UC San Diego scientist and curator Phil Hastings discovered a new species of Pacific blenny while his employer, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was closed last year. He decided to name it Coralliozetus clausus; its common name is the pandemic blenny. He published the fish's discovery in February of this year. scripps.ucsd.edu/news/pandemic

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Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History published, a few weeks ago, their discovery of the first Arctic fish ever found to have bioluminescence. Not only that, but these variegated snailfish - Liparis gibbus - have a rare trait: they glow in two colors, red and green. (Most bioluminescent creatures glow in only one color.) Here's a snailfish under white light and under fluorescent light:

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Jeff Milisen and Steven Kovacs have been participating in blackwater photography - pictures taken at night in the open ocean. And they've found a niche in finding larval fish rising from the depths to the surface. Here are four, none more than an inch long in the body: a lionfish, a bony assfish (no laughing), a cusk-eel, and a hairy goosefish. As far as I know, all of these are in real color.

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Here is a yokozuna slickhead, discovered in 2016 but only just announced in January 2021 after verifying that nobody had seen one before, and for good reason: most slickheads average 14 inches (~35.5 cm) in length, but the yokozuna - named for the highest rank in sumo wrestling - averages 55 inches (~140cm) and about 55 pounds (~25kg). These are deep-sea predators that supplement their diet by scavenging; they were found by biologist Fujiwara Yoshihiro, a specialist in whalefall communities.

A rhyme, and a joke I can't get out of my head

(eye contact)

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Despite appearances, tragically, none of these are HRT.

Behind this CW is a picture of bofa. 


This is interesting; someone's attempted to roughly map the original Legend of Zelda's overworld to the southernmost portion of the Breath of the Wild map.

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