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myampgoesto11:

Metal sculptures by Junko Mori | On Tumblr

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libutron:

Black-eyed Leaf Frog - Agalychnis moreletii

Perhaps not as famous as its sister species Agalychnis callidryas, but Agalychnis moreletii (Hylidae) is certainly also a beautiful frog, although it is much more threatened. Agalychnis moreletii is a Critically Endangered and uncommon species native to Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. It is a nocturnal and arboreal species of medium size, where the female is larger than the male.

It is suspected that this frog populations could decline by 80% over the next 10 years for the high susceptibility of the species to chytridiomycosis. The fungus responsible for this disease affects the skin of frogs, causing adults can not breathe as well as deformation and developmental delays in tadpoles.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©John P. Clare (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) | Locality: not reported (2014) | [Top] - [Bottom]

ancientpeoples:

Bronze Tripod

c.1250-1050 BC

Late Bronze Age

Cypriot

The bronze tripods and other vessel stands from Cyprus represent some of the finest metalwork produced in the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age. Some were cast in one piece; others, such as this one, were composed of pieces cast or worked separately and fastened together by means of hard-soldering. The decoration shows a blend of Mycenaean Greek and Near Eastern elements. The stands themselves have a wide distribution, having been found on Cyprus, Crete, and the Cyclades, as well as in mainland Greece, Sardinia, and Italy. Ancient repairs to this stand’s rim are one indication that it was a valuable, treasured item that may have been passed from one generation to another.

(Source: The Met Museum)

scienceisbeauty:

Beautiful pictures of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich (check out his gallery at 500px).

Via Colossal

rhamphotheca:

TSA Turtle Tuesday: Painted Terrapin

The beautiful and critically endangered Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) is found in several countries in South East Asia where it inhabits large river systems, estuaries and mangrove forests.

This species is sexually dimorphic, meaning there are obvious differences between the males and females. The most notable difference is their color. During the breeding season the male’s head changes from a greyish color with orange on the top to bright white with a black-edged red patch on top!

Females, with their plain brown coloration, may be seen nesting on the same ocean beaches used by marine turtles and both hatchlings and adults can tolerate pure saltwater for short periods of time! T

Photo credit: Andrew Brinker

(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)

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rhamphotheca:

TSA Turtle Tuesday: Painted Terrapin

The beautiful and critically endangered Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis) is found in several countries in South East Asia where it inhabits large river systems, estuaries and mangrove forests.

This species is sexually dimorphic, meaning there are obvious differences between the males and females. The most notable difference is their color. During the breeding season the male’s head changes from a greyish color with orange on the top to bright white with a black-edged red patch on top!

Females, with their plain brown coloration, may be seen nesting on the same ocean beaches used by marine turtles and both hatchlings and adults can tolerate pure saltwater for short periods of time! T

Photo credit: Andrew Brinker

(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)

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