Organisms Project

~ General Web Sites ~

Animal Diversity Web - Online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology.

BioKids - Welcome to the Critter Catalog! Find out information about birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, myriapods & crustaceans, insects and more.

National Geographic Animals -Facts, information, photographs and sounds from animals all over the world.

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Bytes - Each "byte" is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include coverage regarding scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value.

eNature - Audubon Field Guides to America's Wildlife - Guide to birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and more.

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation -Use buttons at left for mammals, birds, amphibians & reptiles, fresh water fishes, insects, etc. - Ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species.

~ Images and Diagrams ~

World Book Online - This popular online encylopedia has a wonderful collection of photographs and diagrams of animals all over the world.

Enchanted - Visit the Animal Printouts sections to find diagrams of your organism!

CalPhotos Animals - A collection of thousands of photographs of amphibians, birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles. Searchable by name, type, collection, photographer, continent, country, and U.S. state.

The WhoZoo Image Gallery - This is a great site to get some interesting photographs of your organisms.


~ Simple Organisms & Invertebrates ~


Coral Realm - Reef fish, sharks, rays & invertebrates.

Horseshoe Crab and some MORE about the Horseshoe Crab

The animal, the issues and the science behind it all.

Lobster Research - How far do lobsters travel? How old IS a lobster?

Crayfish Corner - Everything you need to know about crayfish and more!

Snails & Slugs - the differences and similarities between snails & slugs and their characteristics.

Earthworms - Interesting, useful facts and a great diagram.


~ Fish ~

Marine Organisms Database - This database represents approximately 200 species of marine organisms. -Marine Biology, Ocean Life & Marine Life, Ocean Dumping, and information about the most common and endangered species.

Sharks - SeaWorld's Animal Information Database includes information about a shark's classification, habitat, senses, habits and more!

Fish Field Guide - This guide provides information on identification, habitat, ecology, reproduction, range, and distribution of Montana's animal species of concern, along with references and photographs.

~ Birds ~

All About Birds - This searchable database makes finding all the information about the bird you are studying a breeze!

John James Audubon's Birds of America - Search alphabetically, by state, by family, etc.

Peregrine Falcon Facts - Complete facts about the falcon from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.

~ Insects ~

Insecta Inspecta - Find the information you need about Ants, Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Crickets, Fleas, Mantids, Mosquitoes, Termites and True Bugs.

Bug Bios - This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.

Butterflies & Moths of North America - Occurrence maps, species accounts, checklists, and photographs.


LadyBugs - Facts, photos and information about ladybugs and their antennaes.

Honey Bee - Information on bees, colonies, combs and more.

~ Reptiles/Amphibians ~

Snakes of North America - includes facts about identification and some great photographs!

Eastern Newt- Read all about the newt's life cycle with great photos and facts.

Eastern Box Turtle - includes information about food and habitat preferences, identification and classification.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - The American Museum of Natural History examines frogs and their many species.

~ Mammals ~

Imperiled and Endangered Species - Learn more about the imperiled and endangered species the Defenders of Wildlife work with.

GRRR!  Bears - Species, myths and facts.

OtterNet - Source of facts about Otters.

Porcupines - collect information about porcupines and see a scanning electron microscope magnification of a quill.

WhaleNet - An interactive site focusing on whales and marine research.


Organisms of the World


~ Brazil ~

Animals of Brazil - Brazil's Top Ten Lists of the Most Popular Animals and other Random Facts.

Animal Info - Brazil - Environmental and social data.


~ Madagascar ~

The Real Animals of Madagascar - Madagascar—an island off the coast of Africa—has some of the world's most interesting animals. About 75 percent of the species found in Madagascar live nowhere else on the planet.

Lemurs - Physical Description, communication habits, habititat and more.

Lemur Hotlinks - A long list of useful web site on Lemurs.

~ Greenland ~

Polar Bear International - Numerous facts and information about polar bears and conservation.