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Marine Biology | Underwater Photgraphy | Random Stuff
Aug 26 '14

Why does my Marine Conservation lecturer look like Peter Capaldi’s nicer brother.

Aug 22 '14
Parts of Jakarta are in lock-down ahead of a court ruling on the validity of last month’s presidential election.
Indonesian police have fired tear gas at protesters in the centre of Jakarta as the country awaits a decision from the Constitutional Court about the validity of July’s presidential election.
Clashes between police and supporters of Mr Subianto broke out as the a panel of nine judges began reading out their decision.
Indonesian police have fired tear gas at protesters in the centre of Jakarta as the country awaits the Constitutional Court’s decision about the validity of July’s presidential election.
Demonstrations started out loud and largely peaceful, but as the nine high court judges began reading their lengthy decision, some of the protesters tried to force their way through razor wire constitutional court.
Riot police responded firing tear gas into the crowd and thousands of demonstrators began fleeing down the otherwise empty Main Street.
Parts of the Indonesian capital were in lockdown as thousands of supporters of the losing candidate, Prabowo Subianto, were blocked from entering the court’s premises.
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Parts of Jakarta are in lock-down ahead of a court ruling on the validity of last month’s presidential election.

Indonesian police have fired tear gas at protesters in the centre of Jakarta as the country awaits a decision from the Constitutional Court about the validity of July’s presidential election.

Clashes between police and supporters of Mr Subianto broke out as the a panel of nine judges began reading out their decision.

Indonesian police have fired tear gas at protesters in the centre of Jakarta as the country awaits the Constitutional Court’s decision about the validity of July’s presidential election.

Demonstrations started out loud and largely peaceful, but as the nine high court judges began reading their lengthy decision, some of the protesters tried to force their way through razor wire constitutional court.

Riot police responded firing tear gas into the crowd and thousands of demonstrators began fleeing down the otherwise empty Main Street.

Parts of the Indonesian capital were in lockdown as thousands of supporters of the losing candidate, Prabowo Subianto, were blocked from entering the court’s premises.

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Aug 22 '14

Didn’t go to the free beach trip for International Student but manage to add 500 words to my paper.

A good day had been had by me. :)

Aug 22 '14
Aug 18 '14
mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

griseus:

this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion footage of an Box-Jellyfish firing venom
The box jellyfish, have such powerful venom that they can kill an adult human. And to inject it into you, jellyfish and anemones use nematocysts, which are terrifying organelles that pretty much work like hyperdermic needles filled with venom. When you brush up against the tentacle of a jellyfish or anemone, these nematocysts fire out of the tentacle and spray venom.
The new episode of Smarter Every Day, filmed at James Cook University, is helping scientists understand how jellyfish bring down humans with their venom
Recently, two new species of box jellies were found in Australia, all indicate that these new species are toxic.
watch the whole video: Smarter everyday

Holy shit that is cool. 

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

griseus:

this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion footage of an Box-Jellyfish firing venom

The box jellyfish, have such powerful venom that they can kill an adult human. And to inject it into you, jellyfish and anemones use nematocysts, which are terrifying organelles that pretty much work like hyperdermic needles filled with venom. When you brush up against the tentacle of a jellyfish or anemone, these nematocysts fire out of the tentacle and spray venom.

The new episode of Smarter Every Day, filmed at James Cook University, is helping scientists understand how jellyfish bring down humans with their venom

Recently, two new species of box jellies were found in Australia, all indicate that these new species are toxic.

Holy shit that is cool. 

Aug 14 '14

thelovelyseas:

Coral reef in Komodo National Park in Komodo, Indonesia. The reefs in Komodo are among the richest in the world and home to over 1,000 types of fish, nearly 400 varieties of coral, 70 kinds of sponges and several types of whales, sharks, turtles and dolphins by Michael Patrick O’Neill

Aug 7 '14

blamoscience:

Watch this amazing video of an octopus escaping a boat and returning to his home through a gap that seems impossibly small.

Since octopuses are invertebrates, they are able to fit themselves in extremely small spaces. And because of they bear no air bladders or gas pockets, these magnificent creatures can live at extreme depths of the oceans with such intense pressures that would cause a human to implode almost instantly.

Aug 7 '14

geek-studio:

We’ve got a bunch of shirts donated by the awesome Aplentee plus some merch from the Geek Studio storeEverything is gaming themed for this week long giveaway. The winners will get to choose their shirts from this list:

There will be THREE winners! 

First Prize:

Second Prize:

Third Prize:

The Rules:

  • You must be following Geek Studio and Aplentee.
  • Each reblog is an entry so you can reblog as many times as you want. Don’t spam though. That’s mean to your followers :) 
  • Likes count.
  • No giveaway only blogs!
  • Worldwide shipping so everyone can enter.
  • The giveaways end on August 13th, 2014 @ 2pm EST
  • Check the FAQ's before asking questions :)

Right now Aplentee has FREE SHIPPING when you buy 3 or more shirts! So go check out the Showcase to see all of the designs. If you use the discount code GEEKSTUDIO at the checkout you can get £1/€1/$1 off your order!

Aug 4 '14

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

rhamphotheca:

First Video of Living and Enormous Deep Sea Crustacean

Well, enormous for an Amphipod…

by Sandrine Ceurstemont

Living in one of the Earth’s deepest ocean trenches, the world’s largest species of amphipod has so far managed to avoid the videos of the paparazzi. But during an expedition to the Kermadec trench off the coast of New Zealand in April, Alan Jamieson from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and his colleagues filmed a living Alicella gigantean for the first time, more than 7 kilometres below the ocean surface.

The video captures a feeding frenzy of deep-sea snailfish, Notoliparis kermadecensis sociable fish that are well-adapted to the extreme pressure, total darkness and cold temperatures at such depths.

Cruising along the left-hand side of the video, the white shrimp-like creature is the newly spotted Alicella gigantea. It is between 20 and 25 centimetres long, 10 times larger than similar amphipods discovered in other deep-sea locations – although Jamieson previously snapped, but did not video, an even bigger one – a 34-centimetre giant…

(read more: New Scientist)

The deep sea is simultaneously and equally creepy and cool. 

Jun 27 '14
trynottodrown:

Xeno Crab  (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus) on octocoral, Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia
photo: Rowland Cain

trynottodrown:

Xeno Crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus) on octocoral, Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia

photo: Rowland Cain