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  • The Secret Life of Beewolves

    The Secret Life of Beewolves

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    Cross-section through the antenna of a female beewolf, Philanthinus quattuordecimpunctatus.

  • Firefly Pyrotechnics

    Firefly Pyrotechnics

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    Most firefly species employ characteristic patterns of bioluminescent flashes to elicit responses from potential mates.

  • Dragon Tale

    Dragon Tale

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    A pangolin rescued from poachers near Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

  • Larval Biscuit

    Larval Biscuit

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    A pluteus larva of the sea biscuit, Clypeaster subdepressus, an echinoderm closely related to sea urchins.

  • Super Stoma

    Super Stoma

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    The stomata of grasses (singular stoma) function more efficiently than those of other plants.

  • Under the Hemiparasite

    Under the Hemiparasite

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    Many of the 1400 or so species of mistletoes are hemiparasites—they obtain at least part of their nutrition from the host tree.

  • Sharklab

    Sharklab

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    A team of scientists from The Bimini Biological Field Station collecting samples from a male tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier).

  • Finding A Place On The Tree

    Finding A Place On The Tree

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    Dendrogramma is a newly-discovered species of deep sea siphonophore.

  • The Shy Shark's Secret

    The Shy Shark's Secret

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    The Chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer) fluoresces bright green when illuminated in blue light.

  • Slug Power

    Slug Power

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    The sea slug, Elysia crispata belongs to a group called the sacoglossans—mostly herbivores that feed, mate and lay eggs on algae.  

  • Crystals and the Color of Skin

    Crystals and the Color of Skin

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    The panther chameleon alters the arrangement of tiny crystals in its skin to change color.

  • New Year Bash

    New Year Bash

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    Some mantis shrimps, for example, Odontodactylus sp., can smash open prey, such as snails and crabs, using powerful specialized limbs.

  • Coral Fluorescence

    Coral Fluorescence

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    Most corals contain proteins that emit light, or fluoresce, when light shines on them.

  • A Predator in the Plankton

    A Predator in the Plankton

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    The comb jelly (Beroe cucumis) uses its large mouth and cilia-powered motor to prey upon members of the plankton family, including other ctenophores.

  • Primate in a Pumpkin

    Primate in a Pumpkin

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    The Aye-Aye is a nocturnal lemur, a member of a group of primates that live only on the island of Madagascar. 

  • Helena With Cub

    Helena With Cub

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    A lioness relaxing with her cub in Gorongosa National Park, where scientists are studying the recovery of the lion population. 

  • Wait for Me!

    Wait for Me!

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    A remote trail camera captures a photo of an elephant calf trying to catch up to the rest of its family group in Gorongosa National Park.

  • You Lookin' at Me?

    You Lookin' at Me?

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    Waterbucks caught in the act as they eat their way in front of a trail camera in Mozambique, Africa.

  • Sand Flea Fireworks

    Sand Flea Fireworks

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    The front leg of a sand flea stained with colorful dyes.

  • Shades of Pollen

    Shades of Pollen

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    The variety of colors of cells in a honeycomb comes from pollen collected from different plant species.

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