AN AGE OF UNIVERSAL ADVANCEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

 

nubbsgalore:

photos from chobe national park in botswana and kenya’s masai mara by (click pic) nevil lazarus, franz lanting, paul goldstein, mario moreno and marcel van oosten. august 12 is world elephant day. given current poaching trends, the african elephant will be extinct within a decade.  (see also: previous elephant posts)

astronomy-to-zoology:

Egyptian Sea Star (Gomophia egyptiaca)
…a species of Ophidiasterid sea star which despite its common name is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific (including the Red Sea).  Like other sea stars Gomophia egyptiaca is omnivisrous feeding a range of sessile/slow moving organisms ranging from snails and sponges to algae. 
Classification
Animalia-Echindoermata-Asteroidea-Valvatidae-Ophidiastridae-Gomophia-G. egyptiaca
Image: Alexander Vasenin

astronomy-to-zoology:

Egyptian Sea Star (Gomophia egyptiaca)

…a species of Ophidiasterid sea star which despite its common name is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific (including the Red Sea).  Like other sea stars Gomophia egyptiaca is omnivisrous feeding a range of sessile/slow moving organisms ranging from snails and sponges to algae. 

Classification

Animalia-Echindoermata-Asteroidea-Valvatidae-Ophidiastridae-Gomophia-G. egyptiaca

Image: Alexander Vasenin