A message from rdthms
while you're my favorite science blog by far, what are some of your favorites? (Sorry if this has been asked ad nauseum but I couldn't find anything in your FAQ) thanks!

rhamphotheca:

Why thank you gatinho. Here are a few just off the top of my head…

SCIENCE BLOGS:

http://alex-does-science.tumblr.com

http://libutron.tumblr.com

http://palaeopedia.tumblr.com

http://astronomy-to-zoology.tumblr.com

http://ichthyologist.tumblr.com

http://griseus.tumblr.com

http://metazoa-etcetera.tumblr.com

I love you Paxon

sciencealert:

Blind Mexican cavefish froze its internal body clock to save energy: http://bit.ly/103jBUq

sciencealert:

Blind Mexican cavefish froze its internal body clock to save energy: http://bit.ly/103jBUq

sfbaymsi:

Midnight Parrotfish, Scarus coelestinus. 
This parrot fish comes in blue or black. Their heads lack scales, and feature a blue band between the eyes. These fish live in tropical coral reefs in places like Bermuda, Florida, and Brazil.
The Midnight Parrotfish feed on algae growing on the coral reefs. Parrotfish get their name from their specially adapted teeth, which look like a parrot’s beak. This adaptation (a physical characteristic or behavior that helps an organism survive), helps the fish to scrape algae from the coral. This is an important ecological function because if there were no parrotfish, the algae could grow so thick that it would suffocate the coral.
[vidoe via expertvillage]

sfbaymsi:

Midnight Parrotfish, Scarus coelestinus.

This parrot fish comes in blue or black. Their heads lack scales, and feature a blue band between the eyes. These fish live in tropical coral reefs in places like Bermuda, Florida, and Brazil.

The Midnight Parrotfish feed on algae growing on the coral reefs. Parrotfish get their name from their specially adapted teeth, which look like a parrot’s beak. This adaptation (a physical characteristic or behavior that helps an organism survive), helps the fish to scrape algae from the coral. This is an important ecological function because if there were no parrotfish, the algae could grow so thick that it would suffocate the coral.

[vidoe via expertvillage]

I need to buy one of those navy blue collared shirts with anchors all over it. advertise a bit

Beach tomorrow

Beach tomorrow

griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.
by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark
video Camila rayen Barría Cárdenas

griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.

by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark