Common name: Black-eyed Susan
Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta
Wikipedia: Black-eyed Susan - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frogfish are an interesting fishes, getting their name from their ugly look but they are not related to frogs :p Like most other frogfishes, they are benthic and tends to be solitary. They seldom swim or move, spending most of their time 'sitting' in one place and when they are hungry, they will hunt using the lure above its mouth. The flicking of the lure will attracts other small fishes and when they get near enough, the frogfish will lunged at them and swallow them whole, sometimes, swallowing other fishes as big as they are. Sometimes, they opened their mouth as shown in this picture. Some divers speculate they opened their mouth to look bigger when felt threatened. This is a popular 'picture' for underwater macro photographer, some divers will spend hours waiting to get this kind of shot :D
This Octopus have very long tentacles, hence its name. They are not too colorful although can be very well camouflaged among the sandy bottom. When they swims, they tends to take on the shape of flounders (flat fishes) as a form of mimicry and occasionally, they opens up the webbing around their tentacles as show in the pictures.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.