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Before And After Adoption Glow Ups: Aint Nothing A Little Love Can't Cure

Unfortunately, we live in a world where animals are neglected and underappreciated all too often. They can even end up in animal shelters or even worse. Contrary to this sad reality, there are many many amazing individuals who go out of there ways to minimize this unfortunate truth. The amazing process of adoption can e the most amazing experience a neglected animal can go through! Every week, we highlight some of the amazing transformations that occur when a newly adopted animal is showered with love and affection.

The transformations that can occur even in a relatively short amount of time can be drastic! It just goes to show that there is nothing a little love cannot cure. These animals have so much love to give and they are just waiting, often in shelters or even on the streets, for their humans. We always recommend taking a trip down to your local shelter, if not to adopt than at least to get to know some of the amazing souls that call it home. Spread the word and encourage your friends to adopt today!

16 before and after adoption images | thumbnail left tiny kitten in cage, thumbnail right two cats relaxing in seats
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Cat Chooses Toy Fish As New Best Friend (Viral Thread)

Sometimes, in the animal world, animals can have some strange friendships. We have seen animals make friends in the most unexpected moments and situations. Like the loving friendship between a leopard and a Rottweiler or the heartwarming 37-year friendship between a man and the swan he rescued. But the new friendship shared by dontgiveashoot on imgur is something different. 

It seems that this awwdorable cat has chosen its new toy fish as its new best friend, giving it half its bed and everything, and the internet... the internet's hearts melted seeing these cuties side by side. So, yeah, animal friendships can be incredibly unique - from befriending other species to humans to toys, and it's all too wholesome for this world.

viral imgur thread about a cat sharing half its bed with a toy fish | thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat cuddling a toy fish and a cat sleeping with a toy fish '"Toby said he's my friend so I share my half bed with him... omg he's so heartwarming" - dontgiveashoot'
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Three Second Goldfish Memory Theory: Debunked

Goldfish are known for their poor memories. However, this is a complete myth that! Despite its lack of scientific backing, this concept has spread widely and remained largely undisputed for many years. What if I told you that goldfish memory can actually last weeks, months, and even years! You'd be all like: bish whaaaaat. Well, it's true! These uniquely beautiful little fishies are easily recognizable by their distinct orange hues covering their little bodies and spreading as well to their extensive fins.

Live Science recently reached out to Culum Brown, an expert in fish cognition at Macquarie University in Australia, who told Live Science: 'We've known about the reasonably good memories of goldfish since the '50s and '60s. Despite what everybody thinks, they're actually really intelligent.' 'Brown has studied the intelligence of fish, including goldfish, for more than 25 years and thinks the misconception comes from a combination of ignorance about fish intelligence in general and guilt, because pet owners often keep them in small, boring tanks.'

Check out more interesting scientific content here!

 

News story list goldfish memory 13 pictures | thumbnail left picture of two goldfish swimming together, thumbnail right bright orange goldfish swimming away showing beautiful orange fins
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Before And After Adoption: Ain't Nothin A Little Love Can't Cure

Animals are often underappreciated, neglected, and can end up in animal shelters or worse… We want to highlight the amazing transformations that can occur when animals are taken in and cared for. There is absolutely nothing that a little wholesome love and attention from a loving family can not cure. These adoption glow ups certainly prove that!

If you are considering adopting, this is the sign you have been waiting for!Head down to your local shelter to learn the stories of the animal residents. These animals have been through more than they deserve and are patiently awaiting your love.These sweet and misunderstood animals deserve a second chance at happiness. If you are in a position to provide an animal with a loving home, do it! 

list of 12 before and after animal adoption pictures | thumbnail right two dogs before and after adoption written "two photos taken an hour apart, before and after adoption", thumbnail left before and after adoption picture dog with blue sweater
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Unexpectedly Heartwarming Rescue Of A Sick 'Ugly' Fish Goes Viral

Animal rescue stories are always heartwarming, but you might not expect a fish rescue story to be. Despite people getting fish as pets so commonly, most people don't know how hard taking care of a pet fish can be. And in this story, unfortunately, the family who had the now not-so-ugly 'Ugly Ivan' not only didn't take care of him well but neglected and abused him. 

