Hakuna matata! The male strap-toothed beaked whale has warthog-like bottom teeth that grow out, up and back over the mouth the mouth. They'll eventually cross over each other, greatly limiting the ability to open the jaws. Since beaked whales are so elusive, nobody's seen how they feed—but slurping up squid seems to be the consensus (and plastic trash, of course). It's also a mystery about how how the males feed with their lockjaw. They most likely use their tusks for fighting.

Contrary to the comic, though, whales communicated by making squeaks and whistles through their noses, so I'm sure there actually IS a lot of mansplaining, lockjaw or not.

Don't forget to draw your own Beaked whales and use the hashtag #decembeakedwhale

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Bottlenose whales are members of the beaked whale group. They can grow to 32feet (9.8m). What's amazing about them is that jelly-filled, watermelon-sized melon on the males' forehead. Females have some jelly in their heads too, but not as much as males. These bulbs are probably used for communication and echolocation.

If you're wondering about the part about the tummy:
Whenever I read news about plastic being in the chambers of the stomach of beached whales that I am reminded that whales evolved from hooved mammals. So their digestive systems are a lot like cows (hence the fluttering of stomachs). Don't forget to draw your own Beaked whales and use the hashtag #decembeakedwhale —we'll see where this goes!

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Beaked whales are hard to study because they're so rare. They seem to spend their lives in the open ocean, diving for hours. Since they don't have teeth (except for the males' "tusks"—but more on that in a sec), they slurp up their prey through their snouts, or "beaks." The male ginkgo-toothed beaked whale has two ginkgo-shaped teeth that just barely stick out of its lower jaw. From the handful of specimens that've been found, they're not as scratched up as other beaked whale males. So it's thought they DON'T use their ginkgo teeth for fighting each other as much as other whales. But who really knows, really?

Don't forget to draw your own Beaked whales and use the hashtag #decembeakedwhale —we'll see where this goes!

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Thank goodness DinovemBird is finished. I was getting sick of birds.
How do you feel about #DecemBeakedWhale Month?
Use that hashtag and at the end of the month I'll share the top ten beaked whale illustrations. It'll be a fun way to end the year.

Not much is known about Cuvier's beaked whales, other than they can hold their breath for a really long time and take on some serious pressure.

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Let’s take a closer look at New Zealand’s kea bird. There are all kinds of stores and videos about how curious and downright cheeky they are (as an American I’m not sure I grasp the meaning of the word cheeky, but I’m also not sure how else to describe this parrot’s behavior. Can anybody give me some synonyms for cheeky in the comments?) Keep these comics aloft by visiting www.UnderdoneComics.com/shop

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Kakapos and keas are amazingly intelligent parrots that are barely hanging on to existence in New Zealand. The kakapo, or owl parrot, is a flightless, solitary tree climber (it uses its strong beak to help get up trees) that has a intensely managed population on a couple islands in NZ. They are the longest living birds, having been recorded to live for 9 decades (with an average lifespan of 60 years). The reason for their near extinction is introduced mammals preying on them, eating their prey and taking over their habitat. Typical human BS.

The kea is the world's only alpine parrot. They're known as the "Clown of the Mountains." And like all clowns, people are both annoyed and entertained by them. For a very long time, it was rumored to attack sheep. The jury was out from the 1860s until 1992, when someone recorded a nighttime attack. Apparently, keas enjoy tearing the back of wooly sheep to slurp on some succulent fat during the lean winter months. They've gotta use that beak for something!

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From my rookie year, in November, 2016:
An estimated 200-300 thousand birds are killed each year by wind turbines. So, naturally, once Theropod dinosaurs (which contain the ancestors of birds) are cloned, what's to stop them from getting decapitated by the big windmills?

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This endangered 4 foot (1.3m) tall bird likes to eat snakes, including venomous ones, like adders and cobras. They’ll eat other small animals as well by using their unique "bash 'em into submission" style of hunting, using those weird, long slender legs of theirs. So in other words, don't bring them in a butcher shop. Or they'll try to stomp all the snakes.

10 points for the first person to list all the languages in this comic! 10 more to add your own translation!

You can see all my animation on giphy.com/roblang or search any gif keyboard!

