S is for Starnosed mole
August 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
Haven’t posted anything cute in a while, I’ve been busy like a bee! But here’s S for Star Nosed Mole!
They have 22 tentacles on their nose which are very sensitive to electrical impulses and smell to help them find their ‘tasty’ prey. The star also helps stop soil entering their nose. They’ve been known to dig networks of tunnels up to 270m and they can even swim!
Swordfish (Xiphias Gladius) can reach nearly 15 feet in length (granted most of that is the sword part..) and weigh up to 1,400 pounds (most of that is the fish part…) Their shape and sword allows them to slice through the water and reach speeds up to 50 mph, which makes it the fastest sea creature! Also, weirdly, their eyes and brains are heated (whilst the rest of the fish remains coldblooded) which gives them to have a great advantage over their prey because of improved eyesight!