my name is Gianco, im 20 and I´m a marine biology student from Venezuela.
I'm completely mad for music, conservation, research and ecology (the real science, not the one from Tv).
This is my personal blog, it's full of bands, especially the devil Wears Prada, Bring Me The Horizon, Foster The People, Letlive and Lana del Rey.. and others , A LOT random stuff, my favorite animals (birds, specially shorebirds<3, and jellyfishes and other phyla that i like) and maybe some indecent stuff.
I'm actually interested on on population patterns of migrating shorebirds (Charadriidae, Scolopacidae, Anatidae and Laridae) on Isla de Margarita, Venezuela; as well as with the Cubozoans of the caribbean
hit me up if you wanna talk coz i don't bite.
The flower is called a Sacred Datura and is part of the nightshade family. I was wondering why there were no rabbit nibbles all over these. They’re beautiful, but super deadly
this plant is a powerful hallucinogen if u eat/smoke the right portion; but if you use more, you can die .
Iori Tomita - New World Transparent Specimens (2005-)
Fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, Tomita creates art using the skeletons of various dead marine specimens, which he preserves and then colors with bright shades of dye.
The process strips down each creature to the toughest parts of its remains and Tomita has dyed more than 5,000 dead creatures since 2005, which is amazing, considering each piece takes at least a few weeks to complete, and some up to a year.
"Although these are just transparent specimens, they’re filled with the drama of organisms which I have so much love for. I want people to enjoy the beauty of life, treat life with respect and understand that there is drama happening that is not centered on themselves when they look at the specimens. These specimens which you see here are actually animals that have died for some some reason or whose carcasses were discarded from pet shops or fishermen. I use those animals which passed away and repurpose them."
I completely loved those rainbow-coloured monster skeletons<3
A couple of photos from the shorebird project at Monomoy NWR. The objective of our project is to capture juvenile red knots, like the one we just caught above. We give each juvenile a standard metal band on its right leg and a 3 character colored flag on its left leg. Then we measure beak length, weight, head size, and take a feather sample from each bird. Finally we attach a geolocator to monitor the paths these juveniles take to wintering grounds, some of which are completely unknown to biologists and are only recently being discovered. Two years from now these birds will be caught again (hopefully!), along with their geolocators, to retrieve migration data.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT: CRAB EATING FROZEN GAS
some one here love methane
This video was recorded during an expedition led by MBARI Senior Scientist Peter Brewer that was exploring methane gas deposits off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. While surveying the seafloor, the science team observed a deep sea crab interacting with naturally occurring methane which was bubbling from the seafloor. Methane hydrate, a solid ice of methane, formed when the crab attempted to ‘eat’ the bubbles. This video illustrates an unusual property of hydrocarbon gas behavior under the extreme pressure and cold temperatures found at 1,260 meters below the oceans surface. It also gives us one example of how organisms living on the seafloor might interact with naturally occurring hydrocarbons.
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American family catch incredibly rare six-tentacled octopus during Greek vacation… then bash it to death and serve it up with a slice of lemon before discovering it is only the second ever seen
- Labros Hydras pulled the hexapus from the sea when snorkelling in Greece
- He smashed it against a rock and then asked a local chef to cook it
- Chef refused because it is so rare, but Labros fried it anyway
- The father-of-two then realised his mistake and is attempting to raise awareness of the creatures
A US citizen told how he caught and ate an octopus on holiday - only to discover it was the second rare six-legged specimen ever found.
Mechanical engineer Labros Hydras, 49, pulled the creature - dubbed a ‘hexapus’ - from the sea as he went snorkelling in Greece.
He and his son followed local tradition by smashing it against a rock to kill it and then took it to a nearby taverna to cook.The chef refused to cook it for him because it was so rare and told Labros he should have let the octopus live.
But the father-of-two, who was born in Greece and now lives in Washington D.C., fried it for his supper anyway and served it up with a slice of tomato and lemon.
After finishing it off he decided to check out what the chef had said - and felt sick when he realised what he had done.
No-one had ever heard of a six-legged hexapus until five years ago when one nicknamed Henry was found near North Wales, Britain.
That first-ever recorded discovery was taken to Blackpool Sea Life Centre, England.
Labros, 49, is now trying to find out more about the marine mutant.
He is also helping sealife experts in Greece with what he can remember of the catch on Papa Nero beach on Pelion peninsula.
Labros, who was snorkelling with daughter Areti, ten, and son Arion, six, said: ‘It tasted just like a normal octopus but now I feel really bad.
‘When we caught it, there was nothing to suggest it was any different or had been damaged.
‘I thought it had just been born with six tentacles.
‘We go to Greece every year and when we catch an octopus we do the same thing so we just did not think about it.’
He added: ‘I wanted to find out more, but there was no internet where we were.
‘I then called my friend who is a biologist and he told me it was true and I was horrified.
‘Now I want to pursue the scientific angle to make scientists aware of the existence of the wild hexapus.
‘It is the least that I can do given my ignorance and guilt that I feel for killing such a rare animal.’
Labros has shown his evidence to specialists at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece.
Biologists say the six-legged hexapus is the result of a natal abnormality as opposed to a new species.adoptpets: What a disgusting and vile man. Oh look, at this unique beautiful creature. Let’s eat it! Humans seemed hell bent on destroying this beautiful planet and all the diverse wildlife. And what lessons is he teaching his children. Look, at this little boy being a little brute taking after daddy. Too bad those children don’t have a better role model in their lives.
what horrible people!
im really tired of american shity culture.