Humpback whales protect other animals from killer whales, but nobody knows why. Source Source 2 Source 3

This is a picture of a humpback that placed a seal onto its upturned belly in order to move it towards safety. When the seal started to slip off, the whale pushed it back on with its fin, then swam until the seal could get itself onto the ice.

Some researchers think the whales engage in this behavior because it’s how they protect their own calves, but they aren’t sure why they would continue the fight knowing it wasn’t another whale.

10 easy ways to use less plastic and help marine life

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🌱  Avoid buying items packaged in plastic.

🌱  Use cloth shopping bags.

🌱  Skip bottled water and carry a reusable canteen.

🌱  Look for creative, eco-friendly ideas to reuse your plastics, it’s fun!

🌱  Bring a reusable mug when you order coffee.

🌱  Say, “No straw, please!” (straws are among the most common types of plastic garbage found on beaches).

🌱  Wear clothing made of natural, not synthetic, materials (polyester clothing sheds microplastics when laundered).

🌱  If you must use disposable tableware, get the compostable kind.

🌱  Don’t just discard electronics. Aim to repair them, sell gadgets and computer parts, or find a facility at which you can turn them in for recycling. 

🌱  Bring your own container for takeout and leftovers.
How to safely untangle massive, aggressive whales from fishing gear: Five things to know
Wayne Ledwell's job is to disentangle the sea creatures from nets. He was called Saturday when tourists said they spotted a humpback in Newfoundland

One day, you might need to save a whale, and thus this article is for you!

anonymous asked:

Is somebody have the time/energy/will could you hit me up with a few headcanons for Rachel/Calypso? Thanks, I love this blog!

oh finally i have needed to do headcanons for these two for lik e fo r e v er

  • they’re totally thrown together because 1. not half-bloods 2. don’t have cabins 3. always at camp but aren’t campers 4. everyone feels a bit Strange around them, as nice as they are and as much as they try to hide it
  • rachel will come into the big house running late for a meeting with her arms full of “save the whales” rally posters and calypso is like !!!!!! yes! save the whales!
  • they do a lot of environmental activism together
  • somebody making a joke like “rachel, you can’t convert her into a tree-hugging vegan hippie feminist, she’s been away from society too long she doesn’t know any better this isn’t fair”
  • and calypso tapping them on the shoulder like “eXCUSE ME if rachel is a ‘tree-hugging vegan hippie feminist’ then i think that’s a good thing to be as well”
  • rachel is such a sucker for watching calypso garden
  • and calypso is totally a sucker for watching rachel paint
  • rachel drawing secret designs all over calypso that nobody else gets to see
  • rachel designs them matching tats
  • calypso refilling rachel’s coffee without rachel even noticing because she’s so absorbed with her artwork
  • like do yourself a favor and picture calypso’s face when rachel plays strange modern music for her….. rachel thinks it’s about the cutest thing in the entire world
  • one time rachel accidentally doodles all over one of calypso’s shirts because she thought it was hers, and she apologizes profusely but calypso shushes her and puts it on and wears it all the time after that
  • calypso leaving rachel the prettiest and brightest new flowers from her garden
  • they have some kind of message system worked out by flower type and color honestly like they’re just Too Much agh
  • calypso drawing constellations between rachel’s freckles….. oh my god…. oh my god… u kiddin me
  • calypso insisting on meeting rachel’s parents and they go out to dinner and rachel’s parents are, unsurprisingly, awful, and rachel keeps sliding her foot up calypso’s thigh under the table and smirking at her as punishment
  • they don’t see rachel’s parents very much after that
  • cooking new recipes together like “see! feed this to the next person who tells us that vegans eat grass”
  • and then eating it and looking at each other like “……this tastes like grass”
  • rachel should really leave the cooking up to calypso and they both know it
  • they keep such strange hours, neither of them have real jobs so they can do stuff like that
  • traveling all over the world but like not in any sort of systematic way, like a “let’s pack a backpack and just go” kind of way
  • calypso labels rachel’s mugs like “paint water” and “coffee” (rachel mixes them up anyway because she’s a Mess like that)
  • my polyamorous pansexual babes hooking up with their girlfriend reyna

moodboard | amy pond

There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to sea and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two-thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived and save a whale in outer space. Tell her this is the story of Amelia Pond. 

okay. i can accept spock originating the fuck-or-die trope. i can accept the crew purposefully being illogical to confuse robots. i can accept the giant god apollo and the tv gladiator fights and immortal jack the ripper and time travelling to save whales. 

but boy am i having a very hard time accepting kirk being telepathically forced to act like a horse and crawling around neighing while spock cries in the background

Soft Hits (A track listing that’s in progress)

1. I saved the Whales

2. Collapsible Girl

3. We Were Friends

4. Inflatable Mattress

5. Cicada Song

6. Calm Waves

 7 Summer Girl

8. Uhaul Song

9. Wasted

10. Split Ends

I swear to you that if the captain in the Star Trek: Discovery TV show is a white straight dude then I will need a few months to retreat to mount Seleya and find the Katra of Gene Roddenberry, shove it into the soulless body of his convenient accidentally resurrected form, and go back in time to put him in charge of the show (and maybe save some goddamn whales while we’re at it).

