Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Animalia

The Animals Wish You Happy Holidays

tags: animal christmas, funny, humor, parody, streaming video This hilarious little video is filled with lots of animals who are wishing you a happy christmas! How can you not watch this? [1:20]

tags: National Geographic, 2008 International Photography Contest, snow leopard, nature, image of the day Snow leopard, Panthera uncia. Image: Stephen Oachs, United States [larger view]. My friends at National Geographic have provided permission for me to share some of the images from their recent 2008 International Photography Contest.

Cavorting Dolphins

tags: National Geographic, 2008 International Photography Contest, dolphins, nature, image of the day Image: Andrew Wong [larger view].

Nellie Gets The News

tags: politics, Nellie gets the news, image of the day Nellie Gets The News. Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George, 2008 [larger view]. The photographer writes: Central Park Raccoons do not have the luxury of cable news or NPR. It was my honor to be the one to break the news to Nellie.

Hebridean Black-faced Sheep

tags: Hebridean Black-faced Sheep, Scotland, Image of the Day Hebridean Black-faced Sheep near Arnol (Isle of Lewis, Scotland) Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

The Amazing Hook-Nosed Sea Pig

tags: Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, Wildlife of Scotland, Image of the Day Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view]. Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus, at the ferry dock in Uig (Isle of Skye, Scotland). The translation of the scientific name for this species is “hook-nosed sea pig”.

Baboon versus Flamingos

tags: flamingos, baboons, nature, streaming video This streaming National Geographic video shows a group of hungry baboons in Kenya’s Lake Bogoria that find themselves surrounded by a million unsuspecting, and unprotected, flamingos. I am sure you can guess what happens next. [2:40]

tags: twin baby moose, sprinkler, Anchorage Alaska, streaming video Here’s a sweet little video showing twin baby moose playing in a sprinkler in the back yard of a resident of Anchorage, Alaska. Mom also gets in on the fun. June 2008. [3:52]

Underwater Astonishments

tags: Underwater Astonishments, marine biology, evolution, streaming video David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a shape-shifting cuttlefish, a pair of fighting squid, and a mesmerizing gallery of bioluminescent fish that light up the blackest depths of the ocean. He focuses on the work of two scientists: Edith Widder at the Ocean…

What’s a Mountain Cow?

tags: mountain cow, Baird’s tapir, Tapirus bairdii, mammals, streaming video This streaming video shows you a little bit about the mountain cow .. the tapir. In this case, the Baird’s Tapir, Tapirus bairdii, the state animal of Belize, a country in Central America. This animal, which is endangered, is not a cow at all, but…