Porpita is a colonial hydrozoan which lives floating on the sea surface. The polyps are arranged concentrically on the lower surface of a hard, chitinous central disk. There is a large central polyp (gastrozooid) around of which are arranged numerous gastro-gonozoids, polyps responsible for food intake and production of jellyfish. The dactilozooids are the polyps responsible for capturing food and defense, being located more externally. 1-4.) Side view; 5.) top view (notice: hard, chitinous central disk); 6.)  detail of dactilozooids; 7.) bottom view (blue: dactilozooids, white: gastro-gonozoids).

Text and photo: Alvaro E. Migotto
More amazing sea creatures: cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br

Jellyfish are fucking rad.



some new stuff I’m working on, I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn’t unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily. 

such a great idea

Yikes. Simultaneously horrible and unsurprising.



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“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

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explaining Wordpress to clients.

explaining Wordpress to clients.


Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez mixes everyday object with simple line drawings to create a whimsical and clever series of photo illustrations like the pieces seen here. The binder rings of a notebook become the jaws of dinosaur, a handful of nails are the spiny coat on an adorable hedgehog, a bunch of grapes are balloons lifting a child off his feet. It’s delightful and you can see lots more over on Javier’s Instagram account.

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Awesome dads

Rad dads

That last gif is too perfect.

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