July 18, 2014 - Scientists Discover First Ever Shark Raising Orphaned Bee
Marine Biologist Dr. Kylie Richards made a startling discover last week while piloting an unmanned underwater vehicle over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - her video feed displayed what appeared to be a white tip shark feeding and caring for a Nevada bumblebee. “I have no idea how the bee is able to breathe underwater,” explained Richards, “But it’s clear to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that this bee is an orphan.”
Richards, an expert in entomology in addition to marine biology, explained that many bumble bees are often separated from their nests when both of their parents are killed by their natural predators, peregrine falcons. “The falcons dive at over 10,000 miles per hour to strike and surprise their prey, bumble bees,” Richards elaborated. She then told us that despite media portrayal, sharks are actually extremely loving parents, often finding orphaned animals of completely different species and raising them as their own.
Using the underwater vehicle’s robotic arm to wave goodbye to the shark and its foster bee, Richards piloted the vehicle back to the ocean surface and loaded it back onto her research team’s ship. “I’m confident that bee is going to have an excellent life in the ocean,” Richards said to herself happily, moments before her ship was attacked by a swarm of weaponized albatrosses, frigatebirds, and storm petrels.
Nature is amazing
thats not a fucking bee its a yellow pilot fish http://www.paparazsea.com/p/community.html
"No I’m pretty sure it’s a bee" - National Geographic
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That gifset is from an anime called Denno Coil!
thank ya kindly!
I may have taught this spider to knit.
I was finishing the last 20 rows at the park, when this little spider wandered over to me, It climbed up my knitting bag, and walked all up and down the piece, then climbed onto my hand and watched me for a couple rows.
After the second row it started waving it’s front four legs as if to get my attention. Once I was looking at it, it started pulling silk from its spinneret, and fiddling with it. I don’t know if it was knitting or purling as it was quite small scale, but every few seconds it would stop and look up at me to see if I was still watching. After a little bit I moved it to one of the vines overhanging the archway I was sitting in, and it went about its business.
This wasn’t the only unusual thing that happened at the park today, but it was the most unusual.
Maybe it thought you were a spider
I’m gonna level with you that’s the fucking cutest shit I have ever fucking heard of okay I want a little spider that knits not sits menacingly above my bed at night threatening to fall into my mouth.
Can you imagine the conversation though?
Queen: I’m going
Chief of Staff: But, Your Majesty, the security risks…
Queen: I’m going I want cake
Chief of Staff:
Chief of Staff:
Queen: I want cake
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