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Tag: marine life

Underwater biodiversity done in stunning paper craft. The word you’re looking for is “wow.”

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By Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (link), via Colossal.

Surfboards via biomimicry. What if you design a board based on aquatic life shapes?

It might look like this…

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Otherwise known as the Surfph-o-Morph. There’s three designs by Giulio Iacchetti which you can check out here.

WHOA… Slow Life: Who needs timelapse sunsets and night skies when you have timelapse invertebrate awesomeness?!

I recommend watching this on full screen in HD mode, preferably in a dark place with head phones. It’ll feel so intimate, you’ll blush…

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

By Daniel Stoupin, via Colossal

Stunning photographs of marine invertebrates by Guido Mocafico. Seriously.

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By Guido Mocafico, via Sweet Station.

Not flower arrangement, but DIATOM arrangement. Yes, it’s a thing.

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Microscope slides by (from top to bottom) A.L. Brigger, W.M. Grant, W.M. Grant., and R.F. Behan, via Colossal. More here.

Prepare to squeal in cute overload: Cephalopod slumber party by @hine_art

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By Hiné Mizushima, via Sweet Station.

The Deep by PES. Remarkable stopmotion film of deep sea denizens

Whoa…

By PES. Via Stacy Thinx.

Brilliantly designed penguin conservation advocacy posters.

Wow. Nice…

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By Bittersuite, South Africa (full team details here). Via Fresh Photons.

Before Sharknado, there was this…

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“The Headington Shark is an unusual installation by sculptor John Buckley that features a shark crashing head-first through the roof of a home. Located at 2 New High Street in Headington, Oxford, England, the sculptural piece brings the comical fear of a Sharknado to life. Created in 1986 (long before the release of the Syfy television film) and renovated in 2007, the permanent installation still draws the entertained gaze of passersby.”

By John Buckley. Text via My Modern Met.

Not an angel, but a common clione (and a lovely photo of one too)

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By Franco Banfi, via Thinx. Also available as a Phylo card.

Large scale whale photos: epic and beautiful.

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“Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin captures some truly breathtaking shots of whales as a reminder of their beauty and existence in the vast oceans. The photographer manages to get full body shots of them, a feat that so few are able to achieve with such high quality, while revealing remarkable details of these aquatic mammoths. Browsing through his collection, one feels like they can actually reach out and touch the giant creatures, feeling the texture of their skin while examining the breadth of their bodies.”

By Bryant Austin. Text via My Modern Met.

This marine theme lamppost installation is brilliant!

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Another great ad from the Vancouver Aquarium, via Buzzfeed

So much beauty it almost makes up for the fact they poop through their mouths.

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Great ad from the Vancouver Aquarium, via Buzzfeed

This is why the dolphins don’t play with the narwhals.

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By Liz Climo

Alright, how much fun would a course called “Felt Microbiology 101″ be?

Especially, if you get to play with creations like the below (a giant euglena, giant amoeba, and giant daphnia)

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By Hiné Mizushima, via Thinx

A Rorschach test made from stunning invertebrate images

Specifically, the Portuguese man-of-war…

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By Aaron Ansarov, via Thinx

Who needs Pokemon cards, when you can get free CEPHALOPODA cards!

And these are just 10 of close to 500 different free biodiversity cards on the website, which are also playable as a game!

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If you want to print them out, go to Phylogame.org/cephalopoda, and click “print” (on the left sidebar). Then click on page “2” (near the top) and click “print” again. If you want to include card backs with these printouts, then download the card back (the link is on the left sidebar), flip your card printouts and print the back on the other side.

Crochet seafood (as in fish and chips and a shrimp salad)

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By Kate Jenkins, via Visual News

How are we ever going to evolve if you people keep pushing us back into the ocean?

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From Bizarro Comics.

How about a tea in the ribcage of a fully articulated 95-foot bowhead whale skeleton?

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“In 1831 the skeleton of a 95-foot bowhead whale was displayed in a pavilion at Charing Cross, as part of a tour that had also touched Ostend and Paris. Visitors could ascend a flight of steps to a stage set within the ribcage, where they could sit at a table and write puns in the guest book. (“Why should we be mourned for if killed by the falling of the bones of the whale? We should be be-wailed.”)”

Text via Futility Closet.

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