The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a small porpoise with black marks around the eyes and mouth. They are usually light gray colored, with white underbellies. They live in shallow waters in the Gulf of California, Mexico. There are only about 30 of them left! The main reason for this is that they keep getting caught in fishing nets meant to catch a fish called the totoaba. The marine mammal is the most endangered marine mammal today.
The Egyptian wolf is also called the Egyptian jackal, but is not a jackal at all,
nor did this species originate in Egypt. Instead, it is a member of the wolf family
(Canis aureus lupus ). Egyptian wolves are canines found in the northern areas
of Egypt, the Ethiopian highlands, and the northeastern areas of Libya. The
Egyptian wolf is similar to a jackal, but they are larger and taller than jackals.
They are thin, with a beige, gray or dirty yellow coat.
The ancient Egyptian god Anubis had the head of a jackal, inspired by the
The Arizona Science Bowl is an exciting STEM competition in Arizona for middle school students. This is a regional event of the National Science Bowl and is sponsored nationwide by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
The competition is open to teams from throughout the State of Arizona. Winners of the regional Science Bowl advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.