Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Meet The Tailorbird [video]

Shrinking Frog Begins As A Very Large Tadpole That Turns Into A Much Smaller Frog

photo from wikimedia

 

According to wikipedia –

Pseudis paradoxa, known as the paradoxical frog or shrinking frog, is a species of hylid frog from South America.[2] Its name refers to the very large—up to 25 cm (10 in) long—tadpole (typical of the genus Pseudis), which in turn becomes an ordinary-sized frog, only about a quarter of its former length.

Wikipedia page HERE.

No One Violates The Universal Law of Urination

According to SmithsonianMag.com –

The team filmed rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants urinating and gathered footage from YouTube of others relieving themselves. Combining this with data on mass, bladder pressure and urethra size, they were able to create a mathematical model of urinary systems to show why mammals take the same time to empty their bladder, despite the difference in bladder size.

Meet The Vampire Finch [video]

Finalists From The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

From Popular Science –

Award-winning wildlife photographs usually feature an elk set against a backdrop of trees or a lion during golden hour. Not these. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, founded in 2015 by wildlife photographers Tom Sullam and Paul Joynson-Hicks, encourage humans to celebrate the hilarious frames created in the field.

The 2018 entries didn’t disappoint—think a face-palming grizzly, a smiling lion, and some dancing Komodo dragons. The overall winner will be announced on November 15 and will be invited on a one-week safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya with Alex Walker.

Go to the photos HERE.

The Assfish Is The Animal With The Smallest Brain-to-Body Ratio

According to wikipedia –

The bony-eared assfish (Acanthonus armatus) is a bathypelagic species of cusk-eel found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans at depths of from 1,171 to 4,415 metres (3,842 to 14,485 ft). It has been found as far north as Queen Charlotte Sound off British Columbia‘s coast.[3] This species grows to a length of 37.5 centimetres (14.8 in) SL. It is the only known member of its genus Acanthonus.[4]

The bony-eared assfish holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of all vertebrates.[5]

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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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