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Snk Crack Theories Week

August 2: What if…

The Ackermans are genetically modified humans?

Titan Dina was a red-herring in chapter 50, the true reason Eren can command Pure Titans is…

Ackerman interference.

Byproducts of Titan Science can produce interference unconsciously which can disrupt the invisible titan-commanding mechanism.

It’s said that Ackerman Clan are the byproducts of titan science.

What if the Ackermans are non-Eldians undergone titan serum injection experiments, just like the AquAdvantage salmon:

According to wikipedia, the monstrous fish is engineered like this: 

 A growth hormone-regulating gene from a Pacific Chinook salmon, with a promoter from an ocean pout, was added to the Atlantic salmon’s 40,000 genes. This gene enables it to grow year-round instead of only during spring and summer. The purpose of the modifications is to increase the speed at which the fish grows without affecting its ultimate size or other qualities. The fish grows to market size in 16 to 18 months rather than three years.The latter figure refers to varieties whose growth rate has already been improved by 2:1 as a result of traditional selective breeding. 

(Meanwhile, scientists are worried that these GM salmons would escape from aquaculture facilities and breed with the salmons in the wild, ruining the gene pool and causing an ecological disaster.

The GM salmons are BIG FISH.

The Ackermans are SO HEAVY despite their ordinary human size, just like the opposite of the titans, which are so light despite they look so tall.

The GM salmons grow fast.

The Ackermans heal fast.

*Side-eyeing the likely deliberately removed snk 51 scene in Snk Season 2*

What’s the mechanism about the Ackerhealing process?

Perhaps, the metabolic rate of Ackermans are engineered to be faster than normal humans, by adding genes of the nine great titans into the Ackermans’ genes.

So even serious injuries like rib fractures can heal within one week—the new body cells can quickly replaced the damaged cells, forming new human tissues.

But as a trade off, the higher the rate of metabolism, the faster the rate of the break down process of calories within your body.

Since the metabolic rate of Ackermans are higher than normal humans, they need higher quantity of food per day. They eat A LOT.

Chapter 89

The mysterious rapid weight loss of Mikasa

Thanks to the news about the 13 years Curse of Ymir, it seems Mikasa Ackerman had lost mood to eat. Without consuming enough food, the energy stored within the body is used for the metabolism.

Weight loss problem—solved!

Back to the mystery happened in chapter 50.

It seems everyone agree that a titan shifter can transform into a titan only if he have strong thoughts and injure himself. The later part—has anyone think about the mechanism behind it?

Originally posted by sleepsauce

The titan shifter need to open a wound so his blood can contact with air, that he can connect to the invisible paths in the air to transport those titan tissues from the Coordinate, from another dimension!!!

There’re paths exist in the air.

Just like the invisible wifi.

Or radio waves.

The titan-commanding system just like a wifi system.

Can something disrupt the Coordinate system, like a wifi interrupter?

If the Ackermans can do it, then how?

Originally posted by snkfanatix

Hey.

Remember who got injured before the Coordinate activated scene?

If an injured titan shifter can connect to the Coordinate (wifi) to obtain the titan body, when an Ackerman gets hurt, would something happen to disrupt the paths?

Only royal family members can master the power of the Progenitor Titan, seems like the power is protected by a password and only royal members know about it.

Or like a locked door.

Your wifi router at home has password, am I right?

What if someone can remove the password and use your wifi?

Ackerman interference is the answer.

How to open a locked door without a proper key?

You Ackersmash the door. 

Titan Dina is a red-herring all along~:)


Originally posted by silversunsandgoldenmoons

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Chinook salmon by Langara Fishing Adventures
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anonymous asked:

I'm passionate about marine conservation, but I'm afraid me eating fishes is worsening overfishing. Should I stop eating fishes?

Yes and no! Seafood is a tricky beast when you’re talking about conservation, because it’s not all created (or fished, or farmed) equally. Fortunately, there are several institutions out there who have made it their goal to help the everyday, average person make responsible, ecologically-sound choices!

The Monterrey Bay Aquarium hosts Seafood Watch, which is basically the be-all-and-end-all of this sort of thing. They have a free app you can download onto your phone (so you can check while you’re doing your shopping), but the site I linked to is also pretty great.

