…is a species of sea butterfly (Thecosomata) that has a wide distribution, occurring in European waters, the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Northwest Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific. Like other sea butterflies C. tirdentata has two paropodia that allow it to “fly” through the water, they are also lined with cilia which produce a current which carries organic particles into its mouth.
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Mammal Monday, Crested Porcupine. In defense, when disturbed, they raise and fan their quills to make themselves look bigger. If continually bothered, the crested porcupine will stamp its feet, whirr the quills, and charge the disturber back end first trying to stab the enemy with the thicker, shorter quills.
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Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata). Rodents or Gnawing Animals. Hall 15 Case 31E.
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Pink Lake Hillier in Australia | Andrea Maizzi
Lake Hillier is a pink-colored lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. From above the lake appears a solid bubble gum pink.
Unlike other pink lakes in the world like the one in Retba and the salt ponds at San Francisco Bay, the pink color of Lake Hillier has not been decisively proved, although it is speculated that the color could arise from a dye created by the organisms Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria. Another hypothesis is that the pink color is due to red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. That the color is not a trick of light can be proved by taking water from the lake in a container – the pink color can be found to be permanent.
Information Source: via Amusing Planet