1. I think you are mistaken, that is a zebra

  2. It's actually called the sea slug in pajamas! And, as we know, zebras wear pajamas too, right?


  4. When they panned out to like 20 of these doing it in the grasslands I just lost it. Hilarious!

  5. Were they doing this to attract two or three females? Imagine being a male widowbird and how exhausting it must be.

  6. They look so goofy jumping up snd down wnd I definitely wasn't expecting thst zoom out shot

  7. I really like the shot of all them (a dozen or so) jumping up and down in a field, plus the background scenery showing some species of bovine feeding in the tall grass.

  8. They tend to stay in an area for a while as they face the current while waiting for food to pass by. They'll chase after a minnow or crustacean, but they mostly pick off aquatic insect larvae as they drift by.

  9. I would say trout tend to go after hellgrammites, dragonfly larvae, and other such larger aquatic larvae. They also love insects that fall in the water. Mosquitoes seldom reproduce in fast moving waters, preferring swamps and standing water.

  10. They may not be in the depths, but I will always upvote cute newts.

  11. These newts actually spend their entire lives underwater - while they can breathe in air, they will only do so if dissolved oxygen levels drop.

  12. The Luristan newt (Neurergus kaiseri), also called Kaiser's mountain newt, Kaiser's spotted newt or emperor spotted newt, mainly breathes via cutaneous respiration and therefore favors well-oxygenated, fast-moving streams, however, they can also inspire air as needed. These newts can grow to about 13 cm in length. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.

  13. By ‘new’ does it mean it hadnt yet been discovered and existed for a long while? Or ‘recently’ (a relative term’ its come to exist?

  14. The species has existed for millions of years but it is new to science, only recently discovered by researchers.

  15. Video notes: This moment comes from 2016 offshore of Los Angeles in the in NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Our Corps of Exploration originally guessed this purple orb could be a pleurobranch sea slug but upon further review by our research partners at Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology, it is now thought the orb belongs to another distantly related group of snails - the velutinids. The video was remastered and uploaded on 3/23/2023.

  16. His oldest brother lives in Indiana, so he actually comes over pretty frequently.

  17. The DL's nephew was killed in a car accident in Indiana, if I remember correctly. There are also temples and a Buddhist center in Indiana, and the DL has visited the state quite frequently over the years.

  18. Very lovely! Those white spots look like stars peaking through a nebula haze in some distant galaxy - this slug is far out!

  19. This is what I’d think a sea creature would look like on an alien planet lol

  20. The alien planet that is always talked about is the Earth itself imo.

  21. Of all the layman's names we could've given this beautiful creature, the best they could come up with was "Crusty/Fuzzy/Slimy Nautilus"???

  22. No wonder this poor nautilus has been hiding from humans - "can't get no respect!"

  23. The midnight zone, a cool descriptor. Going to remember that term, as a place and time to not go !!

  24. But, that's the place where really interesting things lurk - it's good to see them from the safety of our couches, but imagine seeing them in person live - it's the pinnacle of nature appreciation.

  25. No doubt. So mysterious, that it’s fascinating beyond belief.

  26. These giant creatures are hardly ever seen, but researchers think they are quite common - the problem is, they live so darn deep and their coloration keeps them well hidden from predators and observers.

  27. A common repost on this sub, and the last one from 2 months ago was removed:

  28. テンス means "Blackspot razorfish"(Iniistius dea), and 幼魚 means "Juvenile fish".

  29. I can read Japanese and テンス is tensu or sometimes tenth in English - it's amazing you got blackspot razorfish out of that! Thanks! Isn't that fish so unique looking? I knew the juvenile fish (larva fish) meaning but the species totally evaded me.

  30. “What’s the diameter of that slurp” “it’s finally coming”

  31. Snail is about 7 cm, diameter, slurp is about 8 cm.

  32. Was the snail murdered or returned to sea? I don’t mean that as judgy.

  33. It was collected for research purposes, and chances are, it did not survive initial decompression. It was preserved as a specimen at Harvard.

  34. It has a thin shell which is covered over by its mantle, so it has the appearance of a sea slug but it is a type of snail. Arguably, it is a type of semi-slug, but the definitions of slug, semi-slug and snail are still debated by experts.

  35. Try googling "Nautilus Purple Blob" under videos, or search on youtube with those key words. Or you can see the link in this video:

  36. They are quite buoyant and, as mollusks, can use jet propulsion.

  37. That's the actual common name, yes, crusty nautilus.

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