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Baby Walrus Gets Bling

Still trying to figure out where the dividing line is between my new project, ZooBorns, and Zooillogix, but this definitely spans the two. Sixteen-month-old Pacific walrus Akituusaq shows off his new set of titanium crowns at his home in Sea Cliffs at the New York Aquarium. “Aki” was fitted with these crowns by Wildlife Conservation…

Marine Hygienists

Dentistry under the sea looks a lot less painful but potentially much more dangerous for the hygienist. Moray and cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Erwin Kodiat Sand Diver and Pedersen’s cleaner shrimp. Photo credit to Reef Reflections Fun fact: adorable cleaner shrimp are notable for crawling down people’s throats and laying eggs in their chest!…

An artist’s rendering of what Pseudotribos robustus or a weasel-possum-lizard, might have looked like 165 million years ago In the November 1st, issue of Nature, a joint American and Chinese research team announced the discovery of a long dead prehistoric mammal with an interesting set of chompers. Although the teeth were very similar in form…

Squid Have Teeth Like Old Men

According to the Tree of Life project, Promachoteuthis sulcus is known from a single, small (25 mm ML, sex unknown) but distinctive individual from great depths in the south Atlantic Ocean. Now Benny and I are no cephalopodologists, but those chompers look a little different from the typical squid beak which we have come to…