That actually exists?!!!

3 years ago

The pangolin looks like a pokemon haha and has to be the coolest thing ever. i am super amazed that it actually exists!

But that Bird with the egg-shaped display thing is pretty awesome too. WANT

March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years ago ago

I don’t know about you guys but I love marveling at some of the amazing creatures that inhabit this world. You guys should post photos of ones you have come across. Here are a few:
Goblin shark:

http://www.greengoblin.com/internal/corner/shark.jpg

Blanket Octopus:

http://mrbarlow.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/blanket_octopus.jpg

No idea what this one’s called:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m174coWtYd1qiu90co1_500.jpg

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 3 years ago ago

floating sea slug (attacked by jellyfish above): http://australianmuseum.net.au/Uploads/Images/7651/j054_big.jpg

Dragonfish: http://www.borneo.com.au/images/divefish/reeffish4.jpg

From Life on Earth (Attenborough), discussing a particularly bizarre fossil hoard in the Rocky Mountains:

There are several creatures which . . . are rather complex in structure and quite unlike any other animals we know. One had 15 segments, a trunk in front of it’s mouth and five eyes, including one pointing upwards. Another, named rather despairingly by the scientist who first examined it Hallucigenia, had seven pairs of limbs beneath and seven tentacles waving above, each of which ended, apparently, with a mouth.

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Profile photo of vishnu vishnu (@vizznou) 3 years ago ago

the exquisite beauty of the blanket octopus in motion… (courtesy Brandon :P)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TVPYf9Rlhw

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Profile photo of David David (@zeitro) 3 years ago ago

this thing blew my mind the first time i saw it (on video of course, not live)

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Profile photo of Bridget Bridget (@bird212) 3 years ago ago

Keep them coming guys, these are SO cool!!

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Profile photo of mrmojorisin mrmojorisin (@mrmojorisin) 3 years ago ago

Blobfish. grossest/coolest thing ever

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Profile photo of mrmojorisin mrmojorisin (@mrmojorisin) 3 years ago ago

sorry picture didnt show up? google it

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@Ellie, that last one is a Ruffed Sage Grouse

the Pangolin

http://ferrebeekeeper.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/giant_ground_pangolin-1433.jpg

the Nudibranch(one of the species)

http://s.ngm.com/2008/06/nudibranchs/img/nembrotha-kubaryana-615.jpg

actually, sea slugs in general are among nature’s most beautiful creatures

look at electron microscopes of al insects and see the almost terrifying beauty that we don’t get to see

http://morrisonworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Fly-under-electron-microscope.jpg

^ it’s kinda cute, ain’t it?

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@andy and ellie

they make funny noises too

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Profile photo of Kayla Kayla (@tangerinesky624) 3 years ago ago

@brandon -I’m so glad you posted the close up of that bug. Today in my Bio Lab we were checking the dominant eye color of fruit flies with a microscope.. It was scary at first seeing them so up close and personal but it was fascinating at the same time.

star nosed mole

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/tangerinesky624/star-nosed-mole.jpg

and a soft shelled turtle… whaaaat?!

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r549/tangerinesky624/soft-shelled-turtle.jpg

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Profile photo of Lauren Lauren (@laurenlouise) 3 years ago ago

Sooooo….. Pokemon do exist??? =)

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Profile photo of Em Em (@emily) 3 years ago ago

@ Chris~ I was gonna post the mimic octopus too!! That is the craziest shit I think anyone could ever imagine!!! :)

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Profile photo of Em Em (@emily) 3 years ago ago

@ Matt~ Yes you’re doing it right :) haha that thing’s weird looking :)
@ IJesusChrist~ I’ve seen those videos of that bird of paradise.. and it’s crazy that that’s how they attempt to seduce their mates, and crazy that it rhymes with your name :)
Here’s a video of that mimic octopus… dude, it’s crazy shit!!!

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Profile photo of Andy Andy (@andy) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

Just watched a documentary about life on our planet, and this one freaked me out.

It’s called the fringehead fish and has a crazy ass territorial display

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxmd9h4mBH1qf43bdo1_500.jpg

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Profile photo of Nikola Atanasovski Nikola Atanasovski (@nikola) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

why has noone posted a platypus yet? :( that shit never ceases to amaze me, they have a 6th sense too, they can detect the release of electronic impulses around them, so if a crab buried under sand moves, they can pinpoint it D:

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Profile photo of Zach Zach (@v1kingfan) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

I can’t believe no one has posted a cuttlefish yet! They are incredibly intelligent cephalopod closely related to the octopus and squid. They are like the chameleon of the ocean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMT99i00M4

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 11 months ago ago

http://www.moohin.com/trips/phang-nga/buapud/180/bua-pud017-.jpg

The largest (AND SMELLIEST) flower on earth. I have smelt one before. An out-house at a rock concert. Exactly the same.

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