Posts tagged "picture"

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 »

Animal of The Week: Insulamon Palawanense Purple Crab

Animal of The Week: Insulamon Palawanense Purple Crab
We have another animal of the week for you folks, and this one’s a killer.  No, it’s not dangerous, but it is a purple crab that looks like it smeared lipstick on its claws and wants to give you big kisses rip off your nose and run away like your mom used to do.  That... 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 »
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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 »

Animal Of The Week: The Langur Monkey

Animal Of The Week: The Langur Monkey
The Langur Monkey is actually a relatively broad term, but it was difficult for me to find exactly which specific type of Langur Monkey was shown in the picture. These monkeys live primarily in Southern Asia and are considered to be Old World Monkeys.  (They’ve been here for a long… long… time.)  They are very... Read more »