This was a big year for animals in the news (especially fish)! Take a look back and see which stories rocked your world.
The first photos of live, intact Pacific barreleye fish were released in February.
President Obama’s Family Gets Their Dog!
The presidential puppy is a Portuguese water dog named Bo.
“Dracula” Fish Discovered
Talk about a news bite! Those are real fangs you see on the fish picture below.
Happy Birthday, Tai Shan
Tai Shan, a panda living at the National Zoo, turned four in July.
Are Greenland’s Spiders Getting Bigger?
Could global warming be causing the increase in spider size?
Humongous Snake Fossil Found
Titanoboa cerrejonesis was the biggest snake ever at a whopping 42 feet (13 meters) long.
Glowing Animals Gallery
What makes these mice glow?
Mini T. Rex Found
“Tiny” Raptorex kriegsteini changes the way scientists think about the evolution of T. rex‘s short arms.
Rainbow Jellyfish Discovered
The rainbow glow on the jellyfish comes from light reflecting off the creature’s cilia.