migaloo, one of only two known all white humpback whales, was photographed off the northern coast of new south wales as he made his annual migration north from antarctica. migaloo lost claim to being the only all white humpback in 2011, when an all white calf was spotted in these waters. most believe migaloo, now 35, to be the father. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented.
Sunshine the Albino Red Eared Slider!
I wam made of so many DOZEN of LEMMONS 10/10 ohh ya you are so juicey masteur turpel… apply to mergarita
Scelolyperus schwarzii Chrysomelidae
June 15, 2014
This tiny (5mm) leaf beetle is common in moist forests throughout the Pacific Northwest west of the Rockies. They seem to be particularly fond of hanging out in Hydrophyllum flowers.
When you flip bats upside down they become exceptionally sassy dancers.
Marble/Painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)
Eurgh. Monday morning.
A great, full-body-squick-inducing article in National Geographic provides an overview of the current research on parasites that use a combination of techniques to control their hosts’ behavior, making them sacrifice themselves for the sake of the parasites and their offspring.
photos by solvin zanki of a nascent loggerhead sea turtle on turkey’s iztuzu beach taking its first steps en route to its new home in the sea. most eggs hatch in late september after five months of incubation, a period when this nesting site cum tourist beach is subject to restrictions.
sea turtles are one of the planet’s oldest species, roaming the oceans for around one hundred million years. but the twenty first century has seen their numbers decline by up to seven percent a year, largely as a result of commercial fishing nets which ensnare the turtles as bycatch.
but loggerheads, already an endangered species, face an ongoing threat to their coveted nesting sites to beach developers looking to draw in tourists. conservations have fought for decades to keep iztuzu beach free from development, though the licence to run it has recently been sold to property developers who threaten to change that.
The hatred and suspicion that melts away from the little fluffball as the pettings commence is hilarious