TSA Turtle Tuesday: Big-headed turtleThe big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) gets its name from its most distinctive characteristic – its oversized triangular head.This shy and endangered turtle from Southeast Asia and China spends much of its day burrowed into gravel and hidden in rock crevices along stream edges. Individuals emerge at night to search for food along the stream bottom. They are almost entirely carnivorous and their strong bony jaws allow them to feed on hard shelled molluscs and crustaceans.
(via: Turtle Survival Alliance)
That strong jaw (along with a strong tail) allows them to climb up waterfalls, and apparently scientists have seen them in bushes.
ARKive, as always has an amazing video here.
Doctor who NYC premiere was amazing!!! If the first episode is any indication, the twelfth doctor is going to be a very good one, and I look forward to seeing what the rest of his tenure has to hold! The very long wait between December 25th and today was well worth it, and I think when the episode airs on television people will be pleased with it.
One of my beautiful 2nd graders, whilst reading me their book on space exploration.
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.