Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Lingcod – A Fish With Blue Flesh

According to NPR –

…the rare turquoise individuals taste the same as their white brethren. And during cooking, the blue color vanishes entirely. Those lucky enough to encounter a blue fillet at the fish counter may be drawn to it for its aesthetic appeal; Worthington says turquoise lingcod fillets always sell faster than their white counterparts.

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TIL – There Is A Blue-Colored Bee

According to wikipedia –

Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres (0.91 in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour. The sides of the abdomen and first abdominal segments are also covered by similar, albeit a finer and thinner coat of blue hairs.

The Mucky Secrets of Nudibranchs [video]

Many Animals Will Self-amputate When In Trouble

 

According to Popular Science –

Only a few humans have ever opted for self-amputation in order to escape from danger, but some animals do it all the time. You probably already know that lizards can shed their tails. You may also have seen the viral video of a crayfish snipping off its own arm to escape being boiled alive. More than 200 animals have the unique ability to autotomize (the scientific term for self-amputation), but it’s not always to get out of hot water.

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Elephants Are More Than Simple Animals

According to Ranker.com –

Elephants are one of earth’s most remarkable and complex animals, but not everyone stops to consider the ways elephants are very human. They are highly intelligent creatures that exist in highly developed familial societies. Elephant social structures are full of rich relationships and interactions, which could lead some people to ask themselves, “are elephants more complex than humans?”

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5 Amazing Facts About The Elephant Bird [video]


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