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Aquarium Date Prompts

- “No, I will not be your lookout while you try to climb into the tank to pet the fishes.”

- “Aww, look at the cute dolphin.”
“That’s a manatee.”

- “Are we allowed to touch the fish?”
“No.”
“What about this one?”
“No.”
“Ok, what about th-”
“No.”

- “This is so sweet. I’m glad we came, honey.”
“Ahh, same. This is really ni-”
“LOOK IT’S A PENGUIN. LOOK HOW CUTE!”

- “What’s that there?”
“I don’t know, seaweed probably.”
“I’m pointing to a stingray…”

- “Don’t you love aquariums?”                                                                     “Yeah, but zoos are better.”                                                                             “Get out of my sight.”

- “That fish looks so sad.”                                                                             “Aww, it kind of does.”                                                                                       “Let’s break it out. You distract the guards, I’ll break the tank.”

- “We have to walk by the sharks to go see the penguins.”                                 “But the sharks will break the glass or something. They’re scary.”               “How many times do I have to tell you, nothing will happen. Come on, let’s go.”  *insert Person A carrying Person B past the sharks while Person B screams*

- -“Why are there penguins at an aquarium? They’re not fish.”                         “I know it’s kinda weird that an aquarium has birds.”                 “Mammals.”                               “Honey, penguins aren’t mammals.”               “Since when?”

Shark Boyfriend

I’ve gotten a lot of various shark style requests and I’m trying to satisfy them all! I hope ya’ll enjoy and keep sending those requests!


   You’ve been hearing stories recently around your little harbor town. At first, they were just whispers, kids on the playground talking about the new boogeyman. Then it grew to chilled stories over coffee and from there people actually seemed concerned, articles appeared in the local paper, shops were offering various sorts of protection.

   You tried not to pay attention to the rumors until you saw proof they were merely words causing the fear. Besides, the only sharks walking on land you knew of were in crappy sci-fi movies you watched while drunk and mythology texts you studied in high school.

   You continued going about your business, even though you were warned going out beyond the reef was dangerous these days. Ok, so maybe you are a bit stubborn but you’ve been doing these dives since you were a kid, you know more than they did.

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Shark of The Week: Epaulette Shark

Hemiscllium ocellatum, the epaulette shark is a small shark with several unique abilities. Growing to only around 3ft in length or less this is a very nonthreatening shark. These sharks are opportunistic feeders and may chew their food for up to 10 minutes after catching it, a habit very odd for a shark.They have very recognizable coloration, most noticeable are the two large black spots above each pectoral fin which give this shark its name. This shark has two dorsal fins which are equal in size and a long eel-like tail. Both the pectoral and pelvic fins are unique in shape, being round and paddle like.

The shape of these fins brings us to the epaulette shark’s first unique ability. This shark often ‘walks’ along the sea floor with it’s pectoral and pelvic fins, rather than swimming. Like all sharks they are very able bodies swimmers, but 'walking’ seems to be more common for these sharks as they normally only swim to escape a threat. These sharks are even capable of traveling out of the water for short distances to reach tidal pools.

(Epaulette shark 'walking on the beach; video of an epaulette shark walking underwater)

The habitat range of the species is rather small. Living only on the northern coast of Australia, New Guinea, and its surrounding islands. The epaulette shark mainly stays in shallow coastal water near reefs, coral flats, and tidal pools. They have been reported in waters up to 160ft deep but this is uncommon.

Mating season takes place from July through December, though in captivity these shark will mate year round. Unlike many species matting is often initiated by the female shark, who will follow and bite at the male. The epaulette shark is oviparous and lays its eggs in August up through December.  The female shark will deposit two eggs every day for up to 14 days; on rare occasions she may deposit 4 in one day. Clutches of eggs can be quite large ranging from 20-50 eggs laid. The eggs are around 3in long and will incubate for 120-130 days before hatching. At birth pups are only 5-6in in length.