Most people probably wouldn't work so hard to rescue a fish, but NotaScientologiston imgurdid. Surprisingly, people responded with more love than any of us expected, with Ugly Ivan going viral over and over again. People wanted to know more about his story, and people wanted him to survive, and luckily, people are getting both of these things. 

viral imgur threads about the rescue of an ugly fish thumbnail includes a picture of an ugly fish 'Seven days ago I rescued a massive fish from some horrific owners, they neglected him, didn't even give him the smallest amount of care, and only did filter and tank maintenance when they felt like it. The water was so toxic that it was eating away the caulk sealing his tank together. I gave him a name, and started treatment as best i could. Ugly Ivan was home NotaScientologist'
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Diver Captures Rare Photos Of The Elusive "Penis Fish"

Here's an interesting story you don't read or see everything. Apparently, there is a rare fish out there known as the "penis fish." Why is it called the "penis fish," you might ask? Well, we think that's pretty self-explanatory. 

Off the coast of Rye Front Beach in Victoria, Australia, one lucky diver got incredible images of the ever-elusive "penis fish." It's known to be incredibly rare to come across, even though thousands of the fish washed up on the California shore some years ago. The free diver, Josie Jones, was scouring the waters when she came across the strange and unique look moniker. 

To be fair, it is scientifically called a 'priapulida', but "penis fish" just sounds more accurate. Josie Jones shared the images on the Facebook page, Marine Research Group of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria, with the caption, "Now we're all adults right?"

Yes, we are. But such a thing will never not be funny, even to adults. 

diver captures rare images of elusive penis fish - thumbnail of penis fish "wait is that the beloved one eyed willy?"
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Funny Unexpected Difficulties Of Having Pet Fish (Tweets)

For some reason, fish are considered to be one of the easiest pets to raise, but if you've ever had a fish, you know that is so not true. The sudden horror of seeing your fish floating upside down... not many things compare. My first pet was a fish, and for a long time afterwards, it discouraged me from having any pets at all. I mean, if I couldn't handle raising fish, how could I ever handle anything more complicated than that?

Eventually, I got over myself and got a different "more difficult to raise" pet and realizes that fish were by far more difficult to keep. And apparently, I'm not the one the only who thinks that, considering the sudden influx of tweets about the difficulties of raising fish. Thank you, twitter, for yet again making me feel better about myself. 

tweets about the difficulties about raising fish thumbnail includes one tweet 'Font - sarah lugor!! @sarahlugor getting a pet fish is 1000x more work than anyone tells you. it should not be ANYONES first pet 9:41 AM Feb 23, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone 1,960 Retweets 396 Quote Tweets 33.6K Likes'
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Russian man: My fish

Fox: OUR Fish

And the fox steals it in the most obvious way that leaves us laughing at this situation! in Labytnangi, Russia, a man was fishing when a beautiful and adorable arctic fox decided to show up and steal whatever catch there might be. The Russian man tried to scare off the baby fox, but this fox was persistent! And that persistence paid off because, in the end, the fox did indeed get the fish! Of course, it was the fisherman who gave the fox the fish in the end, but let this be a lesson to all of us -- never give up! 

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Gallery Of Smiling Adorable Baby Puffer Fish

Turns out, baby Puffer Fish are heckin' adorable! Why didn't any of you tell us?! They either have this cute little smile and look like a wee baby or somehow look like an adorable old man. Either way, they are precious and must be protected. 

We don't often feature fish and it's a shame because some of them are really cute and deserve a chance in the spotlight! And now it's time for the Puffer Fish to shine! Baby Puffer Fish, that is. 

Honestly, we're not entirely sure all the fish images below are in fact Puffer Fish, but their cuteness got to us anyways and we felt the need to share. 

adorable images of baby puffer fish - thumbnail includes two images of smiling puffer fish
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Disabled Goldfish That Can't Swim Is Saved With Hand-Made Life Jacket

The last creature you would ever think would need a life jacket is a fish, but for this fish, a life jacket is exactly what it needed to keep it from swimming upside down. 

According to Daily Mail, this poor fish "found himself living upside at the bottom of his tank after a bout of swim bladder - a disorder which affects buoyancy - was found to be untreatable." Luckily, this fish had the most loving caretaker who went out of her way to make a tiny life jacket for the fish that now allows it to swim freely and happily. 

