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Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across ...

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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired ...

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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of ...

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Mission WILD

The WILD Foundation works to protect & interconnect at least half of the planet’s land & water to ...

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Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside ...

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Flowers of North America

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather ...

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International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology ...

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Biodiversidad en España/Spain

Habitat: Indicar el sitio donde se encontró (campo, montaña, lago, mar, río...) Habitat: Enter the ...

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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of ...

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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, ...

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Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution ...

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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

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Flowers of Europe

We want you to help us build a photo collection of flowers from around the world. Show us what ...

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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own ...

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Grey Nurse Shark commented on by Neil Ross NSW, Australia 27 minutes ago

My hero-dom is short lived, Mark. Sorry to disappoint you. My niece dived with this shark and her dive buddy took the photo. I dived with many sharks in PNG, but not this one. And if someone got bitten by a grey nurse, they probably asked for it. I've just read the article - it was off Manly Beach. The guy was swimming in the dark with friends. I think there are nastier predators to worry about in our waters. What ever happened to "never swim in the dark"?

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Arboreal Click Beetle favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja California, USA 51 minutes ago

Brown beetle about 2cm long with pectinate antennae.

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Grey Nurse Shark favorited by AntónioGinjaGinja NSW, Australia 55 minutes ago

The "grey nurse shark" is the first species of shark I ever saw. I was only 6 or 7 years old and was mesmerised by its massive size and razor-sharp teeth, but also kind of terrified - it was the stuff of nightmares to a little kid. That was at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney, and they had an aquarium with sharks and other marine creatures. But as I grew up I would occasionally see them at the beach, most often at this one (North Avoca Beach), out beyond the breakers. I remember being told to "count the fins" if I ever encountered a shark, and if there were two (dorsal) fins, or three including the long tail breaking the surface of the water, then it was a grey nurse and therefore harmless! Any fear I had of them had long-since-passed, and my siblings and I were water babies and totally fearless of anything other than being dumped by the odd humongous wave. Being shark bait never occurred to us. Despite its fearsome appearance and strong swimming ability, it is a relatively placid and slow-moving shark with no confirmed human fatalities. That's not bad for an animal that's related to the great white shark Carcharodon carcharias. To quote my niece who dives with these sharks regularly... "they are so placid, big and scary looking, but the old Labrador of the sea." This is a beautiful and fascinating species, and the reference links provide tons of information. Full credit goes to Byron Diver of DIVE Imports Australia, Erina, New South Wales, Australia, for this spotting and photo. Thanks, Byron.

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Mouse Lemur commented on by Mark Ridgway Matsiatra Ambony, Madagascar 57 minutes ago

Fabulous little creature. I hope they're not suffering with the vegetation loss as much as others.

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Great Barbet commented on by Mark Ridgway Uttarakhand, India 59 minutes ago

Beautiful photo.

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Spotted Scorpion favorited by Mark Ridgway George Town, PNG, Malaysia an hour ago

Spotted scorpion (Lychas scutilus - Buthidae)




2019 National Moth Week! July 20-28



Project Noah partners with National Moth Week each year to celebrate the beauty and life cycles of moths.



Moths play a key role in ecosystems as pollinators and as a food source for nocturnal insectivores like owls, birds and bats. Our Moths of the World Mission celebrates the diversity and ecological importance of moths. Join a global citizen science project to help identify all moths from July 20-28!





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