“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” - Frida KhaloYou were always seeking out meaningful unconditional connections with others in a world obsessed with conditions. And in doing so, you demonstrated that it was possible for me to do the same; in spite of whatever influences seek to convince me otherwise.I’m glad to find I’m still learning from you. It’s helped me understand that you’ll never stop being part of my life, and determine that the only person who can decide how I want to live my life is me.
Thanks again,
Brent <3In memory of Shaina Herman;friend and fellow naturalist at heart. (April 19th, 1988 - October 19th, 2013)

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” - Frida Khalo

You were always seeking out meaningful unconditional connections with others in a world obsessed with conditions. And in doing so, you demonstrated that it was possible for me to do the same; in spite of whatever influences seek to convince me otherwise.

I’m glad to find I’m still learning from you. It’s helped me understand that you’ll never stop being part of my life, and determine that the only person who can decide how I want to live my life is me.

Thanks again,

Brent <3

In memory of Shaina Herman;
friend and fellow naturalist at heart.

(April 19th, 1988 - October 19th, 2013)

Triceratops horridus perspective study. Really happy with the head. The toes not so much. Not bad for a memory sketch though I think.

Birthday gifts! :D

Working on piecing together the occipital condyle of the Triceratops skull reconstruction I’m working on for the Sierra College NHM.

Monty grillin’ up some grub.

"I&#8217;m just a Poebrotherium, nobody loves me.HE&#8217;S JUST A POEBROFROM A POE FAMILYSPARE HIM HIS LIFE FROM THIS MONSTROSITY!(piano)Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?CAMELIDAE! We will not let you go.(FROM THE MUD!)CAMELIDAE! We will not let you go.(FROM THE MUD!) Will not let you go.(FROM THE MUD!)Will not let you go-oh-oh.(Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun)Mammalia Mammalia; we will not let you go.The NHM has an exhibit put aside for mefor mefor meEEEEEEEEE!!!(epic guitar solo)&#8221;

"I’m just a Poebrotherium, nobody loves me.
HE’S JUST A POEBRO
FROM A POE FAMILY
SPARE HIM HIS LIFE FROM THIS MONSTROSITY!
(piano)
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
CAMELIDAE! We will not let you go.
(FROM THE MUD!)
CAMELIDAE! We will not let you go.
(FROM THE MUD!)
Will not let you go.
(FROM THE MUD!)
Will not let you go-oh-oh.
(Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun)

Mammalia Mammalia; we will not let you go.
The NHM has an exhibit put aside for me
for me
for meEEEEEEEEE!!!
(epic guitar solo)”

sinnersleadtheway:

ebonydecay:

captainherbivore:

soft-leg:

sharkhugger:

Petition: Hong Kong Government: Legislate a ban on the sale and possession of shark fin in Hong Kong.

From Honduras to New Caledonia, from the Bahamas to the Maldives, the people have spoken. And governments have listened. Now is the time for Hong Kong to wake up! The public is ready. The business sector is behind us. Now is the time for a total sale and possession ban on shark fin in Hong Kong. By doing so, Hong Kong will take a giant step to join the conservation efforts of numerous countries around the world who have enacted shark protection legislation. In Latin America it will join Honduras. In the United States it will join California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Maryland, Delaware and Oregon. In the Pacific region it will join Palau, Tokelau, Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and New Caledonia. Even China has agreed to stop serving shark fin soup at official banquets, to take effect in the next year or two.

Banning shark fin from the streets of Hong Kong will be the single most important marine conservation achievement of the year. It will be an important step towards protecting the health of our oceans. It will also remove the stain on Hong Kong’s reputation as a world-class tourism hub.

This petition is endorsed by: Shark Rescue

BALLSIEST. PETITION. EVER.

IF THERE WAS EVER A HEAD TO THIS DRAGON - THERE IT IS.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE THIS WOULD MAKE??? WITHOUT THE ISSUE OF SHARK FIN SOUP WE COULD CONCENTRATE ON THE ISSUE OF BYCATCH AND SOLVE THIS ISSUE PERMANENTLY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT

Yet again, more notes than signatures. Actually sign these things, people. Ugh.

This is far too upsetting.

Every one of my followers needs to sign it. If you don’t want to reblog that’s fine but please sigh. This is so important

(via tragopan)

Saw this today. This is the second prehistoric animal-themed beer I’ve seen, the first being, “Tricerahops”. Curious.

Unfortunately, the skeleton depicted is not of Nevada’s state fossil. The state fossil of Nevada is indeed that of an Ichthyosaur, but of Shonisaurus popularis (whose fossil is seen on display in Las Vegas in the bottom image), not Ichtyosaurus.