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: