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Thursday, June 25, 2009

** Don't Go Near the Water! **

The Female Humpbacked Angler-Fish (melanocetus johnsonii) Image via Wikipedia The Humpbacked Angler-fish is a deep-sea Angler-fish that dwells in moderate to tropical ocean waters at a depth of about 6,600 feet. The female Humpbacked Angler-fish grows to about 20 inches in length and has a rather... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

**~ Meet' 'DUMBO' .. He's not what your thinking! **

Dumbo Octopus Grimpoteuthis or Dumbo Octopus lives at extreme depths ranging from 500 to 5,000 m depth in deep sea in Polar Regions. They have two protuberant ear-like fins, hence the name dumbo octopus. They feed on worms, copepods and crustaceans. Source.... Purple Slinky Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

****** ~ A Star Nosed Mole ~ ******

Star nosed mole The Star-nosed Mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and mollusks. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

~~* All Dressed Up but Where Should HE/She Go? * ~~

Frill-Necked Lizard Frill necked lizard is found in Kimberley region of Western Australia, Southern New Guinea and Northern Australia. This is also known as frilled dragon. The skin of this animal folded back like frills against its head and neck, hence the name. Source ~ Purple Slinky.com Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"""'* A Kakapo *''''''

2. Kakapo This is not only the rarest, but the strangest parrot in the world. Imagine a rather portly nocturnal bird that never flies, preferring to hike through hilly forest for miles every night. It weighs in as the heaviest parrot in the world at 8 pounds. Imagine this and you have the very real... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 5, 2009

PHOTO: Glowing Sea Animal Mystery Solved? May 26, 2009— Fluorescent proteins in some sea creatures may actually promote a healthy glow, according to a new study of a fishlike animal called a lancelet (pictured). So-called green fluorescent proteins in the animals' bodies that do not cause brightness... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

~~ Big Mouth Catfish ~~

A nickname came easily for this newly discovered species, dubbed the big-mouth catfish by scientists who found it in the highlands of eastern Suriname. In addition to its gaping kisser, the big-mouth is unusual for its small size, the researchers said. During their survey of the Surinamese Amazon in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

~~ The Coconut Crab ~~

At three feet long and weighing up to 40 pounds, the Coconut Crab, native to the Indian Ocean, is known to climb trees and eat coconuts out of them (hence the name). They have also been known to go into homes and steal shiny objects. They would not have to steal from me.... I'd just give the object... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

^^ A Shark with FRILL"S ^^

Dino Shark Surfaces And she doesn't look happy You're looking at a sight rarely seen--a 5-foot (1.5-meter) frilled shark, a living specimen of an ancient species once thought extinct. This "living fossil" flared her gills for the cameras at Japan's Awashima Marine Park, but she wasn't there to show... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

~ Why Animal Eye's Glow at Night and Why Human Eye's Do Not ~

Human eyes do reflect light, as all flash photographers know... they just don't do it very well. Our eyes look red in some photographs. But it's not a reflector. It's the camera flash bouncing off the red blood vessels and red tissue in the back of our eye. The distinctive "eye shine" given off by... Sign in to see full entry.

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