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Shells are exoskeletons made by the mollusks who occupy them. The smooth shells here reveal that they lived outside the tropics with, a location with less predators. Tropics shells are more spikes. 🐚🐌 #shells #beach #spiral #ocean #Orange #open #ocean #mollusks #outdoors #animals #nature #outdoors #animals #sea #sealife #three

Shells are exoskeletons made by the mollusks who occupy them. The smooth shells here reveal that they lived outside the tropics with, a location with less predators. Tropics shells are more spikes. #shells #beach #spiral #ocean #Orange #open #ocean #mollusks #outdoors #animals #nature #outdoors #animals #sea #sealife #three - 7 days ago

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I met a takahe today - three of them actually - at the Orokonui sanctuary. Takahes are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They were once thought to be extinct, but were found living in Fiordland. These birds are still considered endangered, but conservation efforts have helped their population.

#nature #naturewalk #birds #newzealand #travel #wildlife #takahe #orokonui #Dunedin #endemic #special #photo #explorer #weekend

I met a takahe today - three of them actually - at the Orokonui sanctuary. Takahes are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. They were once thought to be extinct, but were found living in Fiordland. These birds are still considered endangered, but conservation efforts have helped their population. #nature #naturewalk #birds #newzealand #travel #wildlife #takahe #orokonui #Dunedin #endemic #special #photo #explorer #weekend - 14 days ago

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There are six different species of sloths divided into two types: two toed and three toed. They are known for being slow moving only 40 yards a day, giving new meaning to the 40 yard dash. They can't help their lazy appearance though - they're conserving energy. 
Another world lives in the confines of the sloth's fur. Algae and insects call it home. 
#sloth #art #cute #hangingout #adorable #animals #wild #nature #rainforest #learn #teach #facts #draw #autodesk #sketchbook #picoftheday

There are six different species of sloths divided into two types: two toed and three toed. They are known for being slow moving only 40 yards a day, giving new meaning to the 40 yard dash. They can't help their lazy appearance though - they're conserving energy. Another world lives in the confines of the sloth's fur. Algae and insects call it home. #sloth #art #cute #hangingout #adorable #animals #wild #nature #rainforest #learn #teach #facts #draw #autodesk #sketchbook #picoftheday - 24 days ago

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Everything I read from John Muir, aka John of the Mountains, I love. John lived from 1838 to 1914. He was a naturalist, writer, philosopher and more. He was born in Scotland but his family immigrated to the States when he was 9. He became an advocate for preserving national parks. I admire his exploration and passion for the earth. 🌎🌲 #johnmuir #quotes #adventurer #explorer #science #nature #naturalist #nationalparks #environment #save #write #writer #admiration #goals #travel #travelers #love #freshair #forest #mountains #emotions #motivation

Everything I read from John Muir, aka John of the Mountains, I love. John lived from 1838 to 1914. He was a naturalist, writer, philosopher and more. He was born in Scotland but his family immigrated to the States when he was 9. He became an advocate for preserving national parks. I admire his exploration and passion for the earth. 🌎🌲 #johnmuir #quotes #adventurer #explorer #science #nature #naturalist #nationalparks #environment #save #write #writer #admiration #goals #travel #travelers #love #freshair #forest #mountains #emotions #motivation - 25 days ago

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I think #vultures need more love. While I wouldn't think twice about eating a carcass on the side of the road (some people do - not judging), this is what gives vultures their important place in the ecosystem. By eating dead animals they prevent the spread of disease. They have hardy stomachs that allow them to eat things that would be toxic even to other scavengers. 
So if you see a vulture tip your hat, give a wave, and thank them for their services.

#vultures #animals #animalfacts #wild #wildlife #cartoon #comic #birds #birdstagram #eat #thankful #swamp #lousiana #neworleans #nola #beautiful

I think #vultures need more love. While I wouldn't think twice about eating a carcass on the side of the road (some people do - not judging), this is what gives vultures their important place in the ecosystem. By eating dead animals they prevent the spread of disease. They have hardy stomachs that allow them to eat things that would be toxic even to other scavengers. So if you see a vulture tip your hat, give a wave, and thank them for their services. #vultures #animals #animalfacts #wild #wildlife #cartoon #comic #birds #birdstagram #eat #thankful #swamp #lousiana #neworleans #nola #beautiful - 28 days ago

