lana del rey in 2012: blue jeans, girls and nostalgia, angsty sad sad pretty when you cry, no one understands bc im a sad girl money power cocaine sad sad old money and racetracks nostalgia sad ultraviolence it’s a cRUEL WORLD
lana in 2017: WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD AND SPREAD TRUTH & LOVE AND ACTIVISM. It’s a blessing 2 be young and in love and I’m so happy wE need to change the wORLD WE CAN DO IT!!!!! CORAL REEFS R DYING. down w/trump. Love.
okay but seeing ransom discuss his experiences as the son of nigerian immigrants and how that’s affected him was so??? good??? i honestly don’t think i’ve ever seen that type of storyline explored in any media i’ve consumed. i’m glad that it was addressed, and i’m glad that we got to see some of that part of his character.
Here’s a feast for the eyes: An underwater view of National Park of American Samoa. Located some 2,600 miles southwest of Hawai'i, this is one of the most remote national parks in the United States. It includes sections of three islands – Tutuila, Ta'ū, and Ofu – and about 4,000 acres is underwater, offshore from all three islands. This photo was taken at the Ofu unit, which has a shallow protected reef with a great diversity of coral cover fish. Photo by National Park Service.
is a flickering, bright glimmer of sky as the two-person submarine
descends beneath the muddy equatorial waters to a place no human has
ever seen – a vast, complex coral reef at the mouth of the world’s
Thirty metres under the murky plume of the sediment-heavy Amazon, the
sub enters a darker, richer world. A school of curious remora fish
approaches the two-tonne machine. Crabs and starfish loom in its eerie
lights. A metre-long amberjack swims past, then a two-metre ray.
At a depth of 80 metres, the pilot pauses to record large mounds of
coral covered in rainbow-coloured pygmy angelfish, wrasses and
parrotfish. There are sponges 30ft long.
At 120 metres the sub settles on the nearly level ocean floor in a
field of soft coral, sea whips and fans. The pilot manoeuvres its remote
cameras to within inches of the reef wall. It consists mainly of
sponges and colourful rhodolith beds – masses of coral-like red algae –
which are formed by chemical synthesis and thrive in the low light.
Most of the world’s shallow reefs are in trouble
due to bleaching, climate change and fishing, but this one is pristine.
Its wall is full of minute grooves and cracks, each hole and fissure
home to something alive. Small, brave crabs approach the sub and raise
their claws as if to defend themselves against this alien monster.
There are four Brazilian oceanographers, ecologists and marine
scientists taking turns to dive in the sub from the Greenpeace boat
Esperanza. For them, the chance to observe the reef, which they and
others discovered three years ago after dredging brought up corals, is as thrilling as winning the World Cup.
Last year, based on chemical analysis of the plume and measurements
of oxygen levels, they estimated the reef to be about 600 miles long, to
cover 3,600 square miles, and be about 30 to 120 metres deep. They
thought it was biologically relatively impoverished compared to other
equatorial reefs, but nevertheless they recorded more than 60 species of
sponge, 73 species of fish, spiny lobsters, stars and other reef life.
The Amazon reef: ‘a mega biome, a major ecological community of plants and animals with its own endemic species’.