Goddammit, Evolution! What are you even doing?!

Here you will find some of the more unusual and weird turns evolution has taken. From strange looks to unusual adaptations and weird niches. Also things I find unreasonably adorable.
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fuckyeahaquaria:

Bearded Fireworm | Hermodice carunculata

“When bearded fireworms come to the surface to mate, the females start to emit a greenish phosphorescent glow. This attracts the males, which dart towards the females, emitting flashing lights at the same time. As the different sexes approach each other, the sex cells are shed and combine.” -

(by Philippe Guillaume)

fuckyeahaquaria:

Bearded Fireworm | Hermodice carunculata

When bearded fireworms come to the surface to mate, the females start to emit a greenish phosphorescent glow. This attracts the males, which dart towards the females, emitting flashing lights at the same time. As the different sexes approach each other, the sex cells are shed and combine.” -

(by Philippe Guillaume)

(via therealwhatshisface)

rick-sanchez:

pomp-adourable:

The lovely Hoya Vine I have growing in my back yard <3 there’s always at least one cluster of buds at some different stage in the blooming process

IT LOOKS LIKE STAR ORIGAMI I WANT TEN

(via cryptovolans)

harvestheart:

The scaly foot gastropod is probably the worst snail name ever invented. Especially for one of the most incredible organisms on the planet. How many creatures can you name that have an iron shell? None. No creature can grow a metal sheath around itself—except Scaly G. Living nearly 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) below the ocean’s surface, near hydrothermal vents, the scaly foot gastropod incorporates the heavy metals floating in its habitat into its shell.

harvestheart:

The scaly foot gastropod is probably the worst snail name ever invented. Especially for one of the most incredible organisms on the planet. How many creatures can you name that have an iron shell? None. No creature can grow a metal sheath around itself—except Scaly G. Living nearly 2,400 meters (8,000 ft) below the ocean’s surface, near hydrothermal vents, the scaly foot gastropod incorporates the heavy metals floating in its habitat into its shell.

(via invictus-autumni)

aquaam:

Ceratosoma tenue
These colorful sea slugs are shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Chromodorididae and can grow up to 5 inch (12 cm) long. 

aquaam:

Ceratosoma tenue

These colorful sea slugs are shell-less marine gastropod mollusks in the family Chromodorididae and can grow up to 5 inch (12 cm) long. 

(via therealwhatshisface)