raptorbirds:

Grifo (Gyps fulvus) (by Pinto Moreira)

raptorbirds:

Grifo (Gyps fulvus) (by Pinto Moreira)

Common Shark Myths

fastpuck:

the-shark-blog:

Myth: Sharks are hungry man eaters looking for any chance to attack.

FactSharks are not hunting humans. Most “attacks” on humans are mistakes due to poor water visibility or are inquisitive bites. This is why there are so many more bites than fatalities.

Myth: Sharks are all the same.

FactShark species are incredibly diverse with very different sizes, shapes, habitats, diets and behaviors. There are approximately 500 shark species, but only three (white, tiger and bull) are responsible for the majority of all bites.

Myth: All sharks are voracious predators.

FactBasking sharks and whale sharks, the two largest species of sharks, are filter feeders that feed on fish eggs and other tiny organisms.

Myth: The only good shark is a dead shark.

Fact: Sharks play a vital role in keeping marine ecosystems balanced and healthy. Additionally, sharks help coastal economies through ecotourism. Many people are willing to pay large sums of money for the opportunity to dive with sharks.

Myth: If a shark attack has not occurred, it means they do not live in that area.

FactSharks inhabit all of the world’s oceans – from inshore, coastal waters to the open, deep-blue sea – and some can even be found in freshwater rivers and lakes.

Myth: Sharks have walnut-sized brains.

Fact: Sharks can exhibit complex social behavior and some species can communicate with body language, live in groups and even hunt in packs. Sharks and rays have some of the largest brains among all fish, with brain-to-body ratios similar to birds and mammals.

Myth: All sharks must swim constantly.

Fact: While most sharks do need to swim continuously in order to pass water over their gills and breathe, some sharks are able to actively pump water over their gills while resting on the sea floor.

Myth: Shark fins grow back if they are cut off.

Fact: A finned shark thrown overboard will drown, bleed to death or be eaten by other sharks.

Myth: Shark fins are flavorsome, nutritious and offer medicinal properties.

Fact: Shark fins offer no flavor or nutritional value. In fact, as top predators, sharks accumulate contaminants from their prey, such as mercury, which has serious health effects even at low doses.

Myth: Sharks have no predators.

Fact: The greatest threat to sharks is HUMANS. Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins. We are disrupting the ocean ecosystem by killing too many sharks.

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read up my friends these are some good debunked myths

cannot stress enough that shark attacks are very VERY VERY RARELY actually deliberate attacks, they are mistakes and accidents!!!!

shark teeth are sharp and their jaws are strong, it’s nobody’s fault that their curious nibbles can still take entire chunks out of our flesh because we are squishy meatbags and have baby skin compared to them and indeed compared to a lot of sharks’ usual prey

huff huff

it’s their ocean not ours, yo

supercargautier:

22% of the announced roster are specifically female
another 11% are optionally male or female
truly, women are ripping down the gates of manhood as we speak

supercargautier:

22% of the announced roster are specifically female

another 11% are optionally male or female

truly, women are ripping down the gates of manhood as we speak

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..
just…

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…

vegan-yums:

Cinnamon pull apart fantails / Recipe

A message from Anonymous
Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
A reply from euclase

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

mishasminions:

tunte:

tom-aiac:

This is true art right here.

Humans are great

#PHOTOGRAPHY

raptorbirds:

Gyps fulvus (by Glenn van Windt)

raptorbirds:

Gyps fulvus (by Glenn van Windt)