H. atlanticus is commonly referred to as a "seven-armed" octopus. In the last 27 years, there have only been 3 sightings of this mysterious octopus.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that humans on Earth consume about 400 million tonnes of meat and fish each year while spiders eat 400-800 million tons of prey every year.
Spiders plays a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance by munching astronomical number of insects on a global scale.
A video uploaded by Jonathan Davis showing a flock of turkey seemingly performing ritualistic dance around a corpse of a dead cat had gone viral over the past few days.
The stunned reporter described the experience as something mesmerizing and beautiful, but at the same time terrifying.
A new study says that wild owls' efficiency in hunting decreases up to 89 percent due to traffic noise.
A new research says that bats also waggle their heads back and forth to listen for coming insects. The study claimed that by waggling their heads, bats can locate their prey, especially if the movements of their prey are becoming irregular.
A petrified seal nearly became an orca's meal! An agile seal was able to escape the jaws of death when it managed to jump in a boat few minutes before ending up as a meal.
In the world filled with rare creatures, scientists discovered a cunning snake who pretends to be a snake to lure its prey. After years of studying the creature, they found out how the spider-tailed viper behaves. The cunning Iranian Pseudocerastes urarachnoides spider-tailed viper, uses the tip of its tail which resembles a viper to lure birds.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
Researchers discovered that carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap can count. This is likely their way of avoiding false alarms and making sure they have captured a juicy bug before releasing their digestive enzymes.
In a 2014 survey of Morocco's island of Mogador, raptors called Eleonora's falcons were observed engaging in a what researchers called a new behaviour that ensures their offspring receive the freshest of meats: imprisoning smaller live birds before killing and feeding them to their young several days later.
Following the arrival of gentoo penguins along the West Antarctic Peninsula, native Adelie penguins have experienced population declines. However, researchers are unsure whether increased food competition among the two species or climate change is ultimately to blame.
MIT researchers have figured out how seals use their unique whiskers to track prey and navigate.