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Riddle of the Y-Larvae

A fascinating article in Livescience reveals the answer to a century-old zoological mystery: what do y-larvae grow up to become? Discovered in 1899, y-larvae are clearly young crustaceans but their adult stage could not be determined. While this in itself was perplexing, the newly discovered answer is even more startling: y-larvae metamorphosize into “simple, pulsing,…

The Cow That Eats Humanburgers

Props to Lydia Robinson for sending us this link…

Check out this footage from a recent international expedition called the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census. Their mission is part of an effort to take stock of all the life in the world’s ocean, but these creatures were filmed in the Antarctic Ocean (Southern Ocean). The bulbous, plantlike structures are called tunicates.

Gecko Begs Insect to Feed It Honeydew

Fascinating BBC footage of geckos coaxing leafhoppers to feed them honeydew. The lizards tap their feet or bob their heads, and the insect dutifully tosses them a bead of delicious tree sap. This definitely qualifies as bizarre zoology.

Anyone who knows Andrew and me is aware that we have a deep love of only two things in this godforsaken world, animals and beer. Now, some genius Englishman has combined the two with a scallop-infused beer!!! Mmmm…bi-valvo-licious! Scallop Stout has been created by a brewery named Shepherd Neame, apparently the oldest brewery in England.…

Scientists have discovered two new species of animal recently, one in Tanzania and the other in Nepal. Though the researchers had spotted the giant, cat-sized shrew (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) as far back as 2005 in Tanzania, they have now identified it as a new kind of giant sengi. The findings were published in the Feb. 4…

Thermal Zoo Pics

These pictures were taken by the Predator while hunting at the London Zoo. Turns out the Predator’s actual name is Steve Lowe! There’s an article about it in the Telegraph. The images show how different animals use their fur and feathers to regulate their body heat. More below the fold…

24×7 Hot Mussel Action

This sexy mussel is burning up the web right now. Totally free and posing just for you, watch in real-time as this flirty bivalve does its thing. Riveting live feed courtesy of Flex Mussels restaurant on Prince Edward Island.