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A terrestrial snail in the genus Amphicyclotus, Texiguat, Honduras
Notice how snails in this particular genus have eyes that are basal, instead of on the ends of long stalks.
(photo: John Slapcinsky)

Gullela bicolor, Gainesville, FL, USA
This species of terrestrial snail was introduced into the United States. It has a broad distribution around the world, and is believed to have originally come from Africa and parts of southern Asia.
(photo: Ira Richling)

Clincochlore var. Kammererite from Turkey
by Fabre Minerals

42-24873333 (by Christopher Knight1)

allcreatures:  baby octopus hatching, Pramuka Island, Indonesia
(photo by  simon chandra)

Nudibranch Mating by Timothy Willis on Flickr.

Lembeh Critter Hunt - Pipehorse by Rowland Cain

Mendenhall Iceberg, Alaska 
photo: Fritz Hoffmann, National Geographic 
A melting iceberg, calved from the snout of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, carries a rock as it floats in Mendenhall Lake. The glacier has retreated more than 9,000 feet since it was measured in 1911.
(via: National Geo)

1208untitled043-17.jpg by tomeyer on Flickr.

MOLAS !!! by MerMate on Flickr.

Meshed Chromodoris by Saspotato on Flickr.

Colorful Rock from Utah by Bill Gracey on Flickr.

Nudibranch by Timothy Willis on Flickr.

Mangrove Tunicate (Ecteinascidia turbinata)
The Mangrove Tunicate, Ecteinascidia turbinata, is a reasonably common Ascidian found in mangroves and shallow reef habitats in the tropical Western Atlantic. A promising anti tumor compound has been isolated from this organism. However, there is a struggle with both an inability to harvest enough of the tunicates to derive the needed volume of the compound, and the inability to completely synthesize the compound in the laboratory. However, this source seems to suggest that successful synthesis is ongoing at this point…
(read more)                                   (text/photo: Nashworld)