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Furry Coral Crab (Cymo melanodactylus)

…a small species of pebble crab that is distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, extending from the Red Sea and Madagascar to New Caledonia and French Polynesia. Furry coral crabs are found in coral reefs and exclusively live on the surface of corals in the genus Acropora. C.melanodactylus are commensal organisms for Acropora spp as 2-3 individuals will live on the coral and protect them from predators. In turn the crabs get to nibble on the coral’s mucus secretions, which causes the coral little harm. Although they primarily eat mucus furry coral crabs are also known to eat zooplaknton, organic particles and even some of the coral’s living tissue.

Furry coral crabs are often found in larger numbers on dead/damaged corals, its currently unknown weather they are the cause of it or if they are merely exploiting it. A recent study has shown that C.melanodactylus that are attached to corals with white band disease actually cause the disease to advance at a much slower rate than if they were absent. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Xanthidae-Cymo-C.melanodactylus

Images: mochitake and Joseph Pollock

THE DAY. TODAY IS THE DAY.

CYMO CONCERT FEATURING DYLAN KOH AND BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO. dammit. I hope I don’t break down CRYING in the middle of the concert. hope also that I do not jizz myself wait what

DVORAK SYMPHONY 8. MY. all time. fav. dvorak. symph. <3 <3 <3 yeah ikr dont judge don’t know many dvorak symphonies 

RAIDER’S MARCH. ALSWL;ERAPSD INDIANA JONES. AJSLWPPWEIRJAS. DISNEYLAND MEMORIES. THE RIDE BROKE DOWN WHEN WE WERE IN THE FRONT AT 11:45 PM OR SOMETHING. so we got a fast pass to ANY ride and ofc we said space mountain ^__^

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Day 04 - a classical music piece that makes you sad

Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony was the very first full length symphony I’ve ever played in my life with the Claremont Young Musician’s Orchestra. This entire piece brings back a lot of good memories, and is was the defining moment for me when I decided to become a music major. 

Although not explicitly stated, Shostakovich wrote the third movement (Largo) as an elegy/hymnal for all of those who have suffered during the Stalin era of Russia’s history. All religion was banned from communist Russia, and so it was Shostakovich who, although was under immense pressure from the government to write an appropriate communist approved piece of music, wrote this movement with Russian Orthodox sounding melodies and phrases.

The string section itself is divided up in sections to mimic the sound of an actual vocal choir, like the ones the older Russian citizens would recognize hearing when then went to church before the church itself was banned. If the Russian people could not have their faith, they would hold onto what they can with music.

During the middle section of the movement, a solo oboe arises from a shimmer of strings, and begins playing a somber Russian folk song. I’ve never heard a more sadder moment in music history than that one. Knowing the context history of what was going on in Russia adds such a depth to that one musical moment, and again it’s repeated one final time before the end of the movement, with harp and celesta, only to be ended with a final hymn sung by the strings..

kiibster asked:

DEMO.

OH DEAR GOD.
AIGHT AIGHT.

  • Im In Love With A Stripper - T Pain (LOL. Kissa’s gonna kill me)
  • Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (this is to make it up to kissa.)
  • The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
  • Livingston Taylor - Baker Street

what a weird taste in music you have, little turian.