theincredibleorca:

Video on how plastic gets into the environment, how it affects us, and what you can do to reduce plastic consumption.

(via freedomforwhales)

Humpback whale & diver

(Source: thedust-of-stars, via operationjaws)

Wish list (I tag the whole community to make one too)

theblondeaquarist:

yanishy:

toomanyfishblogs:

dmitrithegoldfish:

fishysarefriendsnotfoods:

kai-ni:

low-techtank:

1. Crested Gecko
2. Goldfish
3. More axolotls
4. Gold Barbs

  1. cron snak

1.) Moar bettas
2.) A big tank with fancy goldfish
3.) A pond for some koi
4.) A puffer.

1. Betta!

2. More plants for my 50 gallon

3. Big pond for Dmitri 

4. Shrimp for my ten gallon

1. Goldfish!
2. Plants to plant my tank
3. Axotol (sp?)
4. A snake :)

1. black moor
2. black moor
3. black moor
4. black moor

1. axolotl

2. african lung fish

3. 200 gallon riparium w/ discus

4. koi pond

1. A cichlid tank

2. An angel tank

3. A really nice stand to put a 55 

4. More plant and aquascaping knowledge 

thebearcaptain:

mola-mola-sunfish:

thebearcaptain:

mola-mola-sunfish:

does anyone know where i can buy lemon tetras? im just starting up a 55gal so i wont need to purchase until the cycle is finished but ive been looking around and it seems like no one sells lemons… 

when I went to buy fish for my most recent tank, I just googled breeders for the species I wanted in my area. One came up, and I’ve been going to him since. He’s extremely professional and his fish survive much longer than anything I’ve ever gotten from a chain store. So if you can find someone like that I’d recommend it.

Hopefully I can find someone like that soon… Im looking up breeders right now so I should be able to find something by the time the tank is finished. Thanks for the advice! 

Good luck! and I expect pictures once the tank is set up :3

Thanks! I can assure you there will be many many pictures once everything is setup (and probably before tbh)! 

thebearcaptain:

mola-mola-sunfish:

does anyone know where i can buy lemon tetras? im just starting up a 55gal so i wont need to purchase until the cycle is finished but ive been looking around and it seems like no one sells lemons… 

when I went to buy fish for my most recent tank, I just googled breeders for the species I wanted in my area. One came up, and I’ve been going to him since. He’s extremely professional and his fish survive much longer than anything I’ve ever gotten from a chain store. So if you can find someone like that I’d recommend it.

Hopefully I can find someone like that soon… Im looking up breeders right now so I should be able to find something by the time the tank is finished. Thanks for the advice! 

pepperandpals:

The goal of #SmallPetRespect is to encourage current and potential owners of small pets to become more educated on the animals they care for.

By tweeting facts and advice, we’ll destroy some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the smallest of our companions.  

When it comes to animals like birds (particularly budgies and cockatiels), small mammals, rodents, reptiles, fish (bettas need special mention), amphibians, arachnids, etc, many are picked up on a whim without proper prior research. Many of these animals are cheaply obtained at chain pet stores.

To make matters worse, many enclosures, tanks, cages, and habitats sold in pet stores are not suitable for the animals they are marketed for.

Many animals wind up mistreated due to ignorance and a prevailing attitude that such pets are disposable. It’s time to change that.

Do you share your home with a small pet? What would you say to someone looking into owning one? You can join the conversation on Twitter and Tumblr by tagging #SmallPetRespect.

Share stories, wisdom learned, facts, resources, advice and more. Please signal boost! Help us show that though they are small, all pets deserve respect.

(via bettablogging)

does anyone know where i can buy lemon tetras? im just starting up a 55gal so i wont need to purchase until the cycle is finished but ive been looking around and it seems like no one sells lemons… 

neaq:

Massachusetts is the ninth state to pass bill banning shark fin trade.
Learn more about the bill and the threat posed by shark finning on marine ecosystems worldwide in an article in today’s Boston Globe.
Photo credit: Brian Skerry // file

neaq:

Massachusetts is the ninth state to pass bill banning shark fin trade.

Learn more about the bill and the threat posed by shark finning on marine ecosystems worldwide in an article in today’s Boston Globe.

Photo credit: Brian Skerry // file

(via operationjaws)

for-science-sake:

The Sea Angel (Gymnosomata) Is a group of sea slug that grow no larger than 5cm. These obscure little creatures are found in a wide range of habitats from polar to tropical regions of the sea. 

(via operationjaws)

"One of the issues the Orca face is that they are such remarkable animals, and because of that, people want to see them up close and personal. So there are other people who want to make a profit from that. They capture the Orca from the wild, rip them out of their families, and they dump them into these concrete tanks, and make them perform tricks. People pay to go and see that, they’re brainwashed into thinking that this is a really good thing to see and a good thing to do, that it’s family entertainment. They just don’t seem to realize how much these animals suffer. So one of the things that I’m trying to do now is help educate the public, and help make the public realize that this is not acceptable anymore. This is something that should be part of our history, not something that should be part of our future. We really, as individuals, need to make that effort, and every one of us can by saying that we will not buy a ticket to any place that keeps a whale or dolphin in captivity."

Dr. Ingrid Visser, Wild Orca Researcher (via anticapquotes)

(via freedomforwhales)