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Ice caps are large masses of ice that rest on land and cover most of the underlying landscape.
The word mammal is derived from the milk-producing mammary glands that are unique to the class Mammalia.
Canada's dairy-products industry is made up of companies that process raw milk and cream.
Domestication was performed through controlled mating and reproduction of captive animals which were selected and mated based on their behaviour and temperament.
Succulent plants of the family Cactaceae which consists of approximately 1600 species in 104 genera.
Aphid, or plant louse, small, soft-bodied insect that sucks plant sap. Aphids belong to order Hemiptera, suborder Homoptera.
Plant breeding is an applied science, in which knowledge of genetics, pathology, plant physiology, statistics, and molecular biology are used to modify plant species for human needs or preferences.
Mackerel (Scombridae), family of pelagic (open-sea) fishes of class Actinopterygii. The family also includes tunas, albacores, skipjacks, bonitos and ceras.
Monarch Butterfly, the only butterfly of the family Danaidae (order Lepidoptera) found in Canada.
Pocket Mouse, small, jumping rodent of the North American family Heteromyidae.
Energy Alternatives Getting Insufficient Government Support
CANADIANS ARE now committed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, even though Ottawa may not have a well-developed plan. But Dean Scammell does, and he's a good six years ahead of the government. In 1999, Scammell started building his 2,400-sq.
The Cariboo Mountains is the most northern range making up the Columbia Mountains.
Chiroptera is the order of mammals (Mammalia) that includes all bats, living (~1200 species) and fossil.
In Canada the official national meteorological service definition of a blizzard is a period of 6 or more hours with winds above 40 km/h, with visibility reduced to below 1 km by blowing or drifting snow, and with windchills over 1600 W/ m2 (watts per square metre).
Rabbit is a common name for some mammals of the order Lagomorpha.
Termites are social insects of the infraorder Isoptera. They may be thought of as “social cockroaches,” as they evolved from their wood-eating cockroach ancestors approximately 200 million years ago.
Bird Sanctuaries and Reserves
Protection may be achieved by various means, including land-use zoning, long-term agreements with landowners and outright acquisition of land by wildlife agencies. Protected land areas may be designated as national wildlife areas, conservation areas, game reserves, etc.
Three ecologically distinct types of killer whales have been identified in British Columbia: residents, transients and offshores. These three populations have overlapping ranges, but appear to be socially and reproductively isolated.
The gannet, or northern gannet (Sula bassanus) is a large, long-winged seabird, white except for conspicuous black wing tips and yellowish tinged head.