Author: Mad as a Marine Biologist

💛Pikachu 🖤

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📣: Thecacera pacifica

slothes-and-gays:

Evolution was like oh you wanna be a vertebrate?? You want some fucken cartilage??? We can make that happen…….

pineapple-jarritos:

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slothes-and-gays:

Whenever I see a stingray skeleton I’m like oh that’s just one of those fake Target Halloween decorations like the skeleton spiders and shit but NO stingrays are actually Like That and it is concerning

montereybayaquarium:

montereybayaquarium:

BIOLOGY: ok so for personal hygiene we have a few opti-

JEWEL STAR: cover me in jaws

BIOLOGY: -what?

JEWEL STAR: a living carpet of destruction upon mine flesh, a barbed back of bestial horror, a sea of tearing talons to obliterate fouling foes

BIOLOGY:

JEWEL STAR:

BIOLOGY: bro

Behold the power of pedicellarias! These two and three-toothed pincers cover many a species of sea star. They keep the backs of the animal clean from plankton that may try to settle on them, and ward off pedestrians that may be ambling by. Some species have been seen to use their pedicellarias to catch food, including small fishes!

dankmemeuniversity:

Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry:

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show.

Is your bank on this list? Will you show consumer demand and switch? Will you write/tweet/tell your bank your opinion? 

Happy World Octopus Day! 

Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Malapascua, Philippines 

P.S. It’s Octopuses not octopi. 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

BLOG: Green Fins plays a part in the #BetterBoracay movement.:

Back in December 2018, I made my first-ever visit to Boracay. It was post-closure, and I was invited to speak about Green Fins with the diving and snorkeling industries. The snap closure was particularly hard on the communities but I felt like most people were taking advantage of the opportunities it presented. Here’s to being hopeful for a #BetterBoracay 🙂