: ||How do you call a scientist that studies whales?
|156: ||How do new born whales know what to do?
|157: ||Is coral bleached by higher temperatures?
|158: ||Which are the places (countries/oceans) where whales live?
|159: ||What common ancestor do humans and other mammals share?
|160: ||How can obligate anaerobe bacteria can survive without respiration of oxygen!?
|161: ||What is the function of a plant cell and what is
the function of an animal cell? Are their
|162: ||What living things do not have vertebrates?
|163: ||Can goldfish live in a bowl that has food
coloring in the water? Thank you.
|164: ||How can we test the effectiveness of rubbing alcohol in killing bacteria?
|165: ||How do seals reproduce?
|166: ||How many teeth do sharks have?
|167: ||How many teeth does a Great White Shark have?
|168: ||How many teeth do whales have?
|169: ||Why animal cells have more variety in shape than plant cells?
|170: ||For animal science our teacher wants us to die
a fish a different color. How would I go
about doing this? Or can I just get a white
fish and out like 2 drops of food color on each
side of him ? Because I have a 3.0 GPA looking
at going into collage next year, this is 50% of
1st semesters grade. Thanks!
|171: ||What diseases do bananas and fish carry?
(Mercury, Tiny diseases on banana, etc.) How do
safely carry food from one place to another
without diseases getting on the food? This is for
a very important group project. Thank you!
|172: ||Are viruses alive? What about prions?
|173: || |
I want to do experiment with my friend about goldfish. My question is:
Is a goldfish healthier living among water plants or in clean water?
I need your help. How to do this experiment, what kind of materials do I need and I hope you can help me
|174: ||What kind of baits are most effective to atract sharks? What are good spots to find sharks within a 15 mile range of the santa barbara harbor?
|175: ||Can you please tell me the digestive timeline for
protein, fat, and starch?
|176: ||We have been learning about the immune response (natural killer cells, dendritic cells, t-cells, etc.) and I have a question: how many times a day / week / month does your immune system fight off viruses? Is it happening all the time?
|177: || |
What is music therapy?
What type/tempo affects moods in what way?
|178: ||Why do human beings having emotions and feelings?
|179: ||How can penguins jump out of the water so fast and so high? Do they use a swim bladder like sharks?
|180: ||I was just wondering how many chromosomes it
takes to make one strand of DNA? Thanks,
hopefully you reply soon.
|181: ||Which is the biggest rodent in the world?
|182: ||Why aren't monkeys turning into humans right now?
|183: ||How do our brains function similarly to small animals if they aren't the same size?
|184: ||Bull Sharks are able to live in both fresh water and salt water, while most other sharks can only survive in salt water. How is this so? Are their gills different so they can adapt to different water types.
|185: ||How do organisms live in methane?
|186: ||If dolphins and whales are ocean mammals, how is
that whales are large and dolphins small? I am
asking this question because I read here that
whales being mammals can grow large as they
don't have the physical restrictions they would
have on land. So why does it not apply to
|187: ||We did a little research on diatoms earlier this
year. We were wondering why is it that round?
Diatoms cant move and, can others?
|188: ||In your body is your blood blue or red? |
|189: || I'm in high school right now and I have gotten
really interested in the field of Oceanography. I
wanted to know what I can focus on right now in
order to get into oceanography when I first go
into college and also what might be my percentage
of being able to work somewhere when I finish my
college degree. It would be great to know. Thanks! |
|190: ||What are some of the most interesting life forms found in the deepest parts of the ocean?
|191: ||How did the salt get into the oceans at the
beginning of their formation?
|192: ||Our class has joined the GLOBE project. We have
been taking a lot of tests on our environment,
including alkalinity. What is alkalinity about? I
know that alkalinity is found in water. Is
alkalinity good or bad for the environment? We
took an alkalinity test on Oso Flaco Lake and the
test showed that there was zero alkalinty. What
does that mean?
|193: ||Our beach had an oil leak sometime around 1992-
1994. I want to know how that oil leak could
effect us and the animals that live in the ocean?
