Monday, October 20, 2014
Hippocampus ramulosus by -Rai Fernandez- #flickstackr

Hippocampus ramulosus by -Rai Fernandez- #flickstackr

Friday, October 17, 2014
rorschachx:

Wildfires is reflected in the waters of Bass Lake, California | image by Darvin Atkeson

rorschachx:

Wildfires is reflected in the waters of Bass Lake, California | image by Darvin Atkeson

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Chrysaora sp. by -Alexander Semenov- #flickstackr

Chrysaora sp. by -Alexander Semenov- #flickstackr

museum-of-artifacts:

Helmet of King James II [17th century]

museum-of-artifacts:

Helmet of King James II [17th century]

kqedscience:

In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients
“Frank Oakes is betting his future on a snail. Thousands are suctioned onto the walls of 19 outdoor aquaculture tanks behind his office in Port Hueneme, California, south of Santa Barbara.
Shaped like oblong cinnamon rolls, the black, tan, and striped snails may live up to 60 years, although their population may be dwindling.
“This fragile California resource could be the basis of multiple life-saving drugs,” said Oakes, who is the CEO of Stellar Biotechnologies Inc., a biomedical company.”
Watch the video at QUEST.

kqedscience:

In Rare Sea Snail, Scientists Find Compound That Could Help Cancer Patients

Frank Oakes is betting his future on a snail. Thousands are suctioned onto the walls of 19 outdoor aquaculture tanks behind his office in Port Hueneme, California, south of Santa Barbara.

Shaped like oblong cinnamon rolls, the black, tan, and striped snails may live up to 60 years, although their population may be dwindling.

“This fragile California resource could be the basis of multiple life-saving drugs,” said Oakes, who is the CEO of Stellar Biotechnologies Inc., a biomedical company.”

Watch the video at QUEST.

Phenacolepas cf galathea (Phenacolepadidae) by -Arthur Anker- #flickstackr

Phenacolepas cf galathea (Phenacolepadidae) by -Arthur Anker- #flickstackr

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
WITCHES

do not let anyone
convince you a Witch

is something to fear. she is a female

with power, the healer, the magician
persecuted for being both woman

and extraordinary.

the men panic for their seat in the
castle. they do not know how to share

a throne. when you cast a spell,
they laugh, but make no mistake:

predators will cut off your hands
if you prove them to be useful.

they will cut off your hands
if they decide you are capable

of starting a war.

but you are all bite, claws, steel, filed teeth
and jaws, scratch, buckle, sparkling fists.

there is a fire. let them cower. howl louder.

see the wonder-girl who can swallow lit
matches, who manages to survive in spite

of the fifteenth street-side threat this week.
boy at a party jokes that women

are an endangered species. once,
I met a ten-year-old who had to cover

his little brothers eyes while watching their father
beat their mom to death. sometimes, I am all too

aware of the obstacle course getting home safe
at night is like. I have a weapon in my purse

that looks like a friendly kitten keychain.
I have heard the stories of brave women

made into headlines made into such-a-
shame’s. I can’t say I haven’t been warned.

tonight, you are angry and
outside, it is storming.

use your voice like a flamethrower,
a siren. they are afraid of whatever

this heat is coming from
and who she came here for.

who do you know named extinct?

WITCHES, by Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)

Look who it is! Miss Baird, killing it as usual.

(via strange-heart)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

whatthefauna:

This beautiful jellyfish is the flower hat jelly. It’s a fierce predator in the west Pacific, and uses its tentacles to sting prey. When not in use, the tentacles coil up into its bell compartment, as seen here.

Image credit: Frans LantingMonterey Bay Aquarium

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
ty, ebay

ty, ebay

Thursday, September 25, 2014

griseus:

this is the first ever recorded birth of Pygmy Seahorses also known as Bargibant’s seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti), gif based on work done by researcher at the Steinhart Aquarium and California Academy of Science.

Pygmy seahorses are morphologically distinct from all other seahorses.  Apart from their extremely small size, they have a single gill opening on the back of the head (all other seahorses have a pair of gill openings either side of the head) and the young are brooded within the male’s trunk rather than a pouch on the tail.

 Bargibant’s seahorse lives only on one genus of gorgonian coral, Muricella spp

  • Image and footage by Rich Ross
  • video: California Academy of Science

(Source: fuckyeahtng)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
diveadvisor:

Our first ever regram. Absolutely stunning photograph by @aquasdnick  #scuba #photography via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mOHYiW

diveadvisor:

Our first ever regram. Absolutely stunning photograph by @aquasdnick #scuba #photography via Instagram http://ift.tt/1mOHYiW

Monday, September 22, 2014

Portishead - Roads