Children and parents are dwarfed by a whale shark as it passes inside its tank at the Georgia Aquarium. The whale shark is the largest living fish species by deloris
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deloris Children and parents are dwarfed by a whale shark as it passes inside its tank at the Georgia Aquarium. The whale shark is the largest living fish species
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The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest living fish, after the whale shark, and the second of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations to filter feeding, such as a greatly enlarged mouth and highly developed gill rakers. (wiki) by deloris
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deloris The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest living fish, after the whale shark, and the second of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world's temperate oceans. It is a slow moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations to filter feeding, such as a greatly enlarged mouth and highly developed gill rakers. (wiki)
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Whale Shark - A slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate, rivaling many of the largest dinosaurs in weight. The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas and primarily pelagic. Estimated at 30-50ft normally. by deloris
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deloris Whale Shark - A slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate, rivaling many of the largest dinosaurs in weight. The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas and primarily pelagic. Estimated at 30-50ft normally.
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Male Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium by Zak Wolf via wikipedia: @Elizabeth Silbermann @Steven McGaughey @Divya Silbermann (Bhaskaran) by taloola
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taloola Male Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium by Zak Wolf via wikipedia: @Elizabeth Silbermann @Steven McGaughey @Divya Silbermann (Bhaskaran)
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Shark week cam is up at the georgia aquarium :) by deloris
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deloris Shark week cam is up at the georgia aquarium :)
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Male Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium by Zak Wolf via wikipedia: @Elizabeth Silbermann @Steven McGaughey @Divya Silbermann (Bhaskaran) by deloris
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deloris Male Whale Shark at the Georgia Aquarium by Zak Wolf via wikipedia: @Elizabeth Silbermann @Steven McGaughey @Divya Silbermann (Bhaskaran)
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The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically. by susanna
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susanna The Oarfish is a rare, solitary, and giant denizen of the ocean depths (arguably larger than a Whale Shark. (The Oarfish,17m as opposed to the Whale Shark, 12.96m in the Guinness Book of World Records.)) and is a filter feeder, comfortable cruising at depths of 200 m. Mistakenly named for its prominent pectoral oars with which it was thought to 'row', it undulates serpentlike with its dorsal fins and has been seen orienting itself vertically.
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Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world. The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing. They have hundreds of poisonous tentacles that it used to catch passing by fish. it then slowly drags in it’s prey and eats it. by deanne
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deanne Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world. The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing. They have hundreds of poisonous tentacles that it used to catch passing by fish. it then slowly drags in it’s prey and eats it.
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The male sperm whale (iPhyseter macrocephalus/i) is the largest living toothed predator on Earth. Its submarine-like shape is perfectly adapted for deep diving %u2014 it can swim down to at least 6,500 feet to feed. The whale%u2019s massive bulbous head is about one-third of the animal%u2019s length. It%u2019s also a massive sound generator that helps the whale navigate. by ebony
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ebony The male sperm whale (iPhyseter macrocephalus/i) is the largest living toothed predator on Earth. Its submarine-like shape is perfectly adapted for deep diving %u2014 it can swim down to at least 6,500 feet to feed. The whale%u2019s massive bulbous head is about one-third of the animal%u2019s length. It%u2019s also a massive sound generator that helps the whale navigate.
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The Hawaiian Crow or ʻAlalā   The last two known wild individuals of this species disappeared in 2002; the species is now classified as Extinct in the Wild by the IUCN Red List. The species is known for strong flying ability and resourcefulness, and the reasons for its extinction are not fully understood. It is thought that introduced diseases, such as Toxoplasma gondii, avian malaria and fowlpox were probably a significant factor in the by melissagarsia
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melissagarsia The Hawaiian Crow or ʻAlalā The last two known wild individuals of this species disappeared in 2002; the species is now classified as Extinct in the Wild by the IUCN Red List. The species is known for strong flying ability and resourcefulness, and the reasons for its extinction are not fully understood. It is thought that introduced diseases, such as Toxoplasma gondii, avian malaria and fowlpox were probably a significant factor in the
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A three-day-old newborn giraffe stands next to its mother, named Tatu, on April 11 at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in Madrid, Spain. The giraffes are Rothschild giraffes, which are listed as an endangered species in the wild. by paige
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paige A three-day-old newborn giraffe stands next to its mother, named Tatu, on April 11 at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in Madrid, Spain. The giraffes are Rothschild giraffes, which are listed as an endangered species in the wild.
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South Georgia is a remote and inhospitable island, 864 miles from the Falklands. Rising steeply from the sea, South Georgia is rugged and mountainous, and home to over 100,000 king penguins. The king penguin is the second largest species of penguin. In size it is second only to the emperor penguin. An adult king penguin stands at 70 to 100 cm (28 to 39 in) tall and weighs from 9.3 to 18 kg (21 to 40 lb). The chicks are completely covered in brown feathers and they often live in group with ot... by lori
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lori South Georgia is a remote and inhospitable island, 864 miles from the Falklands. Rising steeply from the sea, South Georgia is rugged and mountainous, and home to over 100,000 king penguins. The king penguin is the second largest species of penguin. In size it is second only to the emperor penguin. An adult king penguin stands at 70 to 100 cm (28 to 39 in) tall and weighs from 9.3 to 18 kg (21 to 40 lb). The chicks are completely covered in brown feathers and they often live in group with ot...
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Musa acuminata is a species of herbaceous plant from Southeast Asia.  It is the largest herbaceous plant living today.  They are so large that some people call them trees although they are not trees. Musa acuminata is a species of wild banana native to Southeast Asia. It is the progenitor of modern edible bananas, along with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans around 8000 years ago, it is one of the earliest examples of domesticated by maria beatriz
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maria beatriz Musa acuminata is a species of herbaceous plant from Southeast Asia. It is the largest herbaceous plant living today. They are so large that some people call them trees although they are not trees. Musa acuminata is a species of wild banana native to Southeast Asia. It is the progenitor of modern edible bananas, along with Musa balbisiana. First cultivated by humans around 8000 years ago, it is one of the earliest examples of domesticated
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The Great Barrier Reef is a unique site with well-preserved natural beauty and unique features. It is located in the north-east coast of Australia within the state of Queensland. It is known as the largest coral reef system in the world consisting of 400 types of coral, and thousands of species of fish and mollusks. by rebecca2
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rebecca2 The Great Barrier Reef is a unique site with well-preserved natural beauty and unique features. It is located in the north-east coast of Australia within the state of Queensland. It is known as the largest coral reef system in the world consisting of 400 types of coral, and thousands of species of fish and mollusks.
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Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface. by celina.neo
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celina.neo Flaring the gills that give the species its name, a frilled shark swims at Japan's Awashima Marine Park on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Sightings of living frilled sharks are rare, because the fish generally remain thousands of feet beneath the water's surface.
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Top of Stone Mountain -- a quartz monzonite dome in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686' and 825' above the surrounding area. It's a 1.3 mi hike to the top, but a tram is also available. It is also known for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. by alicealice
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alicealice Top of Stone Mountain -- a quartz monzonite dome in Stone Mountain, Georgia. At its summit, the elevation is 1,686' and 825' above the surrounding area. It's a 1.3 mi hike to the top, but a tram is also available. It is also known for the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.
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Teufelsblume Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, if not the largest that mimic flowers.  It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis.  Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple and black. by Lovelylovely
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Lovelylovely Teufelsblume Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the Devil's Flower Mantis or Giant Devil's Flower Mantis, is one of the largest species of praying mantis, if not the largest that mimic flowers. It is the only species classified under the genus Idolomantis. Its threat display is magnificently colored, with red, white, blue, purple and black.
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A Chinese child posed for a family photo beside a spot-eye cichlid fish at the Beijing Aquarium May 30. The aquarium is the largest in by whitney
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whitney A Chinese child posed for a family photo beside a spot-eye cichlid fish at the Beijing Aquarium May 30. The aquarium is the largest in
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The Humpback Whale, (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the largest rorqual species, adults range in length from 12-16 metres (39-52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 Ib). by oldrose
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oldrose The Humpback Whale, (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the largest rorqual species, adults range in length from 12-16 metres (39-52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 Ib).
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The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog").It is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. by alyce
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alyce The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is not a fox, nor is it a wolf, as it is not closely related to other canids. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning "golden dog").It is found in open and semi-open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.
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Brahmaea wallichii insulata (Brahmeid Moth) Brahmaea wallichii also known as the owl moth, isone of its largest species. It is found in the north of India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan and Japan. by shannon
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shannon Brahmaea wallichii insulata (Brahmeid Moth) Brahmaea wallichii also known as the owl moth, isone of its largest species. It is found in the north of India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Taiwan and Japan.
