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Ptilopsis leucotis : the transforming owl

Category: bird

Ptilopsis leucotis : the transforming owlPtilopsis leucotis is already a strange looking owl also called Northern white-faced owl. When face to face with a 35cm long owl, it tries to appear larger to scare off a possible enemy... ...but when puffing up won't work, then it's time to transform into a kinf of "evil owl" : (Pictures Credits)

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Alpheidae : Pistol Shrimp with Sonic Weapon

Category: shrimp

Alpheidae : Pistol Shrimp with Sonic WeaponPistol shrimp is also known as snapping shrimp or alpheid shrimp from the Alpheidae species. Alpheidae is a family of caridean snapping shrimp characterized by having asymmetrical claws, the larger of which is typically capable of producing a loud snapping sound. The "pistol shrimp" is only 2cm long, but can make a sound louder than a gunshot or even a jet engine ! The noise made by the pistol shrimp is not caused by its claws hitting each other, but by ...

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Sphynx : Nude Hairless Cat

Category: cat

Sphynx : Nude Hairless CatThe Sphynx or Canadian Hairless is a breed of nude cat. At first sight, you might think this is more an alien than a pet ? But don’t stop there and learn how this cat breed has lost his fur and what kind of cat this is ! Hairless nude cats have been reported in many regions of the world, but the origin of the breed known as “Sphynx” or “Canadian Hairless” comes from the birth of a nude ...

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Macropinna microstoma : A deep-sea fish with a transparent head and tubular eyes

Category: fish

Macropinna microstoma : A deep-sea fish with a transparent head and tubular eyesMacropinna microstoma is a deep-sea fish with a transparent forehead. Deep-sea life required species to adapt to their pitch-black environment. Fishes have adapted in a variety of amazing ways such as for Macropinna microstoma from the Opisthoproctidae family also called “Barreleyes”. Barreleyes typically live near the depth where sunlight from the surface fades to complete blackness. They have to use their ultra-sensitive tubular eyes to search for the faint silhouettes of prey overhead. In these pictures and following videos, ...

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