Weekly Dose of Woah #30 [June 26, 2019]

Check out this tree:

Okay. Nice tree. But, where’s the woah??

Check out this video:

That tree actually has a Potoo owl perched upon it, posing as a rising tree stump. They can freeze and stay in this position for a long period of time to avoid predators, keeping track of their environments through their tiny eye slits. The Potoo’s camouflage strategy is a mixture of matching the color of trees indigenous to the environment in which it lives with the added bonus of remaining as still as the tree it is making itself appear to be a part of.

Nature has a particular way of making us go “woah”.

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About Nicco Reggente, PhD 164 Articles
Nicco is the co-founder and CEO of WoahStork and Strain Genie-- two companies dedicated to bringing to life his passion of bringing personalized medicine to the cannabis industry. Nicco received his PhD from UCLA in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on machine learning applied to neuroimaging datasets. He previously received two B.As from NYU in Psychology and Philosophy.

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