Operation JAWS

beltaguise:

yeahscibitch:

sixpenceee:

JAPANESE SPIDER CRAB

*Burns the Earth down*

*Lives on Pluto for the rest of my life* 

We have one of these moulted shells in the basement floor of the Old medical school. It spans the whole wall.

I love these but I would run screaming for the hills if I ever saw one.

griseus:

A friendly message by CCC-Chile

griseus:

A friendly message by CCC-Chile

hippie-chick-18:

griseus:

mindofgemini:

goldist:

malformalady:

The Black Dragonfish(Idiacanthus atlanticus) of the Stomiidae family.

I love how this is like a creature from hell but it has like little pink cheeks 

deep sea anime blush stickers


thanks tumblr

Such a beautiful creature :)

hippie-chick-18:

griseus:

mindofgemini:

goldist:

malformalady:

The Black Dragonfish(Idiacanthus atlanticus) of the Stomiidae family.

I love how this is like a creature from hell but it has like little pink cheeks 

deep sea anime blush stickers

thanks tumblr

Such a beautiful creature :)

hippie-chick-18:

ex0skeletal:

Fun shark attack facts:

  • In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans a year. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, buckets and pails injured almost 11,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
  • For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.

Conclusions:

  1. Humans are assholes.
  2. Sharks are not assholes.
  3. Apparently everyone in 1996 lived in a real-life infomercial.

The more you know!


greenpeaceaustp:

JUST WOW!
This is people power is action.
The plan to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredging waste into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is being abandoned.
LIKE and SHARE to acknowledge this awesome milestone.
However, the threat to the reef remains very real.
Coal port expansion at Abbot Point is still a massive threat to the reef, it will result in dredge plumes, wetland destruction and damage to the reef from more shipping.
You can’t save the reef by allowing the largest coal mine in Australia to go ahead, exporting millions of tonnes of coal which contributes significantly to runaway climate change acknowledged as the greatest threat to the reef.
Join close to 200,000 people who are in this for the long haul http://ift.tt/1luIfXw
#savethereef #breaking

greenpeaceaustp:

JUST WOW!

This is people power is action.

The plan to dump 3 million cubic metres of dredging waste into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area is being abandoned.

LIKE and SHARE to acknowledge this awesome milestone.

However, the threat to the reef remains very real.

Coal port expansion at Abbot Point is still a massive threat to the reef, it will result in dredge plumes, wetland destruction and damage to the reef from more shipping.

You can’t save the reef by allowing the largest coal mine in Australia to go ahead, exporting millions of tonnes of coal which contributes significantly to runaway climate change acknowledged as the greatest threat to the reef.

Join close to 200,000 people who are in this for the long haul http://ift.tt/1luIfXw

#savethereef #breaking

freedomforwhales:

On July 29th, a whale was reported in distress at the entrance to Halifax harbour. Upon arrival, we found a minke whale bobbing vertically in the water with its tongue completely swollen. Based on the small size of the animal, it may have been still dependent on its mother, which was nowhere to be seen. Due to its young age and severe injury, the animal was unlikely to survive. After consulting with veterinarians, representatives from MARS, DFO and DNR responded the following day to determine the best course of action for this young whale, but found that it had died overnight. While retrieving the carcass we discovered it had been entangled in some old, lost fishing gear. The carcass was taken to the Agricultural College in Truro where a necropsy was conducted. We found that there were signs of a physical injury to the animals jaw. It’s possible, while anchored by the fishing gear, the animal was hit by a vessel causing its tongue to swell. The remains were left at the Agricultural College for a study on composting.

Source

Just another example of our trashing the ocean damaging and killing its inhabitants. 

DISPOSE OF YOUR FISHING GEAR PROPERLY, PLEASE. IT’S REALLY NOT THAT HARD.

vandawn71:

unexplained-events:

Strange Marine Creature

This strange creature was filmed underwater by drillers in the deep ocean. It is called Deepstaria enigmatica. It looks like an underwater dementor.

VIDEO

Holy shit that is freaky!

loltias:

sorry to ruin such a lovely day, but I’m going to bring up the Grind since it’s August.

every year, the faroe islands kill thousands of endangered long-finned pilot whales for sport. it is considered a tradition that goes back to the 1500s and is carried out still today. it is called The Grind.

some argue ruining a tradition so old is immoral and disrespectful to those living there, but considering the endangerment of these animals and the brutality that takes place, it should be easy to say that a stop needs to be put to this.

long-finned pilot whales travel in nearby, warmer waters to give birth. those that take part in The Grind could care less that they are slaughtering, torturing, and ripping out fetuses from pregnant whales. 

what happens to the meat? some of it is divided up among the locals, yet most of it is left to rot on the beach. the meat is also quite poisonous due to pollutants in the water and is not considered okay for consumption.

WARNING: Gruesome Description

So how does an entire community manage to go out and kill pilot whales? Do they use harpoons like Japanese whalers, or large boats? No.

Boats go out to herd up the whales who are usually far from the shore area. They push them towards the shore in a similar way the infamous Taiji Cove does; by creating loud noises and vibrations in the water to get the whales in the direction they want. the whales are chased to shore, where they become stranded and trapped. Those that are not lead to shore are hooked near the blowhole and dragged.

then the community begins the slaughter. those that are stranded are stabbed with knives. Their veins and arteries are cut to prevent blood from reaching their heads. The process is not only gruesome and gory, but long. it can take 30 seconds to 5 minutes for a pilot whale to die. not only do the individual whales face this ordeal, but they are surrounded by family going through the same thing and are aware of everything that happens to them. 

children take part in this, often getting help from parents to slaughter the whales. they pose on dead carcasses for pictures and smile. others rip out the fetuses of the whales or continue mutilating them for enjoyment. 

This event is technically illegal, considering the species most often killed is endangered. However, the Faroese government allows it. 

Sea Shepherd is beginning to take part in ending it. They are going out this year to try and prevent the Grind from happening and bringing awareness to those performing the actions to understand that the cetaceans they are killing are fully aware of themselves, their family, and have the same emotions as humans and perhaps more. 

if you’d like to help, please sign petitions (xxx) or support Sea Shepherd and other organizations to help bring this to an end.

This year, luckily, the presence of Sea Shepherd prevented the whaling from occurring. No whales have been killed this year.