The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile
Lightning-quick eels! Coral-colored, pregnant frogfish stuffing their bellies with wriggling prey! Baby cuttlefish!! BABY CUTTLEFISH!!!
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Hello, roosters that laugh! These birds were filmed in July, 2011 at a laughing contest in Jakarta, Indonesia, where their talents have made them super popular.
via The Awesomer.
Observing a six month old baby girl orangutan, an eight year old son and their mother as they spend family time together in the Sumatran jungle in Indonesia. From the cameraman for this Earth-Touch video:
“Our interaction with the mother via our close observation of her behaviour is more cognitive than anything I have experienced with another animal. It is rather startling to look into her eyes and see her looking back with the same self-awareness and awareness of another.”
A great ape that we share 96.4% of our genetic makeup with, there are two species of Orangutans: Bornean and Sumatran. The Sumatran Orangutan is one of the world’s 25 most endangered primates. They have lost 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years.
In the Malay language, Orang means “person” and hutan means “forest” — people of the forest.
This is a nudibranch
or sea slug, sometimes called a Spanish Dancer, — what may or may not be a Pseudobiceros gloriosus. Either way, it is a flatworm! And there are many, many kinds of flatworms that look like this one. Check out DiscoverLife.org’s gallery of flatworms.