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All arthropods need to molt. Here is a time lapse video of how a spider crab does it.

Molting spider crab

Giant Spider Crab Molting (time-Lapse) To grow larger, crabs breakout of their exoskeleton, pump water into their new soft exoskeleton to inflate it some, then absorb calcium to harden it into a new shell!

Before a green-rumped parrotlet is even able to chirp and squawk, mom and dad teach it a distinct series of sounds used by parrots to recognize a specific individual. In short, they give their nestling a name. / via @binx / also, Parrotlets!

Wild Parrots Get Names From Parents

Before a green-rumped parrotlet is even able to chirp and squawk, mom and dad teach it a distinct series of sounds used by parrots to recognize a specific individual. In short, they give their nestling a name. / via / also, Parrotlets!

The creatures soft-body and short life span of 1 year make it possible for many of them to live undetected and vanish from the earth without a trace.

Nudibranchs, The Most Colorful Creatures in the World

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Saiga Antelope - Saiga is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. There is an estimated total number of Saigas today, which live in Kalmykia, three areas of Kazakhstan and in two isolated areas of Mongolia.

Octopus with diver

3 giant Pacific octopuses join Aquarium of the Bay

A diver watches one of the giant Pacific octopus crawl along the glass enclosure at the aquarium. Three giant Pacific octopus, the largest in the world, are now making their home at Aquarium of the.

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The edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size

Notobryon sp.

a species that's only known from seven specimens collected in the Marshall Islands; they haven't even given it a proper scientific name yet! Right now it just goes by Notobryon sp. (I hate caterpillars but this is a pretty cool caterpillar.

Polychaetes are of the phylum polychaeta. They consists of parapodia which acts as legs and help them move around. Almost all marine segmented worms are polychaetes.

KING RAGWORM Alitta virens ©Alexander Semenov Another great shot by Alexander Semenov! Alitta virens is an annelid worm that burrows in wet sand and mud. It is classified as a polychaete in the family Nereididae . Sandworms make up a large part of.

There’s still so much left to learn about our oceans, and these photographers are helping shine a light on its vast mysteries.

'Ocean Art' contest uncovers the otherworldy beauty of the deep

Every year during Easterly winds schools of starry toados (Arothron firmamentun) blow into the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.

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