Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The First Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

Opah BK3414
The Opah was the first warm-blooded fish to be discovered in May of 2015. It has a large, round body about the size of a car tire and dwells about 1,300 feet below the ocean's surface. Having warm blood allows the Opah to remain deep down in the water for longer periods of time than most other fish.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Salton Sea

BH0010 Salton Sea, Southern California
The Salton Sea, an inland saline lake in Southern California, is a haven for many different bird species. Following the extended and devastating draughts in California, much of this landscape is as dry as a desert and risks losing its bio-diversity.