'Fright or flight'
New wildlife photos are snapped everyday, but take a look above. That's a blue-spotted sea urchin, recently shot off the coast of Maui by photographer David Fleetham. It looks psychedelic, but you're not going to want to get too close: each of those hundreds of orange and white spines is venomous, and you're in for a world of trouble if you get pricked.
The spines wave constantly, and are beautiful, but they're also a poisonous defence mechanism. Seem wild? Check out these strange animal defences to compare.
When the brine used to make pickles is disposed of, the pickling salt can seep into wetlands, contaminating the soil and creating breeding grounds for ... More When the brine used to make pickles is disposed of, the pickling salt can seep into wetlands, contaminating the soil and creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are developing a new pickling solution, and it's being tested with a leading pickle company. A Mt. Olive Pickle company official says its consumers are not noticing the difference.
Date 14-08-29, Duration 3:12, Views 282
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