Two Colorful Organisms

So many species, so little time! I’m glad that there are field biologists out there documenting them — within a few decades many will be gone forever.

I filched this squid photo from PZ Myers’ Pharyngula blog; every Friday Myers presents a photo of a cephalopod:

Squids and octopuses fascinate me. They remind me of imagined denizens of a planet far, far,away.

There was exciting news for fanciers of amphibians this week. A Bornean toad which hasn’t been seen since 1924 (and thus was presumed to be extinct) has been seen by a team of scientists from a Malaysian university. They found several of the rare toads up in the trees somewhere in Western Sarawak.

The Rainbow Toad (Ansonia latidisca) must be the most colorful toad in existence; it’s psychedelic, man! Take a look:

Larry

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  1. Joan

    Here is a poem by the Digital Cuttlefish about the rainbow frog.
    http://digitalcuttlefish.blogspot.com/2011/07/bornean-rainbow.html
    It’s actually a song based on “The Rainbow Connection” sung by Kermit the Frog here:

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