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In 1999, near the Cape Verde Islands, “an unusually large Caulophryne pelagica [anglerfish] was captured in perfect condition, due perhaps to a lethargy induced by a prodigious meal which had expanded the stomach in excess of the standard length.” Not long after, the rare, deep-sea specimen was a part of the Natural History Museum's collection in London.
Only 17 examples of the hairy anglerfish have been discovered thus far, and this was the largest, so scientists were reluctant to cut it open for examination. However, a 3D scan of the fish could easily reveal its huge last meal.
An animal that can push with 40x their bodyweight, the hairy-tailed mole for example, is definitely something to better understand, and scientists at the University of Massachusetts and Brown University are trying to do just that. So how exactly do moles move so much dirt around as they tunnel underground?
From The New York Times’ ScienceTake: Uncovering the Secrets of Mole Motion.
After watching this video on how to eat a cupcake, you may never look at a cupcake in the same way again.
A zipline, a spring, and a frozen salmon have made grabbing a bite to eat a lot more fun for the Oregon Zoo’s cougars. Zoo Keeper Michelle Schireman explains how this new device exercises their powerful apex predator skills, sometimes for more than an hour and a half.
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