Category: Nature

Rare frilled shark caught off Australian coast

Rare frilled shark caught off Australian coast

VIDEO By Brian Walker/CNN It looks like something out of “Alien” but has more in common with “Jurassic Park.” It’s a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before……..

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Rare Half-Female, Half-Male Butterfly Emerges in Museum

Rare Half-Female, Half-Male Butterfly Emerges in Museum

Via Discovery A museum exhibit volunteer at Drexel University got an incredible surprise last fall, when he came upon a half-male and half-female butterfly just emerged from its chrysalis. Chris Johnson, a volunteer for the university’s Academy of Natural Sciences, was working on an exhibit called Butterflies! in October when he noticed a brand-new butterfly slowly opening up its wings…….

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Sea ghost breaks record for deepest living fish

Sea ghost breaks record for deepest living fish

New Scientist  description: A newly-discovered species with a bizarre body has been spotted deeper down than any other living fish.  FULL STORY

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Bizarre ‘ice pancakes’ found floating on a Scottish River

Bizarre ‘ice pancakes’ found floating on a Scottish River

Via Daily Mail Unusual pancake shaped ice formations that are more typically seen in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice have been found floating on a river in Scotland. The dinner plate-sized ice ‘pancakes’ have formed on a quiet stretch of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire. The strange formations were photographed at the Lummels Pool, Birse, near Aboyne, by Jamie Urquhart, a […]

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Unusual Creature Puzzles People on a Santa Barbara Beach

Unusual Creature Puzzles People on a Santa Barbara Beach

VIDEO via KEYT.com A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is…..

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Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic alien-like jellyfish

Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic alien-like jellyfish

Via Daily Mail Among Lucia Terui’s first diving experiences was an encounter with Nomura’s jellyfish, the graceful giants of the sea that grow up to 6ft 6in in diameter. Perhaps understandably the sighting inspired an obsession for Terui, 40, to one day photograph the creatures, which are 100 times the size of an average jellyfish and are most commonly found in […]

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Naturalist explains why he let himself be eaten by an Anaconda

Naturalist explains why he let himself be eaten by an Anaconda

Via Daily Mail The American naturalist who filmed himself getting eaten by an anaconda for a highly-anticipated television event has spoken out about what inspired him to take part in the risky stunt. This past summer, Rosolie donned a special suit to let a 25-foot 400-pound snake eat him in a dangerous performance set to air on Discovery Channel this […]

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Is That a Ghost? Nope, It’s a Weather Phenomenon

Is That a Ghost? Nope, It’s a Weather Phenomenon

Via NBC News VIDEO What some people claim is an apparition is actually a Brocken Spectre, a weather phenomenon which dates back to Germany’s Harz Mountains….

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‘Vampire’ deer spotted in Afghanistan

‘Vampire’ deer spotted in Afghanistan

Via Daily Mail Hallowe’en may have passed for another year, but deer with vampire-like fangs are still haunting the hills of Afghanistan. It is the first time that rare fanged Kashmir musk deer has been spotted in over 60 years. Despite their ghoulish appearance, the endangered male creatures use their fangs during mating season to seduce females and fend off love […]

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Fisherman catches bizarre tuna with a horn protruding from its head

Fisherman catches bizarre tuna with a horn protruding from its head

Via Daily Mail Veteran fisherman Kim Haskell has been fishing all his life, but had never seen anything like the catch he and his family snagged while out fishing past the Great Barrier Reef. Kim, 64, a fruit grower from Bloomfield, Queensland was on a fishing trip with his brother Jamie and nephew Christopher near Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, […]

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