scientificillustration:

skunkbear:

Bathing suits are not the only things that have gotten smaller in the past fifty years.

All these photos were taken on the same dock after fishing trips in the same waters. The last one was taken by post-doc Loren McClenachan, the rest were compiled by her from the records at Key West’s Monroe County Public Library.

Using the display boards as a size reference (they haven’t changed in half a century), McClenachan was able to accurately plot the shrinking size of the fish.

Read more about big fish stories getting littler — from Robert Krulwich — here.

The big fish are very important as they are their offspring survive better than those of younger fish - killing large old fish is a disaster for the long term survival of species.

Steven A. Berkeley, Colin Chapman, and Susan M. Sogard 2004. MATERNAL AGE AS A DETERMINANT OF LARVAL GROWTH AND SURVIVAL IN A MARINE FISH, SEBASTES MELANOPS. Ecology 85:1258–1264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/03-0706

Life history change in commercially exploited fish stocks: an analysis of trends across studies. Diana M. T. Sharpe1, Andrew P. Hendry

DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4571.2009.00080.x

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5 months ago

kkjordan:

Brilliant

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6 months ago
nitratediva:

Agda Nielson in Ernst Lubitsch’s The Merry Jail (1917).

nitratediva:

Agda Nielson in Ernst Lubitsch’s The Merry Jail (1917).

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7 months ago
fuckyeahmovieposters:

Hannibal

This was my favorite new show of last season. Methodical, horrific and absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous in every shot. I could watch Mads Mikelson stare at things for hours on end.

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Hannibal

This was my favorite new show of last season. Methodical, horrific and absolutely, jaw-droppingly gorgeous in every shot. I could watch Mads Mikelson stare at things for hours on end.

7 months ago
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The black people who Phil Robertson knew were warred upon. If they valued their lives, and the lives of their families, the last thing they would have done was voiced a complaint about “white people” to a man like Robertson. Ignorance is no great sin and one can forgive the good natured white person for not knowing how all that cannibal sausage was truly made. But having been presented with a set of facts, Robertson’s response is to cite “welfare” and “entitlement” as the true culprits.

The belief that black people were at their best when they were being hunted down like dogs for the sin of insisting on citizenship is a persistent strain of thought in this country. What it ultimately reflects is inability to cope with America that is at least rhetorically committed to equality.

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7 months ago
lindsaykatai:

motherjones:

Women have been allowed to vote in the United States since 1920. But fast-forward to 2013, and  plenty of states are making it harder for women who are married or divorced to cast a ballot.

Shit’s getting real, folks.

lindsaykatai:

motherjones:

Women have been allowed to vote in the United States since 1920. But fast-forward to 2013, and plenty of states are making it harder for women who are married or divorced to cast a ballot.

Shit’s getting real, folks.

9 months ago

globalpost:

Because everyone loves Malala… (except the Pakistani Taliban).

On the first anniversary of the day she was shot by the Taliban, Malala said she hasn’t done anything to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

A-MEN

(Source: drunkonstephen, via theatlantic)

9 months ago

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9 months ago
essentialisinvisible:

French Clowns From 1900-1930s

essentialisinvisible:

French Clowns From 1900-1930s

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9 months ago
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