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Andrew Haydon Park Ottawa Bird Day #Ottawa #bird #nature on Flickr.

thatfishchick:

nerdrvt:

thatfishchick:

Spotted on Fuck Yeah Sharks (fuckyeahsharks.tumblr.com)

Omg, this is a thing?!?!? I love it. We need to…

I’m taking part. Looking forward to the web conference tomorrow.

Aiya! Looking at the times, I’m not likely going to be around. If you’re participating, you should bring up preemptive strategies like the Shark Week Countdown Challenge!

Will do!

thatfishchick:

Spotted on Fuck Yeah Sharks (fuckyeahsharks.tumblr.com)

Omg, this is a thing?!?!? I love it. We need to…

I’m taking part. Looking forward to the web conference tomorrow.

Shark Week Countdown Challenge Day 8: Ornate Wobbegong!
The wobbegongs are carpet sharks that inhabit the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The ornate wobbegong lives off the coast of Australia, and may also live off the cost of Papua New Guinea. They get to about 4 feet long.
The ornate wobbegong is a bottom dwelling shark that is believed to be an ambush predator. The barbels found around their mouth may actually function as a lure for some of their prey. They have a large mouth, and seem to be able to eat quite large prey relative to their own body size.
While these sharks are not commercially targeted for their meat, there is some demand for their skin due to the patterning creating unique leathers. Due to this collection and the loss/degradation of their habitat, they are listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN.
Ornate wobbegong on Flickr. Taken at Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto.
To read more about these sharks, check this site.

Shark Week Countdown Challenge Day 8: Ornate Wobbegong!

The wobbegongs are carpet sharks that inhabit the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The ornate wobbegong lives off the coast of Australia, and may also live off the cost of Papua New Guinea. They get to about 4 feet long.

The ornate wobbegong is a bottom dwelling shark that is believed to be an ambush predator. The barbels found around their mouth may actually function as a lure for some of their prey. They have a large mouth, and seem to be able to eat quite large prey relative to their own body size.

While these sharks are not commercially targeted for their meat, there is some demand for their skin due to the patterning creating unique leathers. Due to this collection and the loss/degradation of their habitat, they are listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN.

Ornate wobbegong on Flickr. Taken at Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto.

To read more about these sharks, check this site.

National Zookeeper Week

effyeahtorontozoo:

Just sent off a small gift for the keepers at my favourite zoo, for National Zookeeper Week. The post office person told me a story about how when he was younger, he used to take the late night bus from Ottawa to Toronto so he could get to the zoo first thing in the morning.

I hope they like my photos :)

Andrew Haydon Park Ottawa Bird Day #Ottawa #bird #nature on Flickr.
Shark Week Countdown Challenge Day 7: The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark!
The whitespotted (aka bluespotted) bamboo shark is a small (~3ft) carpet shark that inhabits coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. They are nocturnal, feeding on small fish and invertebrates on their reef home. They lay eggs, and even breed readily in captivity. Their small size and hardiness makes them common in aquariums, and even in large home aquariums.
Despite their reproductive abilities, this species is listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. In some parts of their range, they are used for food.
Bamboo shark on Flickr. From Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto.

Shark Week Countdown Challenge Day 7: The Whitespotted Bamboo Shark!

The whitespotted (aka bluespotted) bamboo shark is a small (~3ft) carpet shark that inhabits coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. They are nocturnal, feeding on small fish and invertebrates on their reef home. They lay eggs, and even breed readily in captivity. Their small size and hardiness makes them common in aquariums, and even in large home aquariums.

Despite their reproductive abilities, this species is listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. In some parts of their range, they are used for food.

Bamboo shark on Flickr. From Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto.

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

I game a LOT and I basically don’t let anyone know I’m female unless I know them very well. I’m even hesitant to play female toons in games.

thatfishchick:

Shark teeth do not fit into sockets like our teeth. Instead of being embedded in the jaw, shark teeth are embedded in the gums of the shark. This means that they are not as tightly fixed into the mouth like mammalian teeth, and sharks can lose teeth with everything feeding.

Most sharks have…

Andrew Haydon Park Ottawa Bird Day #Ottawa #bird #nature on Flickr.