Friday, 30 September 2016

Urocoptid

Image: Carlos De Soto Molinari
Look at this cute, little snail!

Image: Simon's Specimen Shells Ltd
And... this one.

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
What a cute, little shell!

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
Isn't it... lovely?

There are a lot of lovely snails in the Urocoptidae family. It contains dozens and dozens of land snails found all over the Caribbean and tropical parts of the Americas.

Image: Claude & Amandine EVANNO
They look like maggots!

Image: Claude & Amandine EVANNO
They look like drills!

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
They look like... erm... that.

Image: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
And sometimes, just sometimes, they look almost normal.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Berried Anemone

Image: Oceana in Europe
Alicia mirabilis
Well now, that's a lot of berries. A whole pile of them, in fact.

But where's the anemone?

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Jabiru

Image: Francisco Severo Neto
Jabiru mycteria
It's a well known fact that roughly 50% of all babies are delivered by stork. Originally a failed attempt to reduce nepotism, the practise continues due to its efficiency, cost effectiveness, and the fact that storks are both great believers in tradition and surprisingly quick to violence when roused.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Munnopsis


Ah, the deep sea... It gives you wings!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Derby Hat Bryozoan

Image: Donna Pomeroy
Eurystomella bilabiata
Oh dear, someones's dropped their... hat?

Monday, 29 August 2016

Thread-legged Bug

Image: Carlos De Soto Molinari
It's the 21st century and such things as agriculture, antibiotics and the ever-increasing speed of bad news have conspired to ensure that there are more humans alive today than ever before.

And you know what that means...
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