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Discover Life is a field guide and a biological encyclopedia rolled into one. The site covers some 270,000 species from around the globe. Organized taxonomically, the All Living Things section provides descriptions, photos, and other information on particular species or groups such as the elephant ear sponges (Agelas clathrodes). Offerings include original pages and compilations from other sites. The IDnature guides section holds interactive keys for North American birds, Jamaican land snails, and more than 20 other groups of organisms. The sponsor hopes to amass range maps, identification keys, and other data for 1 million species by the year 2012.
Digital Morphology From the National Science Foundation is a collection of unique 2D and 3D visualizations of the internal and external structure of living and extinct vertebrates, and a growing number of 'invertebrates'. The Digital Morphology library contains nearly a terabyte of imagery of natural history specimens.  The Digital Morphology library site now serves imagery, optimized for Web delivery, for almost 300 specimens from the world's premiere natural history museums and universities. Most cool are the "Dwarf Croc 3D skeleton only movies".
Digital Nature Guide is free software that allows you to make and to view natural history guides.
Bocas Del Toro Species Database. This database aims to provide a list of plants and animals that are known to occur in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, the Bahía Almirante, Laguna de Chiriquí, and the surrounding mainland on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Users can search for a particular term or browse the database by group. When available descriptions and photographs have been included to aid in species identification. This database is useful for scientists planning work at the Bocas del Toro Research Station, field workers trying to identify organisms they have seen in the field, and students working in this part of Panama.
Smithsonian Tropical Research. This website is intended to become an access point to all of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's (STRI's) scientific data and information. this website is currently still under development.
iSpecies
spider myths
spider links
American Museum of Natural History Research Library
Mammal Species Accounts
Sounds of Nature by location, animal group, or habitat
Devonian period The Devonian period in earth history was about 400 million years ago. It is the fourth period of the Paleozoic era. This website featurs the basic background of the plants, animals, and geology of that period as recorded in the fossil remains at the Red Hill site in Pennsylvania. Get started on the Who's Who page!
Ant Idea Man--Nigel Franks head of the Ant Lab at the University of Bristol studies the behavior of individual ants.
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