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  • February 4, 2016
    This is a photograph taken by fishery biologist Juan C. Levesque of a baby swordfish atop a human finger. It is looking pretty small. Did you know swordfish can grow up to 39-inches in their first year of life (much less if they get eaten right away) and up to 10 feet and 1,50... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2016
    Meet Bum (named after San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner), a cross-eyed cat adopted from the San Diego Humane Society in 2014. And now he's an Instagram star thanks to his permanently worried look. Great, now I want a cross-eyed cat. What causes cross-eyes anyway... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2016
    Because it's a cold, cruel world we live in, this is a video from a South Korean aquarium of a large sand tiger shark that killed and is trying to swallow a smaller banded hound shark. Apparently the animals were all well fed, and the shark may have attacked the other after ge... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2016
    These are a handful of photographs of a rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania. Giraffes, as I'm sure you're all aware, are normally green and purple. This one is white due to leucism, or a reduction in multiple pigments. Otherwise it's perfectly healthy. Well, at least unt... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2016
    This is a video from Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas of some of the 20-million Mexican Free-tailed Bats that roost in the cave from March to October leaving the cave to go hunting one evening (previously: 3 million bats leaving a cave in Malaysia). FUN FACT: Did you know ba... / Continue →
  • January 20, 2016
    This is Kylo (Corey before being adopted), a 2-year old Balinese cat who recently gained internet fame after the Monmouth County SPCA posted his photo online and people started saying he looks like actor Adam Driver/Kylo Ren. Personally, I don't see it, but that cat is kinda f... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is a short video from the Great Tide Pool outside the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. It features a one-day old otter pup sleeping on the belly of its floating mother. It looks like that baby is LIVING THE DREAM. Enjoy it while you can, my little otter friend. "Th... / Continue →
  • January 12, 2016
    This is a short video from National Geographic exploring the submarine volcano Kavachi, located in the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands. The scientists drop a submersible camera into the very active volcano (it's usually erupting more often than its not) and discover two... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2016
    This is a video from the Mulu National Park in Borneo, Malaysia, of an estimated three million bats leaving a cave at dusk to go hunt insects. You know a lot of people don't like bats, but I think they're great. I even caught one in a pillow case once because it got trapped i... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2016
    This is a shot of a mountain lion that was tracked and killed after attacking a dog in Idaho. It has fangs growing out the top of its head, which biologists believe are either the remains of a conjoined twin that died and didn't get fully absorbed, or a teratoma tumor (a tumor... / Continue →