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Save the Philippine Seas!

 

empryean:

nooby-banana:

ironychan:

ilymorgannn:

I’m terrified of the ocean but I love what inhabits it

I don’t know what this thing is but it can probably kill you in at least six horrible ways.

It’s a Spanish Dancer!! :D  It’s a type of sea slug that eats poisonous animals for breakfast and then absorbs their toxic power for itself. Their badass menu includes sea sponges and Portugese Man-O-Wars.

this badass son of a bitch eats spongebob and his family

empryean:

nooby-banana:

ironychan:

ilymorgannn:

I’m terrified of the ocean but I love what inhabits it

I don’t know what this thing is but it can probably kill you in at least six horrible ways.

It’s a Spanish Dancer!! :D  It’s a type of sea slug that eats poisonous animals for breakfast and then absorbs their toxic power for itself. Their badass menu includes sea sponges and Portugese Man-O-Wars.

this badass son of a bitch eats spongebob and his family

(Source: cineraria)

neaq:

Some of the rarest whales in the world are in our back yard right now. The North Atlantic right whales are currently feeding in Cape Cod Bay. Researchers report more than 100 have been spotted!

neaq:

Some of the rarest whales in the world are in our back yard right now. The North Atlantic right whales are currently feeding in Cape Cod Bay. Researchers report more than 100 have been spotted!

sparkytart:

the115project:

wolfspirals:

cindersk:

For those who are interested.

Hide your werewolf.

My college is actually going to be open 12:30 to 4:30 am just to watch this eclipse.

Kinda neat!

sparkytart:

the115project:

wolfspirals:

cindersk:

For those who are interested.

Hide your werewolf.

My college is actually going to be open 12:30 to 4:30 am just to watch this eclipse.

Kinda neat!

escapekit:

Amazing Macro Photos of Bugs 

Stockholm-based photographer John Hallmén captures amazing macro shots of insects.

(Source: johnhallmen.se)

bogleech:

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So it turns out that, unlike most other marine animals, sea snakes have no mechanism for removing excess salt and cannot survive by drinking seawater.

Instead, despite being aquatic, they’re just adapted to survive prolonged dehydration - like a desert snake - and will swim up to the surface to drink fresh rainwater.

libutron:

Malay red harlequin butterfly | ©Paul Bertner   (Maliau basin, Borneo)
Paralaxita damajanti (Riodinidae) has a striking appearance, but unlike other butterflies that occupy sunlit areas and use brilliant colors to attract the attention of potential mates, to advertise their unpalatability, or to confuse, startle or warn avian predators, the Malay red harlequin is very difficult to locate, and it is normally seen only as a silhouette in the shadowy undergrowth, and where it’s flight is so quick and erratic that it is almost impossible to see where it has settled.
The explanation for the striking appearance could be connected to the fact that insects can see well beyond the visible spectrum, into the ultra-violet. In semi darkness the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colours may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.
This species occurs in dense rainforest in peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The early stages appear to be unknown. 
[Source]

libutron:

Malay red harlequin butterfly | ©Paul Bertner   (Maliau basin, Borneo)

Paralaxita damajanti (Riodinidae) has a striking appearance, but unlike other butterflies that occupy sunlit areas and use brilliant colors to attract the attention of potential mates, to advertise their unpalatability, or to confuse, startle or warn avian predators, the Malay red harlequin is very difficult to locate, and it is normally seen only as a silhouette in the shadowy undergrowth, and where it’s flight is so quick and erratic that it is almost impossible to see where it has settled.

The explanation for the striking appearance could be connected to the fact that insects can see well beyond the visible spectrum, into the ultra-violet. In semi darkness the butterfly is almost invisible to mammalian, reptilian or avian eyes, but the distinctive pattern and contrasting colours may reflect a strong ultra-violet trademark that could be essential to enable potential mates to locate each other.

This species occurs in dense rainforest in peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The early stages appear to be unknown. 

[Source]

neaq:

Visitor Pictures: To marine species native to the Caribbean, a lionfish is indeed a dangerous species. Learn more about this invasive species.

neaq:

Visitor Pictures: To marine species native to the Caribbean, a lionfish is indeed a dangerous species. Learn more about this invasive species.

(Source: pisceanmuse)

sheillustrates:

The Art of Nature Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History opens on April 5 and runs until June 29. If you’ll be in the area, check out over 60 beautifully illustrated works from members of the GNSI California Chapter and CSUMB Science Illustration Graduate Program alumni.

Top image: Erin Hunter