name: Jonas, Age: 24,
I am a man who happens to be a Transsexual.
*I am a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor
* I am currently in a relationship with a man who is absolutely amazing.
*I am Sioux Native American.
*I am a medical student at Sanford-brown college.
I am a huge gamer, and serious batman nerd. I love tim burton, edgar allen poe, and my sugar gliders [of course i love my boyfriend also]

 

http://amethystveins.tumblr.com/post/94718520674/you-know-what-guys-i-am-so-pissed-about-this-shark

amethystveins:

you know what guys i am so pissed about this shark week thing i need to say some stuff here. i have been working offshore for 4 months now and i got to learn a lot of things about the ocean and sea creatures. here on the oil rig we have divers and they dive EVERY day to get their job done so they…

marine-biologist-aron-howells:

The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare element called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.
Self-sexing vanadium-secreting intestine-rock thing is actually calledPyura chilensis (terser, though less descriptive), and it’s found off the coast of Chile and Peru. Locals eat it raw or in stews, and non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.” Sort of what you’d expect from a meat-rock, I guess? Maybe that’s the vanadium, which is also found in crude oil and tar sands — creatures like P. chilensis can have up to 10 million times more vanadium in their bodies than is found in the surrounding water, for no obvious reason.
Source: http://grist.org/list/crazy-living-rock-is-one-of-the-weirdest-creatures-weve-ever-seen/

marine-biologist-aron-howells:

The fact that this sea creature looks exactly like a rock with guts is not even the weirdest thing about it. It’s also completely immobile like a rock — it eats by sucking in water and filtering out microorganisms — and its clear blood mysteriously secretes a rare element called vanadium. Also, it’s born male, becomes hermaphroditic at puberty, and reproduces by tossing clouds of sperm and eggs into the surrounding water and hoping they knock together. Nature, you are CRAZY.

Self-sexing vanadium-secreting intestine-rock thing is actually calledPyura chilensis (terser, though less descriptive), and it’s found off the coast of Chile and Peru. Locals eat it raw or in stews, and non-locals describe the taste as “bitter” and “soapy” with a “weird iodine flavor.” Sort of what you’d expect from a meat-rock, I guess? Maybe that’s the vanadium, which is also found in crude oil and tar sands — creatures like P. chilensis can have up to 10 million times more vanadium in their bodies than is found in the surrounding water, for no obvious reason.

Source: http://grist.org/list/crazy-living-rock-is-one-of-the-weirdest-creatures-weve-ever-seen/

qloobs:

lmao nice genes did ur parents pick them out for u

megacosms:

Here’s some more screenshots of the MRI of my brain. 

aviatior:

Stem cells heal severely damaged artery in lab study

Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can totally restore a severely damaged artery.

aviatior:

Stem cells heal severely damaged artery in lab study

Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated that baboon embryonic stem cells can totally restore a severely damaged artery.

Greenbottle Blue Tarantula

sir-p-audax:

Well, I’ve had my caffeine, and that means I’M HYPED UP. Let’s talk about spiders!

Upon request, I give you one of the coolest colored tarantulas out there (aside from the ornamentals, which are a personal favorite): the Greenbottle Blue Tarantula!

… Okay, who named this? Anyway,…

griseus:

RARE CASE OF CONJOINED TWIN DOLPHINS IN TURKEY

This is a rare case of polycephaly (two heads) in dolphins… but not the first. They were found on a beach in Turkey on 5 August 2014.
Conjoined twins (‘Siamese twins’) are well known in man, in domestic and laboratory mammals, domestic and wild birds and in wild and captive-bred reptiles, amphibians and fishes, but are very rarely described in wild mammals. The precise incidence is unknown, most likely due to high prenatal and antenatal mortality. Almost all known cases of conjoined twins in wild mammals concern unborn embryos and fetus found during dissection of the pregnant dead female.
In 2005, a case of conjoined twins was reported, from a newborn bottlenose found in Netherlands back n 1917. Here a table of published case of symmetrical conjoined twins in cetaceans. Also, this year (2014) a siamese gray whale calves were found in Mexico


Source for photo & info: CNN Turkey 
Reference (open access): Kompanje 2005.  A case of symmetrical conjoined twins in a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Mammalia, Cetacea)

griseus:

RARE CASE OF CONJOINED TWIN DOLPHINS IN TURKEY

This is a rare case of polycephaly (two heads) in dolphins… but not the first. They were found on a beach in Turkey on 5 August 2014.

Conjoined twins (‘Siamese twins’) are well known in man, in domestic and laboratory mammals, domestic and wild birds and in wild and captive-bred reptiles, amphibians and fishes, but are very rarely described in wild mammals. The precise incidence is unknown, most likely due to high prenatal and antenatal mortality. Almost all known cases of conjoined twins in wild mammals concern unborn embryos and fetus found during dissection of the pregnant dead female.

In 2005, a case of conjoined twins was reported, from a newborn bottlenose found in Netherlands back n 1917. Here a table of published case of symmetrical conjoined twins in cetaceans. Also, this year (2014) a siamese gray whale calves were found in Mexico

griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.
by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark
video Camila rayen Barría Cárdenas

griseus:

this is a baby redspotted catshark (Schroederichthys chilensis) still in its egg case. He’s not ready to hatch, is still in 4 stage of 6 stage of development.

by the way, the first layers were removed to show the embryo, this does not affect the development of the shark