Oh, well hello there, Spring! I didn’t think I’d get to see you! Thanks for the hello right before leaving #inlove #springbreak #camerino #lemarche #nature #birdschirping
Leopardi’s Blue Mountains #camerino #inlove #landscape #nature
Stunning. I could get used to seeing this every day after a great morning of yoga, a delicious brunch, and a rousing game of foosball. #springbreak #inlove #adventuresofagradstudent #camerino #italy #nature #nofilter
Stretch your trunks! #nature #inlove #lemarch #italy #camerino #springbreak #adventuresofagradstudent #nofilter
<3 Nature. Last leg and then spring break relax begins!! #trains #travel #nature #springbreak
Pseudobiceros gloriosus (common name: Glorious Flatworm) is a benthic marine flatwormspecies that belongs to the Pseudocerotidae family. It is typically found in the Tropical Indo-Pacific, from Eastern Africa to Micronesia, in the Top or slope of recifal reefs. It can be up to 3 in. in length, and feeds on a multitude of invertebrates as gastropods and small crustaceans by engulfing their prey whole.
Jaw-dropping Grand Canyon time lapse is jaw dropping. Drop. There goes my jaw.
The Grand Canyon is one of those places, that no matter how many pictures you see or videos you watch, you can’t really get a sense of the awesome scope of the thing unless you’ve actually been there. This video is about as close as I’ve ever seen to re-creating that sense of awe, but still, if you’ve never seen the Grand Canyon in person, you really should before you die.
The Glasswinged butterfly (Greta oto) is a brush-footed butterfly, and is a member of the subfamily Danainae, tribe Ithomiini, subtribe Godyridina. Its wings are translucent, with a wingspan of 5.6 to 6.1 cm (2.2 to 2.4 in). Its most common English name is glasswinged butterfly, and its Spanish name is “espejitos”, which means “little mirrors.” Indeed, the tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass, as it lacks the colored scales found in other butterflies. The opaque borders of its wings are dark brown sometimes tinted with red or orange, and its body is dark in color.
♦ For Louise
ROLY POLY BABIES ♥♥♥
So cute. Need need need. They’re so short and round! My babies are huge.
Pretty brown owl (by Tambako the Jaguar)
My New Best Friend. (by JordanHarryButler)
A Look at Our “Largest Exhibit”
The recent sighting of a pod of orcas created quite a stir here at the Aquarium. So we wondered: What else can you expect to see off our decks? To find out, we asked the folks who know best: our expert guide staff. They’re fond of telling people that the bay is the largest and most dynamic exhibit at the Aquarium!
Humpback whales: Here through October as they follow krill and baitfish around the bay.
Blue whales: First sightings just reported (late May)! Gone by early September.
Orcas: Can be seen any time, but more often from whale-watching boats than from our decks. The recent pod was the first seen from the Aquarium in many years!
Risso’s dolphins: Can be seen all year—often jumping clear of the water! They follow squid, so if squid fishing boats are around, watch for Risso’s.
Pelagic cormorants: These birds are starting to fledge their young right under our decks. Juveniles are brown instead of shiny black, and don’t quite know how to fly yet. They make clumsy attempts, then climb back up to their nests and sulk!
Pigeon guillemots: These birds lay eggs under our decks at this time of year and are here until late August. The entire community seems to fledge their young on one night, then leave by the time we arrive the next morning!
Western gulls: We currently have a nest, with eggs, on the ledge outside our restaurant. It will be entertaining to watch the chicks develop and fledge.
You might also see other whales (blue, minke) and dolphins (bottlenose, white-sided, common). Our staff has even seen bald eagles, horned puffins, deer (under the deck), raccoons (on the deck), herons (fishing in the Coastal Stream exhibit), an elephant seal (in the Great Tide Pool) and even an enormous basking shark.
We’d like to know: how many species have you seen off our decks?
Can’t make it to the Aquarium? Check out our live cam!
And I suddenly miss home.