shark submarine

Five years ago the finale episode of “LOST” aired.

Back then I drew this little collage in my calendar because it was by far my favorite show. And even now it still holds a special place in my heart. ;) Hopefully I will get around to a complete rewatch later this year. Namaste!

Cool Instagram Post from Grant Abernethy (@abz_fineart)



Isometric #8. Lighthouse with underwater submarine docking.

So I’ve resigned myself to the fact I love detail and I’m not quite the minimalist I thought I was!
If you have any ideas as to what isometric #9 could be please throw them in the comments below! If I draw your idea I’ll send you a free print of it once it’s finished 🙂👍 #lighthouse #island #ship #submarine #shark #isometric #illustration #yacht #ocean #sea
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The Lost Boy

Growing up every child has an outlet. A way to let their minds run wild.Their dreams explode into reality. A way to conquer their fears of the evil monster under their bed…By transforming into a cowboy with alien powers. Everyone close to me knows how much my life revolves around my imagination.

When I was nine I fell in love with my 1st edition hard cover copy of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. A gift from my grandfather who always believed in “never growing up.” It wasn’t the best copy of the book. The spine was cracked and the pages yellow with water stains, but it was mine. My escape into a world that I felt I was already living in. See for me Peter Pan was a lot like my grandpa. Or my grandpa was a lot like Pan. I’ve never felt more alive than the days I spent with him searching the beach for buried treasure, Surfing the oceans of killer robot sharks and pirates in submarines.

PIRATES IN SUBMARINES!

When my life at home consumed my youth and spit it back out at me so abruptly…

I turned to Pan.

My Papu

My Pono.

Pan the Man.

Life with him was always an adventure. My heart…full of hope and joy.It is like some people in this world forget why youth is such a blessing.Most of the time we grow old and find ourselves grunting the same phrase we hate to hear as a child…

“The youth is wasted on the young”

Sometimes we allow things in life to erase why life is so good to begin with. As kids we use so much of our minds to create these worlds that are just amazing.

The outlet…

We grow older and can barely remember them but when we do… all it remains is….A distant memory because we can never find our way back to our happy thoughts. We forget to fly.

When I lost my grandfather I stopped believing. According to him… according to J.M. Barrie…The day my grandfather left this world so did all of the fairies I no longer cared for. When you don’t believe in fairies they die. Your imagination fades and you can no longer soar. I forgot how to fly. For a while I grew up and no I didn’t remain in my happy place. Growing up in my happy place meant you turned into a pirate but you still belonged to this magical world.

If you haven’t guessed by now ….

My happy place was Neverland. I was overwhelmed with this world and honestly believed in it.

It was my escape.

It was my everything.

It was my happy place that held all of my secrets and happy thoughts. It held my life in its colorful palms and gripped it for I never thought I’d lose it. Then I did.

Like I said… we all grow up. I lost my ability to believe in happiness. To truly love something as much as I loved escaping to Neverland with my very own Pan. I became an adult in the real world and all of these things were just memories to me. Memories I could not get back to even when I tried to believe. Days when I desperately want to be someplace else. Days when I needed to be with him. I was truly a lost boy in my worst nightmare of a place called New Jersey. Facing the oh so evil villain by the name of LIFE.

They say once you decide to grow up you can never find your way back.

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But I did.

Growing up doesn’t mean we lose what we loved as children. It just means we get to manipulate life with our wisdom and imagination. Wisdom is a gift we develop when we allow ourselves to grow.

I was lost and I will forever be a lost boy but I am back in my world. I found Neverland. I found a way back into my special place because my special place is where I am most content. I found Neverland in New York City on a rainy night.

She is as beautiful as I remember. The moment I got a glimpse into the eyes of my world I made my move. I made it mine. The colors, the smells, the thrill. It is a new adventure everyday as I learn how to be happy again. I find myself doing more of the things I love and what truly makes me happy.

Sometimes … sometimes.. I start to feel like I will fly. My fairies are blossoming again. The pirates are prepping for the biggest battle of all time. My lost boys are back and ready for games. Most of all Pan is back and he looks a lot like someone I know.

A lot like …. Me.

I grew into my hero and it took me finding my happy place to realize who I am. Neverland does that for me. It opens my eyes to so many amazing things. So I will take this moment to thank you Neverland.

Thank you for showing me what it is like to feel young…wild…and free. Thank you for defrosting my heart and allowing me to truly feel love. The ways I felt love as a child. You know when you love without fear. We grow up and only love with some of our hearts because we live in fear. Fear of it being broken.

But I am a true lost boy. I am Pan.

Pan fears no one. Pan fears nothing. So take it. My entire heart is yours and it is bursting with the light of wonders for you. You are my escape. You are my happy place. You are my shadow that I will most certainly cry for if I ever lose you. You compliment me in ways I could never appreciate fully because there aren’t enough words in the world to describe how thankful I am. I am excited that I get to see my pirates in submarines again when I swim.

I found Neverland and I am never going to forget.

You are my eternal childhood, immortality and escapism. I will never say good bye to you no matter where I go because…Goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

The one quote that stuck with me in the words of J.M. Barrie

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

I no longer doubt.

