Entries Tagged 'aquatic' ↓

Happy birthday, Uglorable!

Uglorable is 5 years old today.

And in honor of its birthday, a lumpsucker!

Lumpsuckers are a favorite among fish & wildlife students. They have a little suction cup on them, so they stick to stuff.

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Raptorial moray eel

So I was studying for my ichthyology final which is in… Ten hours… And I came across this awesome video that my professor used in one of his lectures. And I’ve been meaning to see if I could find it online, but I forgot about it until just now. So here it is.

Watch it SHOOT OUT ITS PHARYNGEAL JAWS (secondary jaws in the throat, basically). For the record, before this no one knew pharyngeal jaws were used for capture. It’s just… Awesome!

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Planktonic Mola mola

I’m taking Ichthyology right now, and my professor showed a picture of a baby ocean sunfish in class. Apparently they have up to 300 million babies at a time. And they’re tiny and planktonic and uglorable.

a baby ocean sunfish

I will probably be posting fish for a while…. A lot of them are pretty uglorable.

(click for photo credit)

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A Spider on a Frog on a Turtle

I’ve missed a lot while I was gone. Apparently this has been everywhere, but I hadn’t seen it. I’ll share it with you just incase you somehow missed it too.

These people say they found them like that. It is the best thing.

Thanks Mirick from the Something Awful Forums!

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Grouper Groupies

This is uglorious.

Via the Wikipedia Commons, photo taken by David Iliff.

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Re: Frogfish

Here is an interesting video of a frogfish eating!

I guess being Uglorable can sometimes make one an effective predator.

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Frogfish

Frogfish are another animal I think I could post forever. They’re a family of anglerfish that use some of their fins to walk around the ocean floor, but what I particularly like about them is that they are great at camouflaging themselves to not be detected by their prey. They appear in a large number of great colors and patterns, and range from “lumpy” to “very lumpy!” They’re all very Uglorable.

Via CW Ye’s Flickr Photostream!

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Splendid Splendid Toadfish

This splendid toadfish is freaking me out

Via bbialek905′s Flickr Photostream!

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Self-loathing cuttlefish

This kind of seems a little mean, but it’s kind of interesting! In this video, cuttlefish react to a live video of themselves on the monitor of a handheld video camera.

(I must say I felt intimidated!)

Via haha.nu!

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Phil Demers and Smooshie

Phil Demurs posted another video of the media’s coverage of his relationship with Smooshie the walrus. I think it’s the best story yet!

I haven’t seen anybody mention (although I’m sure many have) that “walrus” in French is “morse,” Polish “mors,” and in several other languages “morsa,” which I think sounds a bit like his last name, “Demers.” Phil de Morse?

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