Living the dream: researching octopus behavior in Alaska. Adventure is out there. Allons-y! (Hope you like Sunday Punday.)

camillataylor:

Because it’s Fall, my favorite time of year and the time to be laying thousands of eggs, kicking out the drones, digging holes to live in for 7-17 years, building tiny houses out of rocks, or dying because you only live a couple months.

I have a sale in my etsy store right now, 20% off all orders $20 and over.  Use coupon code SEPT20 on insect wing earrings (no insects were harmed in the making of these), necklaces, artwork, etc.

This person also has TENTACLE STUFFIES OH MY HEAVENS

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thegorgonist:

Rat-o-Ween!
Happy October everyone—this is my fave month, and it is especially beautiful in my little neighborhood in Portland.  If only it could be more than 31 days!  Now I’m imagining being stuck in an October Brigadoon situation and I am OK WITH IT.
Anyway have a jack-o-lantern full of rats!  Only two of these are based on my pets, so it isn’t as macabre as it could be.  The sweetie pouring out of the pumpkin is my poor departed Sherlock, the little gray face poking out above him is Watson, who is doing just fine, thanks.
You can get a print here!

aquaristlifeforme!!!!!

thegorgonist:

Rat-o-Ween!

Happy October everyone—this is my fave month, and it is especially beautiful in my little neighborhood in Portland.  If only it could be more than 31 days!  Now I’m imagining being stuck in an October Brigadoon situation and I am OK WITH IT.

Anyway have a jack-o-lantern full of rats!  Only two of these are based on my pets, so it isn’t as macabre as it could be.  The sweetie pouring out of the pumpkin is my poor departed Sherlock, the little gray face poking out above him is Watson, who is doing just fine, thanks.

You can get a print here!

aquaristlifeforme!!!!!

ARIES DID IT! SHE DID THE THING! Although you can’t see it, she is stalking and then pouncing on a video of a very small giant Pacific octopus crawling around in a tank. I was terrified because I just spent two days watching video of her doing absolutely nothing. Data, you guys! Cannibalism! SCIENCE!

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nearly-headless-horseman:

must-be-a-thursday:

First time listening:

Second time listening:

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Third time listening:

WAITING FOR THE BUS TOOK A PICTURE OF ANOTHER BUS WAITING FOR THE BUS IN THE RAIN I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE BUS AS THE SUN CAME UP BUT THE SUN AIN’T OUT NO MORE CAUSE IT’S GREY WAITING FOR THE BUS THERE’S A GREY ONE BLUE ONE A RED ONE ALL OF THEM TURNED AWAY I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE BUS GOTTA CATCH A BUS GOTTA WATCH NEWS GOTTA REGIMENT A PLAN FOR THE DAY

BUS

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This beat is so sick, it never falters, even thru all of the transitions omg what is this alien beauty?

THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW I TRAVEL AROUND ANCHORAGE

  • Track: The Bus Is Late
  • Artist: Satellite High
  • Plays: 608119
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schmergo:

My anaconda don’t want none until the mating season, which occurs during the rainy season, and can last for several months, usually from April to May. During this time, males must find females. Typically, female snakes will lay down a trail of pheromones for the males to follow, but it is still unclear how the males of this species track a female’s scent. Male anacondas also frequently flick their tongues to sense chemicals that signal the presence of the female.[26]

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mindblowingscience:

How Many Lakes on Earth? Researchers Finally Know

Until now, no one knew for sure how many lakes exist on Earth.
Blame geography — most of the world’s lakes are in places where humans don’t live, said David Seekell, an environmental scientist at Umea University in Sweden. “This is something one would have assumed had been done long ago, and was in a textbook somewhere,” Seekell said.
Lake size was a liability, too. Millions of lakes are too small for mapmakers to bother charting.
Instead of counting lake by lake, earlier estimates were statistical guesses, based on the number of lakes in a parcel of land or on average lake size. One widely cited study from 2006 estimated the lake total at 304 million.
A new study published Sept. 16 in the journa Geophysical Research Letters sidesteps these problems. With high-resolution satellite data and supercomputers to check every cloudless pixel, researchers now have the best count yet of lakes on Earth. The result? There are 117 million lakes in the world.
Yet the bodies of water cover more land (3.7 percent of Earth’s surface) than previous studies had predicted. This is because quite a few medium- to large-size lakes were missing from the databases used for previous studies.
About 90 million of the lakes fall in the smallest size category, measuring 0.5 to 2.5 acres (0.2 to 1 hectare), the study reports. That’s equal to a country house lot, a large farm pond or 1.9 American football fields.
"Most lakes are in the far North, and there’s actually quite a few of them," said Seekell, a co-author of the new study. "Even if they’re small and no one sees them, they are potentially important for global-scale environmental issues like the carbon budget," he told Live Science.

Continue Reading.

My roommate did this for the state of Alaska. I shouldn’t have told her, she is HELLA MAD NOW

mindblowingscience:

How Many Lakes on Earth? Researchers Finally Know

Until now, no one knew for sure how many lakes exist on Earth.

Blame geography — most of the world’s lakes are in places where humans don’t live, said David Seekell, an environmental scientist at Umea University in Sweden. “This is something one would have assumed had been done long ago, and was in a textbook somewhere,” Seekell said.

Lake size was a liability, too. Millions of lakes are too small for mapmakers to bother charting.

Instead of counting lake by lake, earlier estimates were statistical guesses, based on the number of lakes in a parcel of land or on average lake size. One widely cited study from 2006 estimated the lake total at 304 million.

A new study published Sept. 16 in the journa Geophysical Research Letters sidesteps these problems. With high-resolution satellite data and supercomputers to check every cloudless pixel, researchers now have the best count yet of lakes on Earth. The result? There are 117 million lakes in the world.

Yet the bodies of water cover more land (3.7 percent of Earth’s surface) than previous studies had predicted. This is because quite a few medium- to large-size lakes were missing from the databases used for previous studies.

About 90 million of the lakes fall in the smallest size category, measuring 0.5 to 2.5 acres (0.2 to 1 hectare), the study reports. That’s equal to a country house lot, a large farm pond or 1.9 American football fields.

"Most lakes are in the far North, and there’s actually quite a few of them," said Seekell, a co-author of the new study. "Even if they’re small and no one sees them, they are potentially important for global-scale environmental issues like the carbon budget," he told Live Science.

Continue Reading.

My roommate did this for the state of Alaska. I shouldn’t have told her, she is HELLA MAD NOW