Flying Reptile Nom Noms

The more we learn about ancient animals and their behavior, the more facinating they seem. Many ancient creatures seem like alien life forms for as much as they don't resemble today's creatures, and with so much ocean life left to explore, how could we possibly ever get bored with this subject? Take prehistoric sharks, for example. The Squalicorax, it has been found out, used to dine on the pterosaur, otherwise known as a flying lizard.

Weird Walking Fish is a Wonder

The Internet allows us an incredible glimpse into the lives of animals all over the world, which means that we are now seeing animals behave in ways once never thought possible. Case in point: a walking stingfish was recently spotted in Bali! The stingfish had no legs or anything else unusual about it physically, but the fish used parts of its dorsal fins, which have evolved to separate, in order to move across the ocean floor toward the videographer. 

Lies and the Lying Critters Who Tell Them

You might think that humans are the only creatures who know how to lie, but there you would be completely wrong. Many animals are well practiced at the art of deception, using lies to increase their own chances of survival. National Geographic just published a great list of such creatures and you might be surprised at who the lying liars are!

"Tattooed fish" caught by fishermen in the Philippines

What caused this?

 The internet is abuzz about this large fish caught recently in the Philippines. As you can see from the picture, a side-by-side comparison with an unmarked fish, this fisherman's catch is covered in intricate designs.

The first thing to note is that fish tattooing is actually a thing, although it is mainly practiced in the tropical fish trade, and the results are blobby and alarming. 

Real life "sharknado" drops bull shark on Australian road

Tropical cyclone Debbie brought a big surprise

 Fans of the Syfy Channel original movie series Sharknado can rejoice: it seems that a real life sharknado has happened in - of course - Australia. In the wake of tropical cyclone Debbie, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services posted a picture of a five foot long bull shark which turned up in the middle of a road in the small town of Ayr.

Your Pet So Ugly...

We all have at least one ugly critter we love to death. Whether it's a hairless rat, a pug dog, a weird spider or fish--some might call that smashed-in face cringe worthy, but you think it's adorable. Science can shine a light on why we feel this way. It turns out that any kind of animal that seems in need of protection--whether it has big eyes, a small or soft body or other traditionally baby-like qualities--is cute to us humans. 

Two-headed sharks are becoming more common

But no one knows why

Conjoined animal twins - two-headed turtles, six-legged calves, and that sort of thing - are not terribly rare. But they certainly draw our fascination.

However, one type of conjoined animal twin is becoming even less rare by the day, but no one knows why. Two-headed sharks are being caught by anglers and scientists more and more often.

How sharks helped rebuild a village

After a devastating typhoon

Three years ago, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed huge swaths of the Philippines, in what was the deadliest typhoon ever recorded. Over a million homes were destroyed, and over 6,000 people were killed.

In the wake of the typhoon, the tiny island of Malapascua was devastated. The island took a direct hit from the typhoon, and all power and communications systems on the island were destroyed. 


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