Maybe you heard about the Unocal oil leak in
Guadalupe. I havent found good information on the
health problems. I want to know.... what are the
effects to us.... where could I find out?
|194: ||Im investigating water treatment. I heard that a
few years ago that we were short on water,and
that they could make fresh drinking out of ocean
water. Im wondering what things does the ground
water have and ocean drinking water doesn't have?
|195: ||We already know that there is a underground oil
spill at the guadalupe dunes, and I heard that
hospital waste washed up on the beaches. The
question is Is the water safe to drink if they
take the salt out of it? Does that process take
out this other junk?
|196: ||Are there any environmental problems in the Everglades?
|197: ||What kind of bacteria live in the swamps today?
|198: ||Where is the biggest lagoon located?
|199: ||How did bacteria develop on Earth?
|200: ||If CH4 outgases from the ocean bottom in large amounts during an earthquake, can a boat sink in the result less dense water?
|201: ||How are recombinant plasmids moved through the
membrane into the receiving bacterium.The story
in the high school bio textbook is simply that
restriction enzymes clip the gene of interest,
it is recombined with a ligase, and then this
transformed plasmid is reintroduced into the cell
- but no real explanation. Can you explain this
|202: ||My class is currently learning about oceans and
ocean currents. There has been some conflicting
thoughts about how many oceans there are in the
world.Could you tell us how many oceans there are
in the world and what their names are.
|203: ||As a scientist, how would you explain how the
Earth was created after the Big Bang occurred?
Where did animals, plants the human race come from?
|204: ||Up to how many eggs can a steelhead trout have? .
I want to know because we will be studying the
steelhead trout and I want to know ahead of time.
(we just got 30 eggs in our aquarium).
|205: ||Why can't humans make the 8 amino acids which we
need toget from the diet? Is it a loss of a past
ability, or are we maybe gaining the ability?
What amino acids do you acquire from beans and
rice, versus milk, and versus tofu?
|206: ||When we take a bath or a shower, do cells fall in the water? Can cells sense stuff?
|207: ||How do glowing algae (dinoflagellates) chemically create their light?
|208: ||Why can we not see the barnacle animals?
|209: ||What is the deadliest animal in the ocean?
|210: ||What do jelly fish eat? Where do they get their
shock (stinging) from? Where is their mouth?
|211: ||What animal eats sea anemones ?
|212: ||How do sea anemones reproduce?
|213: ||What does a mussel really look like ( the animal inside)?
|214: ||How does a barnacle molt and grow if it does not
leave their outer shell?
|215: ||Do puffer fish live in coral reefs? |
|216: ||Is the coral reef poisonous? |
|217: ||Do clown fish live in coral reefs because the
water is warm? |
|218: ||Do Bumble bee fish eat flowers and honey? |
|219: ||How do animals stay hidden in the sand as the
tide is going out and the sand is going with the
|220: ||Why living things need to be fed? |
|221: ||Why is GTP used in translation and transcription
instead of ATP? |
|222: ||I am trying to find out what I have found. Can
you help me? I recently found another object
even bigger than the picture attached. Thank
Click here to see what I found:
what I found 1
what I found 2
|223: ||Do giant squids have lungs? |
|224: ||How do invertebrates excrete their wastes? |
|225: ||What is goldfish? How do goldfish live? Where do
goldfish live? What do goldfish eat? What are
goldfish habitats? |
|226: ||Is it necessary to insert the nucleus of somatic
cell of any animal in an egg cell of the same
of animal in cloning? Can we insert sheep somatic
cell in cow egg cell and have a successful
cloning? If so,why is it possible? If not,why is
not it possible? |
|227: ||If you compare the two sequences of HindIII and
HaeII, is there anything unusual about the
sequence itself? Is there something about AAGCTT
or AATT that might suggest it is something other
than random if you came across it in a DNA
sequence? If you wanted to cut up a genome into
smaller pieces instead of larger pieces, and you
had the three enzymes to choose from that we
talked about above, which enzyme would you use?
The 4, 6 or 8 base pair cutter, and why?
|228: ||How has science helped animals? |
|229: ||How does chlorine affect material over a long
period of time? How does chlorine affect peoples’
|230: ||What would happen if you brought a giant squid up
to the surface of water? |
|231: ||How wide is a gray whale? |
|232: || |
1) Do Great White Sharks purposefully attack
2) Why are people so afraid of a shark that
looks so fake in the movie?
3) Is there a possibility of overtaking fear
4) How exactly does fear work in the human
5) What is your current job and what do you
have your credentials in?
|233: ||What are the effects on a fish that is dyed? |
|234: ||How are scientists helpful to us?
|235: ||My science project is "Does changing the
of a whistle affect a goldfish's reaction time? I
have 5 questions to ask:
1)Does time of day affect a fish\'s attention
2) What is your education background and career
3) Is their anyway I could make my fish listen
4) What is your prediction of my conclusion will
the high or low frequency whistle make the fish
have a faster reaction time?
5)Is their any advice you can give me for future
(i know this very short notice and i totally
understand if its not possible, but if possible
could you email me the answers by January 20th)
thank you so much
|236: ||Do all living things grow? |
|237: ||What are the types of animals that reproduce
asexually, and that also go through regeneration? |
|238: ||Why do cells require oxygen? |
|239: ||How do fish breath from their gills?
|240: ||If an organisms muscle cells or nerve cells are
damaged, what problems would there be? Which
stages of cell division require energy? Which
stages would require that new biomolecules and
cellular structures be made? |
|241: ||How do the animals that live at the bottom of the
ocean make their own light? |
|242: ||How many colors can shrimps see? |
|243: ||Which animal lives the longest? |
|244: ||Why is it so little known about octopuses? |
|245: ||What color would your blood be if your skin was
|246: ||Why do animals have whiskers? |
|247: ||What is the purpose of the Whale nervous and
|248: ||How many people will have a marine biology job in
the future? |
|249: ||How fast or slow do coral reefs grow? |
|250: ||Does music effect animal behavior? |
|251: ||What kinds of animals live in the Hadal zone? |
|252: ||What color is our blood inside of our bodies? |
|253: ||How effective has science been to protect
endangered animals? |
|254: ||How is ATP produced in a cell? |
|255: ||In our Puget Sound Beaches unit we compared the
life cycle of the barnacle and the crab. We would
like to know which one molts more often. We found
out that barnacles go from egg to nauplius, have 5
stages to get to the cyprid stage, then continue
to molt inside their plates as adults. Crabs go
from egg to zoea, then have 5 stages to get to be
megalopes, then molt more to become juveniles,
then adults (about 12 molts the first two years,
then 1 time per year after about 3 years. We still
don't really know the answer to our question.
Which one molts more?
|256: ||What are the predators of a California freshwater
|257: ||Do invertebrates change colors like the
chameleon's do? |
|258: ||What is the meaning of "biology"? We were taught
that "bio" meant life, and "logy" meant "the study
of". Have you been taught this also? Thank you for
the courtesy of a reply.
|259: ||How long a whale can stay underneath water? How long
they can stay on land? |
I am an Iranian girl . I need your help .
I study Cell and Molecular Biology and I want to
write an article a bout Sponges Power restored.
I need some resources and your input, but my
English is not very good.
