Let’s talk about penguins, penguins that don’t just look cute in little sweaters, but who desperately need them to help recover from the potentially lethal affects of oil pollution. When their feathers become coated with oil, penguins lose their ability to keep warm. And when they try to preen their dirty feathers they end up ingesting the toxic oil. As a result oiled penguins frequently die from exposure and starvation. The Penguin Foundation at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria, Australia takes in oiled penguins and uses knitted sweaters to keep the birds warm and prevent them from preening until their feathers can be properly cleaned.
The Venom: Vampire bats drink blood from other animals. The bat’s saliva contains compounds that prevent clotting and keep the victim’s blood flowing while the bat drinks.
Poison Plus: The vampire bat’s anticlotting agent, known as Draculin, may lead researchers to a life-saving drug for stroke patients. In humans, blood clots in the brain can cause strokes and brain damage. Draculin could potentially dissolve these clots more safely than current drugs. The first anticlotting drug, hirudin, was discovered in 1884 in leeches; it is still used today in severe clotting cases.
Hi Guys! I’ve finally joined the digital world a bit more and am part of an online store! Check out Montrose Mart for my yummy recipe comics! It’s my Steam Chicken and Dumplings recipe as well as my Ginger Chicken Noodles recipe! Soon I’ll be putting up my pastelillos recipe comic. I’ve got a yummy mushroom salad in the works to draw as well as a sweet recipe for brown sugar cookies.
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I did a comic about NICE GUY/GIRL because seriously that shits poison. Always try to write better stories everybody. Think about this stuff when you write, its so important and easy to forget about because we see it constantly.