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New research shows that prehistoric Megalodon sharks (the biggest sharks that ever lived) were apex predators at the highest level ever measured. 🔗 Link

It’s whale season in Australia. Humpback and Southern Right whales are making their way up the coasts, making for some incredible sights of one of nature’s greatest wonders. 🔗 Link

Buying food locally is even better for your carbon footprint than scientists initially thought, so don’t sleep on your next local farmer’s market. 🔗 Link

Antarctica’s third largest Adelie penguin colony is having a population explosion. It’s increased 6x and is now home to half a million penguins. The reason seems to be that it’s just a great place to be a penguin. 🔗 Link

While not our usual type of news, Roe vs Wade (the historic 1973 ruling which made abortion a constitutional right) has been overturned in the US. It’s now up to individual states to determine whether abortion is legal; and in 13 states it became illegal overnight. It’s a huge blow to women’s rights, and has come in part from Trump’s appointment of 3 out of 9 Supreme Court judges. 🔗 Link


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🐠 Aquatic Life At 661 pounds, this giant freshwater stingray (Urogymnus polyepis) just dethroned the Mekong giant catfish to become the WORLD’S LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH!
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🦠 The Microcosmos Very cool pic of myxomycetes slime mould in a water droplet.
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🌻 Plants An incredible shot showing the raw power of lightning striking a tree at the exact moment the picture is taken.
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🐠 Aquatic Life The Coronate Medusa, a bioluminescent species of jellyfish. It typically has 20 marginal tentacles and one larger hypertrophied tentacle, which is thought to facilitate prey capture.
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🦁 Animals Massive silverback gorilla blocks a road so his family can cross safely.
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🦁 Animals Feeding baby tortoises.
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Amazing how I can just snap these types of photos on my phone, and we didn’t catch any trout but had lots of fun exploring
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