Lettuce sea slugs (Elysia crispata) are a commonly found species in protected nearshore Floridian waters where green macroalgae proliferates. They belong to a clan of sea slugs, the sarcoglossans, that are characterized by their ‘sap-sucking’ feeding habits of algae. These slugs slowly patrol mangrove roots and rocks searching for green algae upon which they feed. They store some of...
The lynx nudibranch Phidiana lynceus only dines upon hydroids, and is especially fond of Myrionema amboinense. In the video we observe the lynx nudibranch on the hunt. With sight limited to only the detection of light and dark, the nudibranch relies on touch and ‘smell’ to detect its surroundings. By sweeping its two oral tentacles open wide as it moves, it maximizes its likelihood of coming into...
Guess who’s spending a week in Melbourne for the Malacological Society of Australasia Conference…. I am! Time to start making my nudibranch costume!
“I’m Mr stochastic, decrease is drastic, better check if the pheno is plas…tic, Im Mr stochastic, pest species are spastic, the population goes boom boom boom boom…” this is what happens when 20 drunk biologist get together science covers of pop culture songs. other hits include “Leechy Boy (a cover of lonely boy) and Croaker Girl (frog cover of skater...
In the Beginning we feared everything - animals, the weather, the trees, the...– shantaram (via justalex2001)
She loved the guy. She did it for him. She would’ve done anything for him. Some...– Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (via her0inchic)
hiking gear is dead set the biggest rip off in the world. I refuse to pay $300 dollars for what is effectively a raincoat.
my friends family and boyfriend know me well. Ive been worrying a crazy load about my future lately and feeling a bit down and my nearest and dearest knew exactly how to make me feel better… with flowers! I love them! Today I got 2 bunches of flowers, one from my boyfriend (orchids) and one from my brother (dandelions) my mum bought me a pot plant and one of my friends sweetly left me a...
: < meet my best friend the colon, who saves me from having to structure cohesive 30 word sentences for the title of scientific papers. put a colon in the middle and its all O.K
Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty...
If only we lived in [major city]
Matt and I both live about 40 minutes outside of the major city in our area, albeit in different directions.. and to be honest recently it has been a huge pain. Our uni is in the major city, so we drive over an hour a day each, every day, 200 + days a year. All the good jobs are in the major city and for some reason both of us also seem to be interested in weird hobbies that only run there ie...
People keep asking me whether I’m a feminist and to be honest I find it quite an uncomfortable question, particularly when asked by a feminist. To be honest I am unsure as to whether I really qualify because my beliefs on feminist issues are pretty broad. For starters I believe that women and men should should be give the same rights in the workplace- equal pay for equal effort, equal...
house hunting I’m a grown up!
People say that I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders It wouldnt be so fucking heavy if they carried it too
hawahawaii: They come to me Like I’m a social worker I heal all of their wounds in my mouth They hold me in their hands Like water Small and frivolous So easy to spill They drink me as if to Gargle away a sickness And spit me out When I’m colored with their hurt.
If there is one who’s not free, then I am not free. If there is one who suffers,...– Ai Weiwei (via neonmojo)
Im an ex-basketball player (because Im tall and cliche) & recent netball convertee (I was roped in by my boyfriends sisters) and holy jesus there are too many petty rules in that game. As in you essentially cant do anything but catch a ball. Also I keep getting called up for obstruction (which is when you stand closer than 3 feet to someone and put your hands in the air but nowhere near the...