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♻️ it’s America Recycles Day! So let’s recycle an old comic about recycling. Is that too meta?

By the way, you can get this and other preachy comics on a shirt, water bottle, mug and whathaveyou in the shop! There’s a big sale!

Did you know that plastic floating around in the ocean smells like food to birds? As krill eat algae, they give off the same smell that plastic gives off as it breaks apart in the ocean. When a bird eats plastic it feels like it's full, which is a risk for starvation. What's even more risky, is bits of plastic are stored in their crops, which is then regurgitated into their chicks' mouths.
It's estimated that 90% of seabirds eat plastic annually, and that number will be at 100% in the near future.
Even though so much of this waste is produced by industry that's completely out of many of our hands—what's in our hands is what we can do for ourselves. Cut out single use plastics whenever possible. And try to get plastic bags and other unnecessary junk out of our lives.
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#bird #birding #birdwatching #anatomy #science #biology #plasticpollution #banthebag #blueplanet #immortalplastic #ocean #beach #vacation #shorebird #seabird #nature #comic #webcomic #cartoon #trash #health #garbage #recycle #conservation #savetheearth #environment #earthday #outdoors #naturelover #americarecyclesday
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November 9 is Carl Sagan Day. Let's celebrate by looking back at my favorite avian astrophysicist. Do you think Carl ever put a colander on his head and just figured it all out?

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#gull #bird #birding #birdwatching #carlsaganday #carlsagan #astrophysics #happycarlsaganday #science #pseudoscience #colendar #spaghetti #nature #comic #webcomic #comics #outdoors #dump #weird #science #scientificmethod #friends #naturelover #soundsaboutright #figureitout #mysteriesoftheuniverse #beach #dinovembird #badscience #novembird #birdsaredinosaurs
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Philippine eagles are a critically endangered bird. They're the apex predators of their mountain homes in the Philippines. Sadly, thanks to deforestation, there's not much home for them left.
Along with the harpie and Stellers , they're the biggest eagles in the world.
Follow organizations like @zsledgeofexistence to see their plans for helping this modern dinosaur out!

HANG ON!☝️🤓The monkey says that the eagle eats lemurs—but it's referring to the Philippine flying lemur, or colugo, which isn't a lemur, but a colugo.
Be sure to share this with somebody who has awesome hair!

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#philippeneeagle #eagle #birds #birding #birdwatching #endangeredspecies #monkey #philippenes #eagles #handsomebirb #ricosuave #nature #comic #webcomic #comics #outdoors #conservation #illustration #science #biology #scicomm #dinovember #birdsaredinosaurs #novembird #monkeyeatingeagle #ifyoucare #naturelover #savethearth #environment #habitatloss
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Pallid bats are biggish for bats and range from Western Canada to Central Mexico.
To find food, they use their giant ears to listen for critters creeping on the ground.
Sadly, noise pollution is hurting their ability to hunt.

What's your favorite kind of bat?

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#batweek #bat #bats #pallidbat #insects #food #foodie #nature #comic #webcomic #comics #outdoors #conservation #nocturnal #animals #cute #biology #science #evolution #naturalhistory #endangeredspecies #predator #prey #echolocation #🦇 @merlintuttlephoto @batconservationinternational @lindsaywildlife
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October 24-31 is BATWEEK!

Bats are unbelievably helpful to our environment, no matter where you live. From eating tons of insects to pollination to seed spreading, they save us humans millions of dollars in agriculture and healthcare.

So let's appreciate and share how helpful bats are to us. Sometimes they even help with vocabulary!
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Sadly, bat populations are dwindling due to climate change, and the terrible White Nose Syndrome.
You can see how bats are doing by following these batty accounts:
@merlintuttlephoto
@batconservationinternational
@pabatrescue
And many more. Plus don't forget to visit the new Underdone Comics shop! (Link in bio)
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I almost forgot—the fourth Wednesday in October is Lung Health Day.

So here's some info about whale lungs:

Did you know that when holding their breath, whales store their oxygen in their circulatory system? You might think that since whales are so big they have enormously large lungs, but that's not the case. When they dive deep, their lungs need to compress so they don't get poisoned by their own expanding gases. Whale lungs are still pretty powerful, though, as you can see by this right whale's giant vape toke.
Which, of course, they shouldn't do. And neither should you.

