(Above) - Phytoplankton as viewed from space. When two currents (of different temperatures) collide, the phytoplankton trace the motion of the water as they hover at the surface for maximum sunlight. 

Phytoplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain. They are too small to be seen by the naked eye, but when in high concentrations, they give the water a green hue due to the chlorophyll in their cells. .

They create over 50% of our oxygen, so THANK YOU young autotrophs!

autotrophe asked:

Hello, I noticed you're good with giving advice, so I come to you for help! I need clothing advice, since I'm buying new stuff for this summer and I don't really know where to start ! Thank you so much if you answer <3

Hi honey ♥ you’ve come to the right place! I usually recommend Sheinside and Romwe. They sell a lot of stylish clothing.

Here’s some outfit ideas:

Hope you find it useful,

xoxo ♥

Why I like plants

They can’t move. And so, at least theoretically, at least in my imagination, they are free of want. Of course a plant, theoretically, in my imagination, “hungers” and “thirsts.” Autotrophs need nourishment as do all living things, but…they can’t move.

They can’t move to seek it out for themselves, and so their existence is to be in acceptance. Now, this is assuming that autotrophs have sentience, and I think they do (not not like ours). So I’m not saying that autotrophs are self-aware and knowingly zen, gathered in bunches of, like, plant monks or something. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m personifying figuratively, not literally. I’m romanticizing like hell. 

I just like the idea of being in that sort of limbo, where the most important thing is to grow upward. To keep your roots, no matter what the earth beneath you does. Trees that survive by growing sideways when the earth erodes, roots that go deep and deeper still. And day after day, they just wait for the sun. 

They sit still and eat all day. That’s awesome. 

They keep every other organism alive. That’s awesome. 

Their properties can be medicinal. That’s awesome. 

And all of this without ever moving to effect a change on the world.

Now there are plants like kudzu, for instance, that are invasive and can be harmful. Plants that choke out other plants. And you gotta remember that there is as fierce competition in the plant kingdom as there is in any other kingdom. And then, barring carnivorous plants, the way they go about it is motionless

I guess maybe I see, in my personified vision of them, total acceptance of being. Moreso than any moving creature that’s able to rant and rail against its circumstances by running away or something. Plants have no such thing. Their offense is always defense. 

They just sort of literally grow and hope for the best. 


I am an autotroph and tumblr is my sun. I feed off of it. I don't remember the last time  I ate food because every time im hungry i grab my computer and come on here and when im done i am full

#25(half way done!!!) heterotroph

In this picture are two little baby iguanas, which are a great example of heterotrophs. When I lived in the keys iguanas were the annoyances of the islands. Running into traffic, scaring off the birds, and eating up all the hibiscus flowers.

As hererotrophs iguanas will consume plants(autotrophs) in order to gain energy, since they can’t create their own through photosynthesis. 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started, wait…
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unravelling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!
—  The Big Bang Theory–Opening Theme

praise be to the autotrophs that have sealed my itchy eyes shut with goop and and glue and flooded my nasal cavities with an endless downpour of mucous. but honestly i’d really like to thank my dumbass immune system for interpreting this harmless shit as the next bubonic plague. you’re real good at making me feel terrible for literally no reason