Category: Jim Knox

Wildly Successful: The Atlantic Cod

There is a species swimming off the coast of New England that has inspired exploration, driven discovery and promoted transatlantic commerce. This species is considered so integral to New England's prosperity, it has achieved "sacred" status. Read on to the learn the identity of this mystery species.

Column: Wildly Successful: Ramari’s Beaked Whale

Every so often a discovery comes along that surprises even scientists. Often led by citizen scientists and students, these discoveries transform our understanding of the wild world. Read on to learn about such a discovery, and the remarkable creature behind it.

Wildly Successful: The Lilac-Breasted Roller

There is a creature renowned by the people of an entire continent. Small yet fierce, this creature is known for both its dazzling beauty and its ability to repel intruders hundreds of times its size. Read on to learn the identity of this mystery creature.

Wildly Successful: The Mantis Shrimp

There is a creature which moves with a speed we can scarcely fathom. Packing a punch as fast as a speeding bullet, this ambush predator cannot be tracked by the naked human eye. Read on to learn the identity of this mystery creature.

Wildly Successful: The Lammergeier

There is a creature that roams the skies above the world's most inaccessible mountain peaks. Cloaked in mystery, this creature possesses great power and intelligence. Read on to meet this mystery creature.

Wildly Successful: The Roadrunner

There is a creature which roams the deserts of the American Southwest which possesses a larger-than-life persona. Possessing a remarkable ground speed which rivals world champion sprinter, Usain Bolt, this creature evades nearly all. Read on to discover the identity of this mystery creature.

Wildly Successful: The Thorny Devil

There is a creature roaming the forbidding interior vastness of Australia which elevates the art of survival. Named after a literary villain-king, and boasting a unique array of adaptations, this predator reigns virtually unknown--and unmatched--in its desolate wilderness. Read on to discover the identity of this mystery beast.

Wildly Successful: The Red Bat

Possessing several unique traits, this Connecticut native holds the potential to save fellow species. From seeming immunity to a deadly disease, to an appetite for species that spread disease to humans, this creature is a true ally. Read on to discover the identity of this mystery creature.

Wildly Successful: The Northern Cardinal

There is a creature that lives in New England that is familiar to us all yet reveals its secrets to few. Capable of changing its color based upon the food it eats, this creature is striking, yet often overlooked. Read on to learn the identity of this mystery species.
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