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May 14, 2014 / 3 notes

THIS IS AMAZING!!!! watch til the end

May 12, 2014
May 6, 2014 / 1 note

The Jellyfish that Holds a Key to Immortality

May 6, 2014 / 782 notes
May 5, 2014
scipsy:

The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a deep-sea shark that lives near the sea floor. It can grow to 3.3 metres long and weigh about 160 kg. The most distinctive characteristics of this shark is the shape of its head and the fact that to attack the prey it protrudes its jaws [video]. It is pink because of the blood vessels underneath its semi-transparent skin. Living in the deep-sea, where there is no light, this shark has very small eyes and to hunt relies on the the electro-sensitive organs in the rostrum.
-I want to be a shark-
May 5, 2014 / 836 notes

scipsy:

The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is a deep-sea shark that lives near the sea floor. It can grow to 3.3 metres long and weigh about 160 kg. The most distinctive characteristics of this shark is the shape of its head and the fact that to attack the prey it protrudes its jaws [video]. It is pink because of the blood vessels underneath its semi-transparent skin. Living in the deep-sea, where there is no light, this shark has very small eyes and to hunt relies on the the electro-sensitive organs in the rostrum.

-I want to be a shark-

astrodidact:

This Giant, Pink Goblin Shark Caught in Gulf of Mexico Will Haunt Your Dreams

Last month, while working in the Gulf of Mexico, a crew of fishermen accidentally caught a very rare (and very terrifying) beast.
The crew had cast a net 2,000 feet into the water just off the coast of Key West, Fla., and noticed a peculiar creature mixed in with their usual load of shrimp, the HoustonChronicle reports.
“I didn’t even know what it was,” lifelong fisherman Carl Moore told the Chronicle. “I didn’t get the tape measure out because that thing’s got some wicked teeth, they could do some damage.”
This creature, it turned out, was a rare goblin shark, estimated to be about 18 feet long. Moore snapped a few photos before hoisting the creature back into the sea (yes, it’s still out there). Though More and his crew caught the shark on Apr. 19, they didn’t report it to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration until last week.
“This is great news,” John Carlson, NOAA shark expert, told theChronicle. “This is only the second confirmed sighting in the Gulf, the majority of specimens are found off Japan or in the Indian Ocean and around South Africa.”
So when that razor-toothed pink monster haunts your dreams tonight, at least you can console yourself with a reminder that this is good news for science.
http://time.com/87252/goblin-shark-key-west-florida/
May 5, 2014 / 71 notes

astrodidact:

This Giant, Pink Goblin Shark Caught in Gulf of Mexico Will Haunt Your Dreams

Last month, while working in the Gulf of Mexico, a crew of fishermen accidentally caught a very rare (and very terrifying) beast.

The crew had cast a net 2,000 feet into the water just off the coast of Key West, Fla., and noticed a peculiar creature mixed in with their usual load of shrimp, the HoustonChronicle reports.

“I didn’t even know what it was,” lifelong fisherman Carl Moore told the Chronicle. “I didn’t get the tape measure out because that thing’s got some wicked teeth, they could do some damage.”

This creature, it turned out, was a rare goblin shark, estimated to be about 18 feet long. Moore snapped a few photos before hoisting the creature back into the sea (yes, it’s still out there). Though More and his crew caught the shark on Apr. 19, they didn’t report it to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration until last week.

“This is great news,” John Carlson, NOAA shark expert, told theChronicle. “This is only the second confirmed sighting in the Gulf, the majority of specimens are found off Japan or in the Indian Ocean and around South Africa.”

So when that razor-toothed pink monster haunts your dreams tonight, at least you can console yourself with a reminder that this is good news for science.

http://time.com/87252/goblin-shark-key-west-florida/

My favorite fins :)
May 1, 2014 / 1 note

My favorite fins :)

socialfoto:

Bottle Sweet Bottle A pair of Dinah’s Gobies peer out of their beer bottle home.
Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. by christianloader
May 1, 2014 / 39 notes

socialfoto:

Bottle Sweet Bottle A pair of Dinah’s Gobies peer out of their beer bottle home.

Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. by christianloader

megaloptera:

peacock mantis shrimp close-up by jon hanson on Flickr.
May 1, 2014 / 10 notes