Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillars: Nature’s DIY Fireworks Show

Photo: John Horstman

Habitat: Yunnan, China Status: Not Listed Happy 4th of July to all my American readers! I wanted to really go out with a bang before the long…

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Gaudy Clown Crab: the Crustacean That’s Simply Faaabulous!

Gaudy Clown Crab: the Crustacean That's Simply Faaabulous!

 Habitat: throughout the Caribbean Status: Not Listed This is the Gaudy Clown Crab (Platypodiella spectabilis). It’s one of the most fashionable crustaceans in the ocean, in my…

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Multiple Mouths and Purple, Oh My! New Species of Purple Jellyfish Found!

photo: Coolum Beach Surf and Life Saving Club/AAP

Early this Wednesday morning, beachgoers at Coolum Beach, Queensland were lucky enough to spot a potentially new species of purple jellyfish that scientists believe may…

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Rainbow Milkweed Locust: A Real Toxic Beauty

photo: u/Talltom (from Reddit)

Habitat: Madagascar Status: Not Evaluated Toxic and rainbows aren’t two words you would normally associate with each other. Actually, if you were listening to Britney Spears’ tune and…

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Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Nudi Bits: Spanish Shawl Nudibranch!

Join me on my hunt for a Spanish Shawl nudibranch!

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Sea Sapphire: the Most Beautiful Animal You’ve Never Heard Of

photo: Stefan Siebert

 Habitat: oceans worldwide (?) Status: Not Listed Sometimes I happen across creatures that quite literally take my breath away. This happens to be one of…

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7 Unbeweevably Cool Weevils That Will Make You Say ‘Wow!’

photo: S. Myers, Bishop Museum

Weevils are a type of beetle in the Curculionoidea superfamily. There are over 60,000 species in several families, so chances are you might have encountered…

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Show the Scarlet Ibis Some Love on Valentine’s Day!

photo: Joel Sartore

Habitat: South America and islands of the Caribbean Status: Least Concern I can’t think of a better creature to write about for Valentine’s Day than…

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The Masterfully Painted Picasso Bug

The Masterfully Painted Picasso Bug

image source: whatsthatbug.com image source: whatsthatbug.com  image source: adventurecampstz.com  © julianbayliss   © Bart Wursten Habitat: from South Africa, Ethiopia to Cameroon Status: Not listed…

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Godiva quadricolor: the Beautiful but Deadly Nudi

photo:  Gary Cobb and David Mullin

Habitat: Mediterranean, off western Australia, West Africa, and the South African coast from the Cape Peninsula to East London Status: Not Listed Anyone who follows…

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