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Other girls: Starbucks, iPhone, boy bands, Uggs and yoga pants, John Green, endless drama over boys

Me: impeccable waistcoat, Federalist Papers, loose constructionist, endless drama w/ Aaron Burr, I am Alexander Hamilton

collectiveassbutts:

momamiaaa:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!

jellyfish sting for their prey not for predators

Yeah, the “lack of predators” is a myth. From the website of the organization that leads snorkeling tours in Jellyfish lake: “Indeed, golden jellyfish supplement their diet by using stinging cells called nematocysts to capture minute animals that live in the open water of the lake. Thus, just like jellyfish everywhere, the golden jellyfish of Ongeim’l Tketau do sting. This fact belies the most persistent myth about these jellyfish: that they are stingless, a condition said to have evolved uniquely in this lake as the jellyfish gradually grew to depend solely upon their algae for energy. However, as the myth of the stingless jellyfish attests, and as thousands of visitors who have swum among these animals will concur, the sting of the golden jellyfish is undetectable (except on sensitive tissue like lips) and no cause for concern.”Source

collectiveassbutts:

momamiaaa:

Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!

jellyfish sting for their prey not for predators

Yeah, the “lack of predators” is a myth. From the website of the organization that leads snorkeling tours in Jellyfish lake: “Indeed, golden jellyfish supplement their diet by using stinging cells called nematocysts to capture minute animals that live in the open water of the lake. Thus, just like jellyfish everywhere, the golden jellyfish of Ongeim’l Tketau do sting. This fact belies the most persistent myth about these jellyfish: that they are stingless, a condition said to have evolved uniquely in this lake as the jellyfish gradually grew to depend solely upon their algae for energy. However, as the myth of the stingless jellyfish attests, and as thousands of visitors who have swum among these animals will concur, the sting of the golden jellyfish is undetectable (except on sensitive tissue like lips) and no cause for concern.”

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ART+BIO COLLABORATIVE: Travel Opportunity!!

vcusis:

Interested in travel opportunities with field work in Scientific Art? This looks like A LOT of fun, and rather short term. Might be a nice way to come up with a few portfolio pieces.

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ISLAND LIFE: Tropical Field Studies of Art+Nature in Puerto Rico, June 7-14, 2014

DESERT LIFE: Field Studies of ART+Nature in the Southwest, August 9-16, 2014

http://www.artbiocollaborative.com/education

these look so wonderful go check em out

(via scientificillustration)