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This is a Physalia physalis “Portuguese man o’ war”. Dr. Hines added some acetic acid to the slide, causing the tentacle’s stinging cells (nematocysts) to fire. They look like little harpoons. 🧜♂ #MicroscopicMonday 🧫🔬 by @ciliateco
The star-nosed mole may be blind, but it’s unique tentacled snout can see the world through an extraordinary sense of smell. Its nose is about 1 cm in diameter with roughly 25,000 Eimer's organs distributed on 22 appendages. #Wildlifewednesday 🐀
The zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a nocturnal species of carpet shark. These sharks spend most of the day resting motionless on the sea floor and actively hunt at night. #SharkWeek 2020 starts August 9 on @Discovery . 🦈 🎥 by @jacintashackleton
This green sea turtle is munching on algae and blowing sand out of its nostrils. 😤🥬 🐢🎥 by @jacintashackleton /IG
Leishmania major is a species of parasites associated with the disease zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis. #MicroscopicMonday 🧫🔬
This aquatic gastropod is a Golden Apple Snail.? These snails have managed to thrive in areas where they don't belong and are recognized among the world's worst invasive alien species. #WildlifeWednesday ?
So, we know what you're thinking... and no, one #flamingo is not bludgeoning the head of another while its offspring feeds on the blood. These flamingos are trying to feed the same chick with red crop milk. #WildlifeWednesday 🌎
This is a Little Water Bear, we named it Alfy. ??Research has found that these 8-legged tardigrades are almost indestructible & can survive in nearly any environment; Alfy can even survive in outer space. So, if an asteroid hits the ? rest-assured Alfy will survive. #science