Category: Nature

‘Cherry tree from space’ mystery baffles Japan

‘Cherry tree from space’ mystery baffles Japan

Via Yahoo A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected — and with very surprising flowers. The four-year-old sapling — grown from a cherry stone that spent time aboard the International Space Station (ISS) — burst into blossom on […]

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Rare Oarfish Sighting

Rare Oarfish Sighting

VIDEO Via Smithsonian Oarfish are the world’s largest bony fish, and they usually don’t come in to the beach. They like depths of around 650 feet, and as far down as 3,000 feet. But in March, a group affiliated with Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium encountered two beautiful oarfish swimming near the shore of the Sea of Cortés, in Mexico……

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Here’s what happens when an alligator tries to eat an electric eel

Here’s what happens when an alligator tries to eat an electric eel

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This Eel Fires Extra Alien Jaws Out of Its Throat

This Eel Fires Extra Alien Jaws Out of Its Throat

By Matt Simon/Via Wired.com In Alien, which I saw when I was a kid but was too scared to keep my eyes open enough to really watch, people are on a spaceship, then there’s a guy who has, like, tummy problems or something, and finally the big alien enjoys a nice spacewalk. Also, I remember that the alien had a […]

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5 Underwater Creatures That Look Like Terrifying Nightmares

5 Underwater Creatures That Look Like Terrifying Nightmares

Via Cracked In our continuing quest to point out just how amazing and awful nature is, we continually find that all of the worst shit lives underwater. This is where you find nature’s most disgusting, horrifying, and gleefully homicidal children……

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Staring down the throats of alligators

Staring down the throats of alligators

Via Daily Mail Up close and personal, an American alligator with jaws open wide proudly displays rows of rough edged teeth and spotted pink tongue. The half-submerged reptile glows in bright yellow – caused by the strong reflection of fresh grass shoots on the surface of the clear water. Brave photographer Masa Ushioda captured the shots of this wild gator in vast […]

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Rare Albino Blue Marlin caught on camera

Rare Albino Blue Marlin caught on camera

It’s the unicorn of the sea. The Billfish Report is calling these photos the first ever pictures of the extremely rare albino blue marlin. The mystical creature replaces the shiny blue and silver skin of typical blue marlins for a pure white that looks so striking in the ocean…..

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Big, scary cat in Hallingbury :)

Big, scary cat in Hallingbury :)

Via Daily Mail A couple claim they spotted a black panther on the loose in an Essex field, describing it as a ‘big scary cat’. Lynn Lacy and husband Michael were at home when they allegedly spotted the beast, which they claim was ‘jet black’ and ‘too big’ to be a dog or cat. Mrs Lacy, 56, took this photo of the […]

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Is a great white shark heading for Britain?

Is a great white shark heading for Britain?

By Sarah Griffiths They are the undisputed predators of the ocean, armed with razor-sharp teeth, capable of reaching speeds of 35mph – and now a great white shark could be headed towards Britain. A ferocious predator – called Lydia – is currently just 1,000 miles of the coast of Cornwall and Ireland in the Atlantic. And if she continues on her path, […]

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Video, Photos Give First Look at Rare Deep Sea Life

Video, Photos Give First Look at Rare Deep Sea Life

A crushing dive into the ocean’s darkest realms has revealed surprising differences among the marine life that populates the Pacific Ocean’s deepest depths.  Researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered the deep-sea diversity while exploring the  South Pacific’s New Hebrides trench in November and December 2013. Curling around the islands of Vanuatu  and New Caledonia north of New Zealand, the New Hebrides trench […]

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