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currentsinbiology:

Octopus supermom sets egg-brooding record

A female deep-sea octopus has broke the record for egg brooding. The mom, a Graneledone boreopacifica, held her eggs in her arms for 4.5 years, until they hatched—and she apparently died. Scientists first spotted her and her eggs in 2007 during one of their regular visits, via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to the deep-sea habitat of Monterey Submarine Canyon off the coast of California. She was perched on a rocky outcrop 1397 meters below the ocean’s surface, with her arms curled around her clutch (see video above). Over the next 53 months, the scientists returned to the outcrop 18 times—and each time, there was the female, still patiently guarding her eggs, they report today in PLOS ONE. During their visits, they noticed that she never ate; rather than hunting crabs and shrimp, she pushed them away anytime they got too close to her eggs. She even ignored a tempting bit of crabmeat the scientists extended to her by means of one of the ROV’s arms. They suspect that she may have ingested damaged or unfertilized eggs to stay alive, but the marathon egg brooding took its toll. When the scientists first saw her, she was a pale purple, but over time she turned a ghostly white, her mantle shrank, her skin slackened, and her eyes grew cloudy. The researchers last saw her in September 2011. On their next visit the following month, she was gone; female octopuses invariably die after brooding. Only the tattered remnants of her empty egg capsules remained, indicating a successful hatch.

This female octopus grew frail during the years she spent brooding her eggs.

currentsinbiology:

Octopus supermom sets egg-brooding record

A female deep-sea octopus has broke the record for egg brooding. The mom, a Graneledone boreopacifica, held her eggs in her arms for 4.5 years, until they hatched—and she apparently died. Scientists first spotted her and her eggs in 2007 during one of their regular visits, via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to the deep-sea habitat of Monterey Submarine Canyon off the coast of California. She was perched on a rocky outcrop 1397 meters below the ocean’s surface, with her arms curled around her clutch (see video above). Over the next 53 months, the scientists returned to the outcrop 18 times—and each time, there was the female, still patiently guarding her eggs, they report today in PLOS ONE. During their visits, they noticed that she never ate; rather than hunting crabs and shrimp, she pushed them away anytime they got too close to her eggs. She even ignored a tempting bit of crabmeat the scientists extended to her by means of one of the ROV’s arms. They suspect that she may have ingested damaged or unfertilized eggs to stay alive, but the marathon egg brooding took its toll. When the scientists first saw her, she was a pale purple, but over time she turned a ghostly white, her mantle shrank, her skin slackened, and her eyes grew cloudy. The researchers last saw her in September 2011. On their next visit the following month, she was gone; female octopuses invariably die after brooding. Only the tattered remnants of her empty egg capsules remained, indicating a successful hatch.

This female octopus grew frail during the years she spent brooding her eggs.

licieoic:

"The Pain of Letting Her Go" - Digital Oil Painting

The Ninth Doctor, before sending Rose home in “Parting of the Ways” and the Tenth Doctor, before putting the dimensional hopper around Rose’s neck in “Doomsday.” Same man. Same pain.

This is NOT a Photoshop filter, every stroke is painted by me.

He killed my mentor. I want him killed just as badly as you do.

fyeahchochang:

quidditch teams by dolle

itsthechocolatemilkparty:

 Floral jacket, floral coat, the family business.  x

neueports:

ohreinababyy:

phatbootycuties:

Rhythmic Gymnast Shin Soo-ji’s First Pitch. Impressive.

3rd guyy is all set to smash.

plottin on the low, schemin on the low

ibtasem:

heartsthatdaywilltremble:

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”

and this is what the western news don´t show. Educated and Covered Muslim women are unimaginable for them.

What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?

friendly reminder:

jupiterjazzed:

critical thought ≠ hate

calling out queerbaiting ≠ hate

asking for representation ≠ hate

pointing out misrepresentation ≠ hate

pointing out cultural appropriation ≠ hate

acknowledging problematic shit in anything ≠ hate

luanna255:

Just some badass East Asian/Southeast Asian actresses who I’d love to see in more things. I was doing research for a fancast and although most of these ended up not being useful to me, I thought putting them together in one post might make a useful resource for people trying to find an actress of the right age/ethnicity (for fancasts, etc.)

So, here you are! :-)

Michelle Yeoh (age 51) - Chinese/Malaysian

Ming-Na Wen (age 50) - Chinese

Li Gong (age 48) - Chinese

Lucy Liu (age 45) - Chinese

Grace Park (age 39) - Korean

Linda Park (age 35) - Korean

Zhang Ziyi (age 35) - Chinese

Maggie Q (age 34) - Vietnamese (+Irish/Polish/French on the other side)

Rinko Kikuchi (age 33) - Japanese

Jamie Chung (age 30) - Korean

What was striking to me doing this research is that there seem to be far fewer well-known Japanese actresses compared to Chinese or even Korean… anyone have any idea why that would be?

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  G R A C E  P A R K
14/03/74

exgynocraticgrrl:

[Gifset text reads:

"There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’

White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.

Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.

If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.

So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.

[Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]

Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)

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