Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Names for groups of animals - terms of venery

  1. Mar 9, 2017 #1

    jim mcnamara

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 9, 2017 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    I always thought that a gaggle of geese was appropriate, but it seems that gaggle is only when they are on land. Who knew? Who cared?




  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3

    jim mcnamara

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    A Victorian writer with an overabundance propriety cared. He's dead now. So, how about a honkfest of geese? Now that nobody cares anymore.
  5. Mar 9, 2017 #4


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I've always referred to a group of sea cucumbers as a "salad" (especially when there are some snails hanging around)....stupid, sure, but small kids like it and parents tend to roll their eyes. For me, that's a win.
  6. Mar 10, 2017 #5


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    An flotilla of Narwhal

    (not sure of the plural of narwhal).
    They look like this.

    A Tangle of Nematodes
    Round worms, look like this.

    A Fuzz of Fungus
    Not an animal though.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted