aurorae:

(by rufeng0758)
malformalady:

Seal Loungeroom, taken on Isabella, Galapagos.
Photo credit:© Ryan Essex/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

malformalady:

Seal Loungeroom, taken on Isabella, Galapagos.

Photo credit:© Ryan Essex/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

rhamphotheca:

Researchers lure Manitoulin Island turtle predators with decoy

Researchers at Laurentian University are hoping a fake turtle will shed some light on a mystery on Manitoulin Island, ON, Canada. 

Jackie Litzgus, a biology professor at Laurentian University, said a decoy Blandings Turtle will be used to determine which predators might be killing these endangered turtles.

Last year dozens of dead turtles were discovered near Misery Bay on Manitoulin Island.

Litzgus said the most likely culprit is some kind of predator. By using a turtle decoy, along with game cameras, researchers hope to capture video of what may be killing the turtles…

(read more: CBC News)

photos by Laurentian University and Markus Schwabe/CBC

A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness (via observando)

deerclops:

don’t starve

the anime

buggirl:

One of the many resident geckos providing clean up service in our cabins in the rainforest. 
Tiputini, Ecuador

buggirl:

One of the many resident geckos providing clean up service in our cabins in the rainforest.

Tiputini, Ecuador

the-pournival:

the-pietriarchy:

cosplay that makes you go "holy shit" by Rick Boer

veRY IMPROTANT spacemarinescum LOOK 

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rhamphotheca:

We’re Fishing the Oceans Dry. It’s Time to Reconsider Fish Farms.

Aquaculture has gotten much greener, with American innovators leading the way.

For many consumers, aquaculture lost its appeal after unappetizing news spread about commercial fish farms—like fish feed’s pressure on wild resources, overflowing waste, toxic buildup in the water, and displacement of natural species. But consider this: Our appetite for seafood continues to rise. Globally, we’ve hungered for 3.2 percent more seafood every year for the last five decades, double the rate of our population. Yet more than four-fifths of the world’s wild fisheries are overexploited or fully exploited (yielding the most fish possible with no expected room for growth). Only 3 percent of stocks are considered underexploited—meaning they have any significant room for expansion. If we continue to fish at the current pace, some scientists predict we’ll be facing oceans devoid of edible marine creatures by 2050…

(read more: Mother Jones)

lilaira:

spidrhuntr:

xysciences:

Benham’s disk.
People report seeing different colours while looking at it, from Brown to Green to Yellow to Purple. Some people see no colours at all, and some see a variation of all of them.
The phenomenon is not entirely understood, one possible theory however has to do with the colour receptors in the eyes responding at different rates to red, green, and blue.
What colour do you see? 

i see green

light red with yellow

brown and cream!

lilaira:

spidrhuntr:

xysciences:

Benham’s disk.

People report seeing different colours while looking at it, from Brown to Green to Yellow to Purple. Some people see no colours at all, and some see a variation of all of them.

The phenomenon is not entirely understood, one possible theory however has to do with the colour receptors in the eyes responding at different rates to red, green, and blue.

What colour do you see? 

i see green

light red with yellow

brown and cream!

FOR SCIENCE - Can You Roll Your Tongue?

annikath:

Can you roll your tongue like this? image
If you CAN, then please REBLOG.
This is for serious science! because I have an assignment in my biology class to do a survey on how many people can or cannot roll their tongues.
If you CANNOT roll your tongue like that, then please FAVOURITE this post!
you can de-favourite the post or delete it from your blog in about two weeks if you desire to do so, but I plead you to take part in this survey of serious sience! thank