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Fun Fact Friday: Meet Smeagol the Spider!

Fun Fact Friday: Meet Smeagol the Spider!

(MSc. Rafael Fonseca-Ferreira) Did you know that new species of daddy longlegs (Opiliones) has recently been discovered in Brazil, and that it’s named after Smeagol from Lord of the Rings? It’s true! This arachnid is no social butterfly! It’s a cave dweller, and it never ventures outside, so it’s safe to say that our long


Fun Fact Friday: Sharks

PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY GROSS Did you know that sharks don’t get cavities? It’s true! It’s Shark Week, the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about sharks! Shark teeth are actually coated in flouride. Some species of shark have a pecking order, and eat from smallest to largest. Sharks can track their prey by its


Fun Fact Friday: One Adorable Octopus

(Photo: MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Did you know that scientists have recently discovered what they believe to be a new species of octopus, and it’s so cute that they’re seriously considering naming it Opisthoteuthis Adorabilis? It’s true! This adorable little lady, whose webbed tentacles make it appear almost as if she’s wearing a skirt,