BoingBoing says this crazy zooming GIF is that of an amphipod. Or well, it starts with an amphipod and then moves into diatom and then reveals the bacterium. Which, well, cool. But also totally gross to imagine all the little invisible critters and germs on any given surface at any given time.
Our oceans hide so many breathtakingly beautiful species that don’t look like they’re from our planet that I sometimes wonder if the aliens have already arrived and just decided to call the deep sea home. Case in point: Just check out this whole bunch of unknown underwater species that were discovered near Puerto Rico…
We share the planet with the most awesome creatures, sometimes so incredibly fantastic that they seem unreal—beautiful alien monsters from our worst nightmares and dreams. Dean Chiang sent in this cool photo of a sea anemone to prove this point. When I go diving I never get tired of looking at them.
Next time you do laundry, don't just walk away after you put the load in. You'll miss the monsters. Because if you stare through the looking glass, you'll discover terrifying creatures that look like they come from Guillermo del Toro's imagination trapped inside.
It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades…
Man, humans are boring. House pets aren't much more interesting. Bugs can get kind of cool but they're disgusting. Disagree with any of that? Well, check out these fantastic animals. They're absolutely incredible. Translucent, colorful, oddly shaped, spiky, wiry, egg-like and completely out of this world even though…
If you're looking for a good fright, forget about going to see a horror movie, or wandering through a cemetery in the middle of the night. Just flip on the National Geographic channel and find yourself a good documentary about the horrors lurking under the sea.
Cellphone cameras are everywhere. Kids, adults—all armed to the teeth with capable cameras. With so many in so many hands, it's no surprise that a kayaker just captured the best photo ever of an infamous English sea monster using—you see where I'm going with this, yes?—his cellphone.
This video purports to be of some unknown creatures in the sewers under Cameron Village in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's probably some early viral marketing for a movie. But! What if it isn't? Oh god, what if it isn't?? [io9]