Why is horseshoe crab blood so vital to pharmaceuticals?
Every drug certified by the FDA must be tested with an extract from the animal’s blood, but the biomedical harvest is affecting horseshoe crab populations.
Barbican Centre by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon
Due to the large scale of the buildings and green spaces, it is easily forgotten that you in the middle of busy London.
Aerial view of Mexico City, one of the 10 biggest cities on Earth. Visual complexity of intertwined lives (Pablo Luz)
Things you do not see every day: An otter preys on a alligator at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The otter eventually pulled the alligator up on the bank and proceeded to consume it, as evidenced by crunching noises. They were no longer visible at that point, but the alligator was done resisting when dragged out of the water. Despite their disarmingly cute appearance, otters are the apex predator of many freshwater habitats.
Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
don’t fuck with otters. It’s that simple