Wednesday 31 July 2013


Image: Anthony Brewer
There are four kinds of mammal in the world: Rodents, who are the annoying ones; Carnivores, who are the scary ones; Ungulates, who are the tasty ones; and everything else, who are the weird ones.

Sunday 28 July 2013

Ghost Pipefish

Image: Nick Hobgood
Gosh! Ghosts have sure gotten funky lately! I don't think I have any bedsheets like this... yet. Looks like haunting my neighbours is going to be a carnival from now on!

Friday 26 July 2013

Two-spotted Spider Mite

Image: Gilles San Martin
Tetranychus urticae
It's not a pretty sight when a mite gets mighty...

Wednesday 24 July 2013


Image: screen
Uh oh! It's that time again. That time when we, the mighty vertebrates, must visit the modern representatives of a cadet branch that stretches back to time immemorial. It's full of spineless malcontents, many of whom have descended into a life of crime and manual labour but, in our beneficence, we shall oblige them with a visitation.

Sunday 21 July 2013

Cone Snail

Image: NOAA

Friday 19 July 2013


Image: Muchaxo
I'm hoping a Spoonwing is an intelligent spoon who will fly to me when I have a tub of ice cream but forgot to bring a spoon. But it could just be someone throwing a spoon at my head.

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Cownose Ray

Image: juan.aguere
It's the hilarious new sitcom everyone's talking about!

Ray is a rich man with a time consuming job who neglects his wife and children because he cares more about money than he does about his wife and children.

When a witch turns his nose into a cow's nose, Ray is forced to reevaluate his prejudice against poor people and women he doesn't find sexually attractive.

Join Ray on his heart-warming journey of self discovery as he battles his inner bastard and tries to become a nice person.

You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll point at his stupid face!

Cownose Ray!

Sunday 14 July 2013


Image: Rita Bellinger
Pipefish are essentially Seahorses who got their hunchback straightened out. And for this terrible lack of deformity they must suffer in obscurity while their mangled cousins hog the limelight.

Friday 12 July 2013

Octopus and Squid: On the diversity of Cephalopoda and the adorability thereof

Image: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010
Look at this octopus!

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Shame-faced Crab

Image: Kevin Bryant
The crab that speaks no evil!

Sunday 7 July 2013


Image: Joel Abroad
Now, here's a blast from the past!

Friday 5 July 2013

Skunk Cabbage

Image: KitAy
Symplocarpus foetidus
Ahhhhh! The foul stench of Spring!

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Rhinoceros Iguana

Image: Joachim S. Müller
Cyclura cornuta
This is one lizard who is big enough and ugly enough to look after itself!