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  • What are Billfish?

The term Billfish refers to a group of pelagic, highly migratory, predatory fish that are characterized by prominent bills, or rostra, and by their large size.

Billfish include sailfish, marlins, and swordfish. They are apex…


Mola memories? Sea anemone selfies? We love to see your favorite Aquarium photos! Use the hashtags #MontereyBayAquarium and #FanFriday on Instagram—we’ll highlight some of the best each week. 

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This week I made an animated chart of butterflies! These are all butterflies that you can find throughout North America, and I picked the 42 that I thought were the most colorful and unique. 

You can check out the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here :)

Whilst we’re on the subject of insects this evening, here’s a great poster on some altogether nicer members of the insect class. This would work fantastically as one of those holographic posters!


Math Is Pretty

Last week I met Tom Beddard, a physicist turned web developer turned artist (and friendly guy). He creates 3D fractals — those recursive shapes that infinitely repeat at every scale. They’re based on simple math, but they can create some amazing images.

Says Beddard: “I don’t seek any new mathematical insight into the resulting structures, it’s a purely aesthetic pursuit to scratch a creative itch. Part of the fascination with fractal exploration is when … amazing and completely unexpected structures can pop out and surprise you.”

Some of the fractals look like Gothic architecture. Some of them look like alien seed pods. All of them are mesmerizing. You can see lots more on Beddard’s flickr page. You can actually fly through the fractals and see them morphing in these videos. And now, thanks to a new app called Frax that Beddard helped develop, you can make fractals of your very own.


Though they pack one of the deadliest stings in the ocean, if you can get close enough, you’ll find that the Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish is also one of the most beautiful creatures alive.

For the past two years, retired U.S. Navy photographer Aaron Ansarov has been capturing stunning photos of man-of-wars along a local Florida beach.

Photographer Gets Up Close and Personal With Deadly Jellyfish

Thanks Jenny