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Octopi have their own unique way of walking, and this study is the first ever to demonstrate how the cephalopods can move in any direction relative to body orientation.
A guest at Puckett’s Boat House restaurant in Franklin, Tenn. got a little more than she bargained for this week when she shucked into an oyster only to find a pearl, then another, and another...until she found 50.
Oh Canada, you've been holding out on us! The Yawunik kootenayi had prominent frontal claws that could have been used for grasping. (And would have been really good with some butter sauce.)
Anomalocaridids, the early ancestors of modern-day day shrimp, were massive creatures that grew to be more than six feet long and looked more like baleen whales than the crustaceans they would eventually evolve into, researchers claim in a new study.
You know that cockroaches can live through anything, but a new study shows that these pests have individual personalities. Could they get any creepier? We don't think so.
An Australian woman has captured video of an octopus leaping from the water and capturing prey on land, dragging it to its cold, wet end. It's pretty freaking awesome.
Male mandarin ducks may be nature’s ultimate deadbeat dads, leaving the females to raise their ducklings while they go off and have “molting parties” with the boys, according to UK scientist, conservationist and duck-expert Christopher Lever.
It may look like a swimming condom, but this new octopus-inspired robot achieves propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles. Mimicking the way in which octopuses propel themselves away from predators, the robot provides a great opportunity to improve underwater technology.
Whoever said scientists are not creative will think twice at the face of the new LEGO® pinned insect manipulator (IMp).
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Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...
Meconopsis manasluensis is a red-flowered Himalayan poppy from the Papaveraceae family. It belongs to a subgenus called Discogyne, which makes up a natural grouping of 6 or 7 species characterized by a stylar disc surrounding the ovary. M. manasluensis is easily distinguished inside the subgenus Discogyne through its multiple flowering stems, which makes it differ greatly from the other species. All of the others inside the subgenus have a single prominent fleshy stem. The closely related...
Eomecon is a genus of flowering plant. This genus belongs to the Papaveraceae family. Eomecon is a monotypic taxon meaning the genus only contains one subordinate taxon. The sole species making up the genus is Eomecon chionantha, commonly known as the Snow-poppy or the Dawn poppy. The species is endemic to China. Eomecon is a perennial plant meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. The plant will typically have leaves reaching up to 30 centimeters long. Its leaves are heart or kidney...
The vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) is a species of crustacean that can be found in freshwater vernal pools in the states of Oregon and California in the United States. In Oregon, it has been found in the Agate Desert and on the Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while in California this species can be found in thirty-two locations. It resides in vernal, or temporary, pools that hold a temperature between 43 °F and 68 °F. The vernal pool fairy shrimp varies in size between 0.43...
The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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