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

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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.

Surprised this turned out as well as it did. Signed using a touch screen.

Surprised this turned out as well as it did. Signed using a touch screen.

Stegosaurus whiteboard dinobombing at a friend’s birthday shindig.

Stegosaurus whiteboard dinobombing at a friend’s birthday shindig.

When you give a paleontology major a tootsie roll…

…you get Triceratops tootsii.

fruitsoftheweb:

Reconstructed feeding behaviour of Erlikosaurus andrewsi using the jaw and neck musculature in combination

A fellow coworker replaced “players” with “Pterodactyls” in the hopes I would draw something dinosaur related; thus Shakespearodactylus hamleti was born.

A spread of some of the fossil specimens collected by the Sierra College Field Paleontology course I participated in this Summer.

A rather conspicuously stegosaurus plate-shaped rock in a rock wall at Pioneer Park, Nevada City.

A rather conspicuously stegosaurus plate-shaped rock in a rock wall at Pioneer Park, Nevada City.