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October 20 is International Sloth Day! To celebrate, enjoy this oldy with a sloth and some altruistic eels.
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These electric eels want to form the first ever Amazon Jungle EMT, but clearly need more training. They can emit 860 volts of power in two milliseconds. A defibrillator can have a wide range up to 1,700 volts. So could a duo of eels form their own emergency medical service in the Amazon? ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
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A friend of mine was on a cruise to Alaska and while he was gazing out at the majestic views, he listened to a guide explain how climate change will affect the natural wonders surrounding the giant ship. His immediate thought was the emissions coming out of the vessel he was on.
Take a look at the ecological stats on cruises. It's mind boggling. Apparently a passenger's carbon footprint increases by at least 3 times normal farty output. Multiply that by the hundreds and hundreds of passengers on each ship!
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Earlier this year, Carnival Cruises pleaded guilty for taking a dump on the environment with its horrible pollution (gas emissions, plastic pollution and diesel air/sea anal leakage). One of my favorite quotes in the trial, where Carnival will have to pay $20mill (drop in the bucket) comes from the judge, who said, "If you all did not have the environment, you would have nothing to sell." There is hope, though! Norwegian Cruises has made an all electric ship that holds 500 people. So maybe the tide will turn? What do you think? Have you ever cruised? If so did you notice the trail of waste the boat left behind?

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Well, it's World Octopus Day—the end of Octopus Week, which means I don't have to think about these suckers for a while anymore.
But one more thought on the matter... When your fellow cephalopods are sooooo good at hiding, I bet it's difficult to get away with personal, yet embarrassing things, like siphon pickin' (which, btw, an octopus's siphon is it's breathe-hole, butt and sex organ depository). I mean, millions of color-changing and texture-changing cells all over their bodies for pete's sake!
Have you ever been caught in a disgustingly embarrassing position? Share in the comments—it'll be cathartic!