Please help me.
|261: || Why whales cannot breathe in water? |
|262: ||Is there a living thing that does not move? |
|263: ||What is the minimum number of cells a living thing
can have? |
|264: ||Does the artificial light effect the pigment of
the goldfish? If so, how long do you thing it will
take to the goldfish to change color? |
|265: ||I cannot find the kind of degrees that an
oceanographer needs. Can you help me? |
|266: ||Would a shark be able to survive in the ocean
without a dorsal fin? |
|267: || What is the difference between mimicry and
|268: ||How many types of living things are are in the
oceans, rivers, and tide pools?
|269: ||Why would any type of whale would have a food
shortage? Would it be because their food also
migrate to different locations as well? |
|270: || Are mermaids real? |
|271: ||Scientifically, what happens to a person when
she/he dies, where does she/he go? |
|272: ||Does holding a mirror in front of a fish change
what it does? |
|273: ||How people can drink ocean water, but animals like
fish can not; and how can fish breath ocean water
and drinking it is not healthy for those animals
which live in bad ocean waters? PLEASE WRITE BACK,
thank you, love.
|274: ||A cell knows what to do because it is programed to
do what it do. But, what or who programed the cell
or any other unconsciousness life to know what to
do? I mean, how the atoms of the first living
thing know how to be arranged to construct this
|275: ||I want to be a Marine Vet Tech, is it the same
schooling as becoming a vet tech or are there
colleges and programs that focus on marine
animals? I've looked at colleges with vet tech
programs, but marine vet tech is hard to find when
researching online. Should I take regular vet tech
classes, then find a course that focuses on marine
animals? I have seen that most vet tech programs
have a (1) class that deals in marine/exotic/large
animals, is that enough the be a marine vet tech?
What should I look at to study for what I want to do?
|276: ||Why is sound so important? |
|277: ||Does venom save lives?
|278: ||How does squid shoot the black ink out of it?
|279: ||When do sea anemone reproduce? How often do sea
|280: ||How do baby whales get born? |
|281: ||How are there tentacles so sticky, like the squid's? |
|282: ||Why do fishes die when they're removed from water?
I realize they require oxygen like other aerobes,
but (obviously) there's oxygen in the air. So what
is it about the water itself that keeps them alive?
|283: ||How do seals mate? |
|284: ||People have different types of blood (e.g A, B, AB
or O). Is it possible for animals to have those
same types too? |
|285: || How do Sea Anemones protect themselves?
|286: || Why don't fish move slowly in cold temperatures
like reptiles do? Both are cold blooded.
|287: ||Do sea turtles have teeth? |
|288: ||How does conduction flow through a cell?
|289: ||What is blood pressure? |
|290: ||Why does the sun help us to live? |
|291: ||Do different colors of sponges absorb different
amounts of water? |
|292: ||What would I do to be a marine scientist?
|293: ||How much energy of the phytoplankton is given off
|294: ||Do all living things reproduce? |
|295: ||What would happen if the earth had no photosynthesis?
|296: ||How thin is a eggshell? |
|297: ||How is metamorphosis different from the
development of baby mammals?
|298: ||What is the greatest challenge that ocean fish
face in salt water? |
|299: ||Are the lungs and blowhole connected? |
|300: ||Were whales land animals? |
|301: ||What is the difference between genotype and
|302: ||I know that chloroplasts require proteins coded
for by the nucleus to reproduce. However, if
chloroplasts were placed in a solution that had
those proteins could they reproduce outside of a cell? |
|303: ||Is there any blue blood in our bodies at any time?
Or is it all red with different shades? |
|304: ||Hello, People evolved and selected by the genes
which adapted to the environment that are favor to
them. So, for example, people who live at the
higher latitude area have lighter skin color, and
vise verse, people live near the equator have
darker skins for the ultra-violate protection
reason. If a white couple (their grandpa and
grandma and the past generations are all white)
move to somewhere near equator, and then the
generations past on (and all of their offspring
mate with pure white people), will their skin
color change because of any environment reason?
