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This Friday the 13th, Bone Up on Animal Superstitions

  When you listen to Stevie Wonder sing, you can’t have a bad day … even if it is Friday the 13th. And Stevie’s right … superstition ain’t the way. Yet we attach supernatural powers to all kinds of ...

This Friday the 13th, Bone Up on Animal Superstitions

  When you listen to Stevie Wonder sing, you can’t have a bad day … even if it is Friday the 13th. And Stevie’s right … superstition ain’t the way. Yet we attach supernatural powers to all kinds of ...

Flying Frog Photo-Bombs Rocket Launch

Less than a week after NASA launched its latest moon orbiter, the world appears to be abuzz, not about the mission, but about a tiny airborne frog that photo-bombed the liftoff photos. Late last Friday, September 6, the 70-foot (21-meter) high ...

Flying Frog Photo-Bombs Rocket Launch

Less than a week after NASA launched its latest moon orbiter, the world appears to be abuzz, not about the mission, but about a tiny airborne frog that photo-bombed the liftoff photos. Late last Friday, September 6, the 70-foot (21-meter) high ...

Female Squid Flash Fake Testes

How’s a female supposed to turn away unwanted male attention? If you’re a market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens), just flash fake testes. Female market squid can control the appearance of a white stripe down part of their body that ...

Horseshoe Crab #2859

Today, during an early morning walk along Morse Beach, near Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary in West Haven, I noticed many dead horseshoe crab on the sand. One of them had a tag, referring to #2859 and a phone number to report ...

Horseshoe Crab #2859

Today, during an early morning walk along Morse Beach, near Sandy Point Bird Sanctuary in West Haven, I noticed many dead horseshoe crab on the sand. One of them had a tag, referring to #2859 and a phone number to report ...

The World’s Fastest Swimmers, Past and Present

How does a dolphin measure up to a penguin when it comes to speed in the water? And can Michael Phelps take either of them? What about a squid or a sailfish? This infographic from Backyard Ocean takes a fun ...

The Mystery of the Migrating Fishes: Northern Adventures in the Great Lakes

Dr. Solomon David, Postdoctoral Research Associate Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation & Research, Shedd Aquarium Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison I had received word from colleagues that northern pike (Esox lucius), an apex predator in freshwaters throughout the ...

The Mystery of the Migrating Fishes: Northern Adventures in the Great Lakes

Dr. Solomon David, Postdoctoral Research Associate Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation & Research, Shedd Aquarium Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison I had received word from colleagues that northern pike (Esox lucius), an apex predator in freshwaters throughout the ...

Searching for Seahorses

Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, Postdoctoral Research Associate John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago in partnership with Project Seahorse (University of British Columbia & Zoological Society of London) The wind blew steadily, whipping up whitecaps in the distance as our little long-tail boat ...

Searching for Seahorses

Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, Postdoctoral Research Associate John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago in partnership with Project Seahorse (University of British Columbia & Zoological Society of London) The wind blew steadily, whipping up whitecaps in the distance as our little long-tail boat ...

Top 10 Headlines Today: Ice-Free Arctic, Rare Reptiles Stolen…

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