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Marine counterparts of land creatures. The idea that there are specific marine counterparts to land creatures,[1] inherited from the writers on natural history in Antiquity, was firmly believed in Islam[2] and in Medieval Europe, and is exemplified by the creatures represented in the medieval animal encyclopedias called bestiaries and in the parallels drawn in the moralising attributes attached to each.

Marine counterparts of land creatures

"The creation was a mathematical diagram drawn in parallel lines," T.H. White said a propos the bestiary he translated. Catlin Seaview Survey. The Catlin shallow reef team has been cruising through the Selebes Sea off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, after finishing up surveys in Bunaken National Park.

Catlin Seaview Survey

On our way to the terminal island of Sangihe, we made a special stop at Mahangetang Island to photograph the ‘underwater volcano’, also known as a seep, just offshore. Sitting on the Ring of Fire, the Indonesian Islands were largely formed by volcanoes and these tall, steep, verdant mountains jut from the ocean skyward. Solvin Zankl photography. Magazine GEOinternational No. 04/2011, publishes Solvin’s story on the Chytridiomycosis Disease .

Solvin Zankl photography

The disease devastates amphibian populations around the world. (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’). The story is published in 15 international editions of the reportage magazine GEO: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey reaching over 10 million readers. GEO veröffentlicht in der Ausgabe 04/2011 Solvins Reportage über die Verbreitung des Chytridpilzes (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) , der weltweit für den Amphibienrückgang mitverantwortlich gemacht wird – (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’). Gallery. Plankton Chronicles. TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Life Before the Dinosaurs. The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark. Building the Ark Accommodating All Those Animals Leaving Some Things Behind Sizing Up the Load.

The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark

The World's Most Unanswered Science Questions. A cool Q+A section - for all those 'small mysteries of everyday life'.

The World's Most Unanswered Science Questions

The site itself is very comprehensive too, with up to date science news and much more. Another Q+A site with thousands of questions and a neat search feature. This is also the site responsible for the free telephone service - 'Science Line'. Yet another brilliant site dedicated to answering all your questions about science. Roko's basilisk. Roko's basilisk is a proposition that says an all-powerful artificial intelligence from the future may retroactively punish those who did not assist in bringing about its existence.

Roko's basilisk

It resembles a futurist version of Pascal's wager; an argument suggesting that people should take into account particular singularitarian ideas, or even donate money, by weighing up the prospect of punishment versus reward. Furthermore, the proposition says that merely knowing about it incurs the risk of punishment. It is also mixed with the ontological argument, to suggest this is even a reasonable threat. Xkcd what if. Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science.

Meet the sailfish—a predator that combines teamwork, ninja-like stealth, record-breaking speed, chameleonic colour changes, and a weapon that looks like a sword, works like a sword, and is mounted on its face.

Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

It is surely one of the most spectacular hunters in the ocean. Thanks to a new study by Jens Krause, we now have a much better idea of its technique, and how it uses that distinctive pointed snout. Sailfish typically grow to around 3 metres in length and are among the fastest of fish, reaching speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 kilometres per hour). Scientific Illustration: Archive. BioDivLibrary's photosets on Flickr. The Echinoblog. Jakapi.