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Extremely rare baby seahorse sighting

Seahorses are just as elusive as they are cute, so diver Neil Garrick-Maidment, the executive director of the Seahorse Trust was absolutely thrilled when he spotted a 1.5 inch long baby female seahorse “clinging onto a piece of seagrass”. This trule remarkable sighting was made in the waters of Great Britain, in the Dorset waters, a region well known as a breeding area for seahorses.

“These babies are so small they have never been seen before in Britain, and as far as I know in Europe either,” Garrick-Maidment said. “The species is literally hanging on by its fingertips so it’s heartening to see them breeding here. I can’t overestimate how rare it is to see something like this. It’s absolutely, mind-blowingly fantastic.”

If we were to take a look at these little guys, the odds aren’t good for them at all. Of the 3-500 baby seahorses born during each breeding cycle, just 2 or 3 make it to adulthood. Think about that whenever you’re having a rough day.

Mars makes a once in a lifetime approach on 27 August

Planet Mars will be the brightest we’ll (probably) ever have a chance to see it, and it will be as large as the moon, even for the naked eye ! I can’t even imagine what it will be like, but I bet the Red Planet will be absolutely spectacular, and it’s something you definitely don’t want to miss.

Just so you can make an idea, the next time Mars will be almost this close will be in 2287, and scientists believe there won’t be a better opportunity to see it for 5000 years, but they can’t really be sure, it could be 60.000 as well.

So here’s what you do: at 12 am, no matter where you’re from, you should be looking towards the sky (it’s even better if you are somewhere free of city pollution), and from 12 to 12:30 you will see what, as far as we know, no human has seen for many many years: Mars rising.

So really, it should be a great sight. We’ll be sure to update and post some pics as soon as they appear, and post our own ones too. Have a great night!

EPIC FAIL! Yeah, we got fooled. Andrei was in a hurry to leave for his well earned vacation (he’s still offline, with no phone signal in the Carpathian mountains), but then he remembered reading about this whole ‘once in a lifetime’ Mars experience somewhere, so he decided to post it with no research whilst still packing. Sorry for any inconvenienceĀ  or disappointment this post might have caused.

Here’s a bit of history on the Mars e-mail hoax


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