All posts by Rebecca Nagy

About Rebecca Nagy

Rebecca Nagy is a science writer from New Jersey and elephant enthusiast.

‘Ninja Lanternshark’ Glows, Has Best Name Ever

‘Ninja Lanternshark’ Glows, Has Best Name Ever

The Ninja lanternshark probably has the most epic name ever. The Central America dwelling shark has almost just as good of a scientific name too, Etmopterus benchleyi (for the author of Jaws). They...

This Hairy Lobster is 7mm Long and Purple

This Hairy Lobster is 7mm Long and Purple

Have you ever seen anything like this before? Meet Lauriea siagiani,  better known as a species of the squat lobster, or hairy squat lobster. These small lobsters usually grow up to 7 millimeters long, and...

On the Brink: Only 1,100 River Dolphins Remain

On the Brink: Only 1,100 River Dolphins Remain

The Indus River dolphins may not be as beloved as their more famous cousins, but they are in a much higher risk of disappearing. Found only in the freshwater Indus River in South...

Bird Parents Argue Too, Prove They’re Just Like Us

Bird Parents Argue Too, Prove They’re Just Like Us

Bird parents argue over parenting duties, especially when one bird is not pulling its weight, according to a study on zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). This species form lifelong mating pairs and it has...

Peculiar Sea Creature Has 1000 Tiny Eyes

Peculiar Sea Creature Has 1000 Tiny Eyes

While this mollusk may not look like much, it has a few defenses and surprises up its sleeve. This chiton, also known as a sea cradle, has thousands of tiny eyes on its...

Male Anglerfish Fuse To Females, Become Useless “Appendange”

Male Anglerfish Fuse To Females, Become Useless “Appendange”

We’ve all had experiences with clingy boyfriends or girlfriends. But let’s all take a moment and be thankful that we don’t have to deal with anything quite like what female anglerfish have to...

These Birds Moonwalk to Impress Females

These Birds Moonwalk to Impress Females

We all have a set of skills that we use to impress that special someone. But manakins, natives to much of Central and South America, choose to moonwalk when they want to get females in...

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