Posts Tagged ‘animals’

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What am I sappy squid blogging?

May 26, 2017

The piglet squid measures only a few centimeters across, and it’s one of the cutest animals out there! It can be found in virtually all oceans in the deep water, over 100 meters deep. Due to its tiny size and deep water habitat, the piglet squid is actually not that well studied and understood.

 

They are known to be sluggish swimmers, mostly because they often fill up with water, which is then released through the funny looking siphone you see above. Indeed, it does look like a piglet squid. It maintains itself buoyant with ammonium ions in its body fluid. It also has a large light producing organ (photophore) is located beneath each of its large eyes.

The body is almost entirely clear, and if you look at it, you can barely see the semi-transparent internal organs, which provide a smile-like look. Interestingly enough, the piglet squid has most often been observed from submersibles with its head upside down. However, it is entirely unclear why they do this.

Actually, now that I’ve seen it like a piglet in the upside down position, it’s hard for me to see it the other way.

 

Reblogged from ZME Science

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What am I sappy seal blogging?

May 19, 2017

Don’t try this at home.

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

May 12, 2017

This week’s wonderful sappy cat photo comes from Carol at Light Words.

Look carefully at the upper left corner of the photo.  See the mockingbird mocking the poor, confused kitty? Thanks, Carol!

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What is my Wednesday update?

May 10, 2017

This is the robin family – you can see two youngsters, but there are at least three in the nest.

Seen on the road last week – this was taken outside Mt. Rushmore in SD.

As soon as we got home and I emptied my suitcase, Cmdr. Sam Vimes and his brother, Hobbes, jumped in.  Apparently they feel we should not go away again any time soon.

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Why am I saying “chirp?”

May 9, 2017

The robin family that has been nesting over our back door down spout has successfully hatched three or four chicks.  This happened when we were out of town last week, so they had quiet family time while we were away.

Last year they tried twice to raise a family, but raccoons got the eggs both times.

If you look closely, you can see the nest looks kind of like a duplex because the robins built a brand new nest right on top of last year’s.

The chicks are getting pretty big.  I’ll bet they will fledge soon.  Nice.

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What am I sappy cake blogging?

May 5, 2017

From Iven Kawi,  the same cake artist that creates frosting cactus gardens . . . here are cakes appropriate for sappy cat,and dog, blogging . . .

I have no idea how she does this.

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What am I knitting for sappy cat blogging?

April 28, 2017

Isn’t this just what your furniture needs?

And they come in so many designs.  Or you can make them yourself.

 

I understand they can be purchased here.  Or you can down load a knitting pattern here.

Thanks to Katie for the reference!