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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Pig the Dog: the Pooch that looks Photoshopped!

pig the dog, Kim Dillenbeck (3)

World, meet Pig. Pig isn’t actually a pig, of course, she’s a dog; albeit an unusual looking one. The 8-month old mutt has scrawny legs,…

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What does the ___ say? 10 Unexpected & Unusual Animal Sounds (videos)

What does the ___ say? 10 Unexpected & Unusual Animal Sounds (videos)

I bet you think you know what an owl sounds like: “Hoot hoot, duhhhh.” But not so fast – there are other, sometimes otherworldly, noises…

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They See Me Rollin': New Cartwheeling Flic-flac Spider Discovered

flic-flac spider, Cebrennus rechenbergi (3)

What’s that bouncing along the horizon? It’s not a tumbleweed, that’s for sure. It’s a newly discovered Moroccan Flic-flac Spider (Cebrennus rechenbergi). I have to say,…

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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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Meet the Spider That Looks Just Like the Pringles Man

Araneus mitificus, kidney garden spider, pringles man spider

Habitat: South, East, and South East Asia; west from Pakistan and India, north towards China and Japan, and south towards the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and…

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South American Leaf Fish: ‘Leaf Mimic’ Hoover Vac’s Its Prey

south american leaf fish, Monocirrhus polyacanthus (2)

Habitat: South America: Amazon River basin in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, and Venezuela Status: Not Evaluated You know that saying “Make like a tree and LEAF ME…

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American Bittern: the “Plumper Lunking,” Camouflaging, Weirdo Bird

american bittern chick

There are some animals that can easily scare the daylights out of you. The Predatory Hawaiian Caterpillar, being one, for example. But, there are also…

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Taonius borealis: Bizarre Deep-sea Squid with Snooki Hair and Giant WALL-E eyes!

Taonius borealis

Habitat: temperate and boreal North Pacific Status: Not Evaluated God I love deep-sea creatures. This cartoony-looking squid is Taonius borealis. It kind of looks like…

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