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sexpigeon:

The books of your closest peers are garbage! Your laudatory tweets were lies, lies, lies!

sexpigeon:

The books of your closest peers are garbage! Your laudatory tweets were lies, lies, lies!

matterofawesome:

:DDDD

This image is super important.

matterofawesome:

:DDDD

This image is super important.

(Source: twitter.com)

She always was the best at costume theater.

(Source: makos-lightningrod)

urbpan:

Cyathus striatus, Franklin Park, Boston 9/30/14.

urbpan:

Cyathus striatus, Franklin Park, Boston 9/30/14.

libutron:

Crowned Jellyfish - Cephea cephea
Cephea cephea is a true jellyfish (Scyphozoa - Rhizostomeae - Cepheidae) found in the Indo-Pacific and East Atlantic. It is a large jellyfish, reaching 50-60 cm in diameter, with multiple wart-like projections on top of the central mound of its bell, which is surrounded by a moat. The thin frilled skirt around the crown is used for swimming. Its main body is blue-purple, its eight oral arms are brown and highly divided into a large, curly-looking surface area resembling a cauliflower (hence this jellyfish’s other common name, Cauliflower Jellyfish).  Multiple long colorless filaments with stinging cells for capturing prey trail behind as it swims.  
Cephea cephea is targeted by the jellyfish fishing industry, especially during large blooms, and commonly and historically eaten as a delicacy or for medicinal purposes in China and Japan, along with multiple other species.
References: [1] - [2] 
Photo credit: ©Tanaka Juuyoh | Locality: Mactan Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines (2005)

libutron:

Crowned Jellyfish - Cephea cephea

Cephea cephea is a true jellyfish (Scyphozoa - Rhizostomeae - Cepheidae) found in the Indo-Pacific and East Atlantic. It is a large jellyfish, reaching 50-60 cm in diameter, with multiple wart-like projections on top of the central mound of its bell, which is surrounded by a moat. The thin frilled skirt around the crown is used for swimming. Its main body is blue-purple, its eight oral arms are brown and highly divided into a large, curly-looking surface area resembling a cauliflower (hence this jellyfish’s other common name, Cauliflower Jellyfish).  Multiple long colorless filaments with stinging cells for capturing prey trail behind as it swims.  

Cephea cephea is targeted by the jellyfish fishing industry, especially during large blooms, and commonly and historically eaten as a delicacy or for medicinal purposes in China and Japan, along with multiple other species.

References: [1] - [2

Photo credit: ©Tanaka Juuyoh | Locality: Mactan Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines (2005)

So, this is one of those silly mysteries I get caught up in when I’m obsessing. I was browsing the Team SCA Flickr page, and came across the cool image above.

The caption (which I assume was written by the Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran), reads:

October, 2014. Leg 1 onboard Team SCA. Liz Wardley gets covered in a wave as the girls prepare to gybe near the Cape Verde Islands.

The photo would have been taken yesterday, October 19, probably around 1500, when the tracker showed them sailing south on the port gybe in the stronger winds just west of Santo Antão. You can’t see it in the shot, but the island must be just out of the shot on the boat’s port side.

So far so good. But here’s the mystery: I’m pretty sure that’s “Person in Charge” Sam Davies at the helm. (Team SCA has done this thing where they don’t use a conventional designation like “skipper” or “captain”, and are consciously less hierarchical and more egalitarian in their on-board organization than is typical in the VOR. I assume this is part of the gender dynamic in having an all-woman team. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and probably will write more about it at some point.)

So that’s Sam driving. But then who’s that over on the starboard rail? It looks like whoever it is has “Davies” on the back of her jacket. I can’t be sure, but it looks like it’s the heavy foul-weather gear that has the rubber gasket around the neck (good idea, given the conditions), which explains why there could be a second coat with “Davies” on the back, since Sam’s appears to be the lighter foul-weather gear top.

So who is that? Is it normal for the crews to wear someone else’s jacket? I’ve been assuming I can tell who’s who in the photos and videos by the names on their backs, but maybe I’ll need to reconsider.

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

farmlandia:

invocado:

Tadpoles | Bert Willaert

I love this photo!

WONDERFUL shot!

teenytinydinosaurfarm:

farmlandia:

invocado:

Tadpoles | Bert Willaert

I love this photo!

WONDERFUL shot!

Hi John, I have being following the VOR race throught your posts. Thanks alot for that ! Were can i find the tracking website to see more dtails about that race/race tacktics etc ? C

Below the cut are the sources I’m currently using.

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A Pedrazar Fanfic by kuanyinhelpme

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kuanyinhelpme:

I have a blank document titled “Pedrazar”.

I have no idea what I intended to write.

Like I obviously intended to write a pedrazar fic but I have no recollection of this.