No, I’m not going to the world cup. (by Carla Dauden)
PLEASE SHARE. It’s a important moment for us, we need everyone to know about what is really happening here.
HOW THE FUCK
They used white crayons to draw it, and afterwards they placed ink.
Frogfish: The Ocean’s Disguise Artists
Biomimicry is one of evolution’s most mind-blowing avenues of adaptation. It’s one thing to adapt thanks to maxing out the biological limits of speed, or selecting for the ever-longer, better-feeding necks of giraffes or the ability to use a new, untapped food source at the bottom of the ocean. But to become another life form? It shows us that natural selection is not only a powerful force, but also a delicate one, fine-tuning things like colors and patterns like only the finest human artists can.
Above are three examples of frogfish biomimicry, a family of fish that separately mimics algae, sponges and even sea urchins. They evolved these costumes as a way to avoid predators and become better predators themselves. Check out an in-depth post about frogfish biomimicry at Why Evolution is True (wait until you see them eat!), and if you want more here’s a whole website (Comic Sans warning!) dedicated to frogfish camo.
I’ll have all of them, thanks.
Creatures that look like Muppets are basically my favorite.
I went to the reptile expo today and have many critters to share! Here is the first. He was so blue, it was almost unbelievable!