Hello, this is @ronaldzimmerman.nl doing a takeover for @unbiodiversity this week. I will share my passion for amphibians and reptiles. Now it is time for some “unexpected cuteness”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a lot of disgust or hatred of snakes in this world. Also there are many negative portrayals of snakes in the media with a lot of focus on the "most deadly", "most venomous" or "large constrictors swallowing humans". It is all very spectacular but it contributes to the fear of snakes. And the fear of these important contributors to ecosystems leads to a lot of unnecessary snake killing.
Snakes only defend themselves when they feel threatened. Before defending they have most likely already tried to escape. So if you leave a snake alone they are harmless.
Vídeo mostrando um ouriço-do-mar das águas geladas das Ilhas Faroé ( Atlântico Norte ) É alta temporada para essa especie aqui no momento. É Muito apreciado por suas gônadas cremosas, doces e salgadas (sim, você come suas glândulas reprodutivas). E todos os pequenos espinhos? Aqueles são realmente os olhos dos ouriços. É como eles sentem o mundo, encontrando pedaços de algas marinhas para comer (em mais de um sentido da palavra, enquanto andam sobre essas espinhas também).
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Here’s a video of a sea urchin from the icy waters of the Faroe Islands (at 61.8° attitude in the North Atlantic, its waters are a balmy 7°C). It’s high season for them here at the moment. What foie gras was for foodies and gourmands in the 90’s, well that’s how people see sea urchin today. It’s loved for its creamy, sweet, briny gonads (yes, you eat their reproductive glands). And all the small spines? Those are actually the urchins eyes. It’s how they sense the world, finding nice morsels of sea weed to eat (in more than one sense of the word, as they walk on those spines as well).
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Glaucus atlanticus, or the blue dragon, is one of the most fascinating looking creatures in the ocean. And also one of the most deadly. Glaucus atlanticus can be just as dangerous on the beach. After they’ve fed on poisonous jellyfish, they have the ability to concentrate that poison within their bodies and unleash a sting more powerful than that of the jellyfish they ate. Unsuspecting beachgoers can sometimes find themselves on the painful end of that sting.
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Il Paramecio è un organismo unicellulare molto piccolo ed è abbondante in stagni di acqua dolce. Nuota, ruotando lentamente, e spesso cambiando la sua direzione. In condizioni adeguate, si può riprodurre dividendosi due o tre volte al giorno.
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I’ve discovered that a lot of people think that sharks are mammals- which they aren’t. After asking why they think they’re mammals, the general answer has been “because they give live birth.” What these people seem to forget is that there are egg laying mammals and live birth does not make an animal a mammal. So what does make an animal a mammal? There are a couple of characteristics that all mammals possess. The easiest one to see in a lot of mammals is their mammary glands- that’s right, boobs! All mammals have mammary glands that they use to nurture their young. Sharks do not nurture their young. Once a baby shark is born, that’s it. They’re off into the real world as a mini version of their parents. The other characteristic is that at some point in their life they had hair- even whales and dolphins! This hair is found around their rostrum when they’re first born. Now you obviously can’t see if an animal has nipples or hair if you’re on a boat, so an easy way to distinguish if an animal in the ocean is a mammal is to look at the tail. If it goes up and down (like a dolphin) then it is a mammal. If it goes side to side, it is a fish. And for those who didn’t know, sharks are actually a type of fish! And as a side note- not all sharks are born via live birth. Some lay eggs, some have eggs internally, and some give live birth. More on that on my next post! 🦈❤️ #whiteshark#sharks#gansbaai#southafrica#marinedynamics#canon#travel#sealife#biology#conservation#wildlife#ocean#ilovesharks#sharksneedlove#sciencesavessharks
Why hello Spring semester 👋🏻 Today was my FIRST DAY of classes!! 💃🏼 And while I am totally excited, I was sick all day...a really rough start to the semester 🤒😩 (nothing a little over the counter medication and rest can’t help)
Looking forward, I want this term to bring a balance of earning great grades and self care 💯 And I already know it will bring new adventures both inside and outside the classroom 🌎 I’ll keep my mind open so I not only learn from my textbooks but life lessons from those around me 📚 Those are the things I will be working towards this semester 💕
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Pro tip for the sustainable sweethearts: make your Valentine's Day cards out of kombucha SCOBY 😉
Cam asked me to help him define "invasive species" and I gave him a, perhaps, longer-than-he-hoped-for answer. Then he wrote "invades and disrupts a habitat." I mean, it's an okay answer and, to be fair, there's not really room to discuss natural selection and how a non-native species could harm the ecosystem. But I maybe was a little too excited to help him understand it. I cannot wait for his first biology class! #science#biology#invasivespecies
Big male Arctic Grayling that I could touch anytime I tried. Their behaviour and curiosity is similar to cats.
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If you have the chance of setting free turtles, do it with responsibility cuz it's a life that you have in your hands. Follow the instructions and let the animal to follow its instinct. Some associations ask or receive donations in exchange of letting people to set free the turtles but the fact that you're giving money doesn't mean that the animal is yours, avoid interfering on its way to the sea. #turtles#sea#marinelife#ocean#sand#biology#biogram#protect#save#conservation
pues no se me da pintar jajaja y tampoco conseguí acuarela de las cools u.u no hay casi TnT así que lo hice con las escolares que ya tenía xD sip, está feo, pero por algo se empieza :3 #quetzal#draw#drawing#paint#aquarelle#biology
Gyroscope trick! 🥏
Via IncredibleScience (YouTube)
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Los halcones murcielagueros (Falco rufigularis) habitan por toda la Amazonía. Salen a cazar en el amanecer y al anochecer; obtienen su nombre por su gran habilidad para cazar murciélagos en pleno vuelo. Sin embargo, su dieta también incluye aves e insectos.
Esta familia pasaba todos los días en el árbol muerto, anidando en una de las cavidades. Aprovechaban el claro creado por un helipuerto para cazar.