Food fishes like sardines can be quite pretty when seen alive. The round sardinella (Sardinella aurita) has beautiful iridescent turquoise markings and a yellow snout. It occurs in large schools and overexploitation by industrial fisheries has caused declines in its populations.

Food fishes like sardines can be quite pretty when seen alive. The round sardinella (Sardinella aurita) has beautiful iridescent turquoise markings and a yellow snout. It occurs in large schools and overexploitation by industrial fisheries has caused declines in its… Continue Reading

New Zealand aims to save the ‘strangest parrot on Earth’ — “Kakapo are large, flightless birds found only in New Zealand.” Photo credit: Andrew Digby [1484 x 1113] [OS]

New Zealand aims to save the ‘strangest parrot on Earth’ — “Kakapo are large, flightless birds found only in New Zealand.” Photo credit: Andrew Digby [1484 x 1113] [OS]

The white grunt (Haemulon plumierii) is a very common and well known fish from the western central Atlantic Ocean. It seems not to be targeted by large scale fisheries. However, subadults and adults are regularly caught to be displayed in aquariums.

The white grunt (Haemulon plumierii) is a very common and well known fish from the western central Atlantic Ocean. It seems not to be targeted by large scale fisheries. However, subadults and adults are regularly caught to be displayed in… Continue Reading

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Roman belt buckle. Object is made of bronze and dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. It was found in large Roman villa rustica in Ćelije near Lajkovac (central Serbia). [797×600]

Roman belt buckle. Object is made of bronze and dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. It was found in large Roman villa rustica in Ćelije near Lajkovac (central Serbia). [797×600]

Mary Harper (1867-1890) Her last words were “He is coming. He is coming asleep in Jesus” which was engraved on her monument. This large slab is at the monument base. I’m not sure what it is.

Mary Harper (1867-1890) Her last words were “He is coming. He is coming asleep in Jesus” which was engraved on her monument. This large slab is at the monument base. I’m not sure what it is.