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image: Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Stare-Down

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Stare-Down

By | September 2, 2014

An osprey, sometimes called a sea hawk, looks around at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia.

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image: Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?

Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?

By | August 29, 2014

These comma-shape bacteria (Vibrio tasmaniensis) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Heart of a Killer

Image of the Day: Heart of a Killer

By | August 28, 2014

The tube-like heart of a mosquito (Anopheles gambiae), pictured in green, extends horizontally through its body, with diamond-shaped muscles projecting onto it.

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image: Image of the Day: Retinal Receiver

Image of the Day: Retinal Receiver

By | August 27, 2014

Mouse retinal ganglion cells (green) extend from the eye to the brain to transmit information from photoreceptors.

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image: Image of the Day: Thorny Trespasser

Image of the Day: Thorny Trespasser

By | August 26, 2014

Seeds of the invasive weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) were likely introduced to North America through contaminated cereal seed.

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image: Image of the Day: Banded Bee

Image of the Day: Banded Bee

By | August 25, 2014

The paddle-like mandibles of this leafcutter bee (Megachile sp.) lack cutting edges and are likely used to move mud around.

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image: Image of the Day: Bongo-netted Baby

Image of the Day: Bongo-netted Baby

By | August 22, 2014

This tiny larva—either an octopus or a squid in the making—was captured in a remotely operated underwater vehicle's bongo-shaped suction net.

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image: Image of the Day: Vine Farming

Image of the Day: Vine Farming

By | August 21, 2014

Sap-sucking nymphs on this vine (Gouania lupuloides) are often herded by ants, who protect the nymphs in exchange for honeydew.

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image: Image of the Day: Squid Shine

Image of the Day: Squid Shine

By | August 20, 2014

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) relies on light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.

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image: Image of the Day: Vibrant Worms

Image of the Day: Vibrant Worms

By | August 19, 2014

This stained glass "worm window" was created with images of C. elegans, with different dyes highlighting the muscles, embryo, or dissected organs.

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