Boxer crabs are badass because they pick up
handfulsclawfuls of stinging sea anemones and use them as weapons.
I thought that was a cheerleader crab
Waitaminutewaitaminute- what you’re telling me is that when that crab gets threatened, it picks up another organism laying nearby/minding it’s own business and then proceeds to use said innocent bystander to beat up whatever was threatening it?
someone please find a picture of this crab and put “I’ll beat a motherfucker with another mother fucker” on it in captions. Do it please I am not good with edits.
I am now singing “I will beat a motherfucker with another motherfucker” to the tune of Llama Llama Duck.
I will beat a motherfucker
with another motherfucker
'til the motherfucker fucking fucked the motherfuck.
Do not fuck with motherfuckers,
Who have other motherfuckers, with to fuck you back.
I once saw a spider
He was not a dove.
using other creatures like some fucking pompom gloves.
He looked very pleased.
And with spider friends like that
Who needs anemones?
Did you see that motherfucker punch a fucker with a fucker?
I will beat a motherfucker
with a motherfuck.
Once a motherfucker fucked with
twice the motherfucker and he
found the motherfucker was a motherfucking… duck.
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Oh sweet Jesus, I laughed so hard I had a coughing fit. omg.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CLICK THE TINY GRAY BOX, SOME GUY WITH A FETCHING ACCENT ACTUALLY SANG IT
Oh this is fantastic. In any case, I’ve seen these called “Pom Pom Crabs” and I have a friend who wants one for his tank. I would get one, but I have a fish that likes to eat little crustaceans like this. I doubt his anemone gloves would protect him.
TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES
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Oh come on. “Warning other grass blades”? What would the grass do with that information? Run away? No, the pheromones the grass releases attracts predatory insects that eat the herbivorous ones, like caterpillars, which are what would have normally injured grass before lawnmowers! “The enemy of my enemy” sort of thing. Which is way cooler.
Olympic National Park: One of the wildest places left in the USA
Olympic National Park in Washington offers a bit of everything for nature lovers, hikers and adventurers like Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped peaks and a dazzling diversity of plants and animals. 95% of this park is still wilderness, making Olympic Wilderness one of the wildest places left in the lower 48 states. The National Park Service says, “This year, nearly 40,000 people will camp in the Olympic Wilderness and several hundred thousand people will take day hikes and walks. Olympic is fragile. But if we care for Olympic, we can preserve its wildness and grandeur for future generations.” In this awe-inspiring national park, visitors can go from glacier, to marvelous moss-draped wilderness, to the sea in one amazing day.
We were married in Olympic last summer! It was magical!
That first image blows my mind.
My Answers to Messages From Creationists To People Who Believe In Evolution (after Bill Nye - Ken Ham):
I like this one. This is a popular misconception about evolutionary theory, and speciation.
We did not “come from monkeys”. You are incorrect. We and monkeys that are currently in existence have common ancestors. As we do with all current apes, and all current primates, and all current vertebrates…
SO lets get this across… not all the members of a species evolve in the same direction. Some populations, usually geographically separated from other populations of that species, may evolve to become one form, while the other separated populations may evolve to become another form, or they may simply just die out, and not evolve.
It is not necessary that all members of a species evolve together to become a new species, a population is capable of this, and tbh I’m not sure where this idea came from as a refutation of evolution. Its a misconception, and honestly not a really important question.
Here are some things that evolution does say, and ARE important:
All animals have a common ancestor (species).
No one species is more evolved than another. (read that again). We are all (all species and taxa) the process of 3.8 billion years of evolution, no matter how apparently simple any species may appear.
Because all life on Earth has a common ancestry, species evolving, changing over time, splitting into separate species that split into separate species (think of the branches of a tumble weed from the center to the ever branching tips) etc etc … on and on… we have all come to be the products of the same temporal period of change and adaptation.
This is terribly simplified explanation of speciation and evolutionary theory, but you get the picture.