Friday 30 May 2014

Creatonotos and the Inflatable Hairy Bits

Image: Juan Manuel Sánchez
Hmmm... I'm not completely sure, but I have a feeling this may be disgusting.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Phyllodesmium briareum

Image: Steve Childs
Phyllodesmium briareum
It's a tentacular spectacular!

Sunday 25 May 2014

Pinecone Fish

Image: Tomarin
It's a fish covered in plates of bright yellow armour! Some day, all children will have to wear something like this before they're allowed to play outside.

Friday 23 May 2014

Zigzag Coral

Image: NOAA
Madrepora oculata
Behold the glowing zigzag!

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Arabian Sand Boa

Image: Omid Mozaffari
Eryx jayakari
This has got to be the derpiest herp in the world!

Sunday 18 May 2014

Mesothele Spider

Image: Amir Ridhwan
The most ancient spiders in the world!

Friday 16 May 2014

Beard Heath

Image: Kevin Thiele
Hairy flowers!

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Fight! Fight! Fight!

This is exactly how fights at my school always started.

Sunday 11 May 2014


What do you get when you cross a shark and a ray?

A guitarfish!

No, I don't get it either.

Friday 9 May 2014

Spiral Arms

Image: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition
A Dumbo Octopus attempts to mimic a spiral galaxy the only way he knows how: by spiralling his arms.

This is the first time a Dumbo Octopus has been seen in this position and it just goes to show the impressive ingenuity of these charismatic creatures when it comes to a game of charades.

Hopkins' Rose

Image: Ken-ichi Ueda
Okenia rosacea
A rose by any other name would... seldom have nearly as many tentacles.

Wednesday 7 May 2014


Image: Malcolm Storey,
Oooooh! This is what happens when snails and worms share ideas! Who new annelids were into biomimicry?

Sunday 4 May 2014

Journey to the Back Passage of Holothuria

Image: Klaus Stiefel
We're talking anus. Sea Cucumber anus.

Friday 2 May 2014

The FLOOZY, For Men

Image: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program
Barely anyone talks about the so-called "financial crisis" any more. You know what that means, don't you? It's time to spend all your money.