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Beyond Sharks: Truly Scary Deep Sea Creatures

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Shark Week might be over, but the truly horrific creatures in the bottom of the sea don't need a week of TV to remind people how scary they are.

With such massively deep and large oceans spread across the globe, it's no wonder there are so many mysterious and strange creatures lurking below the waves. In fact, some species we thought were extinct, like the frilled shark at the top of the montage, have actually just gone unseen for long periods of time. For photos and information on more great, and creepy, sea creatures, don't miss this great WebUrbanist article.

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Can You Identify the Different Bird Calls in This Video?
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Listen closely to birds, and you'll notice that their lilting melodies don't always resemble chirps. Beginner birders who want to learn to identify—and mimic—avian songs can get a crash course by watching the video below, spotted by Slate and filmed by Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology.

Produced as part of the Lab of Ornithology's new online course for birding enthusiasts, the video shows students demonstrating 10 different kinds of song. See how many you can identify for yourself—and if you get stumped, visit the Lab's original YouTube post for a full rundown identifying the species behind each song.

[h/t Slate]

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