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Any insect may enter, but none shall leave. 🐜🌱

The Albany pitcher plant (Cephalotus follicularis) lays a spiked trap at the pitchers’ entrance that allows prey to enter but blocks their escape. The lid prevents rainwater from diluting the digestive enzymes inside. https://t.co/PA3X2t17WL

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The zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a nocturnal species of carpet shark. These sharks spend most of the day resting motionless on the sea floor and actively hunt at night. 

#SharkWeek
2020 starts August 9 on @Discovery.

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These sharks give birth to as many as 37 pups after a gestation period of 10–12 months.

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The leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata) is a species of houndshark that is aplacental viviparous, meaning that the young hatch inside the uterus and are nourished by yolk.

#SharkWeek
2020 starts August 9 on @Discovery.

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The star-nosed mole may be blind, but it’s unique tentacled snout can see the world through an extraordinary sense of smell. Its nose is about 1 cm in diameter with roughly 25,000 Eimer's organs distributed on 22 appendages.

#Wildlifewednesday
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This is a Physalia physalis “Portuguese man o’ war”.

Dr. Hines added some acetic acid to the slide, causing the tentacle’s stinging cells (nematocysts) to fire. They look like little harpoons. 🧜‍♂‍

#MicroscopicMonday
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Join experts and archeologists as we unearth Aztec relics on #LostPyramids of the Aztecs, airing right now on Science Channel! https://t.co/D8XF8mLyTS

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While it only lasted around 200 years, the Aztec civilization brought forth innovation that can be seen around Mexico today. Learn more when #LostPyramids of the Aztecs airs tomorrow at 8pm ET. https://t.co/hBS0vti1rG

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What? You’ve never seen a red lipped bat fish before?

Ogcocephalus darwini is a fish of unusual morphology found around the Galapagos Islands. They use their highly adapted pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins to "walk" on the ocean floor.

#SealifeSaturday
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Despite not having a brain, or even a single neuron, this organism is able to make clever decisions in search of food. 

Trichia decipiens is a worldwide widespread slime mold species that lives on the deadwood of conifers and broadleaf trees year-round.

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Small human-like creatures called homo-floresiensis (hobbits) were thought to have gone extinct over 100,000 years ago. Could these tiny humanoids still exist today? 

Watch a new episode of #StrangeEvidence tonight at 9p on @ScienceChannel. https://t.co/Jpy2hCH0IQ

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Small human-like creatures called homo-floresiensis (hobbits) were thought to have gone extinct over 100,000 years ago. Could these tiny humanoids still exist today? 

Watch a new episode of #StrangeEvidence tonight at 9p on @ScienceChannel. https://t.co/BsGvfRYtwQ

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