Thank you so much for taking time to answer this! |
|305: ||Why do we have Tissues in our body? Why do tissues
that work together form organs? |
|306: ||Why are whales mammals and not fish? |
|307: || How does the peacock flounder change color? |
|308: ||What is more comparable to stomach acid, lemon
juice or vinegar?
|309: ||What is the cell wall made of?
|310: ||Why are specialized cells needed in the human body?
|311: ||How are plant and animal cells different? |
|312: ||What classes should you take in high school for a
major marine mammal veterinarian? Or Marine trainee? |
|313: ||Why rigid bodies do not feel atmospheric pressure? |
|314: ||How do sponges breathe? |
|315: ||How does pollination differ from fertilization?
|316: ||How are clams born? |
|317: ||Can you give some information about the kingdom of
|318: ||What is the reason fireflies emit light and how
does it work?
|319: ||How do plants and animals use the food produced
|320: ||Which animals don't have blood? |
|321: ||What rate do red blood cells die at?
|322: ||What happens to the brain when you think? Why do
we need a brain to do things? |
|323: ||Hello. I am doing a research project on
bioluminescent organisms and have a question. I
was wondering if there is a connection between
luciferase in bioluminescent organisms and
chlorophyll in plants. If so please tell their
relationship. Thank You. |
|324: ||How do microorganisms enter our body? |
|325: ||How do eubacteria obtain food? |
|326: ||How much percentage of oxygen does a fish need? |
|327: ||Is there an organelle which has to be colored a
specific color in an animal or plant cell? If yes,
which is it? |
|328: ||How can our body carry out digestive functions on
a daily basis?
|329: ||I am researching the field of marine biology for a
research project. With my teacher's approval, I
have a few questions for you you to answer. 1.
What type of background is required and what
personal qualities are required in marine biology?
2. What are the hours, typical day like, and what
responsibilities are included? 3. What will the
future look like for this job and what would the
world be like without this job? Thank you for your
|330: ||I'm having a conversation with my friends at lunch
and the topic of blood pigmentation and whether it
is blue when it has no oxygen or not. I showed
them your website that in fact states that it is
always red but may give off a blue hue. However,
some of my friends do not believe that there is
any way for you to scientifically prove that. So
my question to you is, how do you know that blood
is always red? |
|331: ||If stingrays like warm water which we had in
Ventura a month ago, where do they go now that the
water is like 55F, cold!? I know they liked the
water because I got stung by one. |
|332: ||How many rows of teeth does a spiny dogfish shark
have? What depths do they dwell in? |
|333: ||Is it true that the brain has the mind, but the
mind has no brain? |
|334: ||I often hear this phrase, when discussing the
California drought, "We are just letting the water
go down into the ocean!" How does the water that
goes "into the ocean" replenish our environments
own water supply? What do we risk by damning the
|335: ||Why does a dead rat get mold after a few weeks?
|336: ||Approximately what percentage of the things around
us are made from polymers? |
|337: ||I am doing a project on animal migration and my
question is what animals migrate in the pond and
|338: ||NASA and the whole world is basically looking for
other life on other planets within our solar
system. Or, more specifically, "life as we know
it." What is life as we know it? What are we
looking for, and what would be defined as life
that we don't know?
|339: ||Which organism has most chromosomes? |
|340: ||What do angler fish eat? |
|341: ||What happens to the cancer when the person dies,
as in lung cancer. Does the cancer stay in the
body and dies along with the person, or does it
leave the dead body, and then invade a new living
body? Thanks, |
|342: ||How does aquatic, salt water plants like seaweed
get the fresh water they need from their
environment? It was just hard to wrap my mind
around it since salt water aquatic plants somehow
manage to stay alive without a source of fresh
water. As well as this, I have also been wondering
how a salt water fish filters salt water in order
for it to be fresh? Thanks! |
|343: ||Still to this day we have not discovered even half
of the ocean and its inhabitants. What is the
chance that there really is a megalodon or some
huge prehistoric creature in hiding in the waters?
|344: ||What does a clam eat? |
|345: ||What covers and protects the brain? |
|346: || What makes carbon atoms essential to life? |
|347: || Does a whale really lay eggs or give birth?
