Ask A Biologist began in 1997 in the School of Life Sciences as a biology learning resource tool for students, teachers, parents, and life-long learners.

Orchid bees come in an amazing array of shapes and colors. You could call them the jewels of the bee kingdom.
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Play Lizard Island: Reproduction

As a lizard, you'll learn what energy it takes to survive and reproduce in this game about thermodynamics and reproduction.

Learn more at Lizard Island Central.

Our oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic. How might these changing conditions put marine food webs in danger?

As you go about your day, breathing and thinking, with your heart beating, your body is working. It sends and receives signals, grows, and stores fat, among hundreds of other functions. All of these functions make up your physiology, or how your body works. The same is true for every living animal.