Lisa, 22, feminist, jewish (and badly agnostic). To the best of my ability to determine, my sexual orientation is "sprung rhythm" and my gender expression is "fabulous badger". (She/her/hers pronouns are fine.)

EMT, aspiring PA. Poetry, intersectional feminism, Pacific Rim, Night Vale, Circle of Magic, language, biology, and eclectic nerdery. Whovian blogging will resume when Moffat stops fucking everything up.

If it involves dragons or iambic pentameter, you'll probably find it here.

9th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Fuck Yeah Space Whales with 22 notes

fuckyeahspacewhales:

bio lumo space whales by RAPJ

fuckyeahspacewhales:

bio lumo space whales by RAPJ

Tagged: artspacewhalesspace whales

28th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Past The Town Of Strange with 45 notes


Our happy-go-lucky landwhale, Ambulocetus, relaxes on the beach with a cool drink and a happy butterfly. That pesky dodo is nowhere to be seen—maybe his head’s in the sand, or he ran out of sunscreen—but I can’t imagine he’ll stay away for long. Meanwhile, however, happy landwhale! (I dispensed with the spots, since he wanted to be blue in the watercolor version…)
People who haven’t been following my weirdness exhaustively (and really, why would you?) would probably like an explanation, so the short version is that Ambulocetus is a real critter, I didn’t make him up, known as the “walking whale” a fossil transitional form of the sort that make evolutionary biologists bounce in their chairs with glee. He’s got a whale head, whale teeth, whale wiggly little ear bones—but his blowhole hasn’t migrated up top yet, and he’s got feet. He was about six feet long and due to the way his hips attached, they think he probably moved a lot like a modern sea lion. I’ve taken to drawing him occasionally as part of my ongoing quest to light a candle against the darkness, etc, etc,* on the principle that everybody loves a cuddly landwhale, damnit, and the more people know about Ambulocetus, the better a world we live in. - Ursula Vernon
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*And should that candle happen to brush against a few particularly flimsy houses of rhetorical cards, well, them’s the breaks.

Our happy-go-lucky landwhale, Ambulocetus, relaxes on the beach with a cool drink and a happy butterfly. That pesky dodo is nowhere to be seen—maybe his head’s in the sand, or he ran out of sunscreen—but I can’t imagine he’ll stay away for long. Meanwhile, however, happy landwhale! (I dispensed with the spots, since he wanted to be blue in the watercolor version…)

People who haven’t been following my weirdness exhaustively (and really, why would you?) would probably like an explanation, so the short version is that Ambulocetus is a real critter, I didn’t make him up, known as the “walking whale” a fossil transitional form of the sort that make evolutionary biologists bounce in their chairs with glee. He’s got a whale head, whale teeth, whale wiggly little ear bones—but his blowhole hasn’t migrated up top yet, and he’s got feet. He was about six feet long and due to the way his hips attached, they think he probably moved a lot like a modern sea lion. I’ve taken to drawing him occasionally as part of my ongoing quest to light a candle against the darkness, etc, etc,* on the principle that everybody loves a cuddly landwhale, damnit, and the more people know about Ambulocetus, the better a world we live in. - Ursula Vernon

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*And should that candle happen to brush against a few particularly flimsy houses of rhetorical cards, well, them’s the breaks.

Tagged: CUDDLY LANDWHALEIS THE BEST WHALEwhalesartbiology

4th April 2014

Photo reblogged from IN FORM AND IMAGE AS A LIBRARY with 100 notes

flowerinthemo-0nshine:

Whales by yanadhyana

flowerinthemo-0nshine:

Whales by yanadhyana

Tagged: artwhales

Source: flowerinthemo-0nshine

27th February 2014

Photoset reblogged from actually nick clegg with 61,059 notes

escapekit:

Digital Illustrations by Artem Cheboha

Russian based CGI artist and painter Artem Cheboha creates beautiful illustrations. 

Tagged: whalesartyes good

Source: rhads.cghub.com

22nd September 2013

Photoset reblogged from Letters in the Ampersand with 34,506 notes

wnycradiolab:

Mighty Tanaka has posted some great shots of the new Nychos mural in Brooklyn.  Every neighborhood needs its own exploded whale, y’know?  Check the Mighty Tanaka Tumblr or Instagram for more pics.

(hat tip exhibition-ism)

Tagged: whalesart

Source: wnycradiolab

22nd August 2013

Photo reblogged from Mad as a Marine Biologist with 325 notes

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Secrets of Whale Shark Migration Revealed: 
Brian Handwerk
for National Geographic
Published August 21, 2013
The world’s biggest fish are hungry migrators on a mission, according to a tracking study that mapped whale sharks’ long journeys around the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to a favorite feeding hot spot off the Yucatan Peninsula.
And one whale shark’s incredible 5,000-mile (7,200-kilometer) swim could even help solve the long-standing mystery of where whale sharks give birth—an event no scientist has ever seen.
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[The data] could help answer a question that has plagued whale shark researchers for years: Where are all the females? Quintana Roo is more than 70 percent male, and other global aggregations show the same gender imbalance.
"You can’t have a stable population with that many males. You don’t see that in nature," Hueter said.
"The females have to be somewhere, and we hypothesize that mature, pregnant females undergo long migrations to the middle of the ocean, near seamounts or remote islands … and that’s where they give birth," Hueter explained. "In coastal zones where the feeding aggregations are, their young-which are less than two feet long at birth—might be subject to higher predation."
He added, “We feel good about the hypothesis, but it’s out there to be tested. So now we’ll have to see if it’s proven right in the years to come.”
Few very young whale sharks have been seen in nature. And discovering where the animals give birth, Maslanka said, is “the holy grail of whale shark biology.”
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mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Secrets of Whale Shark Migration Revealed: 

