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Holiday special: animal families part 3

The latest installment in our series of blog posts about animal families—click to read our first and second posts! Family: Hexagrammidae Species: Kelp greenling, painted greenling, lingcod, rock greenling Characteristics: This family of fish is found only in the north more »

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Holiday special: animal families part 2

In part two of our animal families holiday special, we are reminded that families—especially taxonomic families—come in all shapes and sizes. Fitting right between order and genus in zoology, the family is a special designation that ends with “–idae.” Family more »

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Holiday special: animal families part 1

People often spend time with family during the holidays, so we thought we would take a look at some animal families—as in the scientific classification, not in the generational way like the sea otter family at the Seattle Aquarium. (Did more »

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