Beautiful Biology

This blog will highlight biology & ecology-related things that I find particularly interesting.

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underthevastblueseas:

Glass eels typically refers to an intermediary stage in the eel’s complex life. The term typically refers to a transparent glass eel of the family Anguillidae. These are the freshwater eels that spawn in the ocean, and then enter estuaries as glass eels and swim upstream to live in freshwater during their juvenile growth phase. As the glass eels enter freshwater they start to become pigmented and are typically referred to as elvers. The elvers grow larger and are referred to as yellow eels, which are the juvenile stage of eels before their reproductive maturation begins.

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Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) gather in huge swarms to feed on the late-summer plankton bloom.

Life (2009)

(Source: chalkandwater, via shychemist)

Anonymous asked: Doess ur first name start with a E?

Nope. :)

coolsciencegifs:

Pouring an ice cube using supercooled water:
The temperature of the liquid water is reduced below its freezing point, without becoming a solid. The ice wont form without the presence of a nucleation point (a crystal or impurity around which an ice crystal can begin to grow). However, on contact with another surface, the water instantly freezes. Check out how to make instant ice at home in this video: http://youtu.be/sBFK5-JvBAc
(via Ross Exton)

coolsciencegifs:

Pouring an ice cube using supercooled water:

The temperature of the liquid water is reduced below its freezing point, without becoming a solid. The ice wont form without the presence of a nucleation point (a crystal or impurity around which an ice crystal can begin to grow). However, on contact with another surface, the water instantly freezes. Check out how to make instant ice at home in this video: http://youtu.be/sBFK5-JvBAc

(via Ross Exton)

(via shychemist)