anonymous asked:

It'd be nice to go through my ships tag without seeing 'BROTP!!!' everywhere. Can you just not tag the ship name?

I believe we’re pretty good about not doing that (and if we have, please tell us!), but as a general shout-out to our followers and the fandom, I agree with this anon. We’ve gotten a couple of confessions like this one in last week’s batch as well and there’s still one in the inbox. 

Specifically, this anon (and maybe some others? Not sure if this is the same anon) is asking that people who are talking about brotps not tag them using ship names. Tag them separately, use a “brotp” somewhere in the tag, or use “and” instead of x for those ships without specific ship names.

#Gray and Natsu #Gray Fullbuster #Natsu Dragneel #brotp: fire and ice

                                                VS.

              #Gray x Natsu #Gray/Natsu #Gratsu #otp: fire and ice

Anon probably isn’t referring to this one specifically but this is just an example. Please be considerate guys~ :)

- Soar

Um, I would probably be Carol. She’s my favorite character on the show. […] Uh, Melissa, because she embodies a strong character, she’s also a woman, and she’s also fucking awesome. She’s just the coolest, smartest, most brilliant-ly beautiful character on the show, I think. So I would play her.
—  Alanna Masterson, on What Different Character She Would Want to Play and Why. [x]

How far does a mola travel? Our ocean sunfish are routinely released in the Monterey Bay when they reach about 400 pounds. At that time they’re tagged, to help us learn more about mola behavior in the wild. One of our recently tagged fish was just spotted by staff on a NOAA research vessel, off Point Conception on the California coast—a distance of 120 miles, which it covered in 10 days!

Normally, these tags are released and begin transmitting data after a programmed period of time, so it  was pure luck to see this animal swimming at the surface with the tag attached.

It’s likely that this mola mola is just beginning its long journey— tagged fish have transmitted data from as far south as the tip of Baja!

Learn more about ocean sunfish research at the Aquarium

(Charlene Boarts photo)