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pizzaback:

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griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?

BBY EEL

Eel! <3

generationexorcist
generationexorcist:

Everything You Need To Know About UFOs. On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day—the anniversary of the supposed crash of a flying saucer near Roswell in 1947. Helpfully, the National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate. They seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer, the better to appreciate flashing lights in the heavens (see chart). Source: The Economist

Interesting!

generationexorcist:

Everything You Need To Know About UFOs.

On July 2nd avid watchers of the skies celebrate World UFO day—the anniversary of the supposed crash of a flying saucer near Roswell in 1947. Helpfully, the National UFO Reporting Centre, a non-profit, has catalogued almost 90,000 reported sightings of UFOs, mostly in America, since 1974. It turns out that aliens are considerate. They seldom disturb earthlings during working or sleeping hours. Rather, they tend to arrive in the evening, especially on Fridays, when folks are sitting on the front porch nursing their fourth beer, the better to appreciate flashing lights in the heavens (see chart).

Source: The Economist



Interesting!

horror-movie-confessions
horror-movie-confessions:

“Sometimes, it makes me sad that people don’t know about the Subspecies movies and don’t realize that Radu is the most perfect vampire to ever appear in any film.”

Oh man, Subspecies!
I&#8217;ve only heard of them through the TGWTG reviewer Obscurus Lupa (who reviewed all four movies as well as occasionally dresses up as Radu in reviews), but ever since I watched the reviews recently I&#8217;ve been meaning to give them a go. I love vampire stuff, and the films seem like the perfect mix of campiness and spookiness. Radu sounds amazing.
I&#8217;ll try to keep them in my brain so if I want to watch something new and I come across them, I&#8217;ll remember them and finally give them a shot.

horror-movie-confessions:

Sometimes, it makes me sad that people don’t know about the Subspecies movies and don’t realize that Radu is the most perfect vampire to ever appear in any film.”

Oh man, Subspecies!

I’ve only heard of them through the TGWTG reviewer Obscurus Lupa (who reviewed all four movies as well as occasionally dresses up as Radu in reviews), but ever since I watched the reviews recently I’ve been meaning to give them a go. I love vampire stuff, and the films seem like the perfect mix of campiness and spookiness. Radu sounds amazing.

I’ll try to keep them in my brain so if I want to watch something new and I come across them, I’ll remember them and finally give them a shot.

montereybayaquarium

montereybayaquarium:

Bet you didn’t see that coming! Watch these clever cephalopods capture prey in less time than it takes to say “tentacle.”

Learn more about our Tentacles special exhibition

It’s pretty obvious by now my love of sea life and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And look at these guys! I particularly love the one octopus that hides inside the two mollusk shells to trick unsuspecting prey.

Cephalopods, especially octopi, are well known for their intelligence. See here: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6474/

They have their own personalities, can solve puzzles easily, and some species can even shape themselves to look like things like flatfish.

Cephalopods are amazing.