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A stranded Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) with a Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) bite. 
This was a dolphin that stranded in a nearby village a couple of weeks ago. The local government stranding response was really good and in a couple of hours the dead dolphin caught a ride up a steep hill from the beach to the main road from a bunch of strong and ingenious men who fashioned a “stretcher” out of wood and rope lying around. 
Popped on the truck, it made it’s way home. To my home, which is fast becoming the dolphin grave yard. Though my living here, and it’s use as a dolphin burial ground are unrelated, it makes for easy work! We performed a necropsy on this super skinny male and found it’s stomach completely devoid of contents. No sign of plastic or fishing hooks though - so it probably had a disease that stopped it from eating. 
What did not kill it is the seemingly traumatic bite from it’s side. The massive hole went all the way down to the muscle layer and is the calling card of one of the weird monsters of the deep - the Cookiecutter shark! 
Also known as the cigar shark, this charmer grabs large cylindrical chunks of flesh out of large marine animals. How you might ask?
It sucks onto the body surface of the prey and retracts its tongue to create negative pressure with suction lips to ensure a tight seal. Then, the bite, anchored by narrow upper teeth and sliced by the menacing lower teeth. And to top it off, some acrobatics, as the shark twists and rotates the body to make a circular cut, and we’re done. 
The bites don’t kill the “prey” which can include cetaceans, sharks, sting rays, dugongs, bony fish and the occasional human….!
Cookie Cutter Shark | Credit
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mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

A stranded Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) with a Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) bite. 
This was a dolphin that stranded in a nearby village a couple of weeks ago. The local government stranding response was really good and in a couple of hours the dead dolphin caught a ride up a steep hill from the beach to the main road from a bunch of strong and ingenious men who fashioned a “stretcher” out of wood and rope lying around. 
Popped on the truck, it made it’s way home. To my home, which is fast becoming the dolphin grave yard. Though my living here, and it’s use as a dolphin burial ground are unrelated, it makes for easy work! We performed a necropsy on this super skinny male and found it’s stomach completely devoid of contents. No sign of plastic or fishing hooks though - so it probably had a disease that stopped it from eating. 
What did not kill it is the seemingly traumatic bite from it’s side. The massive hole went all the way down to the muscle layer and is the calling card of one of the weird monsters of the deep - the Cookiecutter shark! 
Also known as the cigar shark, this charmer grabs large cylindrical chunks of flesh out of large marine animals. How you might ask?
It sucks onto the body surface of the prey and retracts its tongue to create negative pressure with suction lips to ensure a tight seal. Then, the bite, anchored by narrow upper teeth and sliced by the menacing lower teeth. And to top it off, some acrobatics, as the shark twists and rotates the body to make a circular cut, and we’re done. 
The bites don’t kill the “prey” which can include cetaceans, sharks, sting rays, dugongs, bony fish and the occasional human….!
Cookie Cutter Shark | Credit
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mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

A stranded Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) with a Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) bite. 
This was a dolphin that stranded in a nearby village a couple of weeks ago. The local government stranding response was really good and in a couple of hours the dead dolphin caught a ride up a steep hill from the beach to the main road from a bunch of strong and ingenious men who fashioned a “stretcher” out of wood and rope lying around. 
Popped on the truck, it made it’s way home. To my home, which is fast becoming the dolphin grave yard. Though my living here, and it’s use as a dolphin burial ground are unrelated, it makes for easy work! We performed a necropsy on this super skinny male and found it’s stomach completely devoid of contents. No sign of plastic or fishing hooks though - so it probably had a disease that stopped it from eating. 
What did not kill it is the seemingly traumatic bite from it’s side. The massive hole went all the way down to the muscle layer and is the calling card of one of the weird monsters of the deep - the Cookiecutter shark! 
Also known as the cigar shark, this charmer grabs large cylindrical chunks of flesh out of large marine animals. How you might ask?
It sucks onto the body surface of the prey and retracts its tongue to create negative pressure with suction lips to ensure a tight seal. Then, the bite, anchored by narrow upper teeth and sliced by the menacing lower teeth. And to top it off, some acrobatics, as the shark twists and rotates the body to make a circular cut, and we’re done. 
The bites don’t kill the “prey” which can include cetaceans, sharks, sting rays, dugongs, bony fish and the occasional human….!
Cookie Cutter Shark | Credit
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mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

A stranded Pan-tropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) with a Cookiecutter Shark (Isistius brasiliensis) bite. 

This was a dolphin that stranded in a nearby village a couple of weeks ago. The local government stranding response was really good and in a couple of hours the dead dolphin caught a ride up a steep hill from the beach to the main road from a bunch of strong and ingenious men who fashioned a “stretcher” out of wood and rope lying around. 

