All discovered by MBARI in mean-spirited, deep sea sites like hydrothermal vents, lava flows, cold seeps and atop dead volcanoes.
Most sponges eat bacteria they filter from the water, but these sickos are covered in microscopic hooks that cling onto any crustacean who gets too close.
Cells then migrate to the trapped prey, engulf it and digest it where it stands.
You know what it’s like when you see a thing with a backbone getting eaten by a thing without a backbone? Like a spider eating a bird or a mantis eating a frog. Well, this is the shrimp’s equivalent!
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens has announced the birth of a healthy Takin! She was born on February 12 and can now be seen on exhibit.
Learn more at Zooborns!
Fangirl Challenge [1/? Favourite Pairings]
Anne x Gilbert - Anne of Green Gables (1985, 1987, 2000)
"Every day I would pick a different memory I had of you and I would play it over and over and over again in my mind until every detail, every hair, every freckle, every part of you was exactly as I remembered."
The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures
What’s your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke’s new book The Power of Sloth.
Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little. All photos by Lucy Cooke. Please note ~ the photos are captioned with information about these adorable sloths.