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Imagine you’re at the petrol station filling up your car, when a splash of petrol hits the ground. The last time these atoms saw the Sun was 300 million years ago, when the world crawled with millipedes over 8 feet in length and dragonflies flew with 30 inch wingspans through a vast global swampland.Pinned
This used to be an ocean. 37 million years ago, this whale swam through what is now an Egyptian desertFossil of 37 million years old Whale Skeleton found in Wadi Al Hitan, Egyptian desert
The cockatoo squid. Photo by Kat BolstadGaliteuthis phyllura or the cockatoo squid.
(Photo Kat Bolstad)
With its many spirals and tendrils, deep-sea Iridigorgia corals create homes for a huge range of life which live along its stalksWith multiple spirals and willow-like tendrils, deep-sea Iridigorgia corals offer prime real estate to hydroids, crinoids, and brittle stars that thrive along their stalks.
👀1660m @ Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument @USFWSPacific @NOAAFish_PIRO
Cuttlefish Mimics Being Female To Mate
Two eagles locking talons high above the ground might look like they’re risking injury, but it’s a normal courtship behavior called the “cartwheel display.” Fully entangled, the two birds begin spinning to the earth, disengaging just before they smack the ground. Their clasp could last for hours. At last, the eagles unlock talons and fly off. Rival adults sometimes perform the same flight. Learn more at BirdNote.org.💡 Discover our Big Ideas story about light
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