Top 5 New Sea Wonders from Atlantic

5. Purple and Peculiar

This is a purple variety of the enteropneust acorn worm, which may be a transitional species between invertebrates and backboned animals. The creature feeds on seafloor sediment, leaving behind variable wavy traces.
4. Pretty Weird in Pink

Top 5 War Animals of all Time

5. Navy Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins have served alongside sea lions in helping the U.S. Navy patrol the seas since the 1960s. The brethren of Flipper  use their sophisticated biological sonar to search for mines based on the concept of echolocation. A dolphin will send out a series of clicks that bounce off objects and return to the dolphin. That allows the marine mammal to get a mental image of the object, and it can then report to its human handler using certain yes or no responses. The handler can also follow up on a yes response by sending the dolphin to mark the object’s location with a weighted buoy line. Those mine-marking abilities came in handy during both the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War, with Navy dolphins helping to clear the port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq during the latter. Dolphins can also tag enemy swimmers, but the U.S. Navy denies rumors about training dolphins to use weapons against humans.
4. War Elephants

On the Edge of the Earth

When talking about extreme points of Britain, Land's End and John o'Groats first come to the tourists' minds. But Land's End is the westernmost point of England, and John o'Groats is generally unremarkable from the geographical point of view. In spite of it, the places are very popular. But we're not going to visit them today... Our destination is not only the very edge of the British lands but almost the edge of the Earth (as only the North Pole is further from it). This place is called Unst Island.

Top 5 Spider Powers

5. Handheld mini-webs

The “ogre faced” or “net casting” spiders of order Deinopidae hang upside down from just a few strands of silk, holding an unusuall small, dense web between their front legs they use to physically reach out and scoop up passing insects. The silk of this special net isn’t sticky, but so fuzzy that it instantly entangles the hairs and joints of insects like velcro, allowing the spider to trap fairly large and powerful insects with only a small amount of silk.
4. False advertising

Top 5 Vampiric Creatures

5. Lampreys

The Agnatha or “jawless fish” were once the planet Earth’s earliest and dominant vertebrates, appearing millions of years ago on a planet formerly ruled by tentacled mollusks and spiny arthropods. Today, the only living examples of these fishy forefathers are the scavenging “slime hags” (which are quite fascinating, but not haematophagous) and the sucker-faced “lampreys.” Many lamprey species are harmless filter feeders, but some varieties are famously parasitic. Latching on to other fish, they rasp through flesh until they reach blood or other bodily fluids, and may kill hosts that aren’t large enough to survive the loss. Though they seem primitive and vicious, lampreys are also dutiful mothers who migrate far to spawn and carefully stack stones into protective nests.
4. Candiru

Top 5 Deadliest Bugs

5. Africanized Honey Bee (hybrid Apis mellifera scutellata)

While most of us can deal with normal bees, the ones that we see all the time in our gardens, if you ever come into contact with an Africanized Honey Bee, you’re definitely in for some trouble. Though normal bees do sting, being stung by a honey bee is much different, as it’s unlikely that you’ll just be stung once since they hang around in swarms. In 1956 these bees were brought to Brazil in order to breed a more efficient honeybee. However, this failed and most of the bees were able to escape. From Brazil the swarms of bees have reached Central America and have even come as far up as the southwestern U.S.
What’s to Fear?
Because they are known to travel in swarms, when a bee attacks a victim, many of the other bees will do so as well. It is said that one swarm of these bees can take down a horse. The bees have killed about 1,000 people since they’ve started coming up from Brazil. These bees definitely put a face to the name killer bees.
4. Kissing bug (Triatomines)

Top 5 Surprising Animal Facts

5. A Wolf’s Howl Does Not Echo

Wolves hunt in coordinated packs, so long-distance communication is critical to a successful kill. However, wolves hunt in mountainous areas, so their howling is left vulnerable to echoes that can distort their ability to communicate. To combat this, wolves howl at a frequency that will not echo. This allows them to confirm the exact location of their hunting partners, which helps them to ambush unsuspecting prey.
4. Half of All Orangutans Have Broken Bones

