The “Crusty Nautilus” by smithsonianmag: Allonautilus scrobiculatus is not extinct after all. The molluscs, which are distantly related to squid and cuttlefish, are commonly called “living fossils” because their shells have been found dating back 500 million years in the fossil record... Image credit Peter Ward. #Marine_Biology #Crusty_Nautilus
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Marine Biologists Find Rare Nautilus For The First Time In 30 Years. The “Crusty Nautilus” was believed to have gone extinct. Biologist Peter Ward was on an exploratory trip off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea, when he saw something he hadn’t seen since 1986: a specimen of Allonautilus scrobiculatus, otherwise known as the crusty nautilus, one of the oldest species on the planet. | photo by Peter Ward | Smithsonian
Rediscovering a rare South Pacific nautilus- In July, scientists spotted a rare South Pacific nautilus – considered to be one of the rarest animals on Earth – for the first time in three decades. 8/25/15 known as Allonautilus scrobiculatus off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea. Image via Peter Ward
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Moving at a snail's pace! Lazy frog hitches ride on slow-moving mollusc - Mirror Online
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Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study A juvenile California two-spot octopus.
Don’t freak out, but scientists think octopuses ‘might be aliens’ after DNA study: http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/science-world/dont-freak-out-but-scientists-think-octopuses-might-be-aliens-after-dna-study-347880.html … #science
Scientists just sequenced the octopus genome for the first time ever. A juvenile California two-spot octopus, the first octopus species to have its genome sequenced. (Michael LaBarbera)
Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week - Experts know octopuses are intelligent — mimicking other animals, escaping jars and building mobile homes out of coconuts — and now the genome of the eight-legged animal has been sequenced and researchers understand how the creature got so smart. - via livescience.com
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Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino A woolly rhinoceros trudges through the snow, Pleistocene epoch. - Pleistocene ancestors were no doubt enthralled by the menagerie of little woolly mammals that once roamed the Earth—at least until climate change drove them to extinction.
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Bristly Parva (Discodorididae Jorunna) by Yawzer: The 'sea bunny's' ears are actually rhinophores, chemosensory structures which detect chemicals dissolved in the ocean (the fine structure and hairs maximizing the surface area for chemical detection) which help Jorunna find food and find mates by detecting odors. en.wikipedia.org/... #Nudibranch
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SO CUTE. Sea Slugs by Keita Kosoba: Chromodoris pallescens, C.tinctoria, Jorunna parva, Goniobranchus aureopurpureous, Hypselodoris festiva, Dendrodoris guttata, Limacia ornata #Nudibranch
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Standing on Wings of a Giant by mirror.co.uk: This chance-meeting was captured by an amateur photographer while the much larger predatory bird was trying find itself an early morning snack. Image credit Phoo Chan. #Eagle #Crow
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Officially the cutest octopus ever discovered..scientists want to name it the 'Adorabilis'
Isn’t this Octopus Adorabilis? What do you call an tiny octopus with big eyes, gelatinous skin and is cute as a button? Nobody knows quite yet! Stephanie Bush of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute aims to classify and name this presently undescribed deep-sea cephalopod using preserved specimens and a clutch of eggs hatch housed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. **DISCLAIMER** from Dr. Stephanie Bush: The Opisthoteuthis eggs depicted in th
Pink octopus so cute it may be named 'adorabilis' - Yahoo News This handout photo from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows the flapjack octopus, which scientists may call "Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis" (AFP Photo/)
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All Kangaroos Are Left-Handed by discoverynews: 'Previously it was thought that “true”-handedness, meaning predictably using one hand over the other, was a feature unique to primates. The new research, published in the journal Current Biology, not only negates that but also goes one step further: kangaroos are even more true-handed than we are....' #Kangaroos #Left_Handed
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Why Kangaroos Tend to Use Their Left Hands During Common Tasks?
Kangoroos are 95% left-handed - Red-necked wallaby
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Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko via wired #Gecko
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Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo | Science | WIRED. Photo by: Piotr Naskrecki/CORBIS.
The amazing camouflage of the Leaf Tailed Gecko.
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For an Octopus, Seeing the Light Doesn’t Require Eyes: Cephalopods have large, powerful eyes to take in their surroundings. But two new studies in The Journal Experimental Biology suggest that they have another way to perceive light: their skin. It’s possible that these animals have, in effect, evolved a body-wide eye. When light enters the eye of a cephalopod, it strikes molecules in the retina called opsins. The collision starts a biochemical reaction that sends an electric signal from the cephalopod’s eye to its brain. (We produce a related form of opsins in our eyes as well.) In 2010, Roger T. Hanlon, a biologist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and his colleagues reported that cuttlefish make opsins in their skin, as well. This discovery raised the tantalizing possibility that the animals could use their skin to sense light much as their eyes do.
