Cocoon and Evolved Metallic Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis from Costa Rica
Norway has just emerged as a challenger for Japan’s title as Masters of Awesome Cuteness. These photos were taken on the set of “Piip-Show”, a live reality tv show following the lives of a cast comprised of wild birds and the occasional squirrel. Conceived by Norwegian freelance photographer Magne Klann, the show takes place on a set which is an outdoor bird feeder modeled after Java, a well-known coffee shop in Oslo, Norway.
“Different personalities meet inside the bar. Among others a short tempered nuthatch, a blue tit with the memory of a gold fish, a happy-go-lucky great tit, and a depressed bullfinch. Like in any other bar there is bickering, petty theft, fighting and attempts at romance”.
We can’t help but try to pair these animals with various cast members from Seinfeld.
Sea Snake Dries to a Crisp Before Rehydrating
by Jennifer Viegas
Scientists have discovered a sea snake that dehydrates for several months before reconstituting itself after heavy rains, according to a new study.
The sea snake, called Hydrophis platurus or the yellow-bellied sea snake, is described in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It lives in the salty seawater of the eastern Pacific Ocean and would seemingly become pickled, but several things can protect it from saltwater damage.
“Survival depends on a high tolerance to dehydration, slow rates of water loss in seawater, a capacity to eliminate some amount of excess salts because of salt glands these animals possess in addition to the kidney, and the skin is not permeable to sodium, so no update occurs via this route,” lead author Harvey Lillywhite told Discovery News…
(read more: Discovery News)
photo: Joseph Pfaller
show respect to the yellow bellied sea snake who comes from the future with a message of hope
this ad is actually “you aren’t you when youre hungry” and is like lol eat snickers so you dont become a feminist
^^ THE COMMENT.
That’s so fucked up
So fucked up.