Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nature at Once :)

Assalamualaikum, dear readers! ^_^

I'm sorry we need to skip Emily Greens for a nature post ^_^ Hehe...
I surfed National Geographic and found a new post about Top 10 New Species ^_^
And it really did fascinate me, and I'm eager to share.
I know not everyone is interested in these things but it's nothing wrong to share, right? :)

A man displays a new species of snub-nosed monkey—which was killed for food—in Myanmar (Burma) in 2010.

SNUB- NOSED MONKEY


Found near the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, this "strikingly beautiful yet venomous jellyfish" resembles a box kite, with its long, colorful tails, according to ASU.


BONAIRE BANDED BOX JELLY



At 6.3 inches (16 centimeters) long, the giant millipede Crurifarcimen vagans(pictured) is the biggest millipede yet found.

WANDERING LEG SAUSAGE

The "breathtakingly beautiful" Sazima's tarantula was found in Bahia, Brazil, according to ASU.
SAZIMA'S TARANTULA




Flowers of the night-blooming orchid (pictured) open around 10 p.m. and close the next morning.

NIGHT- BLOOMING ORCHID
An ancient, spiny creature nicknamed a walking cactus is seen in an illustration.
Discovered via fossils unearthed in China's Yunnan Province, the 2.4-inch-long (6-centimeter-long) Diania cactiformis had a worm-like body and ten pairs of armored, likely jointed legs.
The animal would have lived about 500 million years ago during a period of rapid evolution called the Cambrian explosion.
A new species of parasitic wasp found in Europe, Kollasmosoma sentum(pictured), "dive bombs" ants to lay its eggs.

DIVE- BOMBING WASP


The "beautiful" Nepalese autumn poppy likely escaped identification for many years due to its extreme high-altitude habitat—nearly 14,000 feet (4,300 meters), according to ASU.

NEPALESE AUTUMN POPPY




Discovered miles under Earth's surface, the devil worm (pictured) is the deepest-living animal yet found.

DEVIL WORM



The new species Spongiforma squarepantsii has a spongy appearance thatreminded scientists of the cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MUSHROOM



Subhanallah! I'm totally fascinated with all this :) I really wish to get know them all more! Oh, for anyone who's interested, (if there's any :) come with me.

Real deep from heart credits for National Geographic :)
Every information about the unique species up there is from Nat Geo.. :)
Still not enough nature, hehe but I think I need to go now!
Assalamualaikum!

Before I log out: Praises to ALLAH for his amazing creations :) Let us all protect & appreciate them :)