Still smiling after a stupid long ass day #tired #me #itsdanya #brownskin #prettybish #engaged #makeup #mac #lagirl #mufe #bhcosmetics #scrubs #curls #lesbian

Still smiling after a stupid long ass day #tired #me #itsdanya #brownskin #prettybish #engaged #makeup #mac #lagirl #mufe #bhcosmetics #scrubs #curls #lesbian

Young Sir Phineas on chill mode for once #puppup #welshcorgi #fluffybutt #notail #sirphineas

Young Sir Phineas on chill mode for once #puppup #welshcorgi #fluffybutt #notail #sirphineas

Studying for certification 1of 4 this year #thisismyyeardammit #donorphlebotomisttech #ascp #payraise #furtheringmycareer

Studying for certification 1of 4 this year #thisismyyeardammit #donorphlebotomisttech #ascp #payraise #furtheringmycareer

Late work day today #blah #naturalhair #mobilephlebotomist #vampire #makeup #bows #mac #mufe #bhcosmetics

Late work day today #blah #naturalhair #mobilephlebotomist #vampire #makeup #bows #mac #mufe #bhcosmetics

lovemycorgi:

Murphy is giving Franklin his first lesson on how to look dapper and rock the bow tie.  Franklin is wearing his big bro’s stache bow tie made by Czar #Itsybitsygatsby on Etsy! 

Hamsome brofurs right here!!

corgis-everywhere:

The first of my holiday greeting cards are in! Of course it’s a Corgi — more to come :)
submitted by amandabeardart

corgis-everywhere:

The first of my holiday greeting cards are in! Of course it’s a Corgi — more to come :)

submitted by amandabeardart

buff-a-rella:

Kiss me you fool.

buff-a-rella:

Kiss me you fool.

momo-dono:

sola-heika as Tooth Fairy from Rise of the Guardians
Photo by me

momo-dono:

sola-heika as Tooth Fairy from Rise of the Guardians

Photo by me

montereybayaquarium:

Falling Stars
Sea star populations along the Pacific Coast from southern California to Alaska are dying in massive numbers due to a disease outbreak called “wasting syndrome.” If a sea star becomes infected, it will develop lesions, lose bits of arms or entire arms, then disintegrate into a gooey mass.  At least 10 species are vulnerable, and up to 95 percent of populations in some tide pools have died.
Scientists—including Aquarium staff—are working hard to determine a cause. It could be environmental factors, a virus or bacteria. Wasting syndrome actually describes a set of symptoms apparently with no universal cause. In the past, warmer ocean waters have appeared to contribute, but this isn’t an El Niño year. According to our veterinarian, Dr. Mike Murray, it’s less likely to be an infection that’s spreading than it is a variety of factors that are contributing to separate outbreaks.
Our animals affected
Unfortunately we’ve lost some animals in our exhibits and seen firsthand the rapid progress of “wasting syndrome” in affected animals. We’re also taking steps to limit further infection in our sea star collection. The good news is that the problem is limited to sea stars. As far as we know, there’s no indication it could pose any concern for human health. At the Aquarium, it doesn’t seem to be affecting other echinoderms like sea urchins and sea cucumbers – just sea stars.
UC Santa Cruz’s Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program has been collecting data on sea star deaths since June, after Washington’s Olympic National Park found up to a quarter of its sea stars were diseased. Our colleagues at Seattle Aquarium and Vancouver Aquarium, as well as our own veterinary medical staff, are also involved. Our own Dr. Mike is particularly involved as a member of the research team conducting the investigation into what’s causing the disease and current outbreak.
Ecological consequences?
It may be part of a larger problem. The sea stars’ decline may have serious consequences for the ocean’s diversity. One example? The purple sea star eats mussels, which might otherwise crowd out other species on the rocky shore.
Learn more about sea stars.

 


Sea star awareness

montereybayaquarium:

Falling Stars

Sea star populations along the Pacific Coast from southern California to Alaska are dying in massive numbers due to a disease outbreak called “wasting syndrome.” If a sea star becomes infected, it will develop lesions, lose bits of arms or entire arms, then disintegrate into a gooey mass.  At least 10 species are vulnerable, and up to 95 percent of populations in some tide pools have died.

Scientists—including Aquarium staff—are working hard to determine a cause. It could be environmental factors, a virus or bacteria. Wasting syndrome actually describes a set of symptoms apparently with no universal cause. In the past, warmer ocean waters have appeared to contribute, but this isn’t an El Niño year. According to our veterinarian, Dr. Mike Murray, it’s less likely to be an infection that’s spreading than it is a variety of factors that are contributing to separate outbreaks.

Our animals affected

Unfortunately we’ve lost some animals in our exhibits and seen firsthand the rapid progress of “wasting syndrome” in affected animals. We’re also taking steps to limit further infection in our sea star collection. The good news is that the problem is limited to sea stars. As far as we know, there’s no indication it could pose any concern for human health. At the Aquarium, it doesn’t seem to be affecting other echinoderms like sea urchins and sea cucumbers – just sea stars.

UC Santa Cruz’s Pacific Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program has been collecting data on sea star deaths since June, after Washington’s Olympic National Park found up to a quarter of its sea stars were diseased. Our colleagues at Seattle Aquarium and Vancouver Aquarium, as well as our own veterinary medical staff, are also involved. Our own Dr. Mike is particularly involved as a member of the research team conducting the investigation into what’s causing the disease and current outbreak.

Ecological consequences?

It may be part of a larger problem. The sea stars’ decline may have serious consequences for the ocean’s diversity. One example? The purple sea star eats mussels, which might otherwise crowd out other species on the rocky shore.

Learn more about sea stars.

 

Sea star awareness

My sentiments exactly #Scandal #rp

My sentiments exactly #Scandal #rp