In the human world, when a person or a pet dies, their remains are taken care of in a very sanitary, controlled way.
Love 'em or hate 'em, we need sharks. Sure, they're terrifying, but nature isn't as neat and tidy as we'd like it to be.
Contrary to popular belief, corals are animals, not plants. Reefs are gorgeous to visit, but losing them would devastate more than just the tourism industry.
Cyanobacteria can be found practically everywhere. They occasionally make an appearance on the evening news when they cause dangerous algae blooms.
If you ever feel like you're not interesting enough to matter, remember that ordinary earthworms are kind of a big deal.
Bats have an unfortunate reputation for spreading rabies. If you're in the club that was taught that bats were scary pests that suck your blood, let's clear a few things up.
Menhaden, the average Joe of fish species, doesn't look like much, but they're incredibly important.
It's likely that mushrooms are the first thing that comes to mind when we say "fungi."
About two thirds of the oxygen in the air comes from these tiny creatures, which are more oxygen-producing than all of Earth's forests put together.
You know that Cards Against Humanity card that reads, "Bees?" Maybe the makers of the game were onto something.