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aleyma:

John MacWhirter, June in the Austrian Tyrol, 1892 (source).
Apr 20

aleyma:

John MacWhirter, June in the Austrian Tyrol, 1892 (source).

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moreanimalia:

Baby leaf tailed geckos from Enigmatic Reptiles !
Apr 20

moreanimalia:

Baby leaf tailed geckos from Enigmatic Reptiles !

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stumpytheorca:

Dorsal fin collapse or FFS, Flacid fin syndrome is seen very commonly in the orcas kept in captivity, It is not as common in the wild and if it is seen its more often caused by a boating accident/fight than the environment.
No-one knows for certain why they fall in captivity though it could be due to many reasons that are mentioned in this great scientific paper - [link]
The most common factor however is that at marine parks orca spend a large amount of time at the surface or out of water, whereas in the wild roughly 80% of their time is spent underwater where the water pressure helps to keep their fin up. In captivity gravity is slowly pulling it down.
Another common factor with dorsal fins which differs from captive to wild whales is the way they eat. Captive orcas are given frozen dead fish whereas wild capture and kill their own. Eating frozen fish doesn’t allow collagen to be created properly a vital fat used in keeping the fin upright.I know this really hasn’t any effect on the whales overall health but if something has been warped so unnaturally compared to in the wild it should be a concern as to what may be happening internally.Disclaimer- I cannot confirm that the above quote on the image is correct but it does display how much a fin can ‘flop’  (x) (the orca is kanduke)


I always thought they were depressed and that’s why their fin collapses.
Apr 20

stumpytheorca:

Dorsal fin collapse or FFS, Flacid fin syndrome is seen very commonly in the orcas kept in captivity, It is not as common in the wild and if it is seen its more often caused by a boating accident/fight than the environment.

No-one knows for certain why they fall in captivity though it could be due to many reasons that are mentioned in this great scientific paper - [link]

The most common factor however is that at marine parks orca spend a large amount of time at the surface or out of water, whereas in the wild roughly 80% of their time is spent underwater where the water pressure helps to keep their fin up. In captivity gravity is slowly pulling it down.

Another common factor with dorsal fins which differs from captive to wild whales is the way they eat. Captive orcas are given frozen dead fish whereas wild capture and kill their own. Eating frozen fish doesn’t allow collagen to be created properly a vital fat used in keeping the fin upright.

I know this really hasn’t any effect on the whales overall health but if something has been warped so unnaturally compared to in the wild it should be a concern as to what may be happening internally.

Disclaimer- I cannot confirm that the above quote on the image is correct but it does display how much a fin can ‘flop’  (x)
(the orca is kanduke)

I always thought they were depressed and that’s why their fin collapses.

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Apr 20

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Apr 20

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"I love people who are open-minded. People who just vibe with whatever you talk about. You can talk about anything and everything."

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Apr 20
Apr 20

heythereuniverse:

Clouds Detected on Alien Planet —New Hubble Discovery | TheDailyGalaxy

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led by researchers in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago report they have definitively characterized the atmosphere of a super-Earth class planet orbiting another star for the first time.

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thegreenwolf:

People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow. 

It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.
Apr 20

blue-author:

thegreenwolf:

People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow. 

It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.

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Apr 19

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"So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it."

- Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead)

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Apr 19

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."

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Apr 18

rebirthofalibra:

razorshapes:

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marioandboris:

a big hug
Apr 18

marioandboris:

a big hug