Save the conch!

By Erika, age 13 You've probably seen those big, beautiful white and beige shells with pink insides in a gift shop by the beach. Have you ever wondered about the creatures that lived inside the shells? What were they? How…

Goblin Sharks

by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls) The goblin shark is a rare and unusual looking species of deep-sea shark. It is sometimes called a "living fossil" because it is the only living representative of the family Mitsukurinidae, a lineage about 125…

Axolotls

by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls) What do you know about the crazy creatures, the Mexican axolotls? Even as adults, these creatures keep their tadpole-like fin and external gills on top of their head, known as neoteny. Mexican axolotls can even regenerate…

In praise of leeches?

by Alexa (age 9, @KNEstemGirls) Have you seen a leech before? They're super cool! Leeches are worm-like animals. Their nearest relatives are earthworms. Most people think that leeches are like monsters because they suck blood, but they are very useful to humans.…