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The Dead Horse Bay

The Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay is a small saltmarsh on the southern side of Brooklyn. In the 19th century, the marsh was a site with animal processing plants to where carcasses of dead horses and other animals were brought to be processed into glue and fertilizer. The remains were dumped into the water. This explains how the Dead Horse Bay got its name.

Horses were replaced by automobiles, and until 1930's, the marsh of Dead Horse Bay was used as a New York city's landfill. Since around 1950's the garbage dump started to erode and all the treasures are now spilling out for everyone to see. More #deadhorsebay photos.

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October 16, 2016
Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Piranhas at the New York Aquarium

Red-bellied piranhas.

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September 17, 2016
Web Nest of Moths Caterpillars

Web Nest of Moths Caterpillars

Presumably a communal silk tent of Malacosoma moths, with all caterpillars gone. Dear entomologists, please identify this.

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May 28, 2016
Magical Fish

Magical Fish

Pottery, painted. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III (circa 1390-1352 B.C.E.) or Akhenaten (circa 1352-1336 B.C.E.). The fish represented is the perch or bolti (Tilapia nilotica), a creature that attracted the attention of the ancient Egyptians by its breeding habits. When bolti eggs have been deposited and fertilized, the female draws them into her mouth and keeps them there until they hatch. The Egyptians came to view the bolti as an animal capable of spontaneous generation and thus as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

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April 23, 2016
Shark-bitten in Half Sea Turtle Washed Ashore

Shark-bitten in Half Sea Turtle Washed Ashore

Or, perharps, it was struck by a boat propeller.

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September 01, 2014
Sharks Killed for Trophies, Brooklyn

Sharks Killed for Trophies, Brooklyn

Sharks killed for trophies during annual tournaments. Brooklyn, New York.

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June 29, 2014
A Wild Turkey in New York’s Battery Park

A Wild Turkey in New York’s Battery Park

It's called Zelda and it is famous.

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October 29, 2013
Dolphins, Breezy Point Tip, NY
New Bike Path with Plenty of Wildlife (mostly mosquitoes)
Riviera Maya’s Fauna: Iguana
Riviera Maya’s Fauna: Hermit Crab
Riviera Maya’s Fauna: Another Lizard
Riviera Maya’s Fauna: Gecko
Riviera Maya’s Fauna: Food Thieves
$4.49 lb. – A Good Deal, Probably

$4.49 lb. – A Good Deal, Probably

Live frogs at a chinese market.

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September 03, 2012
Happened before my eyes
Apolysis

Apolysis

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July 21, 2012
Caught by a Fluke
Enjoying the View
Gosling with Guards
Animals In the Chicago Zoo

Animals In the Chicago Zoo

It’s alive. Just sleeping and seeing sweet dreams, sniffing and twitching legs.

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December 26, 2011