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Pelicans are quickly identified by their long bill and pliable pouch. However, the eight various species use it in different ways. Some casually scoop up fish while others dive in using its bill like a net. 
#pelicans #birds #nature #wildlife #animals #fisher #art #science #wild #facts #birdstagram #photo #pic #weekend #picture

Pelicans are quickly identified by their long bill and pliable pouch. However, the eight various species use it in different ways. Some casually scoop up fish while others dive in using its bill like a net. #pelicans #birds #nature #wildlife #animals #fisher #art #science #wild #facts #birdstagram #photo #pic #weekend #picture - 30 days ago

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Do you know which dolphin species is the most acrobatic? If you've traveled in #newzealand waters you may have encountered  #duskydolphins 🐬
This dolphin species lives along the coast in the Southern Hemisphere. They're known for their playful jumps and hops while catching a glimpse of life above the water. 
The Kaikoura population hunts for anchovies at night. Like other toothed whales, they use echolocation. They have developed a fission-fusion society so live in large groups and occasionally break off into smaller groups. 
#dolphin #cetacean #kaikoura #nz #jump #hop #acrobatics #love #cute #animals #facts #wild #tourist #sightseeing #travel #guess #marine #mammal #ocean #sea #coast #water #question #answer #trip

Do you know which dolphin species is the most acrobatic? If you've traveled in #newzealand waters you may have encountered #duskydolphins This dolphin species lives along the coast in the Southern Hemisphere. They're known for their playful jumps and hops while catching a glimpse of life above the water. The Kaikoura population hunts for anchovies at night. Like other toothed whales, they use echolocation. They have developed a fission-fusion society so live in large groups and occasionally break off into smaller groups. #dolphin #cetacean #kaikoura #nz #jump #hop #acrobatics #love #cute #animals #facts #wild #tourist #sightseeing #travel #guess #marine #mammal #ocean #sea #coast #water #question #answer #trip - 2 months ago

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We don't know to the finest detail how life evolved but we can paint a cohesive picture with clues that the past left behind. Sometimes though, new insights make us get out the paintbrush and tweak certain areas. 
The University of Edinburgh may make us get out that paintbrush. It was originally thought that hard bodied organisms filled the gap after a mass extinction of soft bodied organisms. New research shows they coexisted and that hard shelled creatures were able to evolve thanks to a change in the water. An increase in calcium carbonate made it possible for animals to make hard body parts. Hard shelled animals had a better survival rate and soon soft bodied creatures couldn't compete. 
#evolution #news #new #research #university #edinburgh #evolve #sea #ocean #calcium #molecule #soft #creatures #hard #shells #weekend #reading #scicomm #digital #art #love #chemistry #science #water #animals

We don't know to the finest detail how life evolved but we can paint a cohesive picture with clues that the past left behind. Sometimes though, new insights make us get out the paintbrush and tweak certain areas. The University of Edinburgh may make us get out that paintbrush. It was originally thought that hard bodied organisms filled the gap after a mass extinction of soft bodied organisms. New research shows they coexisted and that hard shelled creatures were able to evolve thanks to a change in the water. An increase in calcium carbonate made it possible for animals to make hard body parts. Hard shelled animals had a better survival rate and soon soft bodied creatures couldn't compete. #evolution #news #new #research #university #edinburgh #evolve #sea #ocean #calcium #molecule #soft #creatures #hard #shells #weekend #reading #scicomm #digital #art #love #chemistry #science #water #animals - 2 months ago

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Koalas are marsupials meaning they give birth to immature live young that need to finish developing in the mothers pouch. 
Koalas have evolved adaptations to eat eucalyptus. They sleep 16-18 hours a day to give time for digesting their food.
#koala #animal #facts #marsupial #science #wild #cute #cuddle #adapt #time #art #tbt #digital #leaf #sleep #australia #travel #learn

Koalas are marsupials meaning they give birth to immature live young that need to finish developing in the mothers pouch. Koalas have evolved adaptations to eat eucalyptus. They sleep 16-18 hours a day to give time for digesting their food. #koala #animal #facts #marsupial #science #wild #cute #cuddle #adapt #time #art #tbt #digital #leaf #sleep #australia #travel #learn - 2 months ago

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Presumed words of Henry Huxley. Huxley was the out going defender of the theory of evolution by natural selection, also known as, Darwin's Bulldog. 
The comment was spoken after the bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce, debated the theory. 
#quotes #huxley #darwin #motivation #mountains #sunset #evolution #sky #apes #science #graphic #man #afraid #truth #science #animals #triumph #natural #history #geek #nerd #now

