Posts tagged ‘Science’

October 30th, 2012

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Abalone Cove looking north


Surge channel between Abalone Cove and Smugglers Cove

October 30th, 2012

Starfish lunchtime! They pry open a clam and then take out their…


starfish!


starfish eating lunch!

Starfish lunchtime!

They pry open a clam and then take out their stomach and it goes inside and grabs the clam and goes back into them, and then it looks like this. Something like that. NATURE

October 30th, 2012

This is a chiton. They have actual metal in their teeth! To help…



This is a chiton. They have actual metal in their teeth! To help them eat algae.

October 20th, 2012

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October 14th, 2012

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biolola:

100% Blue

actually, they’re not blue.

they’re iridescent and the reason why they look blue is because blue light measures at about 400-480 nanometers and the distance between the slits in a morpho’s scales (which look like mascara brushes) are about 200 nanometers apart. this is the magic distance to make them refract light to blue. if the distance between the slits was 165nm, then morphos would be violet.

obviously, I have an interest in this sort of thing. also i think these are Morpho menelaus menelaus, but that’s just based on what I can see of the black on the margins and on my judgement of the blue colour. they could be Morpho didius, too.

SCIENCE!!!

reposting for SCIENCE.

October 14th, 2012

truncatedurl: ceeainthereforthat: biolola: 100%…



truncatedurl:

ceeainthereforthat:

biolola:

100% Blue

actually, they’re not blue.

they’re iridescent and the reason why they look blue is because blue light measures at about 400-480 nanometers and the distance between the slits in a morpho’s scales (which look like mascara brushes) are about 200 nanometers apart. this is the magic distance to make them refract light to blue. if the distance between the slits was 165nm, then morphos would be violet.

obviously, I have an interest in this sort of thing. also i think these are Morpho menelaus menelaus, but that’s just based on what I can see of the black on the margins and on my judgement of the blue colour. they could be Morpho didius, too.

SCIENCE!!!

reposting for SCIENCE.

October 14th, 2012

truncatedurl: ceeainthereforthat: biolola: 100%…



truncatedurl:

ceeainthereforthat:

biolola:

100% Blue

actually, they’re not blue.

they’re iridescent and the reason why they look blue is because blue light measures at about 400-480 nanometers and the distance between the slits in a morpho’s scales (which look like mascara brushes) are about 200 nanometers apart. this is the magic distance to make them refract light to blue. if the distance between the slits was 165nm, then morphos would be violet.

obviously, I have an interest in this sort of thing. also i think these are Morpho menelaus menelaus, but that’s just based on what I can see of the black on the margins and on my judgement of the blue colour. they could be Morpho didius, too.

SCIENCE!!!

reposting for SCIENCE.

October 14th, 2012

truncatedurl: ceeainthereforthat: biolola: 100%…



truncatedurl:

ceeainthereforthat:

biolola:

100% Blue

actually, they’re not blue.

they’re iridescent and the reason why they look blue is because blue light measures at about 400-480 nanometers and the distance between the slits in a morpho’s scales (which look like mascara brushes) are about 200 nanometers apart. this is the magic distance to make them refract light to blue. if the distance between the slits was 165nm, then morphos would be violet.

obviously, I have an interest in this sort of thing. also i think these are Morpho menelaus menelaus, but that’s just based on what I can see of the black on the margins and on my judgement of the blue colour. they could be Morpho didius, too.

SCIENCE!!!

reposting for SCIENCE.

October 3rd, 2012

"Women in the study were generally less likely than men to believe that men should dominate in the…"

“Women in the study were generally less likely than men to believe that men should dominate in the bedroom.”

- You don’t say.
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September 28th, 2012

Jellyfish aquarium for satah, $600, available here



Jellyfish aquarium for satah, $600, available here