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Super interesting! (if you're a geek like me...) ...

During the warmer months, horseshoe crabs emerge from the sea to spawn. Waiting for them are teams of lab workers, who capture the horseshoe crabs by the hundreds of thousands, take them to labs, harvest their blood, then return them to the sea. Here's why:

Tourists on a "Jumping Crocodile Tour" on the Adelaide River near Darwin, Australia did just that and tempted this big guy with a huge chunk of meat. Big Brutus is a good 17 feet long and is a saltwater crocodile, or "saltie". These crocodiles are known to be man-eaters and some question how safe these tours really are. (Text via Frans de Waal - Public Page) ...

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Cage dive with some Great Whites in Guadalupe Island 🦈🦈

Cute! ...

Meet a newt! (Or four.) These incredible, critically endangered Luristan newts—endemic to the Zagros Mountains of Iran—just moved into our Water Planet exhibit. In the wild, their brilliant patterns warn predators of a toxic meal; here, their black-white-pink-orange coloration invites your eyeballs to stay a while.

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