Tag Archives: marine life

The whole world is just brief breaks between ocean

I often think about leaving I.T. for marine biology. If I can ever figure out a way to combine the two, that’s it, I’ll be really deeply happy. Hmmm…I should look into that more.

Anyhow, here’s this:

Giant jellyfish!

This one has 60-foot “arms” called siphonophores! (hat tip to Norm who posted this link first and brought it to my attention)

In other jellyfish news, my friend Amanda sent me the most wonderful painting of a jellyfish that she did, and her super awesome father framed for me (he’s an incredible craftsman, both woodworking and blacksmithing. I need to get his website again and link to him here, he’s made some really incredible things for me). I thought I was going to hang it in our Hall of Doors, but it really wanted to be in our bedroom, which is blue, so I can look at everyday. It has inspired me to re-invent our bedroom with an underwater theme which will do great things for me. I need to take a picture of how we hung it to send to her and I’ll see if she minds if I post the picture here.

Neat-o!

Warm water orcas

Orca Mural on Alaska Way in Seattle.

Orca mural on Alaskan Way in Seattle.

I’m pretty interested in the orca pods they found in the Gulf of Mexico. They were a myth to some people, and others swore they existed. Four pods were documented recently (they feed on tuna rather than on seals) and they think there may be 500 or so whales in total. Orcas generally prefer cold waters, such as Puget Sound and other places in the Pacific Northwest.

It’s a nice change to hear good things about whales rather than all the awful things we’ve been doing to them lately.