"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Zombee" Attack!

Bees around the world are dying. Bees do a lot of the pollination in the world. When bees die, pollination doesn't occur. Scientists are trying to find out what is happening to this Zombie like behavior known as CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). The bees leave the hive at night, fly to outdoor lights, fly in circles, and then die. In order to find out what is going on, scientists put a tiny radio tag on the back of the bee. What they discovered were maggots. MAGGOTS?, you may ask, but it is true. A certain fly called the Zombie Fly lays eggs in the bees, and then when the bees die, the maggots leave the corpse. Strange, but true.

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