Embryonic Zebrafish

Hey everybody, I am back from my field site and have settled back into life at Ole Miss. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time to kick start this blog.

Alright so each week I usually end up with a bunch of links to really cool blog posts or videos. I thought it would be a good idea to do a round up for the week, and just dump on you a bunch of links without providing an in depth discussion about them.

This week’s must see/read blog post is by IO9, where they have collected some of the most amazing microscopy images. Really, check these pictures out (source for featured image).

Videos/Pictures:

Here we have a Howler Monkey (one of 15 possible species) being munched on by a Boa Constrictor (one of 10 possible sub species). While its not very clear what is going on, it’s still pretty cool to catch a glimpse.

Another video is a newly discovered species of shark (Hemiscyllium halmahera) that actually uses its pectoral fins to walk along the ocean floor! Pretty cool stuff.

Ever heard a whale song (Balaenoptera physalus) as a dubstep remix?, Now you have.

This is a regular page I will link to frequently, Live Science’s “Most Amazing Images in Science This Week”.

News/Posts:

Blue blood allows Octopus’ (Pareledone charcoti) to survive rather chilly temperatures.

Healthy (Stylophora pistillata) corals harbour a complex conglomeration of bacteria within its tissue and not just on its surface.

Shark tails (Alopias) may be more useful than originally thought, especially if when they kill prey.

It’s a hard thing to explain how emotional connections to animals can shape someone’s life. This is one of the most moving attempts that I have seen.

How many women due you know that have won a Nobel prize?

A 10,000 year old lunar calender found in Scotland of all places.

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