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Road Cruising Washington: Africa Edition

Road cruising for reptiles in Washington just got a lot more interesting. This savannah monitor lizard (Varanus exanthematicus) was found over the weekend in Bellingham merging onto Interstate 5 at the Lakeway Exit 253 on-ramp. The species is typically found in arid … Continue reading

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Rocket Frog

This photo was taken by NASA during a launch on September 6, 2013 from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Apparently, the launchpad has a pool for the high-volume water deluge system that activates during launches to protect the pad from damage … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Fashion Trends: Taxonomy Edition

Picking the perfect t-shirt to showcase your taxonomic proclivities is an extremely important decision. With so many different options out there, choosing the one to best-fit your personal biases can be an intimidating and difficult decision. Some aspects to consider … Continue reading

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New Burke Herpetology Webpage

The Burke Herpetology website is new and improved thanks to the help of Cathy Britt (Digital Communications Specialist at the Burke). One of the many cool new additions is an Amphibian Q&A section, which includes answers to important questions like … Continue reading

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xkcd posts horned lizard art

Physics comedy blog xkcd has posted a simple and elegant figure depicting a horned lizard squirting blood (in color).  Excerpt from the post: “Horned lizards shoot jets of blood from their eyes for distances of up to five feet. I don’t know why they do this … Continue reading

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