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Readers' wildlife photographs

Because it’s World Biodiversity Day, I thought I’d show a diversity of photographs, each from a different reader. Most of them, of course, will be birds! 297 more words

Photography

Black Pine Beach on Awaji Island

Numerous moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) were floating near the Keino Matsubara beach on Awaji island yesterday. In the video, Oliver is holding one. The four purple circles are the gonads. 160 more words

Birds

Bipunctata in Sunset Park

Two-spotted Ladybug (Adalia bipunctata). Back in 2012, I reported to the Lost Ladybug Project that I found some of these critters in catalpa trees in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 155 more words

Fieldnotes

Small tortoiseshell caterpillars' self-defence

This 19 May 2016 video shows a mass of small tortoiseshell caterpillars.

They are moving, in self-defence against enemies like parasitic wasps.

Lieke Kragt from the Netherlands made this video. 88 more words

Environment

Blog #5 05/18/2017: The Drawings

This is going to be a short post.  Just received and signed-off on the drawings for the tank!  So the build will now start, and 6-8 weeks from now I should be up and running with a brand new reef! 22 more words

Reef

Fossil insect discovery in Indian amber

This video says about itself:

Frauke and Nina collecting Cambay Amber in Vastan, India in 2012. Video by Keith Luzzi.

From ScienceDaily:

Time flies: …

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Biology