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by xtempore
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: 'Pacifist' Stingrays
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

Stingrays are pacifists. They would rather do almost anything than sting you. Attacks are actually relatively rare (but often sensationalised). There's a bay in northern NSW where the seabed swarms with stingrays. I've snorkelled there a few times, and never felt remotely concerned for my safety. Al...
by xtempore
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Why do people still insist that cats are domesticated?
Replies: 2
Views: 3932

Re: Why do people still insist that cats are domesticated?

Like a lot of words, "domesticated", has different meanings. One is the common usage, which is often used to mean "tame" or "manageable". Then there's the scientific meaning. Since this is a biology forum it's appropriate to use the scientific meaning... Domestication i...
by xtempore
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are Octopuses really high in iron?
Replies: 0
Views: 2477

Are Octopuses really high in iron?

I was checking out some nutrition facts for a friend who has an iron deficiency and was really surprised to find that most sites I checked indicate that octopuses are one of the richest sources of iron - Higher than red meats like beef and lamb, and comparable to ultra-high sources like organ meats....