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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jtotheizzoe:

Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage

If you were to ask me “Hey Joe, what are pygmy seahorses masters of?" then of course my answer would be "CUTENESS!!!" I had no idea that they were also connoisseurs of camo.

But scientists had never asked how these diminutive deceivers were able to match their knobby host corals so closely. This video, the first in a new series called Deep Look from KQED, tells the story of how California Academy of Sciences researchers put their adorable little hiding ability to the test. 

The results are not only an awesome bit of science, the close-up shots of this micro-marine world are just beautiful to behold. 

Also, BABY PYGMY SEAHORSES.

This new YouTube series looks like it’s gonna be really cool! Check out Deep Look.

sixpenceee:

We now classify these creatures as Manta Birostris, or gigantic manta ray. They have the largest brain of all the world’s fishes. Despite its massive size, the giant manta ray feeds on some of the tiniest organisms in the ocean. Giant manta rays often jump clear of the water, possibly as a form of communication or even play. (Source)

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thecutestofthecute:

So apparently there is a type of animal called the Japanese Raccoon Dog. They’re basically just giant raccoon’s with serious amounts of floof.

Look how magestic they are. It’s incredible

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Suspicious Raccoon Dog knows wat u been doin’

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AHHH THE FLOOF

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OH and they are freaking adorable as babies JUST LOOK

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People also call them puppies 

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HOW CAN ANYONE NOT THINK THEY ARE ADORABLE

THIS HAS A TINY POLICE OFFICER UNIFORM  I’M GOING TO CRY

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sixpenceee:

THE COCONUT CRAB

Birgus latro also known as the coconut crab is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. They can grow up to a leg span of 3 ft. It sometimes takes 120 years to reach it’s full size. It’s also known as the robber crab due to its propensity for stealing silverware and pots and pans.

They are endemic to islands in the Pacific & Indian ocean. The coconut crab eats anything it can get its claws on. It’ll go after fruit, vegetation, and carrion: dead birds and other coconut crabs. It really loves coconuts & will use it’s massive pinchers to crack one open. 

While you might perceive them as a threat because of it’s size, humans are a larger threat to this species. Human encroachment has thrown their food chains into chaos and they are disappearing rapidly. (Source) (Japanese Spider Crab)

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unexplained-events:

Devil’s Fingers
The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.

unexplained-events:

Devil’s Fingers

The picture above is of a mushroom thats thought to be a specimen of Clathrus archeri right before its fingers open up. It closely resembles a hand coming out of the ground. It even has the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist.