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libutron:

Pitcher Plant hybrid - Sarracenia x moorei
Sarracenia x moorei (Ericales - Sarraceniaceae) is a naturally occurring hybrid between Sarracenia leucophylla and S. flava. In addition to its gigantic proportions, this hybrid is outstanding because of its stunning coloration. The lower three quarters of the pitchers are lime green, and the pitcher tops are lemon yellow with large areoles and light red veining. The ala is lined in red. The nectar roll is pronounced, undulated and mottled with red.
The ranges of the parents overlap in Georgia, Alabama and the Florida panhandle, in the United States.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Locality: Blackwater River State Forest, Okaloosa County, Florida, US (2013)

libutron:

Pitcher Plant hybrid - Sarracenia x moorei

Sarracenia x moorei (Ericales - Sarraceniaceae) is a naturally occurring hybrid between Sarracenia leucophylla and S. flavaIn addition to its gigantic proportions, this hybrid is outstanding because of its stunning coloration. The lower three quarters of the pitchers are lime green, and the pitcher tops are lemon yellow with large areoles and light red veining. The ala is lined in red. The nectar roll is pronounced, undulated and mottled with red.

The ranges of the parents overlap in Georgia, Alabama and the Florida panhandle, in the United States.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Julie Tew | Locality: Blackwater River State Forest, Okaloosa County, Florida, US (2013)

ichthyologist

astronomy-to-zoology:

Commerson’s Frogfish (Antennarius commerson)

Also known as the giant frogfish, Commerson’s frogfish is a species of frogfish (Antennariidae) which occurs in tropical and subtropical waters from the Indian Ocean to the eastern coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Commerson’s frogfish typically inhabit sheltered rocky and coral reefs, where they are usually associated with big sponges, and rock formations. Like other frogfishes A. commerson is adept at camouflage, and is able to blend into different surroundings with ease allowing it to ambush any animal unfortunate enough to pass by. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Lophiiformes-Antennariidae-Antennarius-A. commerson

Images: suneko and Aquaimages

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jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)