Presumed words of Henry Huxley. Huxley was the out going defender of the theory of evolution by natural selection, also known as, Darwin's Bulldog. The comment was spoken after the bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce, debated the theory. #quotes #huxley #darwin #motivation #mountains #sunset #evolution #sky #apes #science #graphic #man #afraid #truth #science #animals #triumph #natural #history #geek #nerd #now - 2 months ago

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Did you know Mount Fuji is an active volcano ?πŸŒ‹ πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
It is a stratovolcano made up of layers of cinders, ash, and lava. The last eruption was in 1707. 
Mount Fuji rests on top of three tectonic plates. Most volcanoes lie on the edges of tectonic plates. Millions of years of activity have led to the formation of 90% land. They are an important part of earth's history. πŸŒπŸ—»
#earth #volcano #geology #mtfuji #fuji #adventure #travel #creative #ringoffire #active #balloon #sightseeing #mountain #popular #japan #love #instatravel #graphic #focus #inspiration #motivation

Did you know Mount Fuji is an active volcano ? It is a stratovolcano made up of layers of cinders, ash, and lava. The last eruption was in 1707. Mount Fuji rests on top of three tectonic plates. Most volcanoes lie on the edges of tectonic plates. Millions of years of activity have led to the formation of 90% land. They are an important part of earth's history. #earth #volcano #geology #mtfuji #fuji #adventure #travel #creative #ringoffire #active #balloon #sightseeing #mountain #popular #japan #love #instatravel #graphic #focus #inspiration #motivation - 2 months ago

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Toothed whales vs. Baleen whales

#comic #art #whales #blue #whale #animals #marine #spermwhale #toothedwhale #wild #baleenwhale #imagination #daydreaming #pool #biology #travel #darwinianadventures

Toothed whales vs. Baleen whales #comic #art #whales #blue #whale #animals #marine #spermwhale #toothedwhale #wild #baleenwhale #imagination #daydreaming #pool #biology #travel #darwinianadventures - 2 months ago

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Galapagos Finches. Each has the same common ancestor but each species has evolved to full a different niche. 
#Galapagos #finch #birds #science #evolution #evolve #lineage #phylogeny #art #illustration #book #magazine #weekend #wip #learn #zoology

Galapagos Finches. Each has the same common ancestor but each species has evolved to full a different niche. #Galapagos #finch #birds #science #evolution #evolve #lineage #phylogeny #art #illustration #book #magazine #weekend #wip #learn #zoology - 2 months ago

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The warbler finch. Endemic to the Galapagos. Its long, thin beak is perfect for dining on insects. 
#bird #finch #animal #digital #art #comics #Autodesk #warbler #birdsofinstagram #galapagos #sketch #plan #travel #inspire

The warbler finch. Endemic to the Galapagos. Its long, thin beak is perfect for dining on insects. #bird #finch #animal #digital #art #comics #Autodesk #warbler #birdsofinstagram #galapagos #sketch #plan #travel #inspire - 3 months ago

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#new #comic #idea #inspiration #learn #teach #critique #sciart #science #communication

#new #comic #idea #inspiration #learn #teach #critique #sciart #science #communication - 3 months ago

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The HMS Beagle about to explore the GalÑpagos Islands 🌴 
#1835 #galapagos #islands #explore #adventure #darwin #beagle #old #history

The HMS Beagle about to explore the GalΓ‘pagos Islands #1835 #galapagos #islands #explore #adventure #darwin #beagle #old #history - 3 months ago

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Working on a new comic πŸ–‹πŸŽ¨ #new #comic #digital #art #scicomm #sciart #science #galapagos #finches #daydreaming #work #sketches #birds

Working on a new comic πŸ–‹ #new #comic #digital #art #scicomm #sciart #science #galapagos #finches #daydreaming #work #sketches #birds - 3 months ago

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HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES?

Monarch butterflies migrate between the United States and Mexico (insert wall joke). They know they need to start heading south when they register a drop in temperature. Unpredictable weather puts this migration at risk. 
#Monarch #butterfly #unitedstates #mexico #climatechange #digitalart #animal #behavior #migration #zoology #science

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES? Monarch butterflies migrate between the United States and Mexico (insert wall joke). They know they need to start heading south when they register a drop in temperature. Unpredictable weather puts this migration at risk. #Monarch #butterfly #unitedstates #mexico #climatechange #digitalart #animal #behavior #migration #zoology #science - 3 months ago

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