Posts tagged "animals"

Turtle With Two Heads: Everything Has More Heads In Texas

Turtle With Two Heads: Everything Has More Heads In Texas
The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” has proved itself true once again.  While the size of these turtles’ heads may not be unusually large, they are large in number – there are two heads on these turtles, and these two turtles share the same body.  (Key fact: we define how many animals are living... Read more »

How To Make Underwater Air Rings Like The Beluga Whales

How To Make Underwater Air Rings Like The Beluga Whales
You’ve probably seen pictures of beluga whales blowing air rings before, but you probably can’t do it yourself! Bubble rings spin poloidally in relation to the direction that they’re traveling.  So, if you blow a bubble ring away from your face, the air inside of the ring is actually rotating towards you. Since my explanation... Read more »

Transparent Pelagic Octopus Spotted In DeepSee Submarine

Transparent Pelagic Octopus Spotted In DeepSee Submarine
Bruce H. Robison and his team have spotted an extremely rare species of octopus in the DeepSee submarine.  Despite the fact that the transparent Pelagic Octopus is normally a deep sea creature, the crew recorded sightings at 590 feet, shallower than expected for the animal. This octopus is almost completely transparent – only a few... Read more »
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Animal of The Week: Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake

Animal of The Week: Two-Headed Albino Milk Snake
We’ve seen some pretty cool animals before, but none like this! This two-headed albino milk snake was born just recently in Florida, and it is one of the rarest snakes to ever have lived.  Not only does it have two heads, but the majority of two-headed snakes exhibit normal coloration.  This snake, however, is albino... Read more »

Animal of The Week: Elysia Chlorotica Sea Slug

Animal of The Week: Elysia Chlorotica Sea Slug
The Elysia Chlorotica sea slug is not like most sea slugs.  Scientists refer to this animal as being “solar-powered,” since it undergoes many plant-like processes and resembles a leaf!  This creature has chloroplasts that allow it to convert sunlight into energy, so yes, it undergoes photosynthesis. The Elysia Chlorotica sea slug, unlike some of the... Read more »

Animal of The Week: Painted Frogfish

Animal of The Week: Painted Frogfish
The Painted Frogfish is a very unique type of fish indeed.  A subspecies of the Frogfish, it is classified as a specific type of anglerfish and can be found in most tropical oceans.  (Although it does not reside in the Mediterranean Sea, it can be found off the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and... Read more »
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Animal Of The Week: Chromodoris Willani Sea Slug

Animal Of The Week: Chromodoris Willani Sea Slug
The chromodoris willani is a sea slug that, much like that Glaucus Atlanticus we saw a while back, looks like a creature from the world of Pokemon.  In fact, it looks kind of like Lapras to me – perhaps the creators of Pokemon aren’t as creative as we give them credit for? This sea slug... Read more »

Animal of The Week: European Starling

Animal of The Week: European Starling
The European Starling is a beautiful, though relatively common, bird that lives in Europe and western Asia.  It is called “Spreeuw” in Dutch, and has a relatively small wingspan: 31-44 cm.  It generally travels in large flocks and feeds on insects as well as seeds and whatever else it can find.  The European Starling’s scientific... Read more »

Nature Pictures Of The Week: Turquoise Cicada and Pink Anemone

Nature Pictures Of The Week: Turquoise Cicada and Pink Anemone
These two pictures are my favorite nature images of the week: one features a turquoise cicada and the other a pink anemone.  The first one is actually called the Turquoise Cicada, I have no idea what the second one is called, but I know that it is an anemone, and that it is pink.  If... Read more »
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Glaucus Atlanticus Sea Slug: Animal Of The Week

Glaucus Atlanticus Sea Slug: Animal Of The Week
The Glaucus Atlanticus Sea Slug is even cooler than that mini dragon we saw a couple of weeks ago!  We know that Pokemon do not exist, but this little creature is probably the closest we’ll ever get to having tiny creatures that look so exotic.  Since I’m sure you’ve probably already seen tons of pictures... Read more »