The main tank called the 'Kuroshio Sea' holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters.
Four whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.
[click to enlarge]From a Nat Geo doc called, unsurprisingly, “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb."
Peter Chinn, the show’s producer, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics, and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth.The foetus at bottom's a dog in case you're wondering.
We don't generally do advertising on this blog (advertising being the art of getting people to buy stuff they then store in their garage), but this eco-homage to Hieronymus Bosch caught our hungry eye.
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At 1,500 years old and 300 feet tall this titan in California's Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park has the most complex crown scientists have ever mapped.
Taken by Michael Nichols, this photomosaic is composed of 84 images using three cameras, a robotic dolly, and a gyroscope. Nat Geo sent him to spend an entire year hiking 2,000 miles from Big Sur to the Chetco River in Oregon photographing redwood trees.
His mission was to capture the majesty of some of the tallest trees on Earth, some of which have been standing for two thousand years.
The result is the first-ever full length portrait of a giant California redwood.
So, can you find the five people in this picture?
Technical assistance: Ken Geiger, NG Staff; Nathan Williamson; Walter Boggs, David Mathews, and Kenji Yamaguchi, NG Staff; Jim C. Spickler; Giacomo Renzullo; Marty Reed, Steve Sillett, and Marie Antoine, Humboldt State University.
Sure, as an act of civil disobedience I'm risking a $5,000 fine and six months in prison (under U.S. 18 U.S.C. 331) for this line I penned and have been printing on every bank note that passes through my hands, but it's a chance I'm willing to take.
Go ahead, stamp this on a Jackson and send the world a message.