Glowing blue objects turning up on Toyama beach - these are firefly squids who spend their days in the deep Pacific Ocean only to go hunting near the ocean’s surface when the sun goes down. The reason for their blue glow resembling a new streetlight is bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction inherent in some animals that cause them to generate light such as these guys’ namesake, the firefly.Source: Livedoor Drazuli (Japanese) Firefly Squid Museum: Website (Japanese)
Millions of years ago, on what is now a windswept corner of the northern Scottish island of Skye, some of the largest animals to have walked the Earth once plodded through a shallow coastal lagoon Researchers have found the criss-cross of footprints left behind by sauropods, making the island the largest dinosaur site in Scotland.
scottish sauropod. The Loch Ness Monster may be a myth, but Scotland was once home to some of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. Recently, paleontologists uncovered hundreds of fossilized footprints on the beach of the Isle of Skye made as giant sauropods wandered through an ancient swamp.