I can’t stop staring at this.
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).
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.