A new artificial coral reef made of more than 400 eerie-looking human figures. Fish and coral have already colonized the sculptures, providing new habitat for wildlife and a new attraction for tourists. Sadly, first thing this reminded me of was Pirates of the Caribbean. More on the project here.
This rainbow toad from Borneo was thought to be extinct for nearly 100 years, and has never been photographed. It looks like the kind of toad that could grant wishes: magical, rainbow-colored, psychedelic wishes.
Manatees (aka sea cows) are gentle, endangered beasts who spend most of their time floating peacefully and munching sea grass. The Tea Party says that protecting them is “against the Bible and Bill of Rights”. Wait, what?
Caption: “Oh f*ck!!!!” Luckily for the diver, this is a whale shark. They only eat plankton and junk. But I imagine that’s not what comes to mind when you’re looking deep into its 10-foot wide, open mouth.
National Geographic has more pics of the largest gathering ever seen of whale sharks, right off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
“When I was sick with cancer, we sold our car to pay for the surgery. We sold our TV, we sold our refrigerator, jewelry, everything we could. Now my wife Lydia has cancer and there’s nothing left to sell.” —Viktor Gaidak, Chernobyl engineer, above.
GOOD GOD! GAME OVER, MAN! PLANET OF THE F**KING JELLYFISH!
The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing when you think these things have been swimming around for so long.
They have hundreds of poisonous tentacles that it used to catch passing by fish. it then slowly drags in it’s prey and eats it.