Popped on the truck, it made it’s way home. To my home, which is fast becoming the dolphin grave yard. Though my living here, and it’s use as a dolphin burial ground are unrelated, it makes for easy work! We performed a necropsy on this super skinny male and found it’s stomach completely devoid of contents. No sign of plastic or fishing hooks though - so it probably had a disease that stopped it from eating. 

What did not kill it is the seemingly traumatic bite from it’s side. The massive hole went all the way down to the muscle layer and is the calling card of one of the weird monsters of the deep - the Cookiecutter shark! 

Also known as the cigar shark, this charmer grabs large cylindrical chunks of flesh out of large marine animals. How you might ask?

It sucks onto the body surface of the prey and retracts its tongue to create negative pressure with suction lips to ensure a tight seal. Then, the bite, anchored by narrow upper teeth and sliced by the menacing lower teeth. And to top it off, some acrobatics, as the shark twists and rotates the body to make a circular cut, and we’re done. 

The bites don’t kill the “prey” which can include cetaceans, sharks, sting rays, dugongs, bony fish and the occasional human….!

Cookie Cutter Shark | Credit

eau-de-jensenfuck:

seeaann:

fitness-barbie:

samueloser:

r4inbro:

celadonrush:

r4inbro:

notreallykira:

notsodarling-:

dreammaker-heartbreaker:

ktaaaylor:

one time she beat me at the olympics, it was awesome

Raise your hand if your country has been personally victimized by Regina George.

That is so fetch.

On Fridays we wear gold.

I hear her legs are insured for $10,000.

I can’t win silver, I’m on an all-carb diet. GOD Russia you’re so stupid! 

If you’re from Africa, why is your name white?

Oh my god, r4inbro, you can’t just ask someone why their name is white.

Stop trying to make Russia happen. It’s not going to happen!

Get in loser, we’re going running.

She’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Graciela Martins. We were best friends in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then at the World Championships, I started running my personal best which was totally awesome but then I moved to Niger, and Graciela was, like, weirdly jealous of it. Like, if I would blow her off to go running at the track, she’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” So then, for the Olympic qualifiers, which was an all-girls track meet, I was like, “Graciela, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re a Guinean.” I mean I couldn’t have a Guinean at my track meet. There were gonna be girls there from around the world. I mean, right? She was a GUINEAN. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of track because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the summer for the Olympics, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s in 7th place.

(Source: unusualist)

  • Stephen Colbert :

    Is there anything in science to you that is beautiful or rather what is the most beautiful thing that you know of in science?

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson :

    E=mc²

  • Stephen Colbert :

    Really?

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson :

    Oh it's awesome, it is

  • Stephen Colbert :

    So that equation doesn't just have a great publicist, it's actually...

  • [Laughs]

  • Stephen Colbert :

    Because everybody knows it, but also everybody knows Coke, you know, It's like the Coca Cola of science

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson :

    You learn E=mc² before you even know what any of those symbols mean. You hear it in elementary school!

  • Stephen Colbert :

    What is beautiful about E=mc² ? First of all tell everybody what all the pieces mean

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson:

    ''E'' stands for energy, ''m'' is mass, c² is just the speed of light squared. That's just.. ignore that for the moment. The thrust of that equation is that energy and mass are equivalent to each other, which means you can transmute one into the other and back. What makes it extraordinary is that it hardly even happens in our everyday lifes, yet it's going on all the time in the rest of the universe. If it did happen in our everyday lifes, the world would be different ; light coming from your bulb would all of a sudden pop into a particle, would come by and pop back into light again... It goes on in the center of the sun, it went on at the Big Bang, it goes on throughout the universe wherever it's hot and heavy.

  • Stephen Colbert:

    but what is beautiful about it to you?

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson:

    It's simple, it's simple yet it accounts for hugely complex things and for me that is where the beauty lies in the truth. If i had to give you a complex theory to understand a complex phenomenon, you know, send me home, because what's the point? Now there's no tablet in the sky that said it has to be simple to end up being complex. It's just a remarkable fact about the universe, so why not celebrate it? The fact that pi... the fact that you take a circle of any size, a circle that has the size of the universe itself and divide it by its own radius and you get that number.. that's beautiful. I have to pause, and i get misty thinking about it.. The atoms and molecules in your body are traceable to the crucibles in the centers of stars that manufactured these elements over its lifespan, went unstable, on death, exploding, enriched guts across the galaxy scattering it into gas clouds that would ultimately collapse and make a star and have the right ingredients to make planets and people. Which means we are a part of this universe, as i've said many times and this goes back, not only are we in the universe but the universe is in us

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