• A level biology,  Biology,  Fun Fact,  Zoology

    Koala Has Human Like Fingerprints!

    The discovery that koalas have human-like fingerprints was a surprising revelation that has captured the attention of the scientific community and the general public alike. In this essay, I will explain this discovery in detail, including the methods used by researchers to uncover this fact and the potential implications of this discovery for the field of biology and beyond. The discovery that koalas have unique fingerprints that resemble human fingerprints was made in 2016 by a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia. The researchers were studying koala genetics in an effort to find ways to protect the species from disease and habitat loss. As part of…

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    Biology,  Fun Fact

    How do oysters make pearls?

    Pearls are formed in the body of a sea oyster as a response to an irritant that enters its shell. The irritant can be a foreign object such as a grain of sand or a parasite that makes its way into the oyster’s shell. In response to the irritant, the oyster secretes a substance called nacre (also known as mother-of-pearl) around the irritant to protect its soft body. Over time, multiple layers of nacre are deposited around the irritant, forming a pearl.The process of pearl formation is complex and involves a series of biological and chemical reactions. When the irritant enters the oyster’s shell, the oyster’s mantle (a soft tissue…