Located at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is Callinectes Douglassi, a 500-pound blue crab made from stained glass by artist Jackie Leatherbury Douglass and her husband John in 1984.

The 10 ft x 7 ft x 5 ft (3 x 2 x 1.5 meter) sculpture took over 5,500 man hours over a 14-month period to build and weighs roughly 500 pounds.


Towering bubbles
Thanks for the suggestion @shen-gaoren!
[I hope you know how to super jump a lot, his range will be rediculous with the explosives]
Yaknow..i really like the turnout of this one. Just keep thinkin…pirate fuckin shen. Skulls always leaking tar. Gog skull hums softly as the towering shen looms over a village. Tar falls, and the village simply dissappears in ash.
Whoot whoot.


Okay! I finished some OCS for today!

First, we have OC 98! Her name is Sumiko Hanari, and she is a witch! (She’s a part of Series 3: Circus in Wonderland! And shares the role of Alice from Alice in Wonderland!)

Sumiko is a part of The Rabbit Hole, and her mission is to corrupt good candy people and turn them into somethings twisted. She’s very hyperactive and persistent, and of course has some sort of twisted side to her (I’ll get to this later on!) . She has three familiars, but prefers to only travel with one, which is “Black Rabbit” (Acel Nasuka). She of course loves candy, and will do anything to get some. 

Next, we have OC 93! Her name is Beruki, and she is a Beluga whale! ( She is yet to appear in any series.)

She is Kido’s mother, and is very loving and kind. When Kido was an infant, she sent him away to protect him from a group of orcas, but Kido doesn’t really like her, and he believes that she dislikes him dearly. But, she is shown to give Kido tons of affection, and is willing to let Kido do anything he wants as long as it isn’t something dangerous. She apparently has two forms, her whale form and then her more human form! 

Finally, we have OC 84! Her name is Michi, and she is a Blue crab! (She is yet to appear in any series.)

She puts up a serious yet withdrawn act, but she is actually super friendly. She loves to cook, especially if she gets to dice food, which she loves to do. She has a clownfish friend who she treasures dearly, and will do anything to protect her. Also, she seems to adore octopus and squids a lot. 


Mangrove Tree Crab (Aratus pisonii), Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

The mangrove tree crab shown above occupies mangrove swamp environments.   It usually lives among red mangroves - Rhizophora mangle (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizophora_mangle).  At low tide, the crabs are near or on the ground.  During high tide, they ascend tree trunks, often to relatively high levels.  Mangrove tree crabs are omnivorous - they are principally herbivores, feeding on mangrove foliage, but are also detritovores, scavengers, and predators on small invertebrates and some protists.

Classification: Animalia, Arthropoda, Crustacea, Malacostraca, Decapoda, Brachyura, Sesarmidae

photographs/text: James St. John | Flickr