Thursday, October 31, 2013

desert shark

Deep in the sands of the Sahara lurk great beasts, prehistoric monsters that move through sand as though it were water.
Swimming this way, under the desert, has made them almost impossible to study. However, they have at times been spotted by the occasional wary Bedouin traveler as they breach, but why they do so is still a mystery.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

entangled deep-sea ananzi

An amazing spectacle to behold, the migration of newly hatched marine ananzi on their buoyant threads, has baffled experts for years.
Recent studies suggest that their phosphorescence is to lure curious prey within reach of the adult ananzi that follow the tangle* from the shadows.

*tangle - collective noun, a group of young marine ananzi

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