|348: ||How do animals get their energy? |
|349: ||How long does it take for a sea star to regenerate
a leg? Can this be done in a laboratory? |
|350: ||What is the difference between producer, consumer,
and decomposer? |
|351: ||Do cells come from other cells? |
|352: ||How many different kind of cells are in the human
|353: || Could a shark swallow anything without biting it? |
|354: ||By what process does waste leave cells? |
|355: || How does mimic octopus give birth? |
|356: ||What would happen to the ocean without heat from
|357: || Hi! I have a student who is wondering
approximately what percent of the air we breath
out is carbon dioxide. He understands that we
take in oxygen during cellular respiration and we
give off mostly carbon dioxide along with some
nitrogen and oxygen. But....he wants to
understand what percent is carbon dioxide during
an exhale. He wants to compare your answer to the
answers he's getting for his own cellular
respiration data he's taken for his science fair
|358: ||How much salt is needed in the ocean to make brine
shrimp grow? |
|359: ||What happens every 28 days in the reproductive system? |
|360: ||What would the world be like without chlorine? |
|361: || Why do people die? And why can't we live forever? |
|362: ||Why are cells small? |
|363: ||Why can Sea animals breathe under water and we can't? |
|364: ||What is a protein? |
|365: ||Why chromosomes differ in length ? Why one arm is
shorter and one in longer (except metacentric).
What is the reason for this design ? |
|366: ||Does the number of chromosomes determine the
complexity of the organism? |
|367: || What would happen if Earth were to lose both
human and animal lives, would Earth become another
planet or still be Earth?
|368: || About how many times does DNA have to fold up to
fit in a cell? |
|369: || Memory B and T cells are meant to last for a
lifetime, but what happens when they are no longer
needed in the body? Do they undergo Apoptosis?
(Reference to the Immune System) |
|370: ||How many limbs can a starfish have before dying? |
|371: ||Why is there life on earth? |
|372: ||Why is it important that the end result of the
process of meiosis is sex cells that contain half
the amount of DNA that is in body cells? |
|373: ||How do deep sea fishes survive in such water pressure? |
|374: ||How does salinity, water temperature, depth,
waves, tides, and ocean currents affect starfish?
|375: ||What would life be without oxygen and what do we
need oxygen for? |
|376: ||What is the largest modern animal on the Earth? |
|377: || What animals besides humans prey on angler fish?
|378: ||What effect does the moon on its axis have on
marine life? |
|379: ||How do species change over time? |
|380: ||What kind of animals live in the hadal zone, the
deepest part of the ocean? I cannot find the answer.
|381: ||Does everything in the world need the sun to survive? |
|382: ||I seem to recall reading somewhere that crystal
clear sea water was not actually a good indicator
of a healthy environment from a wildlife
perspective. My understanding is that crystal
clear water is that way because it contains no
sediment/nutrients (which make the water cloudy)
and therefore, nothing for microbial life to
consume. This in turn feeds up the food chain
meaning that, while clear water appears ideal from
a human perspective, the reverse is actually true
and that it is bad from an ecological point of view?
Can you confirm this?
|383: ||Why are plants important? |
|384: ||How many vertebrae does a blue whale have?
Do all blue whales have the same number of vertebrae? |
|385: || Is it possible for a fish to be frozen in a block
of ice (suspended animation?) and survive? My
friend says that sometimes fish in Canada get
frozen and will thaw out in the Spring/Summer. |
|386: ||How did animals come to be after the big bang?
|387: ||Why do all living things die? |
|388: ||How long will it take for the brains of animals to
be as evolved as the human brain? |
|389: ||Why do sea anemones squish up when you touch them? |
|390: || I wonder why people and animals talk different
|391: ||Why do animals that live in salt water only
survive in salt water and not in fresh water? |
|392: || How fast do your nerves react? |
|393: || Why do dogs' eyes change? Why do fishes change
color and glow some times? |
|394: ||How did Ocean life form, and why did they evolve? |
|395: ||What organism is all multicellular? |
|396: ||Besides Hyenas, vultures, and sharks, which other
animals have the strongest stomach acids? Thanks. |
|397: ||Do fish have blood? Why do not we see blood when
we eat fish? When we eat read meat we see the
blood, why not in fish? |
|398: ||Where does fantail goldfish live? |
|399: ||How fast can neurons transmit through your body
for the nervous system to function? Thanks |
|400: || Is it possible that Earth originally developed
prokaryotes as a form of collecting ingredients
from its surface and atmosphere in order to
re-utilize them for preservation?
