libutron:

Red Beach - The March of the Red Crabs

What you see in the five first photos are baby Christmas Island Red Crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis (Decapoda - Gecarcinidae), emerging from the ocean, and making their way to the forest, as seen in January of this 2014.

These crabs are endemic to the Christmas Island. For most of the year the red crabs are found within forest, but each year these crabs must migrate to the coast to breed (last photo). The estimated population of adult red crabs on Christmas Island was 43.7 million in 2001, so the migration is really impressive.

The arrival of the monsoonal rains allows increased activity of red crabs and stimulates the annual migration. During this breeding migration red crabs, like other terrestrial gecarcinids, must abandon their home ranges and travel down to the coast to mate and spawn. The downward migration normally requires at least a week, and the crabs migrate mainly during the first few hours of the morning and in the late afternoon.

The males excavate burrows, which they must defend from other males, on the lowest shore terraces; mating occurs in or near the burrows. Soon after mating the males start the journey back inland to the forest, while the females lay their eggs and remain in the burrows for 2 weeks. At the end of the incubation period the females vacate their burrows and make their way to the coastal cliffs, which almost completely surround the island, to cast their eggs into the ocean. The females usually release their eggs into the sea toward dawn, around the turn of the high tide, and then they return to the forest.

Eggs hatch immediately in the sea and the larvae (now called megalope) live in the sea for about a month before returning to land as juvenile crabs. These juvenile crabs start a first migration to the forest as seen in the first photos.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Kirsty Faulkner | Locality: Christmas Island (2014)

berryciesta:

batbcomic:

designerreign:

If Belle never found the castle…

A thousand times reblog

Tale as old as timeOlder than that guyBeauty and Maurice

berryciesta:

batbcomic:

designerreign:

If Belle never found the castle…

A thousand times reblog

Tale as old as time
Older than that guy
Beauty and Maurice

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brianmichaelbendis:

USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the live-action Powers TV show coming this winter to the PlayStation network
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/09/16/powers-tv-exclusive-first-look/15712229/
Every PSN user in the US will receive the first episode of Powers for free and PlayStation Plus members will be able to view the entire season for free.
All volumes of the Eisner award-winning Powers series are available through Marvel/icon or digitally through comixology.  yum yum.
https://www.comixology.com/Powers-Vol-1/comics-series/4546

brianmichaelbendis:

USA Today has the first look at our kick ass cast for the live-action Powers TV show coming this winter to the PlayStation network

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/09/16/powers-tv-exclusive-first-look/15712229/

Every PSN user in the US will receive the first episode of Powers for free and PlayStation Plus members will be able to view the entire season for free.

All volumes of the Eisner award-winning Powers series are available through Marvel/icon or digitally through comixology.  yum yum.

https://www.comixology.com/Powers-Vol-1/comics-series/4546

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zayndehaan:

marvel movies that need to be made, stat.

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professionaldaydreamer2:

recoveringfromcfs:

stanley-tsaii:

Just a set of quick photos I did for class.

Chronic illness 101.

YESSSSSS this is so much better than spoons (also the “lil battery indicator on the wrist” idea is so cute)

The spoon theory has never resonated with me. I’ve always preferred to think of it as action points.

Bad weather? I’ve been hit with a debuff that makes my AP recharge at half speed. Pain or balance issue? CRITICAL HIT, TURN IS SKIPPED, DAY IS SHOT.

Sadly, stretching the same analogy a little further has not gotten me awesome magical abilities when I level up.

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Scott has forbidden me from becoming an Assquatch artist.

I forbade him from growing a walrus mustache so we’re even.

ursulavernon:

favabean05:

nickfnry:

unexplained-events:

Some people take taxidermy to an entirely new level of creepy…

WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCKKKK

Oh god, it’s Assquatch.

Um. That’s the technical name. That’s a taxidermied white-tailed deer butt, flipped over so the tail makes the beard. There are people who work very hard to shave and shape the hair to make a nose.

The mouth is…well, it’s exactly what you think it probably is. Putting teeth in them and making it look like lips is the true test of the assquatch artist.

I wish like hell I was making this up, but I’m not.

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nicoleanell:

sjwashere:

fleurdulys:

i don’t understand how can anyone hate gaius baltar and this is not going to be well-written meta (english is hard when you have so many feelings) but just one observation that sums up my feelings about him

this is a man who spent part of the series being held captive by both humans and cylons, he was tortured by both humans and cylons and after all the horrible shit he went through (and i’m sorry, if you don’t believe gaius went through really terrible things then you haven’t been paying attention) he says something like “i love living” and i think that’s the thing we should all learn from gaius: life is a gift no matter how hard it gets and no matter how much you fuck it up, life is a gift and gaius understands this.

Tumblr ate my meta, grr!

Long story slightly shorter…

When people dismiss Gaius as simply being the villain it’s more a case of them casually viewing the show without really looking much beyond the surface.

The hero and villain of BSG is one and the same entity and it is not one person but human nature itself.

What is arguably the biggest theme of BSG? The idea of being ‘Worthy of Survival’.

How do you challenge this theme? And who do you use to symbolically tell it to fuck off?

Get the character who has the largest most wide reaching sin (the destruction of mankind), make him accept his sin and embrace life in spite of it.

In the end, worthy of survival becomes survival because life is inherently good and should be enjoyed.

Gaius Baltar was god’s way of saying fuck you to people ascribing definitions of value on human life.

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why-i-love-comics:

AVX: Vs. #6 - “Science Battle!” (2012)

written by Kathryn Immonenart by Stuart Immonen

why-i-love-comics:

AVX: Vs. #6 - “Science Battle!” (2012)

written by Kathryn Immonen
art by Stuart Immonen

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congalineofdurin:

alt-j:

why is James spelled with an s. why is it plural. more than 1 Jame. how many James.

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