The recent unprecedented video footage of a giant squid filmed in its deep ocean habitat has renewed interest in the enormous — and yet still mysterious — species. It’s believed that giant squid (genus Architeuthis) can grow up to 55 feet long. The individual captured on video via a small submarine located in the North Pacific Ocean was about 30 feet long and silver and gold in color, marine biologist Edie Widder, who helped to shoot the footage, said. Her colleague Tsunemi Kubodera added that the squid was missing its two longest tentacles. Cephalopod experts are intrigued by the world record footage.
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Happy Valentines Day! (Late??)
Angel!Derek and Devil!Stiles…he is the PLAID DEVIL~ 8D
Stiles pokes fun at Derek for always wearing white and MAYBE grey. Like for real, it’s after labor day and he’s seen angels wear colors other than white. Derek just has no imagination.
Also I want a fanfic where Stiles and Derek are Scott’s shoulder devil & angel. Stiles always wants to take him on the path that ROCKS and Derek is like NO SCOTT DON’T DO THAT. It would be horrible and tragic because they’d be the worst shoulder angel/devil combo ever. Vangoghstars was like “THE ONLY THING THEY CAN AGREE UPON IS MURDER.” Thank god Scott is a cream puff of sweetness.
“ Everybody knows that if female genitalia could speak, it would sound exactly like Enya.”
- Dylan Moran
Yes, that quote is directly relevant to a Sterek subway car blowjob, shut up.
When Fanged Dwarf Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth
by Gisela Telis
Some dinosaurs were weirder than others. Long before Stegosaurus and Triceratops stomped the earth, heterodontosaurs scampered about the supercontinent Pangaea armed with porcupinelike bristles and sharp, protruding fangs. The housecat-sized family has been the source of debate for decades.
Because heterodontosaurs’ prominent canines resembled those of carnivores, some paleontologists have argued that the creatures supplemented their plant-based diets with insects or small animals. Others have claimed that the vampire fangs were mostly for show, used to spar with rivals for mates or to scare away predators. Now Pegomastax africanus may settle the question. This 2-foot-tall genus of heterodontosaur—which was unearthed in the 1960s but languished in a museum drawer until now—has a parrotlike skull and the genus’s distinctive fangs.
But microscopic analysis of the wear marks on its teeth and a reconstructed flesh model of its close cousin, Heterodontosaurus, suggest it used its mighty choppers to nip and spar, and not for wholesale meat-eating, researchers report online today in ZooKeys. By filling in more of the heterodontosaur family tree, the rediscovered Pegomastax could shed light on the family’s origins, and why they declined and disappeared long before dinosaurs as a whole went extinct.
(via: Science NOW) (Photo, Video, and Sculpting by Tyler Keillor)