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emilea teo m12301
theophila toh m12306
abdul rahman m12307

marine biologists in the making. okay i'm kidding we just like marine biology

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THANK YOU :)
2 months ago - (6439)

jtotheizzoe:

Stop The Western Australia Shark Cull

In response to a handful of fatal shark bites over the past several years, the government of Western Australia has launched a multi-million dollar effort to systematically catch and killing sharks, allegedly “protect the people of Western Australia”. This is in direct opposition to Australia’s existing Shark Recovery Plan. I guess when you call something a “cull” it’s supposed to sound more acceptable than “indiscriminate killing of a keystone ocean species.”

Today I join with thousands around the world (what up, Ricky Gervais?) to say that this must stop. This is not supported by science. Hundreds of marine biologists agree.

More than 100 million sharks are killed per year, for food and fear, pushing many of them, like the great white, to the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, you could count the number of fatal shark attacks every year on one hand.

You have a 1 in 3,700,000 chance of dying from a shark biting you. In contrast, you have a 1 in 63 chance of dying from the flu. Shark bites are a rare event, and fatal ones are astronomically rare. Sharks don’t actually attack humans, this is an invented term that implies that sharks are out to get people. They are not. “Rogue sharks,” those that specifically seek out humans for food, are a myth. Sharks are apex predators who keep ecosystems healthy and keep food webs in balance, all the way down to the plant level.

Instead of killing sharks, we should be using this money to study them, to track their behavior and migrations, or even to install automatic alert and surveillance systems. 

See that photo above, under mine? That’s the WA cull’s first victim, a tiger shark, being dispatched this week. The cull is wrong on many levels, but it took four shots with that .22 to kill the shark, and that is adding greater inhumanity to an inhumane act. 

Join me in calling for an end to the Western Australia shark cull. Download the #noWAsharkcull sign here, add your face to the thousands protesting this cull, and tag your photos with #nosharkcull and #noWAsharkcull.

You can find more information on shark conservation at Support Our Sharks and there’s a petition in place on Change.org

We can make a difference!

5 months ago - (3933)
waterbody:

nudibranch (Acanthadoris lutea). Moss Beach CA, Nov. 2011

waterbody:

nudibranch (Acanthadoris lutea). Moss Beach CA, Nov. 2011

5 months ago - (117833)
guccipoop:

Are you feeling it now mr.crabs

guccipoop:

Are you feeling it now mr.crabs

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6 months ago - (256835)
takeatripppwithme:


Something to think about: The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years. We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago. In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.
This isn’t sustainable.

woah

takeatripppwithme:

Something to think about: The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years. We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago. In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.

This isn’t sustainable.

woah

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8 months ago - (299)
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Philip Witt

Hermit crab

Yay elephants in the wild :)

Spotted them on the way to Panti Bird Sanctuary

Guide told us that he has not seen elephants in this area for 25 years and like we were like super lucky omg

1 year ago - (2774)
erinsweatshirt:

claytonnopulse:

findwhatyouare:

allcreatures:


Sea Life Senior Curator Chris Brown prepares to move Japanese Spider crab named Big Daddy as it settles in to its new home at Blackpool’s Sea Life Centre. The nine-foot claw-span of the giant Japanese Spider Crab, which is to be housed on the Golden Mile, makes him Europe’s biggest crab.

Picture: Dave Thompson/PA (via Pictures of the day: 19 March 2013 - Telegraph)

I bet he tastes great.

this fucking terrifies me..

yeah, fuck that. 

erinsweatshirt:

claytonnopulse:

findwhatyouare:

allcreatures:

Sea Life Senior Curator Chris Brown prepares to move Japanese Spider crab named Big Daddy as it settles in to its new home at Blackpool’s Sea Life Centre. The nine-foot claw-span of the giant Japanese Spider Crab, which is to be housed on the Golden Mile, makes him Europe’s biggest crab.

Picture: Dave Thompson/PA (via Pictures of the day: 19 March 2013 - Telegraph)

I bet he tastes great.

this fucking terrifies me..

yeah, fuck that. 

1 year ago - (132698)
 

 

— Marine Mammals Menstruation?!

Today during lunch (brunch), we and some friends had an interesting conversation.

It led from squids to whales (wow we sure do love marine biology!), and soon enough menstruation in mammals. We were wondering if they just have their periods in the big ocean. We were grossed out so we laughed.

I did some light research; yay they don’t menstruate! They have not a menstrual cycle but an estrous cycle. If the don’t get preggies, their endothelial lining gets absorbed back in. Totally.

If you’re wondering about the squids, here’s the story. I can’t really remember the story, but basically this woman eats some raw (live?) squid. And it felt all squirmy in her mouth (well duh ‘tis raw squid!!!!), except the sensation went on for about three days odd. So she went to the doc’s. The squirming sensation was caused by the squid spERM IN HER MOUTH SSBDFEKURDSBFIREBGREUIFUEF yea the squid tried to impregnate her mouth! That sh** cray! These animals are so valiant in their conquest to spread more mouth-impregnating squidlings! 

PS apologies for not posting a lot, to our dear followers. We love you. We’ve had exams and since our marine biology module, we haven’t had much exposure to the marine biology scene except for these powerful and insightful conversations.