This can only mean one thing
Hummingbird Bobtail Squid (Euprymna berryi)
Also known as Berry’s bobtail squid, the hummingbird bobtail squid is a species of bobtail squid found throughout the warm waters of eastern Asia. Like most bobtail squid, berry’s bobtail squid has a light organ in its gill cavity which emits light to help it hide its silhouette from predators. During the day the hummingbird bobtail squid can be found buried in the sediment, at night they will emerge to feed on small invertebrates like shrimp and other crustaceans.
I think this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Born in 1707, Carl Linnaeus would rise to such a level of greatness that the philosopher Jean-Jaques Rousseau once said “Tell him I know no greater man on earth,” and was heralded by many of his contemporaries and apostles as Princeps botanicorum - the Prince of Botany. This praise was not without merit: he’s the reason we name almost everything in biology the way that we do. Prior to Linnaeus, the science dealing with naming, organizing, and classifying organisms, called taxonomy, was a disorganized and confusingly complex mess. The word taxonomy is derived from an irregularly-conjugated Ancient Greek word taxis which means arrangement, and the Ancient Greek suffix -nomia, derived from the Ancient Greek word nemein, meaning to manage.
Linnaeus had a passion for botany, and while he went to school to study medicine, his long-term goals always included learning about plants. At 25, he won a grant to travel to Lapland and document the local flora and fauna. While there, he began to classify the flowers he found with what we now know as the bionomial classification system - from the Latin bi, meaning two, and nominus meaning name. Prior to this system, species were given long, many-worded descriptive names, and there were several competing outlines for classifying plants and animals into groups, none of which were particularly accurate or helpful to a scientist not intimate with the specific branch of biology the outline was designed for.
The binomial classification system uses two identifiers for a species - the “generic name” (also known as its genus), and the “specific” name (also known as the species). Linnaeus introduced this system in his book Systema naturae, first published in 1735. Even though the first edition was basic and just twelve pages long, it introduced to the scientific community a system that was simple, understandable, easy to remember, and easy to add new species to. Throughout his life, Linnaeus and his apostles continued work on Systema naturae, and by its 10th Edition in 1758, it classified over 4400 species of animals, and 7700 species of plants.
Portrait of Carl Linneaus by Hendrik Hollander, 1853, in the public domain.
Image from Haeckel’s Tree of Life in the public domain.
Guest post for Kids Need Science.
‘How can anyone believe that smile’,
‘He thinks he is just, beautiful. No no no no, Beautiful.’
‘He seems to think everyones against each other’
These are some of the things I’ve been made aware of people saying behind my back. By either taking a step back from a conversation I’m in to listen to someone behind me, or by plainly sitting quietly by myself while others crudely talk about my existence behind paper thin walls.
What can I say, they make me feel/sound like a failure; until I heard this shit I’d never been more on top! New job, new van new life! I would like to think that these comments are the logical/instinctive responses of people who have MASSIVE gaps to fill in their knowledge (ignorant people). I doubt I’ll listen closely to anyone who isn’t as versed as humanely possible, on a topic which they feel they must speak strongly about (their business).
I can take what I’ve heard, and liken it to a preacher on a street corner, reminding the ‘sinners’ how they shall be condemned along with all mortal souls who fail to accept the light of christ into their lives. Ask him to quote the first 2 verses from the new and old testament, and you may see him struggling for his words.
I hear plenty of bitching about my lack of empathy, motivation, paranoia and chronic weed smoking, anyone ever mention my french toast? The good shit, does everyone just focus on the bad, the past, what they assume to be lacking but are too busy spouting shite in the ears of other to see or care about.
I make music. It’s not great but I’m a little afraid of blowing my load at a young age and having a lifetime of shit music ahead of me. Slow release, that’s what I’m going for.
Thats me and this is my band,
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