Science Holidays for All Geeks Everywhere:
- Darwin Day - February 12
- Pi Day - March 14
- Bunsen Burner Day - March 31
- Yuri;s Night - April 12
- Square Root Day - April 4, 2016
- DNA Day - April 20
- Earth Day - April 22
- National Metric Week - October 7 - 13
- Hagfish Day - October 17
- Mole Day - October 23
Here are some of our favorite resources from this year:
Willow the White Whale
Willow the White Whale Posted by Rhian Waller of NG Explorers in Ocean Views on November 15, 2012 (2) Share on email More » Above video from Barcroft TV.
Like a scene from Moby Dick, a rare white whale was spotted off the coast of Spitsbergen in Norway by maritime engineer Dan Fisher of the UK. Swimming alongside a pod of other, regular grey humpback whales, this whale likely has a condition called leucism, which causes a reduction in skin pigmentation. Animals with this condition rarely survive long in the wild, because they lack their natural disguise and can more easily be picked off by predators, however the white whale, now named Willow, appears to be an adult fully incorporated into a pod.
Get more details from the Daily Mail.
Defensive Strategy of Flatfish
Follow this link to a slide show for more pictures of this amazing group of cetaceans.
Amazing Mimic Octopus