Posts tagged "awesome"

The Rare Kutnohorite: Fun With Minerals

The Rare Kutnohorite: Fun With Minerals
Kutnohorite is a rare mineral that is named after its location of origin, Kutna Hora.  A fun science fact for those of you who concern yourselves with science, like me, would be that this mineral’s main components are calcium and manganese.  Much to everyone’s dismay, there is a metal named manganese and a metal named... Read more »

Gigantic Pink Slugs Grow Up To Eight Inches Long In Australia

Gigantic Pink Slugs Grow Up To Eight Inches Long In Australia
Slugs are, in general, boring animals.  Unless, that is, you are talking about this photosynthesizing sea slug, this majestic ball of slime, or the giant pink slugs that live in Australia. As it turns out, these pink slugs live in one location and one location only: one Mount Kaputar, which reaches 5,000 feet into the... Read more »

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp Punches Hard Enough To Break Aquarium Glass

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp Punches Hard Enough To Break Aquarium Glass
Shrimp have never been known as powerful creatures, but the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is not an animal that you want to mess with.  (And, for the record, the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is technically a crustacean.) This colorful little guy has two fist-like limbs called “dactyl clubs,” and he can punch aquarium glass hard enough to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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