Newly Discovered Neon Fish Species Is Named After Greek Goddess of Love | Smart News | Smithsonian

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Researchers were so entranced by the pink and yellow fish that they failed to spot a sixgill shark swimming just above their heads

Source: Newly Discovered Neon Fish Species Is Named After Greek Goddess of Love | Smart News | Smithsonian

A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

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This yet-undiscovered breeding center is likely one of the first instances of exotic animal husbandry in the region

Source: A Macaw Breeding Center Supplied Prehistoric Americans With Prized Plumage | Science | Smithsonian

Tip the Waiter

Tip the Waiter

I found Tip in the kitchen behind the refrigerator. I don’t know how he got there and I don’t remember having him before then. He’s the handle of a vintage bottle opener. He’ll open bottles that aren’t vintage, too. He appears to be holding a beer mug and growler for Oktoberfest. I think he’s had too many bottles. He looks tipsy.

Water clover

Water clover

Marsilea quadrifolia. In Ongley Pond at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a good example for not getting rid of old photos. When I took it, it was a muddy mess and I didn’t have the tools to clean it up. When it came up randomly in a picture picker recently, I ran it through PhotoShop and was able to make it presentable. The hidden detail was surprising.

Rusty Power

Rusty Power

It sounds like the name of a male dancer, but it’s really the negative charge clamp for my car’s battery. Tricks of the ambient light make the greenish areas look like they’re radioactive and glowing, and the forward bolt look three-dimensional.

Photographed for the Macro Mondays “Rust” and FlickrFriday “Power” challenges on Flickr.