I IMAGINE… I BELIEVE IN ME… I LOVE.

This Weekend at the Museum!

There is so much to see and do this weekend at the Museum. In addition to the recently reopened Hayden Planetarium Space Show, Dark Universe, the new exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, and the imminently closing Life at the Limits, there are many special events and activities for visitors to enjoy. 

Meet the Scientist: Susan Perkins

On Saturday, December 5, kids are invited to the Museum’s Discovery Room to meet Susan Perkins. As a graduate student, Susan Perkins got bitten by the “parasite bug” and has since been fascinated by the tiny creatures that call the bodies of other animals home. Her work with parasites makes her a perfect co-curator of the new exhibition, The Secret World Inside You, where visitors will learn how the microbes native to our bodies keep us healthy and happy. Sessions at 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, and 3:45 pm, free for Members or with Museum Admission. Learn more.

Family Bird Walk

On Saturday, December 5, Explore the birds of Central Park with Museum naturalist Noah Burg. Young explorers will begin their adventure by learning the tools and skills of observation using Museum specimens. Then we will head out to Central Park to identify the many bird species and habitats in our own backyard. Binoculars and bird guides are included. This program is recommended for families with children ages 4-10. Learn more about times and pricing.

Milstein Science Series: Ocean Locomotion

Whales, dolphins, and sea turtles navigate the world’s oceans using their flippers and fins. Crabs scurry, while octopuses use jet propulsion. Locomotion is essential to escape predators, hunt for food, and find mates. On December 6 from 11 am - 4 pm, discover more about marine animals in motion with performances, live animals, and presentations from marine biologists, including Fabien Cousteau, who will talk about observing great whites from his shark-shaped submarine! Free for Members or with Museum Admission. Learn more.

Special Folding Fun Session with OrigamiUSA

On Sunday, December 6, share the beauty and wonder of folding paper! Highly skilled teachers from OrigamiUSA will lead “Special Folding Fun Sessions” at the Museum, with up to 10 classes throughout the day on all folding levels, including a family class! Learn to fold animals, stars, action models, and much more. Learn more about times and pricing.

anonymous asked:

Just in case you were thinking about watching Shark Week, it's not what it used to be. It's literally all about shark attacks and it's no longer about shark conservation. Most of the stories on there are bogus anyway, like this one about a giant, super smart, man-eating shark called Submarine who stalks boats then flips them over to eat the people inside. It's all made up for ratings, though some of them are true

Darn.

 Well, this is why we can’t have nice things.

Shark of The Week: Goblin

We’ll be talking about a bit of an odd ball today. Mitsukurina owston the goblin shark. This species is very ancient being the only living member of the Mitsukurinidae family which dates back to the Cretaceous period (~145-66 million years ago). This is a rare species with little known about it, however most people have seen this shark due it’s unusual appearance.

The most obvious thing about this shark’s unusual appearance is its elongated snot which almost resembles a horn. However, like the rest of the shark it is simply made of cartilage and soft tissue. It is believed that the goblin shark’s snout decreases in size as the shark gets older; not to say the the snout shrinks but more so that the shark grows into it. The second most notable thing about this shark are its incredible jaws. While normally held against the underside of the head they are capable of extending to nearly the end on the goblin shark’s snout. When hunting the jaws snap out with surprising speed to grab prey in an ambush attack.

The goblin shark’s body is odd as it has been described as “flabby”, meaning that is has more loose dermal tissue and is not as muscular as most sharks. For comparison a 10-13 foot tiger shark weighs anywhere from 850-1,400lb the heaviest goblin shark ever recorded was a 12ft shark weighing only 460lb. Average size for the species is 10-13ft, with the largest specimen ever found being a female that was estimated at 18-20ft (her weight was not recorded). She was found in 2000 and has caused researchers to rethink the growth potential of the species. All of the fins on the shark are rather small compared to it’s overall size, all of them are also distinctively rounded.

The distribution for this shark is wide spread, as it inhabits specific small portions of the ocean all over the globe. Including the Gulf of Mexico, the coast of southern Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and New Zealand. This species also inhabits very deep waters, anywhere from 890-3,150ft in depth. However, adult sharks inhabit deeper water than juveniles. Off Japan’s southern coast juvenile goblin sharks often frequent submarine canyons 330-1,150ft deep; some even wondering into depths as shallow as 130ft on rare occasions.

Little else is known about this species as encounters with live specimens is rare. However, do to close examination of deceased specimens scientists can theorize that this shark is slow moving and has a sluggish life style. The sharks skeleton is reduced and the main muscles along it’s sides (the myomeres) are smaller and weakly developed. All of the goblin sharks fins are also small and soft compared to other species.

Little is known about reproduction in this species. However, they are thought to be ovoviviparous like other mackerel sharks, a group the goblin shark belongs to; also known as lamniformes this group includes species such as great white, mako, and thresher sharks. If this is the case then goblin sharks would give birth to small liters. Birth size is estimated at near or under 32in in length as that is the smallest specimen ever found.

Needless to say, given the depths the goblin shark inhabits they pose no danger to humans.

(Given that they can do this it can stay in the deep thank you very much. It’s like the freakin alien from the Alien movies.)

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