February 14th, 2013

Mesmerizing Marker Installations by Heike Weber

Raumarbeite: utopia 2007, paintmarker on polystyrol, videoloop 465 x 465 x 270 cm, Transfer Türkiye-NRW, Museum Bochum

photo: Carl-Victor Dahmen

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Amazing sculptures of humans and animals created by talented Scottish artist: Rob Mulholland.

Mirrored life-size figures blend into surrounding environment and reflect the constant flux of movement day by day.

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December 17th, 2012

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish live at depths between 600–1,200 m (2,000–3,900 ft) where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats in front of it. Blobfish eat invertebrates like crabs and sea pens. Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets as bycatch. Such trawling in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what may be its only habitat.The blobfish is currently facing extinction due to deep-sea fishing or bottom trawling.

lol nature 

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The only thing cooler than this female orb spider, Gasteracantha arcuata, is her male counterpart below. That’s right, the two spiders are from the same species, and represent an extreme case of sexual dimorphism.

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November 8th, 2012

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These images are from two photographic series (“Les Amants” and “Island”) by Noemie Goudal.

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