Chaos & Trouble
Az óperenciás tengeren is túl, ahol a kurta farkú malac túr, volt egyszer egy...
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  • "Science is the poetry of reality."
    Richard Dawkins (via observando)
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  • wehadfacesthen:

    Bette Davis in All About Eve  (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)

    My mood all the time nowadays

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  • scienceyoucanlove:

    Sea Pen


    A graceful creature of the seafloor, this sea pen resembles a plump, old-fashioned quill pen. Its colors range from dark orange to yellow to white.

    Each sea pen is a colony of polyps (small anemonelike individuals) working together for the survival of the whole. The primary polyp loses its tentacles and becomes the stalk of the sea pen, with a bulb at its base—the bulb anchors the sea pen in the muddy or sandy bottom. The various secondary polyps form the sea pen’s “branches” and have specialized functions. Some polyps feed by usingnematocysts to catch plankton; some polyps reproduce; and some force water in and out of canals that ventilate the colony.

    Once plentiful in parts of Puget Sound, sea pen populations have declined in those areas. Large numbers of their predators—sea stars and nudibranchs—have also disappeared, leaving some sandy-bottom areas vacant. This affects populations of creatures at the top of the food chain, too. Scientists haven’t determined the cause or causes of the disappearing sea pens, but their absence can indicate an ecosystem in trouble.

    The red star, the leather star and three types of nudibranchs prey on sea pens.
    When disturbed, a sea pen forces water out of the colony, making it possible for the sea pen to retreat into its bulbous foot.
    Sea pens are octocorals—each polyp has eight tentacles.
    Sea pens glow with a bright-greenish light when stimulated.

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  • astronomy-to-zoology:

    Fruticicola fruticum

    …is a species of terrestrial pulmonate Bradybaenid snail which occurs in parts of Europe, including countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fruticicola fruticum is typically a whitish or brownish color and can reach a shell size of around 22 mm (0.9 inches)

    Classification

    Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Heterobranchia-Euthyneura-Panpulmonata-Eupulmonata-Stylommatophora-SIgmurethra-Helicoidea-Bradybaenidae-Fruticicola-F. fruticum

    Image: Micheal Becker

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  • crimson-winter:

    wo-nderland:

    this never gets old

    SANDRA BULLOCK IS MY QUEEN

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  • medusajellies:

    The Atolla jellyfish is a species of deep sea-dwelling crown jellyfish. It is red-brown colour.

    And looks like an alien.

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  • libutron:

    Atolla wyvillei

    An amazing short video (1:17) showing the bioluminescence of the deep-sea scyphozoan jellyfish, Atolla wyvillei (Coronatae - Atollidae), as seen from the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible with the lights on and then in the laboratory, after capture, with the lights off, exhibiting a burglar alarm display.

    Is worth seeing!

    (Video courtesy of Operation Deep Scope 2005 Exploration, Edith A. Widder, NOAA-OE)

    (Source: youtube.com)

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