Water bear (Paramacrobiotus craterlaki) by Eye of Science,SPL via bbc.co.uk: Tardigrades (aka waterbears) are small (0.1 - 1.5mm), water dwelling, segmented animals with 8 legs and are found throughout the world from 4,000' below sea level to 6,000'above. Named after their bear-like walk, they are the most complex of extremophiles surviving extremes of temperature, radiation and the vacuum of space. en.wikipedia.org/... #Tardigrade #Water_Bear
Pictured is Marie Curie's experimental notebook - which after almost a hundred years, is still incredibly radioactive! All of her notes and books can only be handled safely using radiation gear and are stored in lead lined boxes.
The Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) has the largest teeth of any fish in the ocean, proportionate to body size and althought frightening in appearance is actually quite small and harmless to humans, the larger species measuring about 18cm in length. It is among the deepest-living fish found as far as 5,000 m down. They may undergo diet migrations, remaining in the gloomy depths by day, and rising to the upper layers of the water column to feed by starlight. Photo by Citron, wikipedia #Fangtooth
Piezodorus Litoratus by Davide Rodilosso: The Gorse Shield Beetle sports two adult coloring related to sexual maturity, green, for those mating in the spring and multicolor for those which appear in the late summer. www.flickr.com/... #Gorse_Shield_ Beetle #Insects #Davide_Rodilosso
The anatomist and pioneer of "plastination" preserved the animals by replacing the water in the tissue with silicon rubber. The anatomical structures have been solidifed in poses to mimic natural behaviour and dissected to allow visitors to see inside.