I wonder this because how else could inanimate
material come alive, and I once read that the
Earth is alive itself, leading me to believe that
Earth could have been the first producer. I still
wonder how the Earth would have come alive itself,
but I theorize the electrical forces of atoms and
specific molecules pulling or pushing themselves
together or apart, as well as the natural movement
of heated atoms, along with the already present
forces of Earth's spin and movement produced by
the big bang could have caused the inanimate Earth
to begin "come alive." The original moving up of
iron (or whatever element was attracted to
another) from inside Earth could have led to a
chain of reactions that led to more chains of
reactions, and so forth, so that a never-ending
push and pull were then created via the original
electrical attractions. I realize this is a
complex idea and a far-fetched question, but I
found your website and thought I'd ask. Thanks
|401: ||Why can't something live without some type of
genetic material? |
|402: ||Where does whales had/have their mammary gland? |
|403: || Can a cell die without reproducing? |
|404: || I have wanted to be a marine biologist for a long
time and I want to work with marine animals but
also I want to work with animals like elephants
and pandas. Is there a way I could do both? Like
major in marine biology and have a minor as
zoology. Or would it be better to be a double
major instead in something? I'm getting closer and
closer to my senior year and I just need to figure
this out so I can figure what else I need to do to
get ready for it all. |
|405: ||Do steelhead spawn in the streams on the channel
Islands? Santa Cruz Island has perennial
streams/creeks that have never been barricaded so
the fish's reproductive behavior has never been
affected (like what we see on the mainland). If
they do spawn there why don't we ever hear about
it? If they do not spawn there, why not? |
|406: ||What is the skin cells purpose? |
|407: ||I am curious if dolphins ever have itches?
|408: ||Are you sure that the sea dinosaur are not still
alive deep in the ocean? I heard they found
something deep down in the oceans that looked like
a dino. Why do you think they are all dead? Can
the sea creature live for a long time?
|409: ||What type of food do eukaryotes eat? |
|410: ||How does visible light work? How is it that color
goes from waves to visible color in our sight?
|411: ||Why are humpback whales classified as mammals? |
|412: ||How are lizards related to dinosaurs? |
|413: ||Why do mantas jump out of the water at night and
belly flop back into the water? |
|414: ||Why does humanity focus and research space more
than the ocean? |
|415: ||How do animals choose a pack leader? |
|416: ||I wonder, do fish live in kelp besides for protection? |
|417: ||What animals haven't we discovered yet? |
|418: ||How come the whale bones you can find on the beach
do not look like other bones? |
|419: ||My question is: How large can pyrosomes (unicorn
of the sea) get? They are giant sea worms. I am
curious because they are called unicorns of the
sea. I like unicorns. But I would like to know how
large they can get. |
|420: ||How does seaweed give us air? |
|421: ||How are some fish able to breathe in both salt and
fresh water why other fish can only live in one or
the other? Do they change or are they always able
to breathe in either place? Thank you. |
|422: ||Can the apocalypse actually happen? |
|423: ||Why do mantas jump out of the water at night?
|424: ||Why do different continents have different types
of living organisms? |
|425: ||Why do shark attacks happen? |
|426: ||Why do shark attacks keep happening? |
|427: || I'd like to do a science experiment to see if
different size plastic particles clog up fish
gills. Any suggestions on how best to prove out
what size particles become problematic for
different levels of membrane porous? |
|428: ||Why are whales mammals? |
|429: ||What role does DNA play in the regeneration of
starfish? Which genes? And how? |
|430: || How quickly can the nervous system relay messages? |
|431: ||How come the oxygen supply in the water does not
run out? |
|432: ||What are the pros and cons of using pesticides? Do
the pros outweigh the cons? Are there safe and
environmentally- friendly pesticides? Is it really
better to only farm/ purchase organic food? |
|433: ||Why do living things need water? |
|434: ||When Cephalopods are attacked or about to die, do
they by instinct release an ink cloud? |
|435: || If the sun went out, how long could life on Earth
|436: ||What do octopus do during the night and morning? |
|437: ||Do animals need sun or not? |
|438: ||Why doesn’t marine life die from ammonia poisoning
from dead organisms? |
|439: ||What are the steps for a whale during pregnancy in
order to give birth? |
|440: ||How do we exist? |
|441: ||How does the climate (cold, hot, rain, etc.)
affect the marine life?
|442: ||If we all came from a single cell, that is we have
evolved from one single cell which went through
rapid cell division. How is it possible for a
single cell which has no brain to think on it's
own and become a monkey or a dinosaur or something
else? Even if you say it evolved during it's cell
division, How is it possible? Because it is the
first cell, it can't have genetic variations and
so on. |
|443: ||Do crabs get itches? And how do they scratch? |
|444: || Where do we get our supply of oxygen? |
|445: ||Why are human beings the only species that has a
mind that can think and reason? Where did our
ability to think come from? |
|446: || If humans can't see air, can fish see water? |
|447: ||Do whales and dolphins fish? |
|448: ||Fish gills collapse in air, so they do not have as
much surface area exposed to absorb
oxygen. However, air has a much higher
concentration of oxygen. So, can fish gills
continue to absorb oxygen through the parts of the
gills that are exposed to air? This is an
important question because many fishermen like to
catch fish and then release them. However,
fishermen have to remove the hook, which is often,
not always, easier when the fish is out of the
water, and then the fisherman may want to take a
photo of the fish out of the water before
returning it to the water. During the hook
removal and before the fish is photographed, the
fish could be dipped in the water to wet the fish
and his gills. This might also aid in oxygen
absorption and in reducing stress on the fish.
So, as long as the gills are wet, can a fish
absorb enough oxygen from the air to not suffer
undue stress before release? |
|449: || What does ribonucleic acid do, and how does it
affect your body? |
|450: ||Are dolphins' brains more capable of doing
complex problems and solve ideas compared to other
species on land and water? I know that dolphins
have a bigger brain (1600 grams compared to 1300
grams from other species), but does that mean they
are more complex and more intelligent overall
compared to other species?
|451: ||What would be the chemical reaction which provides
the food for most organisms on Earth? |
|452: ||I wonder: How were animals and men first exist. I
know that at first they were cells, but how were
they so much that turned them into animals, and
then into humans? I wonder. How many cells would
that take? I wonder.. how much time does it take
to create a living being? |
|453: ||I wonder for how long can fish be outside of the
|454: ||What symbiotic relationships does the Common
Octopus or the Octopus Vulgaris have? |
|455: ||Is it possible for a shark not to have teeth? |
|456: ||Whats in a blue ringed octopus venom? |
|457: ||Why are red blood cells red? |
|458: ||Are dolphins more intelligent compared to other
species and or humans? I'm asking this question
because I know that dolphins have a bigger brain
and use echolocation which is advanced compared to
other species. I also want to know why humans and
only humans are the only living animal that has
been able to speak and live and thrive in this world. |
|459: ||Does music have any effect on animal's behavior? |
|460: ||What would happen if a whale didn't have a blowhole? |
|461: ||Are whales fish? |
|462: ||Why only humans are able to construct these big
infrastructures (like our brain) as per we know
evolution has been occurred to every species, then
why not the cats or dogs are able to develop this
much as we have been? To be precise why not other
than humans any species has a developed brain as
we have? |
|463: ||What's the best degree to get for Marine Biology? |
|464: ||Where is the squid's funnel located? |
465 questions in the Category: biology-marine.
|465: ||Why is life possible on Earth? |
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