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neaq:

Look, but don’t touch: This is a guineafowl pufferfish. It may look darling, but its skin is covered in a toxic mucous. You’ll find this fellow in the Armored and Venomous exhibit among the tropical exhibits.
Check out some of the other residents of the tropical gallery:
longhorn cowfish
lionfish
unicorn tang and unicornfish
mandarinfish
palette surgeonfish and clownfish
Banggai cardinalfish

neaq:

Look, but don’t touch: This is a guineafowl pufferfish. It may look darling, but its skin is covered in a toxic mucous. You’ll find this fellow in the Armored and Venomous exhibit among the tropical exhibits.

Check out some of the other residents of the tropical gallery:

realmonstrosities:

This is surely the weirdest sea cucumber in the world!

Pelagothuria natatrix is, as far as anyone knows, the world’s only fully pelagic echinoderm. That means they spend their entire lives swimming through the sea and need never descend to the sea floor.

They live in the deep sea and get around by pulsing their umbrella, much like a jellyfish.

In the middle of the umbrella is their mouth, facing straight upward, and surrounded by oral tentacles that capture food from the water.

The body meanwhile simply dangles beneath.

The entire internet has almost ZERO photos of this thing! Someone needs to start a petition…

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

neaq:

Earlier this spring we brought four of our Species Survival Plan-approved (meaning specifically chosen to produce a genetically healthy and diverse population) little blue penguin breeding pairs behind the scenes to start the breeding season. Hook up with the Penguin Blog to learn more about the start of the breeding season!

neaq:

Earlier this spring we brought four of our Species Survival Plan-approved (meaning specifically chosen to produce a genetically healthy and diverse population) little blue penguin breeding pairs behind the scenes to start the breeding season. Hook up with the Penguin Blog to learn more about the start of the breeding season!

sleepysheepie:

cismouse:

killcode102:

cismouse:

GUYS

THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT DOWN

AND REPLACE IT WITH THE BULLSHIT ENDANGERED SPECIES MANAGEMENT SELF-DETERMINATION ACT

THAT ALLOWS STATES TO DECIDE  IF THEY EVEN WANT TO ABIDE BY LAWS PROTECTING SPECIES AT ALL

AND DELISTS SPECIES AFTER ONLY FIVE YEARS

DOES ANYONE ELSE EVEN CARE

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better question; how do we stop this?

(Source: idolyuri)