ichthyologist
turntides:

"The Antarctic icefish live in water colder than freezing — 2 degrees below zero Centigrade. 
Ocean water doesn’t freeze at this temperature because it’s full of salt. The blood of the icefish is less salty than seawater; instead, it keeps itself from freezing by using ice proteins, sometimes called antifreeze proteins, that attach to ice crystals forming in the blood stream.
Once the ice crystals are coated with antifreeze protein, they can’t stick together, so they don’t grow. The icefish of the Antarctic have used this adaptation to become very successful — making up 95% of the fish biomass around Antarctica.
Photo: Uwe Kils”
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turntides:

"The Antarctic icefish live in water colder than freezing — 2 degrees below zero Centigrade.

Ocean water doesn’t freeze at this temperature because it’s full of salt. The blood of the icefish is less salty than seawater; instead, it keeps itself from freezing by using ice proteins, sometimes called antifreeze proteins, that attach to ice crystals forming in the blood stream.

Once the ice crystals are coated with antifreeze protein, they can’t stick together, so they don’t grow. The icefish of the Antarctic have used this adaptation to become very successful — making up 95% of the fish biomass around Antarctica.

Photo: Uwe Kils

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biomorphosis

biomorphosis:

Raccoon dogs look very similar to raccoons but have no genetic similarities between them. They belong to belong to the Canidae family, which are known to have distinct dog and wolf like characteristics and appearance. These animals are both carnivorous and omnivorous mammals.

They are monogamous and will mate for life. It is only if the mate dies or is killed, will the other search for a new mate. Two mates will hibernate in one den. During this period they will maintain close body contact to keep each other warm and will groom each other as well. This is a trait not practiced by canines, as dogs neither hibernate and nor are they monogamous in nature.

shelterpetproject
shelterpetproject:

How can you not smile when you see this face?
Rocky is at Rochester Animal Services’ Verona Street Animal Society in Rochester, NY. He’s super-friendly and super-happy and just all-round super! 
He walks nicely on a leash, am very calm, am kennel trained, likes to ride in the car, and always has his tail wagging! He also plays well with other dogs! 
Have questions or want to meet him? Give Rochester Animal Services a call at 585-428-7274!

shelterpetproject:

How can you not smile when you see this face?

Rocky is at Rochester Animal Services’ Verona Street Animal Society in Rochester, NY. He’s super-friendly and super-happy and just all-round super! 

He walks nicely on a leash, am very calm, am kennel trained, likes to ride in the car, and always has his tail wagging! He also plays well with other dogs! 

Have questions or want to meet him? Give Rochester Animal Services a call at 585-428-7274!