My Life And Likes In A Nutshell

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montereybayaquarium:

Plankton of the world, beware! While most nudibranchs, or sea slugs, crawl and graze, the melibe sweeps its hood through the water like a net, capturing unsuspecting tiny drifters. A fringe of tentacles interlock and trap prey as the hood collapses to help the slug digest its meal.

Melibes may be expert plankton snatchers, but how do these soft-bodied invertebrates escape being a meal? Researchers have followed their noses to the melibe’s uniquely fruity smell—noxious secretions which may ward off nibbling fish. They can also “swim” away from predators by wiggling from side to side. 

Living on giant kelp fronds or sea grass, melibes live higher up in the water column than most seafloor-bound nudibranchs. They’ve adapted well to the vertical life—as you can see in the background, their white ribbon eggs hang and sway with currents.

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thebrainscoop:

Only good things can come of this. 

"Would you care for a date?"
"You mean…. another data point?"
"No, I… was thinking about dinner."
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"Joan, will you….
"Yes?"
"…be my co-author?" 
"Oh, Meredith! Et al!" 

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biggiethedachshund:

Biggies Favorite Things Give Away:

Its give away time! This is my 1K follower celebration, but since being a featured blog that number has quickly changed to 5.5K and growing! Thanks everyone!

One winner will be chosen on August 20th at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time via number generator. I will make a post at this time notifying the winner, (who I will also message privately). I will also pay for shipping fees.

RULES OF ENTRY:
-ONE reblog counts as ONE entry (you may reblog as many times as you would like). Likes do not count as an entry you must reblog.
-You must be following (this is a give away for followers, after all).
-The winner will have until 12:00 pm August 21st to message me back. If I do not receive a response by then, I will choose a new winner.

Okay, now to the goodies! These are a few of Biggies most favorite things in the world that YOU could win!

-Two ToyShoppe Playables. These are great because they don’t have any stuffing, which Biggie is prone to ripping out, ingesting, throwing up, and then trying to re-ingest all over again. One is a Fox and the other is a Skunk.

-One orange ToysRUs Pets chicken-flavored chew-toy. Biggie can chew on this for hours (his is a green one) and many of you know how Biggie feels about chicken flavor!

-One bag of Chicken Jerky strips from Milo’s Kitchen. These delicious munchies are great for a special treat. They are also free of any artificial flavoring and coloring!

-Two Blue Buffalo dental chew bones. These are super yummy AND good for puppers teeth!

-One Greenies dental chew bone, also super yummy and good for puppers teeth!

-One $10 gift card to PetSmart which also includes a coupon book inside that reaches a value of $60! The coupons range from bird seed to $2 off Fish and Small Animals!

Good luck everyone!

(via biggiethedachshund)