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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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image: Image of the Day: Threatened Trout

Image of the Day: Threatened Trout

By | August 18, 2014

Conservation scientists study bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), a threatened species, at the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Boom

Image of the Day: Beetle Boom

By | August 15, 2014

Initially a harmless weed-eater, the Colorado Potato Beetle only became an invasive pest when potato cultivation increased in the Midwest.

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image: Image of the Day: Curled Up Cave-Dweller

Image of the Day: Curled Up Cave-Dweller

By | August 14, 2014

A previously unknown pill-millipede species from Madagascar (Sphaeromimus andrahomana) lives in dry forest caves.

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image: Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

By | August 13, 2014

Particles of Ebola virus (orange) bud off from the surface of a cell from a monkey epithelial cell line.

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image: Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

By | August 12, 2014

The jaw anatomy of Lake Malawi cichlids is governed by a core dental gene network common to the earliest jawless fishes and modern vertebrates.

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image: Image of the Day: Mold Mob

Image of the Day: Mold Mob

By | August 11, 2014

A cluster of slime mold (Stemonitis sporangia) fruiting bodies on a rotting log.

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