Oh and speaking of catharsis, I've got a new shop!
Check it out: underdonecomics.threadless.com (link in bio) — there's a neat special going on AND there are WATER BOTTLES for every comic PLUS some new designs that you'll only find in the shop.
Oh and did I mention, if you're really nutso—you can get shoes and/or pants? With my comics on them? Get outta town! Have a visit and let me know what you think.
And why not buy something while you're in there? I mean, it's not only World Octopus Day, It's also my birfday 🐙💨🎂 #worldoctopusday #octopusday #octopusweek #dating #relationshipgoals #love #cephalopods #underwater #nature #comic #webcomic #comics #biology #outdoors #ocean #beach #underwater #cannibalism #science #scicomm #waterbottle #conservation #vacation #courtship #nosepickin #embarrassing #relatable #shop #UnderdoneComics #🐙
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Who saw the @pbsnature octopus show last night? Making an appearance was the favorite tool-making cephalopod—the coconut octopus.
Should I do an all-octopus comic week, leading up to October 8? Would you like to see that?
More on the coconut octopus: (Amphioctopus marginatus) is known to scuttle along the sandy ocean bottom on two of its arms, kind of like it has two feet. Perhaps what's more remarkable is that while they're scuttling, they'll pick up two coconut or clam shells to hide in so their predators think they're just some debris flowing along the sea floor. Do you think a bikini top would make for a nice hidden fortress? The cups are connected by a little strap, always staying together!
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Oh right I almost forgot. It's #nationalcoffeeday — use reusable stuff!
How do you like your cuppa? I take it black. Definitely no pumpkin in there! ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
#fish #fishing #marlin #swordfish #conservation #ocean #savetheocean #outdoors #pumpkinspice #psl #pumkpin #fall #everythingpumkinspice #starbucks #coffee #coffeeday #nationalcoffeeday #internationalcoffeeday #comic #webcomic #nature #comics #ifyoucare #☕️
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September 25th is National Lobster Day!
Be sure to check with great services like @seafoodwatch to find out whether or not the treasures of the sea that you want to eat will see the next generation!
When female lobsters are brought up from the bottom of the ocean, sometimes they'll be ensconced with eggs. When lobsterman see this, they cut a V in her tail (just like in the comic). Males have yet to try any mimicry (unlike in the comic).
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🦏💨 September 22 is World Rhino Day!
This year, let's look at the most endangered of the 5 extant species of rhinoceros: the Javan.
According to the WWF, there somewhere between 58-68 Javan rhinos left in the world, all living in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java. They used to live all over Northeast India and Southeast Asia. But the old story of habitat loss and illegal poaching for traditional "medicine" as all but obliterated them out of existence.
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The final installment of the Lonesome Snails of Hawaii features the main players (besides us) that have taken the entire population of endemic snails nearly out of existence. Back in the day, people brought the giant African snails (Achatina fulica) to the Hawaiian islands as food. Then they became pests, too many eating crops. So what did we humans do to try and curb the giants' numbers? We brought in the speedy (speedy for snails, anyway), voracious predatory snail called the rosy wolfsnail (Euglandina rosea) which they thought would eat the African giants. But they decided to eat everything instead, including pretty much all of the native species of snails on the Hawaiian islands (and other islands as well). And by the way, the introduced rats and chameleons aren't helping the "jewels of the forest, either."
Luckily, YOU can help right the wrongs of human folly!
Follow this link to see the wish list of @dsischo and the team that's trying to save them (link is also in Insta story)
http://a.co/7AxiSw7
They could use supplies to help them study and regrow these beautiful candy-coated snails in Hawaii. 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌
You can help me too by visiting UnderdoneComics.com/ways-to-support 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌
#hawaii #snail #snails #endangeredspecies #outdoors #conservation #IUCNredlist #invasivespecies #nature #comic #webcomic #savethesnails #savetheearth #biology #science #extinction #comics #educational #mahalo #beautiful #gastropod #mollusk #evolution #naturalhistory #island #Hawaiian #aloha #ifyoucare #🐌
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Part 3 of the Lonesome Snails of Hawaii:
Partulina variabilis is another Hawaiian snail on the brink of extinction. They can live between 10-20 years, have live birth, and like all snails, they're hermaphrodites. 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌 Help keep the variety of these comics coming by visiting www.UnderdoneComics.com/ways-to-support 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌 #hawaii #snail #snails #endangeredspecies #outdoors #conservation #IUCNredlist #lanai #nature #comic #webcomic #savethesnails #savetheearth #biology #science #extinction #comics #educational #mahalo #beautiful #gastropod #mollusk #evolution #naturalhistory #island #scicomm #Hawaiian #aloha #ifyoucare #🐌
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Part 2 in the Lonesome Snails of Hawaii features the little Newcombia cumingi, a snail that looks so much like the plant it lives on, it confuses itself.
They give live birth and have a lifespan between 10-20 years. Their shells are the color and texture of the trunks and branches of their native host trees. They’re often
found hanging out on small branches and twigs. Their shell shape, color and their behavior are likely a camouflage against predators.
The native snails of Hawaii are disappearing possibly faster than any group of animals on the planet. Check yesterday's post for more info on the people who are trying to save them. 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌
Keep these comics climbing — visit www.UnderdoneComics.com/ways-to-support 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌
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Here's part 1 of the series I'm making with the help of conservation hero David Sischo @dsischo — the guy who's saving the native snails of Hawaii.
Laminella sanguinea cats its beautiful shell with sticky mucous that winds up collecting dirt from the forest. It's believed that the debris acts as a camouflage to protect the snail from flightless birds that used to stalk the woods (before they went extinct). This is what David has to say about it: The Hawaiian Islands was host to a spectacular radiation of land snails with over 750 species found nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, introduced predators such as rats, rosy wolf snails, and Jacksons chameleons have wreaked havoc on this fauna. Around half of these species have vanished already, and approximately 100 additional species will likely go extinct within the next decade without intervention. To learn more about the conservation efforts of the Hawaii Snail Extinction Prevention Program, check out this article and documentary from the Atlantic Magazine.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/extinction-endling-care/590617/

