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Marine Biology | Underwater Photgraphy | Random Stuff
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

Feb 14 '14
Feb 12 '14

libutron:

Sun Coral: Tubastraea

Commonly known as Sun coral, Sun polyps, Sunflower. or Tube coral, Tubastraea is a genus of striking corals by their brilliant yellow orange tentacles.

The corals of this genus are clustered groups of corallites growing from a common base, and reach about 15 cm, although some colonies in tree form, as T. micrantha, reach 2 m high. Its skeleton is porous.

Its geographic distribution includes all continents except Antarctica. Preferably in tropical areas, although some species are found in colder waters.

Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - Hexacorallia - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae - Tubastraea (Lesson, 1829)

[Source]

Photos: ©Alexander Semenov

Feb 5 '14
pisceswitch:

hipstermoriarty:

hipstermoriarty:

lostthebattlebutwonthewar:



Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area — all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef. Reblog if this outrageous decision does not represent you. This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot give up hope. Sign up here to make our movement bigger than ever and keep up the fight to ‪#‎SaveTheReef‬: http://www.SaveTheReef.org.au


Please Sign the petition guys. So many creatures will be decreased dramatically or even become endangered if we don’t stop it. Also watch the video. It really gave an insight into what would happen if this went ahead. 

like dugongs. they’re mad important and live on the reef

Hey, so GetUp! is deciding to take legal action against this travesty, and you can donate to their kick starter here

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has caved to the pressure of the mining industry and the Federal Government. The agency charged with "the protection, wise use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef in perpetuity" has allowed it to be sold out for short-term profits. Late yesterday, they granted a permit to dump five million tonnes of dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This destructive project is now allowed to go-ahead - unless we make a last ditch effort to challenge it in court. Click here to learn more, and help fund the legal challenge to save our Reef: http://www.getup.org.au/reef-fighting-fund

another legal action kick starter can be found here:
https://fightforthereef.org.au/reef-fighting-fund/ 

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!

pisceswitch:

hipstermoriarty:

hipstermoriarty:

lostthebattlebutwonthewar:

Great Barrier Reef authorities have just said YES to coal port companies dumping dredge waste inside this World Heritage Area — all to make way a coal ship superhighway through our Reef. Reblog if this outrageous decision does not represent you. This is a massive disappointment, but we cannot give up hope. Sign up here to make our movement bigger than ever and keep up the fight to ‪#‎SaveTheReef‬http://www.SaveTheReef.org.au

Please Sign the petition guys. So many creatures will be decreased dramatically or even become endangered if we don’t stop it. Also watch the video. It really gave an insight into what would happen if this went ahead. 

like dugongs. they’re mad important and live on the reef

Hey, so GetUp! is deciding to take legal action against this travesty, and you can donate to their kick starter here

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has caved to the pressure of the mining industry and the Federal Government. The agency charged with "the protection, wise use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef in perpetuity" has allowed it to be sold out for short-term profits. 

Late yesterday, they granted a permit to dump five million tonnes of dredge spoil inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. 

This destructive project is now allowed to go-ahead - unless we make a last ditch effort to challenge it in court. Click here to learn more, and help fund the legal challenge to save our Reef: 

http://www.getup.org.au/reef-fighting-fund

another legal action kick starter can be found here:

https://fightforthereef.org.au/reef-fighting-fund/ 

WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE MORE NOTES?? THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!!

Feb 4 '14
Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse!

Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse!

Feb 4 '14

orbiculator:

nyirorokidul:

i remember the harry potter shipping wars like it was yesterday

[leans back in chair, smokes old man pipe]

I’m happy that I have never been invested in Harmony or Romione ships.

Remus/Sirius on the other hand….suffice to say that I’m still visiting the shipwreck from time to time.

I’m Harry/Draco. Sorry Orbs.

Feb 4 '14

setphaserstofandom:

I am printing these off and everyone I love is getting one for valentine’s day.

Jan 31 '14

On this Chinese New Year I would like to remind myself that:

  • I am not a failure for taking a gap year between college and graduate school.
  • It’s also okay that I didn’t do anything significant in my gap year.
  • I can’t magically be thin when I got food pushed in front of me ALL THE TIME when I’m at home.
  • I managed NOT to gain weight at all for a year. Well done me.
  • I have a Bachelor degree in Biological Science and it was not worthless.

Fuck I hate family gathering. At least I got some money out of it.

Jan 30 '14
mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

MANTA’S NAMED AS A PROTECTED SPECIES IN INDONESIA
The Jakarta Post | 28 Jan 2014
The Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister has declared the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) and oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) as protected fish species as they are facing an increased threat of extinction.
"In the beginning of 2014, we have decided on the protection of two manta ray species," said Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister Sharif C.Sutardjo on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The protection on the two manta ray species is stipulated in fisheries and maritime affairs ministerial decree (Permen) No.04/2014 on manta ray protection status.
During the last 10 years, the reef manta ray and oceanic manta ray populations have experienced quite an extreme decline of between 33 percent and 57 percent.
The decline has mostly occurred in areas where mantas are hunted by traditional fishermen in Nusa Tenggara waters such as in Alor, Flores, Lamakera, Lamalera and Lombok. They catch around 900-1,300 manta rays annually.
However, manta rays face the threat of extinction primarily due to overfishing driven by the high demand for their fish gills being used as traditional medicine in China.
"Mantas are our asset as an attraction for maritime tourism in Berau [East Kalimantan]; Komodo Islands in East Nusa Tenggara; Nusa Penida, Bali; and Raja Ampat [West Papua]," said Sharif.
One individual manta ray can contribute an economic value of Rp 9.75 billion (US$799,500) throughout its life, whereas dead the fish sells for only Rp 1 million each. (ebf)
Photo via Marine Megafauna Foundation

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

MANTA’S NAMED AS A PROTECTED SPECIES IN INDONESIA

The Jakarta Post | 28 Jan 2014

The Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister has declared the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) and oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) as protected fish species as they are facing an increased threat of extinction.

"In the beginning of 2014, we have decided on the protection of two manta ray species," said Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Minister Sharif C.Sutardjo on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency.

The protection on the two manta ray species is stipulated in fisheries and maritime affairs ministerial decree (Permen) No.04/2014 on manta ray protection status.

During the last 10 years, the reef manta ray and oceanic manta ray populations have experienced quite an extreme decline of between 33 percent and 57 percent.

The decline has mostly occurred in areas where mantas are hunted by traditional fishermen in Nusa Tenggara waters such as in Alor, Flores, Lamakera, Lamalera and Lombok. They catch around 900-1,300 manta rays annually.

However, manta rays face the threat of extinction primarily due to overfishing driven by the high demand for their fish gills being used as traditional medicine in China.

"Mantas are our asset as an attraction for maritime tourism in Berau [East Kalimantan]; Komodo Islands in East Nusa Tenggara; Nusa Penida, Bali; and Raja Ampat [West Papua]," said Sharif.

One individual manta ray can contribute an economic value of Rp 9.75 billion (US$799,500) throughout its life, whereas dead the fish sells for only Rp 1 million each. (ebf)

Jan 25 '14
rhamphotheca:

Mine was…
“We recommend washing wild mushrooms as little as possible to avoid making them soggy.”

Mine was: Kluat Research Station

rhamphotheca:

Mine was…

We recommend washing wild mushrooms as little as possible to avoid making them soggy.”

Mine was: Kluat Research Station