The last thing that should be noted is the second unique ability of this species. These sharks are largely nocturnal and spend much of their time in tidal pools and shallow reef areas. Receding tides often cut these areas off from the ocean at night. Over the course of the night the oxygen levels in these waters can drop by 80% or more due to the respiration of the animals with in them. This brings us the the epaulette shark’s ability, they can survive in extremely hypoxic conditions. They can survive for hours in water with only 5% oxygen in it with out losing any of their responsiveness.

These sharks are harmless to humans. They are slow moving and are often reported as showing no fear of humans. However, like any shark they can bite if handled improperly or intentionally provoked.

(Note how rounded the fins are)

That’s it for this weeks Shark of The Week! Hope you enjoyed and found it educational. Please re-blog to share the knowledge!

Previous Shark of The Week: Longfin Mako

Love at First Video Part 29: Suspicious Behavior

Misha Collins x Reader

1300 Words

Story Summary: You were a babysitter, but you wanted to be more. Deciding to create a cooking video, you were shocked when it garnered the attention of a well known actor. Soon the attention becomes something neither of you can ignore.

Catch Up Here: Masterpost

It was about a week later when you noticed a subtle change in the way everyone acted around you. The kids were bouncing with energy, giving you weird looks, and there had to have been three of four times that Misha had to shush them.

Misha was acting strange too. You thought maybe it was because he was busier than ever, shooting late into the night, coming home exhausted. But when he was home, he would give you long glances, or hang up his phone as soon as you walked into the room. After the third time that happened, you asked him if everything was okay, and he seemed flustered, unable to answer your question.

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I feel like a shark would be a better metaphor for Nathan than a whale tbh

•highly misunderstood
• fear propaganda stigmatizes and perpetuates the fear + ignorance
• aren’t actually dangerous
• sharks don’t walk up on land and beat up for lunch money, people are only attacked because we’re in their environment; similarly, Nathan doesn’t go around being a dick, it’s only when someone is pressing into his business he gets hostile
• people are highly dangerous to sharks, some are even endangered; Neurotypicals are always way more dangerous to neurodivergent people than vice versa
• when they do attack, it’s not with malicious intent or intent to kill
• I love them both

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WISH FISH

The list of swimmy babies I would like keeps growing, because nothing I want is compatible with anything I have.

TANK 1: Axolotl. My biggest freshwater tank will house three or four axolotl, all different colors. I want one so bad.

TANK 2: Dwarf pea puffer. I love their little tiny bodies and huge eyes and downright betta-ness. I would name her Penny.

TANK 3: CRUSTACEAN TANK. I am dying to convert the frogs’ tank to a crustacean tank once I upgrade them. Orange sakura shrimp, Amano shrimp, ghost shrimp, Thai micro crabs, and freshwater pom pom crabs.

TANK 4: I don’t even care if anything else goes in their tank or what that anything else is, I just want kuhli/dojo loaches. I love the noodles.

NOT PICTURED: Koi. I would love a koi pond, if I ever got a house with enough land.

RICH FISH
These animals fall under the category “when I start making a lot of money, have my own house, and have a huge amount of space,” because they are all saltwater fish, they all require a lot of space, and their care is more specialized.

TANK 5: Seahorses. I love seahorses and always have. These delicate tiny babies have been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. They do not always do well in captivity, so they will surely test my “good with animals”-ness.

TANK 6: Snowflake eel. I love the little noodles. I know they’re a popular wish fish on here and one of the users here even has one.

TANK 7: Epaulette shark, aka walking shark. One of my LFS has one and I always drift towards the saltwater section to watch her. This tank straddles the line between wish fish and pipe dream - I would need a lot of time, space (in my home and in the tank), and money to make it work.

Reblog if you remember Discovery Kids

…Cause I don’t think anyone does, or I just feel like the only person who watched that as a kid. The only shows I remember from that channel are:

Growin’ Up Creepy
Trading Spaces: Boys verses Girls (a boy would re-decorate a girl’s room and a girl would re-decorate a boy’s room)
Kenny the Shark
That one show where there was like a paleontologist training site (camp?) for kids and there were dinosaurs that had a portal or some shit
A Walking With Dinosaurs show
and a paranormal show for kids that had tapes sent to them and see if they were real or not

Feel free to add shows that you remember on here that were on the channel