Top 5 Bizarre Prehistoric Animals

5. Helicoprion

Known as the Spiral Saw, the Helicoprion is said to have lived during the Carboniferous period and was one of the few creatures able to live through the Permian-Triassic extinction event (‘The Great Dying’). Eventually the Helicoprion went extinct during the Triassic period. Though not many fossils have been found, archaeologists have found the tooth-whorl as well as jaw bones. With these, researchers have pieced together ideas of what the Helicoprion may have looked like. One thing we know for sure is that the creature had teeth that are very much like a circular saw, which was connected on the lower jaw. It had so many teeth because as new teeth grew, the older teeth were pushed out and into the middle to create the spiral. Length-wise the creature was said to be 10-15 feet.
Ancient Ancestors
The Helicoprion was said to be extremely shark-like, having cartilage, fins, and razor sharp teeth. In fact, some believe that the creature was a shark itself, but there is not enough evidence to prove this.
4. Quetzalcoatlus

Gorgeous Puppies

This cute little creatures grow so fast that very soon we forget how small they really were when they were born. Fortunately, there are cameras that can catch all the happy moments and to remind us of their loveliness. Check out these cute puppies, which have lot to learn about the world around them.
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Friendly Squirrels

We all know that squirrels that live in the parks can be friendly to man, but they love to pamper and love with other animals. They are mostly timid, sometimes aggressive, but they are actually very lovely animals. I really enjoy looking those little restless guys, their running and climbing, fooling around…Check out these pictures and see for yourself.
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Black & White Animals’ Photos

Animal photographer is a tricky profession to be, maybe that’s why a number of photographers are using taxidermied animals these days. Lennette Newell’s photographs are unusual because many of the animals that she photographs actually look happy and feel so natural. Newell’s black-and-white photographs are simultaneously stark in composition yet rich in detail. Lennette Newell lives in North California, USA. She is a successful commercial photographer specializing in the lifestyle of animals and people. She has won many photography awards including 2010 Masters Cup, Outstanding Achievement Wildlife, Graphis Gold, etc. Her “Zoom Dawg” image for Nintendo is featured in the 2010 PDN Photo Annual. Other awards include American Photography 26, International Photography Awards, Black & White Spider Awards, and being a finalist in the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Competition 2010. Her client list includes Procter & Gamble, Del Monte Foods, Clorox, Ubisoft, Novartis, Leap Frog, Purina, Merial, WalMart, Worldwise, Kids Can Press and Wild Planet.
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Shark Attack!

Summer is coming and new troubles with sharks! Sharks don’t attack people normally. They are curious and might take a bite, but for the most part they just swim away. There is something that needs to be explored further as to why they are so close to shore and so aggressive in this case. But, how many attacks are necessary before people realize the danger of swimming with sharks. A black flag indicating that swimming is forbidden but people pretend that they do not see. Until something happens.
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Top 5 Dangerous Exotic Pets

5. Chimps and Monkeys

They are adorable.  The human resemblance is amazing.  They are also known to bite and attack humans and animals alike.  I once saw the damage that a monkey caused when it attacked a dog in India and let’s just say those puncture wounds weren’t pretty.  The dog also lost an ear and an eye in the process.  Sometimes cute is pretty deceptive.
4. Venomous Snakes

Top 5 Coolest and Weird Frogs

5.”Egg eating” Dart Frogs

Like all of the “dart” or “arrow” frogs, the vivid colors of the genus Oophaga are a warning sign to predators that their flesh packs an almost invariably fatal poison, though even the most venomous cold blooded animals have their sweet side – Males and females of this genus both engage in extensive parental care, and the “egg eating” is not what you might think. Females will lay only three to five fertile eggs after mating, and transport each individual tadpole (clinging to her back by a sucker) to its own separate pool of water, often in the cup-like base of a bromeliad plant. Mom will continuously make her rounds, checking up on each tadpole and laying unfertilized eggs in their pools as their primary food source. Males, meanwhile, are capable of carrying water in their cloacas (both the anal and reproductive opening) to keep eggs and larvae from drying out.
4. Turtle Frog

Top 5 Smartest Animals

5. African Grey Parrot

The African Grey is a species of parrot that is found in the West and Central African rainforest.  Parrots have long been able to show that they can mimic human speech, but the African Grey can associate words with their meaning and form small sentences.  These birds communicate with each other through song, calls, and body language.  African Grey’s can easily be trained to have conversations and perform activities.  They are accomplished mimics, recreating voices and household noises perfectly.  One specific example is Alex the bird.  Alex can identify more then fifty objects, seven colors, five shapes, and a numerical value up to six.  He understands the difference between big and small, over and under, and has even showed comprehension of emotion by telling his handlers “gonna go away” when becoming bored with testing.  Then there is the story of the African Grey Parrot in Nagarey, Japan who was lost by his owners, wounded, and sent to a veterinary hospital.  While in the hospital the bird began to talk with the vet proclaiming “I am Mr. Yosuke Nakamura.”  He also gave his full home address right down to the last number.  Sure enough he was right and returned to home, but not before entertaining the hospital with song and dance.
4. Elephants

