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I am into older guys you know...not older like 10 years, but older like 20, 30 years. Sometimes I act like a crazy bitch, but I am no bitch. Yeah, and don´t worry, I am not that cute as in that picture. It´s an old picture. I just like my fluffy hat. I need to take a new picture with my fluffy hat on.

 

libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 
This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depth; they also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.
An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.
Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 

This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depththey also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.

This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.

An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.

Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

griseus:

AWESOME: DEEP-SEA OCTOPUS CARES FOR HER EGGS FOR 4.5 YEARS

Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have observed a deep-sea octopus brooding its eggs for four and one half years—longer than any other known animal. Throughout this time, the female kept the eggs clean and guarded them from predators. This amazing feat represents an evolutionary balancing act between the benefits to the young octopuses of having plenty of time to develop within their eggs, and their mother’s ability to survive for years with little or no food. Although long-term observations of deep-sea animals are rare, the researchers propose that extended brooding periods may be common in the deep sea. Such extended life stages would need to be taken into account in assessing the effects of human activities on deep-sea animals. In any case, this strategy has apparently worked for Graneledone boreopacifica—it is one of the most common deep-sea octopuses in the Northeastern Pacific.

Close-up of the egg capsules in December, 2010

Empty egg cases, October 2011.

  • Reference (Open access): :Robison et al. 2014, Deep-sea octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) conducts the longest-known egg-brooding period of any animal. PLoS ONE 9
  • video: MBARI

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camellia-the-empress:

Sometimes I “wake up” in the middle of the night and there is something around me.

I’m lying in my bed and there are various things(?) surronding me, like once there was some being, or that my surroundings was not in the right order, there was stuff which is not supposed to be there. When I…

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My mother keeps asking why the hell I need new plushies all the time. This is why.

I am building an army.

Mr. Fichtner by Moi-Keiniku-Sang
Did I even put this here? Because I am quite proud on this and I think I didn´t put it here…oh, even if I did, I don´t care, here you are again.

Mr. Fichtner by Moi-Keiniku-Sang

Did I even put this here? Because I am quite proud on this and I think I didn´t put it here…oh, even if I did, I don´t care, here you are again.

I am too scared to go on Peter Capaldi tag.

My body is not ready for that.

I remember when I was like six years old, I was watching these czech fairy tales and I was like "I am marrying a prince one day, that´s for sure." and now I am looking at stills from no matter which Hobbit movie and I am like “Hell no, I am marrying a KING.”

That´s an interesting development.


kimgreene
Oh how times fly!! Me and William (Bill) Fichtner on the set of “Albino Alligator” 1996 and 18 yrs later on “In Service” 2014 #tbt #fbt #mua #ontheset

kimgreene

Oh how times fly!! Me and William (Bill) Fichtner on the set of “Albino Alligator” 1996 and 18 yrs later on “In Service” 2014 #tbt #fbt #mua #ontheset