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Orange Sea Pen (Ptilosarcus gurneyi)

…a species of sea pen is native to the waters around British Columbia to Central California. Like other cnidarians orange sea pens are colonial and consist of multiple animals known as zooids. Although they are considered sessile, they can move very slowly and can bury themselves if disturbed. They accomplish this by releasing water from their canal system. Orange sea pens luminescence as well, the light is produced from mucous that is released when the colony is touched. Like all cnidarians, orange sea pens feed on passing plankton which are dispatched by their stinging cells.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Pennatulacea-Pennatulidae-Ptilosarcus-P.gurneyi

Images: Toby Hudson and calacademy.org

astronomy-to-zoology:

Pom-pom Anemone (Liponema brevicornis)

Also known as the tentacle shedding anemone, the pom-pom anemone is a species of sea anemone found in deep water in the north east Pacific. Like other anemones the pom-pom anemone is a carnivore and will attempt to eat any small animals unfortunate enough to swim into its tentacles. Pom-pom anemones are also fed on by sea spiders who steal tentacles from it. Although it usually lives a sessile lifestyle, the pom-pom anemone does not attach its self to a substrate and it can roll itself up like a rug and drift with the current like a tumbleweed, stopping when it reaches a solid object. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Hexacorallia-Actiniaria-Nyantheae-Thenaria-Liponematidae-Liponema-brevicornis

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The Fall (2006).

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Look at these assholes, forgetting to tag their porn

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Have a great weekend, Tumblr. 

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Asian Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea) eats at table like a proper little gentleman… until he doesn’t. :3

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

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Adolph Hitler, 1935

For all you pro-gun-control / gun-registration advocates … don’t forget the father of the movement and the first time it was implemented! When the government is the only one with guns, its a slippery slope, indeed.

He also famously said, “How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.” Still true today.

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very interesting.  while this is not proof that gun control does not work, it is a powerful supporting claim to the argument that gun control may not ultimately solve the problem of unnecessary gun violence.

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micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

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