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Hi, I'm Sara. I'm a fisheries biologist from NW Indiana. (The NW is important, ok). Someday, I would like to become a mountain hermit.
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trynottodrown:

wolves-whales-and-waves:

griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

Is it just me or does he look REALLY excited about where ever (s)he’s going?

i just looked at the face and now this post is million times better

kazoo-goddess:

thegeekmaster:

kevindrakewriter:

guibass:

ineffable-hufflepuff:

misandryevans:

babymarkers:

the-chocolate-chip-pancake:

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

none pizza with left beef

It should be a rule of Tumblr to always reblog none pizza with left beef

ive missed you

 (via askscientistcarlos)

I love None Pizza with Left Beef.

Ten years into the future and I’ll still be laughing at this

I wish I had the balls to order None Pizza with Left Beef.

If I had that kind of money to throw away, sure

I actually ordered this oncee. The pizza place called me five minutes later and the guy on the phone couldn’t stop laughing, and he just says “Miss, you can’t do that”

(Source: ollielephant)

Why am I 23 years old and still studying for standardized tests? when will this madness end? 

funkysafari:

The beautiful meadows in Pelican Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. A few bisons, only bulls (25 - 30) were scattered over the wast Meadows. by grebberg

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

thatfishkid:

A slender mola washed up at the research station that I worked at this summer. These fish are gorgeous and are a pelagic fish that rarely come up into our temperate waters. This is another sure sign of an El Niño year here in California

They grow to about a meter which is nothing compared to some of the other members of the molidae family. 

This big guy is a Mola mola, also known as an ocean sunfish and they grow to weights over 1000kg! 

That is a gorgeous fish.

fuckyeahrainbowboas:

Gorgeous Brazilian Rainbow display created by Sandra Molander.

stunningpicture:

Long Exposure of an Airliner Lifting Off

I promise to create original posts about fish again someday, guys. 

Being a a real person is taking up my whole life and I go to bed at like 9pm every night. 

Also, tbh between fieldwork, lab work, and teaching this lab, I am so fucking sick of fish right now jfc. 

(Source: dougmed)

http://fishmostly.tumblr.com/post/97078933693/chevko-fishmostly-symbolism-is-fucking 

chevko:

fishmostly:

Symbolism is fucking stupid and I don’t want to introduce myself to my classmates

Just do it as “Hi. I’m [HOWEVER THE FUCK YOU SPELL YOUR NAME HERE. FUCK YOUR NAME IT HAS TWO LETTERS THAT NEED TO GET IN BED WITH EACH OTHER ALREADY]. If I hear about you abusing…

I definitely had to do this my first semester of college and I definitely brought a squash and was like, “this represents me bc it’s kind of awkward but it also can be spicy”. 

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Common Bluetail" (Ischnura heterosticta)

Not to be confused with I. senegalensis which shares the same common name, Ischnura heterosticta is a species of pond damselfly (Coenagrionidae) which is native to Australia, where it occurs north of Brisbane down to the east coast, through Victoria and Australia. It is also found in the south west of Western Australia. Common bluetails are typically found near slow-running or still water, and are salt tolerant. Like other damselflies common bluetails are predators and will feed on a variety of insects. 

Classification:

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Odonata-Zygoptera-Coenagrionoidea-Coenagrionidae-Ischnura-I. heterosticta

Images: fir0002 and Toby Hudson

shadyufo:

I’m so proud of my Indian corn! I’ve never grown any before but I’m in love with it. Each one is like opening up a wrapped present with no idea what’s inside.

I picked these fairly early because I wanted to see how they were doing. There are loads more to come soon!

Do not want to teach this class anymore ever hnnnngh

furything:

kuweiner:

This is my cat Smokey. Yesterday morning my boyfriends mom found her in the trash. When I saw her I thought she was dead. Her eye had been gauged out & she was bleeding from her mouth. She lay there motionless until I called her name & pet her. We rushed over to the animal emergency & she is suffering from head trauma, lung & spinal problems & a missing eye. She was beaten to near death by my boyfriend’s mom’s step brother. He has mental issues & we’ve tried for so long to get him out our home but never were successful due to another issue. I love Smokey so much, I’ve always viewed her as my child since I got her when she was a kitten. I went through very lonely times where I had no friends & she was always there for me & spending time with me. She’s been on my mind 24/7 since this tragedy occurred. All I want in my life more than anything is for her to live & be happy. She has such a unique personality & loves everything & everyone so much. I just can’t understand why anyone could do this to someone so innocent. I live with my boyfriend working full time & we’re getting evicted from my home because of this horrible monster who did this to my cat. Charges are currently pending & I will do everything in my willpower to make sure he gets what he deserves for what he’s done. Right now I need everyone’s help & support. Please reblog this so it can get around. To make donations & read more about what happened go to this link http://www.gofundme.com/e4lqbc

If you can’t donate then at least reblog this!!!

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