The only reason we make nets is to kill, according to Dominick Martin-Mayes, the fisherman who came upon the chilling sight of hundreds of dead sharks and other marine life floating lifelessly in an enormous fishing net. The net certainly did its job and now it's breaking our hearts, demonstrating just what human carelessness can do.
While many people are trying to break free from single-use plastic, others are trying to find ways for us to continue using it more sustainably. Who ever thought that might require using fish poop? MarinaTex is a new bioplatic that is made from the waste of fish along with red algae. Not only is it made from renewable resources, but it breaks down in a couple of weeks, making it an incredible, revolutionary product.
This might be weird but it's also pretty incredible. The Exhale Bionic Chandelier is the first living chandelier that not only looks gorgeous but also purifies your air. That's because it's made with micoalgae (which is technically a plant, not an animal, but it's still very weird and cool in this example!). It's the first living object that will grow and light your space while purifying your air as it pulses with life!
Hurricane Isaac proved to pack a much bigger punch in terms of water than it did winds. And in the case of nutria, that's a mixed blessing.
Scientists have discovered that paper wasps are able to recognize and remember other wasp's faces and that they are pretty accurate at it, too.
The Giant Coconut Crab, also known scientifically as Birgus latro, usually grow to about 16 inches in length, but there have been reports of crabs double that size. These beauties can live as long as 50 years and are the world's biggest species of land crab.
What's worse than running into a crocodile when you least expect it? Running into a crocodile that is sporting some serious head protection.
One reason you'll never find me swimming in the Amazon is the abundance of wrongly sized fish that swim there. Either end of the spectrum freaks the crap out of me; you've got the tiny, invisible parasites who are strong enough to swim up a stream of urine into your body and infect you even if you never touch the water directly. That's just a boatload of nope right there. Then you've got the other end of the scale, where fish push past what my brain considers an acceptable size and become prehistoric monsters bent on devouring me and everything I've ever loved--or at least looking as though that's what they're plotting.