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image: Image of the Day: Marked Shark

Image of the Day: Marked Shark

By | November 26, 2014

In Mexico's Gulf of California, a researcher releases a tagged juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini); the first detailed tracking of this species' movements could inform conservation efforts.

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image: Image of the Day: Diminished Diet

Image of the Day: Diminished Diet

By | November 25, 2014

The loss of preferred host plants has likely contributed to the decline of wild bees, according to a new analysis of pollen from museum specimens in the Netherlands.

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image: Image of the Day: Pink Slime

Image of the Day: Pink Slime

By | November 24, 2014

The giant pink slug (Triboniophorus aff. graeffei) can grow up to 8 inches long and lives only on Mount Kaputar in eastern Australia.

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image: Image of the Day: Mutation Muffler

Image of the Day: Mutation Muffler

By | November 21, 2014

The underground hyphae of the honey mushroom Armillaria gallica may stretch over hundreds of meters and live for centuries, and the fungi accumulate relatively few mutations throughout their lives.

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image: Image of the Day: Glimmering Mimic

Image of the Day: Glimmering Mimic

By | November 20, 2014

This glow-in-the-dark giant cockroach (Lucihormetica luckae) may have evolved its association with bioluminescent bacteria to mimic a toxic click beetle.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby Nose Hairs

Image of the Day: Baby Nose Hairs

By | November 19, 2014

The olfactory antennules of juvenile shore crabs (Hemigrapsus oregonensis) have relatively large, flexible chemosensory hairs, which enable them to sniff like adult crabs (SEM, scale bar 200 microns).

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image: Image of the Day: Serene Scene

Image of the Day: Serene Scene

By | November 18, 2014

A recent sunrise at North Twin Lake in Yellowstone National Park

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image: Image of the Day: Spot the Owlet

Image of the Day: Spot the Owlet

By | November 17, 2014

A spotted owlet (Athene brama) roosts in a tree hollow in Kolkata, India.

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image: Image of the Day: Wordy Weasel

Image of the Day: Wordy Weasel

By | November 14, 2014

The highly social giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) of South America has a vocal repertoire of at least 22 distinct calls, a study shows.

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image: Image of the Day: Problem Protein

Image of the Day: Problem Protein

By | November 13, 2014

Aggregates of alpha-synuclein protein (pink) may contribute to nerve cell death in Parkinson's disease.

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