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Context?  I get the impression I have the caption without the illo…

Context?  I get the impression I have the caption without the illo…

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ohyeahdevelopmentalbiology:

Lemon Shark: Sac to “Stem” 

Shown about halfway through its 12-month gestation period in a computer-generated illustration, a lemon shark—like a human embryo—is literally connected to its mother via an umbilical cord attached to a placenta. But it wasn’t always so.

Until about three months in the womb, baby sharks feed off a yolk sac. Once the embryo has depleted the yolk, the collapsed sac settles against the womb wall and shoots blood vessels into the wall, tapping into the mother’s circulatory system.

By the time the embryo is six months old (pictured), it has a sense of smell 10,000 times sharper than a human’s. This and other sensory adaptations—including electro-sensors that detect the faint voltage of other animals—will one day allow the shark to detect even a fin flick hundreds of feet away, according to the National Geographic documentary In the Womb: Extreme Animals.

From the National Geographic (US) and Channel 4 (UK) Documentary Animals in the womb.

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sim0nbaz:

foxsan:

shuttersmiley:

sourcedumal:

jackthebard:

Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.

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Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part…

Thank you Mary Shelley, wherever you are.  :)

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libutron:

whatthefauna:

This beautiful jellyfish is the flower hat jelly. It’s a fierce predator in the west Pacific, and uses its tentacles to sting prey. When not in use, the tentacles coil up into its bell compartment, as seen here.

Image credit: Frans LantingMonterey Bay Aquarium

Olindias formosa (Limnomedusae - Olindiidae)

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libutron:

Lobster Moth

Stauropus fagi (Notodontidae), better known as the Lobster moth, is the commonest and most widespread species in the genus. It is found across most of Europe and temperate Asia. 

The moth gets its common name from the appearance of the caterpillar (bottom photo), which has been likened to a lobster.

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Photo credit: [Top: ©Hakan Sandin | Locality: Islingby, Borlänge, Sweden]  -  [Bottom: ©tomek.litwin | Locality: unknown]

Those caterpillars look for all the world like they’re performing insect opera!  :)

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keepmywhiskeyneat:

pickkled-ginger:

life-of-planet-earth:

Vine Snake

it looks like a judgmental shoelace. 

"hiiiissssssssssssssssssssssss shirt looks stupid"

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anikisean:

beepony:

alicia-mb:

Just one of those things that I always wondered about. Stags and otters are all very well, but what if you end up with a tiny chameleon or giant blue whale? I mean, it could be a giant tub of nutella…

Anyway, so glad I got around to doing this pic -drawing the less attractive animals was awesome.

Popped it up on Redbubble because they have tote bags and cushions now which is just wow - can grab it also on cards or posters - check it out here!

magikarp tho

what about the person whose patronus is a dementor tho? xD

I want the space invaders… or maybe the mantis shrimp!  Though the blobfish is hilarious…

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Toad Words

jumpingjacktrash:

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ursulavernon:

Frogs fall out of my mouth when I talk. Toads, too.

It used to be a problem.

There was an incident when I was young and cross and fed up parental expectations. My sister, who is the Good One, has gold fall from her lips, and…

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xekstrin:

ecdysozoa:

adriofthedead:

taschaface:

abloodymess:

that tree isn’t high enough stupid!

He’s so sleepy he doesn’t even care. <3

me as a bat

I’m in love with this bat

"fuck it, good enough."

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