Mysterious New Deep-sea ‘Mushroom’ Creature Discovered

Dendrogramma enigmaticaI, deep sea mushroom, new species

Scientists confirm: the deep sea is on mushrooms. Or, at least, something like that. Seriously though, this is very strange and incredibly fascinating: A handful…

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Pleasantly Plump Prairie Dog Stuck In His Hole, Rescued

Pleasantly Plump Prairie Dog Stuck In His Hole, Rescued

I think everyone can identify with this prairie dog. Treaties sometimes get the better of us and, well, those pounds just sneak right up on…

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Forgot About National Dog Day? 5 Dog Toys To Say You’re Sorry

national dog day, dog toys, unique (10)

It was an honest mistake. You had no idea that August 26th was National Dog Day (apparently the rest of the world did, but somehow…

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Fiddler On the Beach: Thousands of Fiddler Crabs!

Atlantic sand fiddler crab, Uca pugilator (6)

  Habitat: from Massachusetts to the Gulf of Mexico Status: No Conservation Concerns You know what I really love about nature, and animals more specifically? Is that…

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I AM HOSTING A STAGEIT SHOW!! Details Inside!

I AM HOSTING A STAGEIT SHOW!! Details Inside!

Hellooo fellow animal lovers! I will be hosting a live Question & Answer show on the StageIt website on Sunday, Aug. 24th, at 12 PM…

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Alright, Here’s the Aquatic Scrotum Frog: a Name and a Face You Won’t Soon Forget!

Black Dragonfish: From Googly-eyed Spaghetti to Deep-sea Monster

Black Dragonfish: From Googly-eyed Spaghetti to Deep-sea Monster

Habitat: common in deep, temperate and equatorial oceanic waters Status: Not Listed Looking at the drawing above, you’re probably thinking it’s from some Hitchhiker’s Guide to the…

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

sea sapphire, Sapphirina copepod (1)

 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!’

Pachyrrhynchus orbifer, glitter weevil

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!

Scarlet Ibis, Endocimus ruber (2)

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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