Lake Retba, Senegal; or, as the French refer to it Lac Rose. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba also has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.
Peacock spider (Maratus volans) a species of jumping spider native to eastern Australia. 5mm in length, only the males that have this bright coloring. The males also have extensions on their abdomen that can be folded down. The male raises his abdomen, then raises his flaps forming a field of color. The male then vibrates his raised legs, and dances from one side to another in an attempt to impress the female.
Even NASA cannot explain it. It’s best to gaze in wonder at the sliding rocks on this dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park. Racetrack Playa is almost completely flat, 2.5 miles from north to south and 1.25 miles from east to west, and covered with cracked mud. The rocks, some weighing hundreds of pounds, slide across the sediment, leaving furrows in their wakes, but no one has actually witnessed it.
This large spider fossil was unearthed in Mongolia, China. This new species was named Nephila jurassica and is about million years old which makes it the oldest species of web-weaving spiders known. Its body measures about 1 inch and legs almost 2.5 inches.
Zumaia, Basque Country, Spain. The town has two beaches (Itzurun and Santiago), which are of interest to geologists because they are situated among the longest set of continuous rock strata in the world. Known locally as the "flysch" they date from the mid-cretaceous period to the present, a time period of over 100 million years. The K-T boundary is present at the Itzurun beach, and fossils can be found, notably of ammonites. The strata stretches along a distance of about 8 km.