youresuchatwat:

LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME.

Manic adults clamoring like children for the ultimate pleasure of having a large marine mammal of far more advanced intelligence nod their head and stick out their tongue.  Bloodthirsty neediness disguised as love that people have fooled themselves into believing is mutual.


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sci-universe:

Depression detectable in the blood

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, a recent study clearly indicates that, in principle, depression can in fact be diagnosed in this way and this could become reality in the not too distant future.

Serotonin transporter (SERT) is a protein in the cell membrane that facilitates the transport of the neurotransmitter serotonin (popularly known as the “happiness hormone”) into the cell. In the brain, serotonin transporter regulates neural depression networks. The protein also occurs in large quantities in numerous other organs. Recent studies have shown that the serotonin transporter in the blood works in exactly the same way as in the brain. In the blood, it ensures that blood platelets maintain the appropriate concentration of serotonin in the blood plasma.

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have now used functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and pharmacological investigations to demonstrate that there is a close relationship between the speed of the serotonin uptake in blood platelets and the function of a depression network in the brain.

full article here


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mothernaturenetwork:

Super-strong graphene has weakness after all
The defect won’t mean much when graphene is used as conduct of electricity, but as a way to boost the strength of other materials, every imperfection matters.


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marinemammalblog:

Fluke by Skycladphotography.ca on Flickr.


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trynottodrown:

Dolphins on my birthday | BarryFackler

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cute-whales:

cute-whales:

Where did Disney get their dolphins at Epcot?

http://www.freethedisneydolphins.org/p/about-dolphins.html?m=1

Oh wow. I learned a lot.

have a read of that. Kind of really upsetting!

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wtf-fun-factss:

The real-life dog from the doge meme - WTF fun facts


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theoceanplanet:

(by tailwalk)


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thelovelyseas:

These jellyfish (Mastigias sp.) inhabit a saltwater lake, and are effectively cut off from the sea. They have lost the ability to sting, and obtain all or most of their nutrition from symbiotic algae living within their tissues. (Palau, Micronesia) by David Hall


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marinemammalblog:

Baby Short-clawed Otter by Dysartian on Flickr.


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betheirvoiceseathechange:

likeeee compare wild orcas swimming in straight lines in family groups, hunting gosh it’s just spectacular to bobbing at the surface and floating without moving an inch for an hour or swimming in a circle over and over and surfacing at the same exact spot day in and day out and then resting their chins on a slab of concrete while dead fish are tossed in their mouths like its a trash can lol there’s such a dramatic difference


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thelovelyseas:

Eagle Ray Over Sandy Bottom, Little Cayman by David Hall


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longlivethepomp:

SHOTS FIRED


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fuckyeahaquaria:

Unicornfish | Naso

(by archers30)


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neaq:

Sea jellies are not just brainless blobs. They include a huge spectrum of gelatinous zooplankton. And they sure are easy on the eyes!

Here’s a basic Sea Jellies 101.


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