biomorphosis:

Sapphirina copepod, a.k.a. "sea sapphire" is a tiny shrimp like crustacean that makes up the bottom of the food chain. The microscopic layers of crystal plates inside their cells catch light and reflect back different hues, from bright gold to deep blue that resembles like a gem. 

When they’re abundant near the water’s surface the sea shimmers like diamonds falling from the sky. Japanese name this kind of water, “tama-mizu”, jeweled water. Combine this nifty trick with the sea sapphire’s impressively transparent body, and you have an animal as radiant as a star in one moment, and invisible in the next.

Timestamp: 1404775391

biomorphosis:

Sapphirina copepod, a.k.a. "sea sapphire" is a tiny shrimp like crustacean that makes up the bottom of the food chain. The microscopic layers of crystal plates inside their cells catch light and reflect back different hues, from bright gold to deep blue that resembles like a gem. 

When they’re abundant near the water’s surface the sea shimmers like diamonds falling from the sky. Japanese name this kind of water, “tama-mizu”, jeweled water. Combine this nifty trick with the sea sapphire’s impressively transparent body, and you have an animal as radiant as a star in one moment, and invisible in the next.

(Source: slepykot, via tuesdayblouse)

sigurdl:

just another cold day in Norway

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Timestamp: 1389567053

sigurdl:

just another cold day in Norway

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buzzfeed:

Modern Day Ruins: there’s an underwater strip club in the Red Sea, but sadly it’s been abandoned. 

(Source: BuzzFeed, via dannybrito)

Timestamp: 1375831270

buzzfeed:

Modern Day Ruins: there’s an underwater strip club in the Red Sea, but sadly it’s been abandoned. 

(Source: BuzzFeed, via dannybrito)

phoebebishopwright:

albino stingray

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mucholderthen:

I CEPHALOPODI
Cephalopods of Naples

From an 1896 monograph by Giuseppe Jatta.  The illustrator is Comingio Merculiano (1845- 1915), a professional watercolor painter hired in 1885 by prof. Anton Dohrn as in-house illustrator for the Naples Zoological Station, and one of the best scientific illustrators to date. This book on cephalopods is his masterpiece.

via BibliOdyssey: Neapolitan Cephalopods

Images hosted by the Biodiversity Heritage Library on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution

(via undetermined)

Timestamp: 1371689075

mucholderthen:

I CEPHALOPODI
Cephalopods of Naples

From an 1896 monograph by Giuseppe Jatta.  The illustrator is Comingio Merculiano (1845- 1915), a professional watercolor painter hired in 1885 by prof. Anton Dohrn as in-house illustrator for the Naples Zoological Station, and one of the best scientific illustrators to date. This book on cephalopods is his masterpiece.

via BibliOdyssey: Neapolitan Cephalopods

Images hosted by the Biodiversity Heritage Library on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution

(via undetermined)

(Source: lumineon, via dannybrito)

transf0rmer:

aqua-rius:

fearlings:

i can always sit and watch the way the rain hits the waters surface

i could watch this forever

i can hear it in my head. lovely.

(Source: headlikeanorange, via undetermined)

Timestamp: 1366074385

transf0rmer:

aqua-rius:

fearlings:

i can always sit and watch the way the rain hits the waters surface

i could watch this forever

i can hear it in my head. lovely.

(Source: headlikeanorange, via undetermined)

kellylikes:

moira spies a cuttlefish (first panel in a new comic)

Timestamp: 1364920259

kellylikes:

moira spies a cuttlefish (first panel in a new comic)