Like other coccolithophores, Emiliania huxleyi is a single-celled phytoplankton covered with uniquely ornamented calcite disks called coccoliths (also informally known as liths or scales). [WP]
E. huxleyi has a global population of about 7 x 1022 cells scattered across the world ocean and adapted to a wide range of environments.
- It is one of the youngest species on Earth, appearing only around 250,000 years ago, about the same time as Homo sapiens.
- It can grow explosively to produce massive blooms of milky water detectable from space.
- It has a Cheshire Cat-like ability to escape from trouble by changing form.
[Source: Natural History Museum, London]
BOTTOM IMAGE: Scanning electron microscope image of a partially dissolved Emiliania huxleyi coccosphere
Ocean acidification poses a potential threat to all marine organisms which produce calcareous skeletons.
Burning of fossil fuels and deforestation is releasing immense volumes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and around 25% is then dissolved into the sea. This is shifting the chemistry of sea water, making it slightly more acidic and making calcification more difficult. [NHM]
Whoever wants to eat cookie dough and not get salmonella. Here ya go!
I don’t want to learn in a classroom anymore. I want to travel and talk to people and learn that way. I want to learn as I go, gathering knowledge and not being rigorously tested on it. I don’t want to lose passion in the things I like because of the worry of exams. I want to fuelled by snippets of knowledge I gain from people and be inquisitive. School has stolen my passion for the things I’m interested in and I hate it for that.
^ on point
Carry a beautiful piece of nature around your neck at all times. This glass orb contains a beautiful piece of raw amethyst and various pieces of plant life. Sold on Etsy.
Sweet baby Jesus this is gorgeous
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
I made an extremely stupid thing
I’M GONNA FUCKING PISS MYSELF THIS LITERALLY TOOK MY DEPRESSION AND THREW IT OUT THE WINDOW
this is my favorite thing
It’s not about men or women.
Nobody should ever hit anyone.
Nobody should ever rape anyone.
Nobody should ever murder anyone.
Nobody should ever beat anyone.
Nobody should ever threaten anyone.
Nobody should ever insult anyone.
Nobody should ever make anyone uncomfortable.
Nobody should ever touch anyone without their consent.
Nobody should ever steal from anyone.
Nobody should ever humiliate anyone.
are girls still pretending they don’t masturbate?
I dunno, is society still teaching girls that anything related to their genitals is dirty and impure?
do you ever get in one of those moods where you’re like feeling okay but you’re really sad at the same time and you just want to talk to someone and make them hug you but you feel annoying so you kind of just sit there being really sad
i’m laughing more than I should, hahaha shit
Do you ever get like super vulnerable late at night that you just want to spill your heart out and say how you feel because you’ve been holding it in for so long and you just need some ventilation and there’s just something about two in the morning that makes me lose my filter and say the things I would never have the guts to say when the sun is up.
this is the cutest post on here
i want this to be my life so badly
oh my gosh <3 this is literally the cutest thing ive ever seen
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