“Last night I dreamt I was on the beach with Billy, Diarmuid, David, and Gilgamesh and we were all in our swimsuits and having a good time together. I wonder if that means I’m too thirsty.”

“But then I had a dream that a talking snake mob boss told me to quit interfering in the lives of animals after I saved some killer whales so I wonder if that means I accidentally took drugs before going to bed.”
Humpback whales saving other species from orcas found to be common and maybe altruistic

“The research began, the team notes, when Pitman observed a humpback whale come to the rescue of a seal after a pod of killer whales had knocked it off an ice floe back in 2009. Also, another team member had witnessed a group of humpback whales driving off a pod of killer whales that had killed a grey whale pup—they surrounded it and prevented the orcas from eating it for several hours.”

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Walt/Aaron and Bryan/Jesse Multi-Universe Part 13

(I promise that one day I’ll write something decent enough to put on A03 but for right now I just threw some words together because this is one goofy-ass story I like to pick up and play with from time-to-time. Thank you @mo-cho-cho for many of the ideas here :) Thank you for reading!)

So going to that gala to save the whales or whatever was one thing, but the Emmys is shit Jesse’s actually heard of before so maybe that’s why he’s three times more nervous. It’s not like he has that much experience wearing fancy clothes but he’s pretty sure now like no one wears a full-on suit and tie for fun ‘cause he’s sweating his ass off in this brown thing with a checkered bowtie that Bryan fucking swore to him didn’t look lame and everything he’s got on is apparently Prada or some shit.

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anonymous asked:

56, 57, 94

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

I wanted to be a lot of different things, which hasn’t really changed, I suppose. I remember wanting to do a lot of things, more than I wanted to be any one thing in particular. My desires were all pretty fleeting, based on things that would wow me and make me think, “I want to do that cool thing!” 

I wanted to be a geologist, a pokemon master, I wanted to have a farm, I think that I wanted to be multiple kinds of musicians/musical performance-type things including rock star and singer/song-writer. I wanted to save the whales, though I’m sure I didn’t know what from. I wanted to be a vet after my dog Tobey vanished. But I started to really nestle into my great wish to become an artist when I was about eight, though I’ve never lost my love for animals, music and performance. And yes, I still keep a rock collection, though I’m a lot pickier now than I used to be. I especially like freshwater clam shells and crystals. 

57: Do you believe in ghosts?

I don’t necessarily believe in “ghosts” as much as I believe in entities. As in, I believe that something might be happening that’s beyond our current grasp, given technology constantly improving and more research being done on the subject of the paranormal. I most certainly don’t believe in an afterlife, but I wouldn’t be disappointed if there was one. In short, I don’t really know for sure. I know that if I was presented with an encounter, which I hope I never am, I’d probably have more reason to think about it at least. But as it stands, the only “paranormal” things I’ve experienced were in lucid dreams or episodes of sleep paralysis. 

Needless to say, I don’t jump to conclusions nowadays just because I “saw” something. Most of the time, these things can be explained. If not, it doesn’t mean it won’t be someday explained. 

So, I don’t believe in “ghosts”. But something might be happening. I’m not sure.

…and there is no 94, unfortunately, so I’ll answer 92: Do you want to get married?

Absolutely. I’ve always wanted to be married and have a family of my own. I also hope to have a kid, maybe, or two at most. I love children and I think I’d make for a good parent. Not perfect, but I’m gonna love the stuffing out of my future family and I think that’s better than most. 

As far as marriage goes, though, I’m always a little more careful when it comes to things like that. I’d have to be really, really sure about it before I did it. Worrying is sort of my thing. If there were ever someone who could quell that worry enough to make me feel reassured that marriage would be a good and happy choice, I’d absolutely marry them because they’d probably already have my trust. It takes a special kind of person to make me feel safe about big decisions like that. 

anonymous asked:

Can I get know about you?

things to kno about me: I like money but I think dogs are the root of happiness, I take at least two baths a day, my favorite scent is vanilla, I’m ready for fall because everything looks prettier when the leaves are multi colored, I hate sleeping because I don’t want to miss anything and I love love love nighttime, and I want to save all the whales

i hate that fucking post about the whales saving the penguins from the leopard seals or whatever it is,,, like??? im sorry but whats noble about starving a predator by saving its prey,,,, like the whales still be eating billions of krill what about the fucking krill lives dont they matter??? im calling out the whales theyre problematic