Gooseneck Barnacle (Pollicipes polymerus)
Also known as the leaf barnacle Pollicipes polymerus is a species of stalked barnacle that is distributed throughout the north eastern Pacific Ocean, ranging from southern Alaska to Baja California. Like most barnacles it mainly inhabits the intertidal zone and is most common in exposed areas with alot of wave activity. P. polymerus is an omnivore and feeds my extending its cirri and filtering the water around itself for a variety of small invertebrates and organic materials.
Images: Minette Layne and Foucachon
El Tesoro de Juan Fernándes
James Chapman’s animal sounds illustrations are so cool!
Fritz Kahn. The Cycle of Virtue and Substance. 1929.
Unfortunately, what our creations are breathing out, our bodies can not consume. The cycle is broken.
Les Claypool by Alfredo Caceres
edited : Jellyfish Lake → DrTeNFeet
christmas tree worms | by antoinette marie
That’s science, bitches!
Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
Source: Giant Pacific Octopus - All About Octopuses (National Aquarium Baltimore)
Scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of the White Continent’s underbelly - its rock bed.
Called simply BEDMAP, this startling view of the landscape beneath the ice incorporates decades of survey data acquired by planes, satellites, ships and even people on dog-drawn sleds. It is remarkable to think that less than 1% of this rock base projects above the continent’s frozen veil.
In the map at the top of this page, the highest elevations are marked in red/black. The light blue colour shows the extent of the continental shelf.