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/594067/snails/

Look for part two of these comics very soon!
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Keep these comics sliding along by visiting www.underdonecomics.com/ways-to-support
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I was hoping to avoid making a comic about the fires in Brazil (I'm good at avoiding things), but so many people asked me to make one so I did. Plus, these things are just not letting up.
Under the new Bolsonaro regime, where there are more relaxed fines for Amazon land gobbling by farmers, around 40% more of the rainforest has been burned to be turned into pasture when compared to last year (beef cows gotta eat). Apparently, to make matters worse, if you illegally burn land, get caught and fined, your profits for selling the land are MUCH higher than the government fines anyway. In other words, the Amazon is toast.
Perhaps the small, local Seattle business, Amazon.com, should consider throwing some of its tax-free billions toward saving its namesake, hmm? Just sayin'. Looking for ways to help out (besides being angry at Jeff Bezos and not buying from Amazon.com)? Check out
@rainforestalliance -
@rainforestactionnetwork -
@amazonwatch
Thanks to the amazingly talented @joyceillustrations for the translation! 🔥🐄🔥🐄🔥🐄🔥🐄
Keep these comics lit by visiting www.underdonecomocs.com/ways-to-support
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September 7 is Vulture Awareness Day!

Did you know that vultures have special enzymes in their digestive systems that break down diseases like cholera, anthrax, botulism and rabies?
In Africa, vulture populations have plummeted. One of the reasons is that poachers poison the birds after they make a kill. This makes it harder for authorities to track their activities. It makes it easier for them to get diseases, however.

What's your favorite bird? Any vulture fans out there?

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Traces of moon snails can be found all over the world. Ever see a shell with a perfectly round hole close to the hinge? Well, that's the work of a moon snail's drill-like radula, which carves into a bivalve's shell to suck out all its guts.
If you've ever been on the shoreline at low tide and noticed weird-looking grey circles that look like broken toilet plungers, that's the work of a moon snail as well. It's an egg case crusted with sand.
The mother rolls upside-down, lays about 500,000 eggs in a gooey blob. When she rolls back over, the "collar" of sand forms around egg case. 6 weeks later, you've got more mini drills sliding around the ocean.
So, don't ever drop your plungers on the beach unless you want to make these gastropods upset. And who would want to do that?
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August 31st is Eat Outside Day!
One of the most often misunderstood things about spiders is that they're like vampires that suck the guts out of their prey. The truth is, spiders need to barf digestive juices on their victims before eating them. Then they munch away on the half-digested mass of puke and flesh. So what's a creature, like the diving bell spider, to do if it lives all its life underwater? How can it vomit on things before it eats it? Once it catches its prey, the spider will drag its meal into its air bubble, which is a special web that holds an air pocket.
Amazingly, scientists have found out that the bubble really never needs to be refilled with air, it actually lets carbon dioxide out and takes oxygen in from the pond water, acting as an inorganic gill. The spiders would never need to have more air added to it, but nitrogen leaks out of the bubble, which makes it shrink. So once in a while, spidey has to attach air from the surface to its butt and bring it over to its bubble-web diving bell.
In other words, they're forced to always get takeout—let somebody you like to get takeout with know about the spider's dining habits!
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It tuchus a long time but we made it to the rear end of summer! If you happen to be a smoker, remember—one of the biggest pollutants are cigarettes!
So hold on to your butts (and dispose them properly)!
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When in Maui I've got to post the humpback mom and calf classic Underdone comic. (even though they have their babies here in the winter months!)
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It's been reported that humpback babies "whisper" to their mothers as they swim together. But noise pollution might be getting in the way of the communication!
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Springtails are the earliest known arthropods, having popped up in the Devonian period of the Paleozoic era. That's, like 400 million years ago. Not bad such a teeny critter, eh?
You can see all my animated gifs on gophy.com/roblang
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Take a deep breath and have a look at my first animated gif for #NationalRelaxationDay — did you know you can find all my animated comics on @giphy and Tenor?
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There's so much to say about the plight of the African painted dogs. Their habitat is disappearing, they get caught in traps that are set for other animals, their vast habitats are fragmented and shrinking—in other words, they're going extinct.
If you'd like to know more about them, and hear from one of the people who's dedicated his life to saving these pups, give a listen to the latest episode of the @allcreaturespodcast.
Do you have any funny dog stories? I once lived briefly with a pug who stole sandwiches and was self-scooping, if you know what I mean!
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