jayceephantom1:

missespeon:

like, please watch httyd 2 and watch how fluidly and lifelike the characters move. BUT unlike earlier films like shrek, it’s not creepy or uncanny. it’s natural and gives the characters a whole new dimension of life.

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they all just move SO smoothly i love it

see this is why the movie took 5 years

perfecting movement

rhamphotheca:

Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale
by Jason G. Goldman
One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her. While fin whales do sometimes breach, it’s rarely seen and even more rarely caught on camera.
The videographer, Séréna, is a summer research assistant with CIRCE, a Spain-based cetacean conservation, research, and education organization.
Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) are the second largest creatures on our planet, just after blue whales. When you consider that the average fin whale needs to hurl its 80+ tons and 89+ feet out of the water and into the air, the spectacle becomes even more amazing. As one of the fastest whales in the world, the fin can reach cruising speeds of 23 mph with short bursts up to 29 mph. (The Sei whale may beat it for short sprints up t0 40mph, but not for cruising speed.) Their impressive speed has given Fin whales the nickname “greyhounds of the deep.”
(go see video at io9)
[source: The Dodo; CIRCE]

rhamphotheca:

Super rare Footage of the World’s Fastest Whale

by Jason G. Goldman

One lucky research assistant caught a rare show in the Straits of Gibraltar last week, as a fin whale was spotted breaching the water three times in a row, right in front of her. While fin whales do sometimes breach, it’s rarely seen and even more rarely caught on camera.

The videographer, Séréna, is a summer research assistant with CIRCE, a Spain-based cetacean conservation, research, and education organization.

Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) are the second largest creatures on our planet, just after blue whales. When you consider that the average fin whale needs to hurl its 80+ tons and 89+ feet out of the water and into the air, the spectacle becomes even more amazing. As one of the fastest whales in the world, the fin can reach cruising speeds of 23 mph with short bursts up to 29 mph. (The Sei whale may beat it for short sprints up t0 40mph, but not for cruising speed.) Their impressive speed has given Fin whales the nickname “greyhounds of the deep.”

(go see video at io9)

[source: The Dodo; CIRCE]

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cetaceannerd:

Two years ago today, I spent 8 hours on a beach supporting a female Short-Finned Pilot Whale. I then spent the next four days helping out with the critical care for five youngsters that were able to be moved. These were the best experiences of my life, and I remember it day to day as if it was yesterday. 
Seeing the surviving babies today, it amazes me how much they’ve grown in size and personality.
Rest in Peace #145 (Xena) and Calf, #144, #61 (Squirt), and the others that didn’t make it off the beach.

cetaceannerd:

Two years ago today, I spent 8 hours on a beach supporting a female Short-Finned Pilot Whale. I then spent the next four days helping out with the critical care for five youngsters that were able to be moved. These were the best experiences of my life, and I remember it day to day as if it was yesterday.
Seeing the surviving babies today, it amazes me how much they’ve grown in size and personality.
Rest in Peace #145 (Xena) and Calf, #144, #61 (Squirt), and the others that didn’t make it off the beach.

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evererika:

deepinmyb0nes:

iamprogress:

"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."

TTTHHHIIISSSSS

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