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Is it their little pink faces or their little wiggling “feet” that make baby stingrays so phenomenal to watch? (Spoiler: alas, those are pelvic fins, not tiny, dancing feet.) These little guys were filmed in 2010 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. 

Stingrays are ovoviparous, meaning that the eggs develop and hatch inside the mother, who then give birth to live young. They have between 5 and 13 offspring at a time. Before birth, the female holds the embryos in the womb without a placenta. Instead, the embryos absorb nutrients from a yolk sac, and after the sac is depleted, the mother provides uterine “milk”.

Update: A few readers have suggested these might be skates. Anyone know for sure? Tweet @thekidshouldsee.

via IFLScience

Yay!! for clear underwater footage of unusual animals, (yes, even when they’re busy eating each other for lunch), via jtotheizzoe:

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Sit back and let your eyes soak up this goggle-fogging journey to the Lembeh Strait near Indonesia by Shark Bay Films. It’s known as one of the richest homes of odd coral reef creatures on Earth.

Lightning-quick eels! Coral-colored, pregnant frogfish stuffing their bellies with wriggling prey! Baby cuttlefish!! BABY CUTTLEFISH!!!

(via kottke)

More animals with camouflage skills are hiding in the archives. Plus, cephalopods, because.

Google Creative Director Alexander Chen composes a song by filming some solo viola melodies on Google Glass and then weaving the video clips together in overlapping loops.

What results is not only a catchy musical piece, but a peek into the first-person visual perspective of the instrument player as things continue to happen in the room. It’s as if the music is being scored for that moment, as the dog and baby play in the background.

Watch more videos featuring instruments and music.

via explore-blog.