Superb lyrbird by wikipedia: This ground bird of Australia is notable for its superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from its environoment as well as for the striking beauty of the male bird's huge tail when it is fanned out in courtship display. #Bird #Lyrebird #Australia
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Lyrebirds can imitate any sound they hear, including camera shutters, chainsaws, and car alarms. | 27 Incredible Animals With Real Superpowers
Watched a BBC special on favorite Sir David Attenborough film clips and saw this one on the Lyrebird from Australia. It mimics sounds it hears...other birds, camera shutter sounds, chain saws, etc. If you google it you can watch a clip showing this.
Lyrebird is either of two species of ground-dwelling Australian birds, that form the genus, Menura, and the family Menuridae. They are most notable for their superb ability to mimic natural and artificial sounds from their environment. Lyrebirds have unique plumes of neutral coloured tailfeathers. They are Amazing
The Lyre bird's song imitates camera shutters, car alarms, other birds - all to impress the ladies. Why parrots and other birds talk - Australian Geographic Wow! Check out the Lyrebird vid at the bottom of the page - incredible!
The superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) can mimic sounds like chainsaws and camera shutters. (Credit: Wikimedia)
The Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is a pheasant-sized songbird endemic to Australia. At approximately 100 cm (39 in) long, it is the longest of all songbirds. The male (shown here) has a showy tail, with the two outermost feathers forming the shape of a lyre.
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Lyrebirds have the most developed syrinx of any songbird allowing them to mimic a wide range of human and natural sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ZffIh0-NA
A Lyrebird Mimicking Power Tools and Other Construction Sounds
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Camouflaged Octopus Appears Out of Nowhere «TwistedSifter
Amazing octopus camoflage.
Diver captures octopus' amazing camouflage skills. When the octopus rises up, it doesn't look real. This is AMAZING! I <3 these animals.
Amazing video of octopus coming out of hiding! So beautiful!
The story behind the right whale pic... The photographer tells what it was like when this picture was taken...great with habitat unit, or animal study. #Whale_Encounter
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Black Rhinos: Through the efforts of NLPC (North Luangwa Conservation Programme), rhinos (declared extinct in Zambia in 1998) are being successfully reintroduced in parts of Zambia. Image credit Philomon Bulawayo/ Reuters #Rhinoceros
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Clinging To A Precipice Li Weidong In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat. The Ili pika was always a rare and elusive creature, and it’s becoming rarer. Last summer it was photographed for the first time in 20 years, and the adorable photos were published this month in National Geographic's China edition. Conservationist Li Weidong, the photographer, discovered the species in 1983. Since then, he’s documented the Ili pika’s decline. Analyzing tracks and droppings, Li and another scientist estimate that the Ili pika’s numbers dropped from 2,900 in the 1990s to 2,000 in 2005. There may be only 1,000 Ili pika left today. "I discovered the species, and I watched as it became endangered," Li told CNN. "If it becomes extinct in front of me, I'll feel so guilty." Climate change is believed to be the culprit behind the Ili pika’s demise. As mountaintop glaciers melt, the animals have to climb to higher and higher elevations to find a permanently snowy habitat. Soon they may have nowhere else to go. Though the IUCN lists the Ili pika as endangered, CNN notes that the animal is not included on China's List of Wildlife under Special State Protection. Nĭ Hăo, Ili Pika Li Weidong [National Geographic, CNN]
ilipika - This rare cute is very close to be gone forever do to cattle encroaching the high hills of China
Rare, Adorable Pika Photographed For First Time in Decades Ili pikas, nicknamed “magic rabbits,” grow to be about 7 inches long, and they live at cool, high elevations on the craggy rock faces of mountains in China. But like so many other endangered animals, Ili pikas are seeing their habitats gobbled up by grazing livestock, climate change and pollution. To escape these threats, Ili pikas climb higher into the mountains, but they’re running out of room.
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Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop from New England to South America
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Tiny songbird tracked across 1700 miles of open ocean. Amazing.
Tiny Songbird Can Fly the Atlantic, Scientists Confirm — Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles NONSTOP(!) from New England to South America!
Amazing bird- Geolocators, weighing only 0.02 ounces, found that the birds completed an astonishing non-stop flight of between 1,410-1,721 miles. This was the distance from their summer homes in Vermont and Nova Scotia to Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Greater Antilles islands, where they made landfall before continuing to northern Venezuela and Colombia.
Patella peullucida by sciencenews: The bright patterns on the shell of this blue-rayed limpit are created by the ordered microscopic arrangements of calcium carbonate platelets...Image creit Andy Cowley/Wikimedia #LImpit #Iridescence
Gigantopithecus: The fossil record suggests that individuals of the species Gigantopithecus blacki were the largest known apes that ever lived, standing up to 3 m (9.8 ft), and weighing up to 540 kg (1,190 lb). en.wikipedia.org/... #Mammals #Gigantopithecus