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December 31, 2014

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11:18 AM | heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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8:00 AM | strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black...
strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black Seadevil,” a species of anglerfish.  The deep sea anglerfish is famous for the bioluminescent lure the females have on their foreheads, which are meant to draw prey near to their gaping mouths.  This anglerfish was captured on film by a remotely operated vehicle, 2,900 feet below sea level. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute also captured the fish, but anglerfish don’t usually survive long when
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5:57 AM | New year, new look.
New year, new look.
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12:00 AM | popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form...
popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form of sea urchins, called a pluteus (plural: plutei). The pluteus swims and feeds using ciliated bands located on its arms and body (the pluteus’ arms are those projections that form the rocketship’s “base”).   The pluteus serves as both a larval form and a sort of vehicle for the urchin. Over the course of several days, an urchin will begin to grow and develop inside the pluteus. Then, when the […]

December 30, 2014

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7:40 PM | 2014: the year in rainforests
2014 could be classified as "The Year of the Zero Deforestation Commitment". During 2014, nearly two dozen major companies, ranging from palm oil producers to fast food chains to toothpaste makers, established policies to exclude palm oil sourced at the expense of rainforests and peatlands.
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6:00 PM | Top Five 2014 Posts by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Clean energy has had a big year in 2014. The solar industry continues its record-breaking pace, new commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol bioenergy facilities have come online, and manufacturers have improved energy efficiency at facilities throughout the nation Continue reading →
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5:23 PM | Meet Biofaces: the Facebook for wildlife enthusiasts
Love wildlife? Wish you had a place online to share your photos, videos, and stories with other wild enthusiasts—kind of like a Facebook for wildlife lovers? Well, look no further than Biofaces, a new website meant to "make wildlife loving people happy," according to its creator, Leonardo Avelino Duarte.
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2:00 PM | The real reason behind Tanzania elephant deaths
In May 2009, villagers armed with torches chased elephants off a cliff in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Six elephants died, including a calf that was stabbed after falling. People often assume that people kill elephants for ivory, but a report in Land Use Policy suggests that the Tanzania incident was driven by other factors. For one
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2:00 PM | The reasons behind a Tanzania elephant killing
In May 2009, villagers armed with torches chased elephants off a cliff in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Six elephants died, including a calf that was stabbed after falling. People often assume that people kill elephants for ivory, but a report in Land Use Policy suggests that the Tanzania incident was driven by other factors. For one
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp...
mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus latirostris) - Dauin, Philippines
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