Category: Nature

Enormous superstorms in the shape of a UFO emerge over home of Area 51

Enormous superstorms in the shape of a UFO emerge over home of Area 51

Via Daily Mail In the alien invasion movie Independence Day, the spaceships which obliterate Earth’s great cities emerge from vast storm clouds just like these. So it’s fitting, then, that these portentous swirling supercells appeared over Roswell, New Mexico, near the U.S. military’s secret Area 51 base, where it is widely believed a UFO crashed in 1947. Jody Miller, from California, […]

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Shark chokes to death on sea lion

Shark chokes to death on sea lion

VIDEO A shark seen thrashing about in the shallows of a Geraldton beach and later washed up dead, died because it had a sea lion stuck in its throat. The death of the tagged great white shark near Geraldton was investigated by the Department of Fisheries…..

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Mystery Crocodile Found In Crete

Mystery Crocodile Found In Crete

Via Sky.com A six-foot (1.82m) crocodile has been spotted in a man-made lake on the Greek island of Crete. Authorities on the resort island said the reptile was discovered last week near the seaside town of Rethymno. Crocodiles are not native to Crete and locals remain mystified about where the creature came from and how it ended up in the […]

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Giant 20kg jellyfish filmed off the Cornwall coast

Giant 20kg jellyfish filmed off the Cornwall coast

A giant barrel jellyfish has been spotted swimming in an estuary near St Mawes in Cornwall. Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s marine awareness officer Matt Slater and his dog swam around the jellyfish to capture this footage….

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‘Bristol Crocodile’ spotted in the River Avon

‘Bristol Crocodile’ spotted in the River Avon

Via Telegraph The ‘Bristol Crocodile’ has been spotted by a jogger who has captured the clearest picture yet of the creature. Tamara Blanco, 29, has taken a picture which shows the crocodile’s head and snout emerging from the water under the Clifton Suspension Bridge in the River Avon. The 6ft predator prompted a police search in February this year after […]

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Incredible ‘Pillars’ of Light Come Down from Above and Into Huge Cloud Formation in Bangkok, Thailand

Incredible ‘Pillars’ of Light Come Down from Above and Into Huge Cloud Formation in Bangkok, Thailand

Via Golden Age of Gaia Video credit: Cherdphong Visarathanonth For years, researchers have been studying red sprites and blue jets -  strange forms of lightning that come out of the tops of clouds. On May 27th, 2014, a new form appeared. Pilot Cherdphong Visarathanonth was in the cockpit of an A320 at the airport in Bangkok, Thailand, when he saw a […]

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Solving the Mystery of the Placental Jellyfish

Solving the Mystery of the Placental Jellyfish

Via Deep Sea News Yesterday the DSN crew first saw the video above.  What is this large floating sheet of goo?  Is it alive? Was it once alive?  The two leading contenders seems to be that it is A) an old whale placenta or B) a rare and enigmatic deep-sea jellyfish.  And the answer is…. B)

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Video of Sydney Shark Encounter: Real or Fake?

Video of Sydney Shark Encounter: Real or Fake?

Via Waffles at Noon A video circulating this week shows a man who jumps into the waters of Sydney Harbour, only to encounter a Great White Shark. Is this video real or fake?  It is not yet clear if the video is real or fake, although considerable discussion has taken place regarding the veracity of the footage. Synopsis In the […]

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Taming the Untamed

Taming the Untamed

UNEXSO professional shark handler Cristina Zenato calls a Caribbean reef shark to her lap like a puppy dog. Stephen Frink films with a GoPro Hero 3 Black with monitor mounted on his housing rolling simultaneously with stills capture. Filmed during Bahamas Underwater Photo Week…. Video credit: Abi Smigel Mullens

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The whale that taught itself to talk like a human

The whale that taught itself to talk like a human

By Charles Siebert/Smithsonian Magazine We do not claim that our whale was a good mimic compared to such well-known mimics as parrots or myna birds,” Ridgway’s Current Biology paper concludes. “However, the sonic behavior we observed is an example of vocal learning by the white whale. It seems likely that Noc’s close association with humans played a role in how often he employed […]

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