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...

Friday 19 August 2016

Blind Cusk Eel

Humans have never been great at the whole ghost thing. They all look like white bed sheets with black circles for eyes.

Blind Cusk Eels, on the other hand, now they're almost 100% pure ectoplasm!

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Apheloria virginiensis

Image: Marshal Hedin
Hey, look! It's a beautiful, brightly-coloured millipede! You know what that means, right?

That's right. Cyanide! Yaaaay!

Friday 12 August 2016

Bullseye Electric Ray

Image: Steve Ryan
Diplobatis ommata

Possibly not the best accessory for a relatively small fish in a big, bad sea with sharks in...

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Button Zoanthid

Image: St├ęphane Duquesne
Looks like I've been getting buttons all wrong this whole time. All my buttons consist of about one colour and have approximately zero tentacles. Also I've got them mostly on shirts.

I never thought of gathering them up into a bouquet of buttons!

Friday 5 August 2016

Jewelled Chameleon

Image: Bernard DUPONT
Furcifer campani

What camouflage?

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Red Palm Mite

Image: Eric Erbe, Chris Pooley
Raoiella indica
Uh oh! Sometimes big problems come in teeny-tiny packages!

Monday 1 August 2016

African Clawed Frog

Image: Brian Gratwicke
When you see the unconventionally cute face of an African Clawed Frog, you'd be hard-pressed to imagine you were looking into the beady eyes of a ravenous, meat-eating beast.