10

lorenzens-soil:

Depth, 1955 Wood block (black)MC Escher

424

fabforgottennobility:

By the waterfall by Sverrir Thorolfsson on Flickr.

95

scienceyoucanlove:

Barton Springs Salamander
The Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum) is a small lungless salamander unique to Barton Springs, a group of natural springs in Austin, Texas. Its speckled, reddish-brown skin is translucent and eggs or even the contents of the salamander’s last meal are often visible.
Since the Barton Springs salamander is found nowhere else in the world and relies on fresh, unpolluted spring water it’s been listed as an endangered species since 1997.
source

704

1246

fuckyeahaquaria:

Firebrick Sea Star | Asterodiscides truncates 
(by billunder)

668

sagansense:


Climate Reality Project

via saveplanetearth

101

paleopedia:

The Amiskwia (1911)
Phylum : Incertae sedisGenus : AmiskwiaSpecies : A. sagittiformis
Middle Cambrian (505 Ma)
3 cm long (size)
Canada (map)
Amiskwia is a genus of large, soft-bodied invertebrate of unknown affinity known from fossils of the Middle Cambrian Lagerstätten both in the Burgess shale formation in British Columbia and the Maotianshan shales of Yunnan Province, China.
Very few specimens of this organism have been found, only eighteen of the Burgess shale species, A. sagittiformis, and a single specimen of the Maotianshan species, A. sinica — which may be a reflection of its genuine rarity, but is more likely to be due to taphonomic (preservational) or behavioural factors.
The fossils reach 25 mm in length. The head is rounded, tipped with two tentacles, and appears to contain a four-ganglion brain; the body flattens out and broadens in the trunk, which appears to have been fairly muscular. Where the trunk meets the head there is a small tubular opening, which can be interpreted as the mouth; the gut terminates where the trunk narrows and meets the tail, which is broad and paddle shaped. The body morphology suggests a free energetic swimmer, which may be consistent with the dearth of fossils…
(read more)

28

583

petapeta:

ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other

427