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Jul 6

Spiny back orb-weaver spider. This spider (Gasteracantha arcuata) grows a pair of extremely long, curving spines from its abdomen. It is thought the long spines evolved as a deterrent against predators or to mimic spines and thorns.
Picture: Nicky Bay / Science Photo Library / Rex Features

Spiny back orb-weaver spider. This spider (Gasteracantha arcuata) grows a pair of extremely long, curving spines from its abdomen. It is thought the long spines evolved as a deterrent against predators or to mimic spines and thorns.

Picture: Nicky Bay / Science Photo Library / Rex Features

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Jun 22
thedailywhat:

Newborn of the Day: Simba!
Just kidding — it’s one of two endangered Amur tiger cubs born at the Minnesota Zoo on June 17.
While the smaller of the two passed away (one-third don’t survive the first 30 days of life), this little guy is being raised by handlers because mom wasn’t displaying the quality of maternal care required to raise the cub.
Here’s the obligatory video.
[zooborns]

thedailywhat:

Newborn of the Day: Simba!

Just kidding — it’s one of two endangered Amur tiger cubs born at the Minnesota Zoo on June 17.

While the smaller of the two passed away (one-third don’t survive the first 30 days of life), this little guy is being raised by handlers because mom wasn’t displaying the quality of maternal care required to raise the cub.

Here’s the obligatory video.

[zooborns]


Jun 21


Feb 24
tank-commander:

Rare whale caught on film for first time
Australian researchers Thursday revealed they had filmed a pod of extremely rare Shepherd’s beaked whales for the first time ever.
The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales off the coast of Victoria state last month when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen that no population estimates of the species exist.
Voyage leader Michael Double said the black and cream-coloured mammals with prominent dolphin-like beaks had been spotted in the wild only a handful of times through history.
According to the Australian environment department, there have only been two previous confirmed sightings — a lone individual in New Zealand and a group of three in Western Australia
They have never been filmed live before.
“These animals are practically entirely known from stranded dead whales, and there haven’t been many of them,” Double told AFP, calling the footage “unique”.
“They are an offshore animal, occupying deep water, and when they surface it is only for a very short period of time.”
Double said what was remarkable about the sighting was that the whale was previously thought to be a solitary creature, yet was in a pod of 10 to 12.
“To find them in a pod is very exciting and will change the guide books. Our two whale experts will now carefully study the footage to work out the whale sizes and so on and prepare a scientific paper.”
SASQUATCH OF THE SEA

tank-commander:

Rare whale caught on film for first time

Australian researchers Thursday revealed they had filmed a pod of extremely rare Shepherd’s beaked whales for the first time ever.

The Australian Antarctic Division team was tracking blue whales off the coast of Victoria state last month when they spotted the reclusive mammals, which are so rarely seen that no population estimates of the species exist.

Voyage leader Michael Double said the black and cream-coloured mammals with prominent dolphin-like beaks had been spotted in the wild only a handful of times through history.

According to the Australian environment department, there have only been two previous confirmed sightings — a lone individual in New Zealand and a group of three in Western Australia

They have never been filmed live before.

“These animals are practically entirely known from stranded dead whales, and there haven’t been many of them,” Double told AFP, calling the footage “unique”.

“They are an offshore animal, occupying deep water, and when they surface it is only for a very short period of time.”

Double said what was remarkable about the sighting was that the whale was previously thought to be a solitary creature, yet was in a pod of 10 to 12.

“To find them in a pod is very exciting and will change the guide books. Our two whale experts will now carefully study the footage to work out the whale sizes and so on and prepare a scientific paper.”

SASQUATCH OF THE SEA


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