This is such a cool video. It’s called Becoming, and it’s by Jan van Ijken. If you have six minutes to watch something amazing, you’ll see a timelapse video of a salamander egg (alpine newt – Ichthyosaura alpestris) turning into hatchling tadpole. If you only have two minutes, watch the first minute and the middle from about 3:30 to 4:30 because that’s when it first starts to really look like a salamander and it begins to move.
Hi, I was working in my flower bed in North Raleigh, North Carolina and found small piles of what looked like crushed ice but is the texture of a jelly. Did not notice it there two days ago. What would it be? Terresa
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I saw this snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in the unusually clear water of a tidal marsh in Patchogue, NY. Its shell was about 35 cm (14 inches) long. You rarely get to see these guys so clearly swimming in the wild. Very cool.
The other interesting thing is that this is brackish water. I didn’t know snappers would inhabit brackish water, but clearly they do.