Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Pythons Are Wiping Out Mammals in the Everglades

Python in the everglades

Contrary to popular belief pythons are not a native snake species to the Florida Everglades and their introduction in to the area has had a devastating effect. In this article we will take a look at why this non-native snake species has had such a significant impact on the wildlife of the Florida Everglades…

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Tips for Having a Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Saltwater aquarium with orange fish

Saltwater aquariums are a beautiful way to bring wildlife in to the home or office; however, unlike fresh water aquariums they require slightly more effort to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Most people choose to have high-end aquarium equipment while also maintaining hired help to check on the pH balance in the tank at least once a month. The amount of work that is required to maintain a healthy saltwater aquarium though, allows the additional benefit of keeping much more tropical and oftentimes beautiful fish. One of the biggest reasons that individuals choose to maintain a saltwater aquarium rather than a freshwater aquarium is the selection of exotic fish that are available to populate the tank. It should be noted though that simply because a fish is a saltwater fish, that does not mean that inhabitants of a saltwater tank should not be selected with care. As with any aquarium the ecosystem of a saltwater tank is extremely delicate and certain varieties of fish have different requirements than others so it is important to research the fish that will inhabit the tank beforehand…

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Can Shipping Go Green?

Solar ferry on water

There are many concerns over the impact of our modern lifestyle on the planet and one of those concerns is the pollution caused by marine travel. In this article we will take a look at the world’s first hybrid powered ferry fleet and whether this technology can lead the way in environmentally shipping. The question remains: can shipping go green?

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Beached Pilot Whales in New Zealand

Beached whale

New Zealand’s South Island commonly sees one whale stranding incident a summer stranding itself on its beaches, but the summer of 2012 saw three beached pilot whales incidences and two of those saw a total of one hundred and fifteen pilot whales beaching themselves. In this article we will take a look at the most recent beaching of pilot whales which involves some ninety individuals…

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Poisonous Snakes in Florida

Rattlesnake sign

When it comes to poisonous snakes there are a number of these serpents that can be found in the United States. Residents in one of the United States most southern states, Florida, can certainly attest to this fact with more than a handful of the most venomous snakes making their home in the panhandle! In this article we will cover some of Florida’s most venomous snakes including: the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake…

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Russian Dwarf Hamsters Make Great Pets

Russian dwarf hamster

The Russian dwarf hamster is just one species of hamster that small pet lovers enjoy keeping. These small rodents may not have particularly long life spans but these cute critters are sociable and easy to care for making them the ideal pet! In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian dwarf hamster from taxonomy, physical appearance and diet…

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Why Do People Love The Russian Tortoise?

The Russian Tortoise

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care…

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Increase in Rhino Wardens in Kruger Park

Baby rino with mom in Kruger Park

Kruger national park in South Africa is stepping up their game in an effort to save their incredible rhino population from increased poaching activity. In this article we will cover just why such a drastic increase in rhino wardens was necessary and what it hopes to achieve.

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Bird Flu Decimated South African Ostrich Farms

Ostriches on a farm

When it comes to ostrich populations, South Africa tips the scale with a population of more than 200,000 but a recent bird flu outbreak decimated many of these birds. In this article we will take a look at the recent devastating loss that many South African ostrich farms have taken as a result of a recent bird flu outbreak and the effects it will have on the country’s economy…

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