Brian Handwerk

for National Geographic

Published August 21, 2013

The world’s biggest fish are hungry migrators on a mission, according to a tracking study that mapped whale sharks’ long journeys around the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean to a favorite feeding hot spot off the Yucatan Peninsula.

And one whale shark’s incredible 5,000-mile (7,200-kilometer) swim could even help solve the long-standing mystery of where whale sharks give birth—an event no scientist has ever seen.

[The data] could help answer a question that has plagued whale shark researchers for years: Where are all the females? Quintana Roo is more than 70 percent male, and other global aggregations show the same gender imbalance.

"You can’t have a stable population with that many males. You don’t see that in nature," Hueter said.

"The females have to be somewhere, and we hypothesize that mature, pregnant females undergo long migrations to the middle of the ocean, near seamounts or remote islands … and that’s where they give birth," Hueter explained. "In coastal zones where the feeding aggregations are, their young-which are less than two feet long at birth—might be subject to higher predation."

He added, “We feel good about the hypothesis, but it’s out there to be tested. So now we’ll have to see if it’s proven right in the years to come.”

Few very young whale sharks have been seen in nature. And discovering where the animals give birth, Maslanka said, is “the holy grail of whale shark biology.”

Read more

Tagged: sciencewhaleswhale shark

12th April 2013

Photo reblogged from Amori Linguae. with 122,255 notes

heatherbat:

aquaticallyinclined:

“When they were little girls, they decided that they would be best friends forever. A whale never forgets a promise.” -Anneliese Juergensen

i have now died. of joy.

heatherbat:

aquaticallyinclined:

“When they were little girls, they decided that they would be best friends forever. A whale never forgets a promise.” -Anneliese Juergensen

i have now died. of joy.

Tagged: whalesartmermaidlovely

Source: aquaticallyinclined

24th January 2013

Photo reblogged from rosianna halse rojas' tumblr with 708 notes

erikshermanart:

Orca - Watercolour, ink and white gel pen on paper. About 1 hour

erikshermanart:

Orca - Watercolour, ink and white gel pen on paper. About 1 hour

Tagged: lovelywhalesartgeometric whalesis my new band name

Source: erikshermanart

30th November 2012

Photo reblogged from occasionally insightful, constantly sassy. with 96,306 notes

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

Tagged: oh my god PERFECTperfwhales

Source: tastefullyoffensive

23rd October 2012

Photo reblogged from WNYC's Transmitter with 13,188 notes

wnyc:

via BBCBeluga whale ‘makes human-like sounds’

wnyc:

via BBC
Beluga whale ‘makes human-like sounds’

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Tagged: yohigh flippercutenesswhales

23rd October 2012

Photoset reblogged from tell the wolves i'm home with 4,999 notes

rainingsugar:

Narwhal Plush Toy Giveaway 2.0! Yup, ANOTHER free plush for you :)
This time, the narwhal is FLUFFFYYYYyy!!! 

▶▶CLICK FOR DETAILS ON THE PLUSH◀◀

Why: Shameless advertising for my etsy store of course :P

How: Reblog ONCE only. LIKES do not count. You don’t even need to follow me :) 

Rules:

  • Click the link above to see what you’re gonna get ;)
  • NO giveaway-only blogs please. I will check.
  • Will ship within the US ONLY. (If You reside elsewhere, but is willing to pay for shipping, feel free to enter!)
  • Will contact winner via ASK box. If winner does not reply within 24 hrs, another winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be picked on Nov. 18th (or sooner)
  • BONUS 10 entries: IF you or your friend purchases a narwhal plush from my Etsy, Ebay, Bonanza,or Storenvy shop (all username is RainingSugar) AND include a note to me with: My tumblr account is_________, Extra 10 entries please!

Spread the Narwhalness, Best of Luck and Cheers!

Tagged: cutenesswhales

Source: rainingsugar

7th October 2012

Photo reblogged from david is going to die with 1,288 notes

urhajos:

Sorrow For Whales by *RHADS

urhajos:

Sorrow For Whales by *RHADS

Tagged: whalesskywhale spamart

7th October 2012

Photo reblogged from david is going to die with 46,167 notes

urhajos:

Fulvio di Piazza

urhajos:

Fulvio di Piazza

Tagged: whatwhales

23rd September 2012

Photo reblogged from Mad as a Marine Biologist with 161 notes

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Eggplant Whale

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Eggplant Whale

Tagged: whatyesi mean whatwhaleseggplant whale

18th August 2012

Photo reblogged from Why do the ducks leave? with 565 notes

Tagged: whalesartlovely

Source: Flickr / diegografico