For example, I typed in “salmon” in the search box because it was the first type of fish that came to my mind and it gave me this:

[Text of the image: “ Look for “Best Choice” pink salmon caught in Washington with reefnets, sockeye salmon caught in Washington during the early summer-run with reefnets, Chinook salmon farmed in New Zealand and salmon farmed in closed tanks. Most salmon caught on the U.S. West Coast and in British Columbia is a “Good Alternative.” However, some sources of Chinook and coho salmon from the Columbia River, Washington’s Puget Sound and British Columbia’s South Coast are on the “Avoid” list. We also recommend you look for eco-certified Alaska salmon. Say, “No, thanks” to farmed Atlantic salmon unless it’s from Maine or sold under the brand names Verlasso® (Chile) or Blue Circle® (Norway).”]

When you click on the “View Salmon Recommendations”, it takes you to a whole big list of which types of salmon are the most ecologically-responsible varieties, and even goes into detail about why it’s considered the best. Like, it breaks everything down. Please feel free to play with that site. Lots of people worked very hard on it.

The National Aquarium also has Seafood Smart, which is their answer to Seafood Watch and focuses mostly on aquaculture (”fish farming”) as an alternative to wild-caught seafood. They don’t have too much on their site as it’s a fairly new thing, but there’s a link to email the Seafood Smart Department with any questions you might have about aquaculture.

I also just found a site called FishChoice, which has profiles detailing commonly-eaten types of seafood–both fish and shellfish! They have very thorough profiles for each, which you can find here for regular fish and here for shellfish. If you go to “Sustainability Summary” for your chosen seafood, you’ll see little links along the side saying “Find Products”, which will take you to a list of seafood suppliers who sell that particular sort of fish, from the specified location and method of obtaining.

The downside of FishChoice is that it appears to be geared more towards retailers or restaurants, but, you as a consumer can still use that information. 

How? Here’s how.

Go online and take an in-depth look at the places you buy your seafood from and see if you can find a list of their distributors (or just call them up on the phone and ask them, if you don’t mind phones). You can then cross-check with FishChoice and see if that distributor harvests or farms its seafood in a sustainable, responsible manner.

While you’re at the store, you can also look and see if you can find the Marine Stewardship Council’s logo on the packaging. MSC is a very trustworthy conservation group. Here’s their logo:

You can also look and see what other logos you can find on the packaging you have in front of you, research them, and make your decisions that way. 

I know this sounds like a lot of homework for one person to do, and hopefully as more people come to understand how important this is, the process will become more streamlined and easier on the consumer. The big-name aquariums and institutions are hard at work making the tools available to the average person, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

Anyway, I hope this helped!

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#FindYourWay: Fish Oregon’s Rogue Wild and Scenic River

The Rogue River is located in southwestern Oregon and flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. The 84 mile, Congressionally designated “National Wild and Scenic” portion of the Rogue begins 7 miles west of Grants Pass and ends 11 miles east of Gold Beach.

The Rogue was one of the original eight rivers included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks.

Steelhead and salmon fishery, challenging whitewater, and extraordinary wildlife viewing opportunities have made the Rogue a national treasure. Black bear, river otter, black-tail deer, bald eagles, osprey, Chinook salmon, great blue heron, water ouzel, and Canada geese are common wildlife seen along the Rogue River. Popular activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, jet boat tours, scenic driving, hiking, picnicking and sunbathing.

#inktober2017 nr. 3: “Poison”. K16 Opus, a female Southern Resident born in 1985. She had a calf in the winter of 2000/2001 which sadly didn’t survive. Though in late 2002, she had another calf; K35 Sonata.

The SRKW’s have some of the highest levels of contaminants in their bodies. Because their salmon prey live near urbanized areas, they are exposed to much higher toxin levels. Toxins in a whales body are passed from mother to offspring in the womb and during nursing and to further threathen their health and lives; a starving whale uses up it’s fatty blubber reserves where those very toxins are stored.

And the SRKW’s are starving, mainly because their diet consists almost exclusively of Chinook salmon which itself is an endangered species. One of the best things we can do to help both species is urging the US government to remove the four lower Snake River dams so the salmon breeding ground is restored. Sign petitions, contact your local legislators, support the people fighting for and studying these whales and most of all; tell others about this!

For more information, please visit these websites; wildsalmon.org whaleresearch.com SRKWCSI.org

The Southern Resident Killer Whales, a highly endangered group of orcas that live off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, have taken yet another critical hit to their population with the recent loss of J52 Sonic. J52 was announced to be deceased on September 19th by the Center For Whale Research, which is not long after another one of these whales died, K pod’s matriarch K13 Skagit, who passed away in August.

The three pods of killer whales that make up the Southern Residents are, as previously stated, an endangered species that are close to extinction. There are currently only 76 individuals left in this population, and they are becoming weaker everyday that passes. The main reason for these orcas demise is food. The diet of these cetaceans is almost entirely made up of Chinook salmon, and they need a lot of it. The average Southern Resident Killer Whale needs 18-25 adult Chinook salmon daily just to satisfy the basic energy requirements. However, this species of salmon is endangered as well, making it even harder for these orcas to survive.

One of the main things that people can do to help is to urge the United States government to remove the four lower Snake River dams in Washington State. Historically, the Snake River has been one of the biggest breeding grounds of Chinook salmon, and by restoring the environment to natural conditions these fish will have a chance to repopulate and grow, and in turn will help the killer whales immensely. Please call President Trump and urge him to consider removing these dams, because not only are they harmful to the animals but they also are harmful to the economy. The White House number is 202-456-1111 and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EDT. For more information on the dams themselves and the orcas, please visit these websites/organizations:

WildSalmon.org
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Southern Resident Killer Whale Chinook Salmon Initiative
Raincoast : Wild Salmon Program
The Center for Whale Research
Damsense.org

Please continue to advocate for these animals. Extinction is forever, endangered means we still have time.

PC: Center for Whale Research.

Alaska’s Resident Killer Whales

North America has a few different populations of resident killer whales. While Alaska has the largest populations, it is not as rigorously studied due to the difficulty of doing fieldwork in Alaska’s rugged environment. Even so, we have learned some fascinating things about Alaska’s resident killer whale population!

  • The southern Alaska resident killer whale population ranges from Southeast Alaska to the Gulf of Alaska and has 29 identified pods. Some pods are seen frequently, while others go years in between sightings.
  • It is suspected there is an entirely separate resident population that lives out in western Alaska, near the Aleutian Islands, with a minimum population of 1,475 whales.
  • The largest known pod, AJ pod, is comprised of nearly 70 whales. 
  • AG pod has been known to attack and kill harbor porpoises though they have never been observed consuming them. 
  • In Prince William Sound, resident killer whales prefer silver salmon (aka coho) over other species, including king (chinook) salmon. 
  • AB pod was severely affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and still hasn’t fully recovered. 
  • Like the northern residents, Alaska residents use rubbing beaches; there are rubbing beaches in Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords. 
  • There are at least 2,347 resident killer whales in Alaska total, ranging from Southeast Alaska to Western Alaska. 
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Join #mypubliclandsroadtrip Today at Headwaters Forest Reserve in California

Spectacular in its beauty, the Headwaters Forest Reserve is also a vital ally in conservation efforts to protect the most iconic forest species in the Pacific Northwest. Located 6 miles southeast of Eureka, California, these 7,542 acres of public lands feature magnificent stands of old-growth redwood trees that provide nesting habitat for the marbled murrelet (a small Pacific seabird) and the northern spotted owl. Both species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, as are the coho salmon, chinook salmon, and steelhead trout that have important habitat in the reserve’s stream systems.

Joining forces, the federal government and the State of California acquired the land for the reserve in 1999 to protect these important resources. The historic value of a once busy mill town named Falk is also commemorated in interpretive signs along the Elk River Trail, which follows an old logging road to the now vanished community. The BLM partners with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to manage the Headwaters Forest Reserve as part of the National Conservation Lands.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

Hot Topic: Fish Rescued from Fire Safe at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

Photo: Fire rages behind the Cascade Salmon Hatchery, Photo credit: Nick Koston/Pathways Intern

In August 2015, Yakama Nation Fisheries helped rescue Leavenworth Chinook salmon from high summer heat. Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery was able to return the favor late last month, as coho salmon from Cascade Salmon Hatchery were brought here to safe haven from the Eagle Creek fire in Oregon.

Workers at Cascade Salmon Hatchery were evacuated during the fire. Flames burned all the underbrush upstream near the water intake, creating conditions so ripe for mudslides that not even firefighters were allowed in the ravine. With rain predicted for Sunday, Sept. 17, rescuers had to act fast. Dubbed the “Liberation Team,” two large tankers from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worked with Department of Transportation officials in both Oregon and Washington, rushing a million fish out of danger.

Photo: Ponds at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery serve as new homes for coho rescued from fire at Cascade Salmon Hatchery, Photo credit: Julia Pinnix/USFWS 

Working with the departments of transportation in two states, which opened the highways to the tankers, 665,000 Yakama Nation coho were transported to Willard National Fish Hatchery on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge and 310,000 traveled up to Leavenworth NFH. The Leavenworth fish would normally arrive in February for a short stay to acclimate before release into Icicle Creek and the Wenatchee River. Instead, they will overwinter here. Coho managed by the Nez Perce and Umatilla were also housed at Cascade, and were rapidly moved to Leaburg Fish Hatchery on the McKenzie River.

Photo: Rescued coho fingerlings adjust to their new home in the ponds at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, Photo credit: Julia Pinnix/USFWS

As rain returns to the Pacific Northwest, ash will be swept into the water at Cascade Hatchery, raising pH levels. Fish thrive in neutral pH, and suffer when water becomes more basic. With all the fish safely removed, staff can concentrate on cleaning up once they’re allowed to return.

Greg Wolfe, Upper Columbia Hatchery Complex Manager for Yakama Nation Fisheries, said, “Hats off to Oregon and hats off to the Liberation Team. They are very dedicated.” Thanks to the efforts of many partners, these coho found safe haven.

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Celebrate the passage of the National Trails AND Wild and Scenic Rivers Acts with photos of the BLM river and trail segments included in the original 1968 legislation signed #OTD in 1968!

The Río Grande Wild and Scenic River, located within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in New Mexico, includes 74 miles of the river as it passes through the 800-foot deep Río Grande Gorge. The Río Grande Wild and Scenic River provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, luring anglers, hikers, artists, and whitewater boating enthusiasts.  

In addition, the Rogue Wild and Scenic River is located in southwestern Oregon and flows 215 miles from Crater Lake to the Pacific Ocean. Some of the wildlife that calls the Rogue home include black bear, river otter, black-tail deer, bald eagles, osprey, Chinook salmon, great blue heron, water ouzel, and Canada geese.

Featuring 30 miles of the world famous Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT), Sand to Snow National Monument in Southern California is a favorite for camping, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, and even skiing.

The 43-mile stretch of the PCT in southern Oregon includes countless scenic views and well-known recreation points: Mount Shasta; Pilot Rock, Hyatt Lake; Soda Mountain Wilderness; and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, to name a few.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM

we sit,
me pressed against you pressed against the window, nose pressed
to the view of uncut forests and swooping roads
that make me feel carsick for the first time.  
july 12 is an eclectic collection of stereo songs
and the beginning of my love affair with the tahoe we took in august,
and then again in september.  
I find I am always asking you questions about what it’s like
to live on an island three thousand miles from mine,
and how to tell the difference between a chinook salmon and a brook trout.  
my hands are smooth against the slippery, oil-covered scales
as you point to the orange spots along the side of the body.  
that’s a brook trout, you say, and I don’t think I’ll forget again.
when the creek flow was too high to cross safely, we made for the sage grass hill
and climbed a hundred feet higher, worked our way around the places
that reminded me of frozen limbs and wet socks.  
there was a spiral fish trap downstream and I wonder if I had let myself fall,
which one would have caught me first—
the trap
or you?
—  after the bainbridge ferry