A triggerfish is any of several species of tropical reef fishes with laterally compressed bodies, heavy scales, and tough skins. They are named for the mechanism of the three spines of the dorsal fin: when the fish is alarmed the first of these spines is locked upright by the second and drops only when the latter is pressed like a trigger.
The structure of the human body is organized into groups of three with remarkable frequency. I have listed several examples of this tendency by region. This list does not include structures contributing to form the many “triangles” in the body. If you know of any more, please let me know.
John A. McNulty, Ph.D.
Historically, this was the first hyperlink to the Book of Threes in 1996 thanks to John McNulty . . .
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Scientists divide baleen whales into three groups. These groups are: (1) right whales; (2) gray whales; and (3) rorquals.
consist of three main parts: (1) the seed coat, (2) the embryo, and (3) the food storage tissue. Continue reading Seeds
Everyone wants to climb the Buttes when they come to Sierra City, and it is a great reward on clear day You can see Mt. Lassen, a sliver of Mt. Shasta (150 miles distance), Desolation Valley wilderness west of Tahoe, the Sutter Buttes, Sierra Valley and the Coast Range in Lake County (Clear Lake/Cache Creek area) to the west.
Highway 32 crosses over the thoroughfare between Big Stone and Deer Lakes via the "Northernaire Bridge." The Northernaire Hotel and Showboat are visible in the foreground while the newly developed golf course takes center stage. Laurel Lake's Denby Island is seen in the distance and Spirit Lake is shown in the upper left corner.
What are annuals? Biennials? Perennials? Continue reading Garden flowers