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We here at @science consider ourselves serious adult humans that want to give you the most educational experience possible, but OH MY GOSH LOOKIT THAT SWEET FAAACE. Ahem. Sorry. This, dear Instagram, is the harp seal. At birth, the baby harp seal is covered in a yellow-white coat, which then becomes a mixture of silver and grey as the seal ages. Found in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, this species of earless seal uses its blubber as energy if there’s no food to be found and also as a way to keep its body warm in the chilly water. Harp seals spend almost all of their time swimming and only can be found out of water during molting or mating season. These speedy swimmers feed on fish and crustaceans and can live for up to twenty years in the wild. Photo cred: endlessocean.wikia.com: We here at @science consider ourselves serious adult humans that want to give you the most educational experience possible, but OH MY GOSH LOOKIT THAT SWEET FAAACE. Ahem. Sorry. This, dear Instagram, is the harp seal. At birth, the baby harp seal is covered in a yellow-white coat, which then becomes a mixture of silver and grey as the seal ages. Found in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, this species of earless seal uses its blubber as energy if there’s no food to be found and also as a way to keep its body warm in the chilly water. Harp seals spend almost all of their time swimming and only can be found out of water during molting or mating season. These speedy swimmers feed on fish and crustaceans and can live for up to twenty years in the wild. Photo cred: endlessocean.wikia.com

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@AcreditaNisso? Apesar da fama e da cara de mau, pitbulls não são mais agressivos do que a maior parte das outras raças de cachorro. Pelo contrário, na escala bonzinho-malvado, eles ficam mais para o lado dos cuti-cuti do que para o dos vilões. A conclusão foi tirada de uma pesquisa online feita com mais de 4.000 donos de cães. No questionário, os humanos tinham de responder o quão agressivos eram os seus pets em relação a pessoas novas e conhecidas, em relação a cachorros novos e conhecidos, e em relação a crianças novas e conhecidas. No geral, quase todas as raças foram avaliadas como tranquilas por seus donos – inclusive os pitbulls, que foram chamados de “raramente agressivos”. De longe, os chihuahuas foram o que receberam a nota de mais estressados e os que tinham mais chance de atacar – especialmente cães maiores que eles não conheciam (ou seja, praticamente qualquer outro cachorro). Pitbulls foram avaliados como uma das espécies menos agressivas – ficaram atrás, inclusive, dos schnauzers. Os únicos ainda mais bonzinhos foram os pugs, os collies e o King Charles Cavalier, cujos donos declararam que eles “nunca” atacam ninguém. De acordo com os donos do site que organizou a pesquisa, o Dognition, pitbulls sofrem de dois males na sociedade: o preconceito e a ignorância. De acordo com os proprietários Brian Hare e Vanessa Woods, a raça recebe muita atenção por ser violenta – notícias de que um pitbull atacou alguém circulam muito mais do que quando outro tipo de cachorro faz a mesma coisa. Segundo eles, também, boa parte das pessoas sequer sabe reconhecer um pitbull quando veem um pela rua. A raça costuma ser confundida com bull terrier ingleses ou com staffbull terriers, por exemplo. “Por enquanto, não é possível dizer se um cachorro é agressivo pela aparência, assim como não dá para afirmar isso pela cara das pessoas”, escreveram os especialistas na revista Atlantic. Os pitbulls respiram aliviados. . SIGAM-ME OS BONS ➡️ @Nandinhatw: zinhos do que Chihuahuas OACREDITANIsso /ACREDITANIssooFICIAL @AcreditaNisso? Apesar da fama e da cara de mau, pitbulls não são mais agressivos do que a maior parte das outras raças de cachorro. Pelo contrário, na escala bonzinho-malvado, eles ficam mais para o lado dos cuti-cuti do que para o dos vilões. A conclusão foi tirada de uma pesquisa online feita com mais de 4.000 donos de cães. No questionário, os humanos tinham de responder o quão agressivos eram os seus pets em relação a pessoas novas e conhecidas, em relação a cachorros novos e conhecidos, e em relação a crianças novas e conhecidas. No geral, quase todas as raças foram avaliadas como tranquilas por seus donos – inclusive os pitbulls, que foram chamados de “raramente agressivos”. De longe, os chihuahuas foram o que receberam a nota de mais estressados e os que tinham mais chance de atacar – especialmente cães maiores que eles não conheciam (ou seja, praticamente qualquer outro cachorro). Pitbulls foram avaliados como uma das espécies menos agressivas – ficaram atrás, inclusive, dos schnauzers. Os únicos ainda mais bonzinhos foram os pugs, os collies e o King Charles Cavalier, cujos donos declararam que eles “nunca” atacam ninguém. De acordo com os donos do site que organizou a pesquisa, o Dognition, pitbulls sofrem de dois males na sociedade: o preconceito e a ignorância. De acordo com os proprietários Brian Hare e Vanessa Woods, a raça recebe muita atenção por ser violenta – notícias de que um pitbull atacou alguém circulam muito mais do que quando outro tipo de cachorro faz a mesma coisa. Segundo eles, também, boa parte das pessoas sequer sabe reconhecer um pitbull quando veem um pela rua. A raça costuma ser confundida com bull terrier ingleses ou com staffbull terriers, por exemplo. “Por enquanto, não é possível dizer se um cachorro é agressivo pela aparência, assim como não dá para afirmar isso pela cara das pessoas”, escreveram os especialistas na revista Atlantic. Os pitbulls respiram aliviados. . SIGAM-ME OS BONS ➡️ @Nandinhatw

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A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.: INSTAGRAMIFACTMALL Amazonian butterflies drink turtle tears A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.

A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe....

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