Was sketching in bed to radiohead and this happened.
Pygmy Sea Horse
One of the world’s smallest seahorses, the Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti), is no bigger than your pinky finger. These tiny animals are masters of disguise, using a strategy of blending into their surrounding environment to survive.
(via: Smithsonian Ocean Portal) (photo: Coral Reef Alliance/Scubazoo)
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“Hundreds of newly unloaded shark fins drying in the afternoon sun in a quiet street near Kennedy Town docks, Hong Kong. It is difficult to take pictures like this in countries such as South Africa and Costa Rica, where shark fin drying compounds are fortified with walls, barbed wire and security cameras. This is because shark fin traders are wary of theft and negative publicity. However, in Hong Kong, where crime rates are low and attitudes more relaxed towards shark finning, shark fin drying is brazenly done in public. According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 74 shark species are listed as at high risk of extinction.”
Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA
via The Guardian
Just looking at this picture you can only imagine the number of sharks tossed back to their deaths at sea. All of this for just a fraction on their bodies, it’s a really disturbing industry.