Read more and see the viral video below!

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Winners Of The 2020 Ocean Photography Awards Announced

The winners of the 2020 Ocean Photography Awards have been announced and we're in awe of the breathtaking photos of the world we don't see often - the world under the sea. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, each photograph is simply superb.

Each year, Oceanographic magazine holds the Ocean Photography Awards in a celebration of "our beautiful blue planet, as well as a platform to highlight the many plights it is facing." Such as the difficult photographs of the Conservation Photographer award, images of incredible sea life being tormented by waste. It's heartbreaking to see but important to share and be aware of. 

The photographer awards are open to everyone, from amateurs and professionals to everyone in-between. There are six categories and the overall winner which receives the title of 'Ocean Photographer of the Year.' 

The awards were streamed live from an extended reality stage in London, UK, you can watch the awards on YouTube

We can't wait to see what remarkable photographs are waiting to be discovered next year! 

winners of the 2020 ocean photography awards, thumbnail of two penguins look out across the water, Melbourne’s lights in the distance. St Kilda, Australia. by Tobias Baumgaertner
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Deep Diving With Some Shark Facts

It's the beginning of Spooktober and what's spookier than creatures of the deep sea? So much is unknown and the information we do know can be just as scary as the unknown! 

Sharks. If someone tells you, while in shark-infested waters, that they aren't afraid of sharks... they're definitely lying to you. Sharks are terrifying! Yes, they're also amazing and very important to the balance of the ecosystem but that doesn't change the fact that they are essentially dinosaurs. They've got this haunting movement and look, those black eyes... and all those teeth! 

As part of our Spooktober special, we bring to you 25 shark facts that are pretty unnerving. Enjoy! 

scary and interesting shark facts - thumbnail of shark fact "since 1950, 93% of all shark attacks have been on men"
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Fintastic Sofishicated Fish Memes

We share a lot of animal-related memes. A lot. 

What we don't often feature are fish memes! Why you might ask? Fish are animals, too. Truthfully, there aren't too many of them floating around but every so often, we manage to dive deep and scrap up some ocean dwellers! 

This is a small, yet humble, shoal of fish memes, with a few crustacean memes to spice it up a bit. Besides, who doesn't love shellfish? 

Enjoy this scaly gathering of memes! 


variety of fish and crustacean memes - thumbnail includes two images one of a fish separated from group of fish "what did he do" and there are plenty of fish in the sea meme | Don't worry, there are plenty fish sea Fish Sea fish fish swimming away from a shark
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (22 Images)

Every week, we bring you a new collection of animal pictures that are simply too incredible to describe in anything less than 1000 words. Some pictures are just like that, the stories behind them are too vast and complex. And many times, even though we may not know the story, it takes all but one glimpse to know that it's there. Something must have led to this special moment in time being caught, either something hilarious, adorable, or shocking. 

So, look at these incredible photos and let your imagination take over. Who knows? Maybe you'll see one that will inspire you and have you wanting to make something incredible of your own.

pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes a picture of a seal in water with its whiskers frozen
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Collection Of Silly And Fun Animal Memes (27 Memes)

Comin' at you hot with some funny animal memes! 

The start of the week, so everyone needs a little pick me up. Some giraffes, some fishes, and a whole bunch of dank doggo memes to hopefully make your week a little easier to get through. So, get 'em now, and if you let one breathy laugh out through your nose, then we have been successful! And if laughing is not what you're going for, here are some adorable and wholesome otter memes to get you through the day.

dogs cat dog meme funny cute hilarious turtle owl elephant giraffe alligator tumblr monkey fish memes pics | VERY IMPORTANT STRETCH BEFORE CHASING MAILMEN dog stretching against a wall | Weeeeeeeeee! cute excited looking turtle tortoise
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Claire, cat owner and creator behind the popular YouTube series CreamHeroes, is making an interesting perfume. A perfume made from mackerels...yuck. 

However, that's just our opinion, right? These cats can't seem to get enough of the fishy odor! 

Youtuber Dea Del Carmen said it best, "Claire has achieved a new level of Crazy Cat Lady. Honestly, she's a Crazy Cat God at this point."