P is for Pigbutt Worm, Flying Buttocks : A-Z of Cool Animals

P is for Pigbutt Worm, or Flying Buttocks : A-Z Collection of Really Cool Animals

Pigbutt Worm A-Z Collection of Really Cool Animals P is for Pigbutt Worm The Pigbutt Worm, otherwise known as “Flying Buttocks” is clearly a strange one. Its Latin scientific name is Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, which means, roughly “resembling a pig’s rear.” The pigbutt worm is about the size of an acorn. It was newly discovered by … KEEP READING …

I is for Isopod Facts – Tongue-Eating Louse, A-Z Collection of Animals

I is for Isopod Facts, Tongue-Eating Louse, A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge

Isopod Facts, Tongue-Eating Louse A-Z Collection of Cool Animals Challenge I is for Isopod Facts Today I bring you the following isopod facts for your, uh, enjoyment.  Eww?  What a bizarre creature! The tongue-eating louse, or Isopod, is a strange white parasitic crustacean of the Cymothoidae family, best known for eating a host fish’s tongue, … KEEP READING …

35,000 Pacific Walruses Stranded on Alaska Beach

35,000 Pacific Walruses Stranded on Alaska Beach

35,000 Pacific Walruses Stranded on Alaska Beach Dwindling sea ice has forced the largest walrus crowd seen so far onto Alaska’s northwest beaches.  The unusually massive walrus gatherings were first spotted in September when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted its annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey. The Arctic Sea ice is critical … KEEP READING …

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