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Amazingly Little Known Sea Cow Facts To Peak Your Interest

Did you know that manatees have no natural predators and can even be found peacefully coexisting with alligators?? Neither did we. Turns out, there are a ton of super cool manatee facts that we had no clue about! We love learning more about the earth and all the amazing creatures that call it home. Let's have a go!

Let's learn more here from this PBS article on Manatee facts! These hugeee sea creatures are the most awwdorably gentle giants we have ever seen! They swim slowly through the waters, taking their time without a care in the world. Check out the below video to get a brief overview of the cute wholesome creatures called manatees, and stick around for all the fun facts!

13 video and images of manatees | thumbnail left and right manatee swimming in water
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From Caterpillar To Cocoon To Beautiful Butterfly

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Scientific American explains that: 'As children, many of us learn about the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly. The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar, or what is more scientifically termed a larva, stuffs itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. One day, the caterpillar stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis. Within its protective casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly or moth.'

Pretty amazing right? Science is so cool! We find it absolutely mind boggling that butterflies were once caterpillars, the only difference is that caterpillars have not been through the scientific process that makes them butterflies. It's all a matter of time, and science! Learn more here. 
 

images and videos of butterfly hatching from cocoon | thumbnail left picture of freshly hatched butterfly, thumbnail right picture of cocoon
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Three Second Goldfish Memory Theory: Debunked

Goldfish are known for their poor memories. However, this is a complete myth that! Despite its lack of scientific backing, this concept has spread widely and remained largely undisputed for many years. What if I told you that goldfish memory can actually last weeks, months, and even years! You'd be all like: bish whaaaaat. Well, it's true! These uniquely beautiful little fishies are easily recognizable by their distinct orange hues covering their little bodies and spreading as well to their extensive fins.

Live Science recently reached out to Culum Brown, an expert in fish cognition at Macquarie University in Australia, who told Live Science: 'We've known about the reasonably good memories of goldfish since the '50s and '60s. Despite what everybody thinks, they're actually really intelligent.' 'Brown has studied the intelligence of fish, including goldfish, for more than 25 years and thinks the misconception comes from a combination of ignorance about fish intelligence in general and guilt, because pet owners often keep them in small, boring tanks.'

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News story list goldfish memory 13 pictures | thumbnail left picture of two goldfish swimming together, thumbnail right bright orange goldfish swimming away showing beautiful orange fins
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