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jtotheizzoe:


The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo
The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.
Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?
(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

jtotheizzoe:

The environmental impact of oysters, in one photo

The water in both tanks came from the same source. The one on the right has bivalves. Not only do oysters naturally filter the waters in which they live, they can even protect humans from destructive hurricanes. For more, read about New York’s efforts to bring back oyster populations in the once-toxic Hudson River.

Delicious AND helpful. Who knew?

(photo via Steve Vilnit on Twitter)

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thingsondesk:

Charlie and the Bryophyte Factory

Charlie here has been working on this awesome project I totally stumbled upon while opening a lab for him recently.  He and Curator Dr. Matt Von Konrat have been working to try to bring bryophyte specimens back to life and so far it seems to be going well!

It all started when Canadian biologist Dr. Catherine La Farge published a study regarding the reviving of a 400 year old moss collected from Antarctica!
http://www.sci-news.com/biology/article01112-400-year-old-plants-moss.html
So Matt thought, why not try that with some of our specimens here!  If this proves to be a productive experiment, this could potentially mean that we could bring back some of our more important specimens and study them as living organisms and not as evidence of once living things.

Right now, Charlie is watering them with glass distilled water and they are being housed in a fancy temperature and light controlled environment to see if they can’t be maintained stable.  Hopefully in a few weeks, these guys can be moved onto a culture mediums to help them grow.

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ugh-goaway:

am i the only one who finds this image powerful. Like, there’s couples everywhere and then you’re just kinda there, by yourself with no one to exchange your love for one another. Which leaves you feeling ugly, lonely and depressed because you start to think “why am i single? Is it because I’m not think like others?, because I don’t meet society’s standard of beauty? or is it just bad luck?”. Fuck society’s standard of beauty, you’re all beautiful inside and out

ugh-goaway:

am i the only one who finds this image powerful. Like, there’s couples everywhere and then you’re just kinda there, by yourself with no one to exchange your love for one another. Which leaves you feeling ugly, lonely and depressed because you start to think “why am i single? Is it because I’m not think like others?, because I don’t meet society’s standard of beauty? or is it just bad luck?”. Fuck society’s standard of beauty, you’re all beautiful inside and out