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Georgia Aquarium, largest aquarium in the world by Ti@n@h
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Ti@n@h Georgia Aquarium, largest aquarium in the world
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Perhaps one of Australia’s least appreciated marsupials, the spotted quoll is sometimes known as the tiger quoll or spotted-tail quoll (juvenile pictured). This species is the largest living carnivorous marsupial on the Australian mainland, and is eclipsed by only the Tasmanian devil on the island of Tasmania. Quolls fill a similar niche to that of cats and foxes, and have suffered from increased pressure since the introduction of these species to Australia. Unlike foxes and cats, quolls do not easily adapt to Australia’s rapidly expanding urban environments. As a result of the challenges faced by these marsupials, this species is subject to a number of on going conservation efforts. by christa
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christa Perhaps one of Australia’s least appreciated marsupials, the spotted quoll is sometimes known as the tiger quoll or spotted-tail quoll (juvenile pictured). This species is the largest living carnivorous marsupial on the Australian mainland, and is eclipsed by only the Tasmanian devil on the island of Tasmania. Quolls fill a similar niche to that of cats and foxes, and have suffered from increased pressure since the introduction of these species to Australia. Unlike foxes and cats, quolls do not easily adapt to Australia’s rapidly expanding urban environments. As a result of the challenges faced by these marsupials, this species is subject to a number of on going conservation efforts.
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The maned wolf is the largest canid in South America. It is also the tallest wild canid in the world, its stilt-like legs a useful adaptation for spying prey over the tall grasslands where it lives. Despite its name, the maned wolf is not a wolf at all, nor is it a fox, coyote, or dog. It is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal, not closely related to any other living canid. One hypothesis for this is that the maned wolf is the last surviving species of the Pl by bizz
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bizz The maned wolf is the largest canid in South America. It is also the tallest wild canid in the world, its stilt-like legs a useful adaptation for spying prey over the tall grasslands where it lives. Despite its name, the maned wolf is not a wolf at all, nor is it a fox, coyote, or dog. It is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal, not closely related to any other living canid. One hypothesis for this is that the maned wolf is the last surviving species of the Pl
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This bulbous red fish with spiky scales and foot-like fins is a species of Sea Toad (Chaunacops coloratus)that has never been seen alive - until now! Researchers are thrilled to have spotted this rare deep-sea fish in its natural habitat. In addition to documenting it "walking" along the ocean floor and fishing with their built-in lures they've documented that it actually changes color from blue to red as it ages. by alicealice
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alicealice This bulbous red fish with spiky scales and foot-like fins is a species of Sea Toad (Chaunacops coloratus)that has never been seen alive - until now! Researchers are thrilled to have spotted this rare deep-sea fish in its natural habitat. In addition to documenting it "walking" along the ocean floor and fishing with their built-in lures they've documented that it actually changes color from blue to red as it ages.
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The Silvery Kingfisher (Alcedo argentata) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family that is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. by paulq.devries
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paulq.devries The Silvery Kingfisher (Alcedo argentata) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family that is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Potamotrygon Leopoldi: The Polka Dot Ray is a species of fish in the Potamotrygonidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. by rosanne
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rosanne Potamotrygon Leopoldi: The Polka Dot Ray is a species of fish in the Potamotrygonidae family. It is endemic to Brazil. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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The Blakiston's Fish-owl is the largest and most endangered species in the owl family. The Blakiston's Fish-owl is in a pinch now because by cassie
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cassie The Blakiston's Fish-owl is the largest and most endangered species in the owl family. The Blakiston's Fish-owl is in a pinch now because
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Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) by Ti@n@h
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Ti@n@h Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona)
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Symphysodon are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fishes native to the Amazon River basin. Discus are popular as aquarium fish by melisa
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melisa Symphysodon are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fishes native to the Amazon River basin. Discus are popular as aquarium fish
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Miralax is NOT approved for children, and the FDA has said that it should not be used in adults for more than 7 days. Parents have reported tremors, tics and obsessive compulsive disorder after giving children Miralax, so the FDA is taking another look at its safety. This recipe for "constipation candy" is a kid-approved way to support normal bowel function. by fannie
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fannie Miralax is NOT approved for children, and the FDA has said that it should not be used in adults for more than 7 days. Parents have reported tremors, tics and obsessive compulsive disorder after giving children Miralax, so the FDA is taking another look at its safety. This recipe for "constipation candy" is a kid-approved way to support normal bowel function.
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