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Jawfish – Jawfish are “mouthbrooders”, meaning that they collect and keep their eggs in their mouths to protect them from predators.

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Owl medicine is a feminine trait and is symbolically associated with clairvoyance, astral projection, and magic. Since time immemorial, humanity has been afraid of the night, the dark, and the unseen – waiting fearfully for the first crack of morning light. Conversely, night is Owl’s friend. It has great awareness of all that is around it at all times. It has predator vision, which means it sees clearly what it looks at. It has great intuition, and the courage to follow its instincts.

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Opistognathidae/Jawfishes are mouthbrooders, meaning their eggs hatch in their mouths, where the newborn fry are protected from predators.

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As the waters cool, the kayak/SUP fishermen gear up for stalking shallow water predators in very spooky conditions.

Symbolic meaning of the ladybug. Ladybugs are believed to be totems of good luck especially if one lands on you. They are symbols of protection because their signature red shells protect them from predators and shield their delicate wings from the elements. Some believe that the number of spots on a ladybugs' back correspond with the number of months that will pass before your wish for true love comes true.

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My husband's cat The Swiffer does this too; he calls them "Swiff's Asshole Eyes" because when he makes that face, that means he's picking on the other cats. Come to think of it, The Swiffer is the same color as this cat, only Swiff is long-haired. Must be a grey-haired cat thing. (via weheartit)

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from NPR.org

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit: "Fewer wolves mean more deer, less grass, more stream erosion -- and soon a river changes course."

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Many other animals are also bioluminescent, meaning they make light. The trait, which can be used to fend off predators, snatch prey, and lure mates is so useful that it's evolved independently at least 40 times. Most bioluminescent creatures live in the ocean, where their glimmers are often the sole source of light.