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abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

(via currentsinbiology)

“I realized two things from an early age – I was insane and had some kind of comedic thing going on. My brain was wired to think about things in terms of how funny they were.”

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nubbsgalore:

photos of dolphins and humans sharing some waves. like us, dolphins seem to take great pleasure in hitching a ride on a wave, which they will jump from just before it crashes into shore. the dolphins will then swim back into the open water to catch another wave, which they will ride back to shore at great speeds. the activity, it is believed, stems from coasting in their mothers’ slipstreams as young free riders. 

photos by (click pic) k.c. alfredshane smith, daniel munoz, john pauling, john dvorak, graham nixon and matt hutton

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