A Black-eyed Hermit Crab (Pagurus armatus) using the shell of a Lewis’s Moon Snail (Neverita lewisii).
The first image is a phantom view, and the second one is an animated gif, both showing what the hermit crab’s body looks like inside the shell.
(Apparently animated gifs is the cool thing to do, so I thought I’d see how it can enhance scientific illustration.)
A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It’s rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami’s shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.
I was featured on NPR on Wednesday talking about the Port of Miami dredge project and how I am helping to save the doomed corals! Check it out
A megalodon tooth stuck in a whale vertebrae. This is the most badass fossil in existence.
boops boops in a bucket
I like the the simplified classification: B. boops. stupid robot fish
Suckerfish attached to the caudal fin of a Whale Shark. by Jason Edwards
Lol when I first saw this I thought the tail was a great white shark that the whale shark had captured and was dragging along…
Natural History Redux
I promise this is the most amazing 30 minutes you will spend this month. This is the free 720p version.
The full 1080p version is available for $5 here. I guarantee the HD is worth it, and all proceeds go directly to reef restoration! I am personally working on the supported project, and once again it is 100% worth $5.