There are three living species of elephants, the African Bush Elephant, African Forest Elephant, and the Asian Elephant.  All breeds are thought to inherit the same genetic genius.  In many cultures elephants are seen as a symbol of wisdom and are known for their incredible memories.  They create mental maps and are said to remember exact locations of watering and feeding holes they haven’t visited for years.  An elephant’s

Top 5 Misconceptions About Pit Bulls

5. Pit Bulls Are Not as Intelligent as Other Breeds

Some people believe a Pit Bull lacks the intelligence of other large breeds such as Labradors. Pit bulls are actually quite easy to train. The Pit’s willingness to learn and desire to please their owners makes it easy for them to pick up even the most advanced tricks quickly. Pit Bulls are also great climbers- many can climb trees- and love puzzle toys and hide and go seek type games.
4. Pit Bulls Have a Stronger Bite PSI Than Other Breeds

Many people believe that a Pit Bull has fiercely strong pounds per square inch of bite pressure, up to 10,000 PSI, meaning that Pit Bull could bite harder than any other breed. National Geographic completed a control

Top 5 Body Bugs

5. Bee Lice

No bigger than the head of a pin, insects of the “Braula” genus live clinging to the fuzzy body of a honeybee and feed on nectar straight from the host’s mouth, even tickling the bee’s face until it regurgitates. Interestingly, these “lice” are actually flies, like the common housefly, but completely devoid of wings. Why bother with them, when you live on another winged insect? Think of it like a tiny kiwi living on an eagle…and drinking its puke.
4. Naked Bat Earwigs

Butterflies Park In Canada

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is a part of heaven on earth located in Canada.The private company is not dependent on the state and prosper using revenue from sales of tickets, gifts and rolls in the local cafe. Under the roof of the butterfly park thousands of various butterflies, tropical plants, birds and spiders from different parts of our planet are collected.

Top 5 Smartest Dogs

5. Doberman Pinscher

This breed of dog comes in right at the middle of the list. The Doberman Pinscher is another German breed to make the list. In the past, these dogs were trained to be police dogs, watch dogs, and guard dogs. In the 1800s, men were looking for a dog that was loving and loyal as well as tough and ferocious when necessary. This is exactly where the Doberman Pinscher fits in. Even though they can be trained to be ferocious, many of these dogs are very gentle and docile. Some have even been used in hospitals to help patients that are undergoing therapy. Slightly vicious by nature, you can expect that this breed will protect you. Photo by roy_mac_an_iarla
4. Golden Retriever

Often confused with the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retrievers are also very popular dogs that seem to be perfect for a family. In the past up to today, these dogs are man’s companion, especially for those who hunt. This breed can be easily trained to find and bring back waterfowl or game that has been shot. The dog’s soft

Butterflies Garden Hunawihr

These awesome creations are inhabitants of the Butterflies Garden Hunawihr in Alsace, France.
Looking at them you admire again and again the power of the nature to create beauty...

One Bear Cub North Pole Photo Session

It is amazing to watch animals in their natural habitat. The funniest about this bear cub was how it was catching pieces of ice and was playing with them.

Turtle Farm In Sri Lanka

This place shouldn't be missed. Here you may hold a turtle from a palm size to 1,5 m ones. However hardly you can lift the last ones...

Phuket: the Park of Butterflies

This park of butterflies represents a united complex consisting of a various insects museum, butterfly garden, butterfly farm and a museum of silk. All the halls have an interesting design and please the eye.

Woofstock 2011: Festival For Dogs

Do you love dogs? Then go to  Woofstock, the largest outdoor festival for funny, beautiful, ugly and elegant dogs in North America.

True Bear Love

Last time we were watching how a bear cub was playing with ice pieces, today we'll see how a bear mom teaches a cub to jump from one piece of ice to another.
This couple were watched on Frantz Josef Land. Bear mama was very angry with her cub when it couldn't jump well, growled at it, though it looked very cute.


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