Reblogged from phancey
ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO:
Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)
Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs.
Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling.
This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.
save the Kabuto
New England too. They’re just cute weirdos!
Just a quick aside, Horseshoe Crabs lay their eggs in the sand! Their egg-laying season begins in June and the eggs hatch around the beginning of Fall. If you see one lone horseshoe crab, it may or may not be dead. If there are a few in the area, it’s likely that they are/were breeding. leave them be, the tide will probably come in soon and whisk them away. If you’re going to pick it up, pick it up using both hands on the sides of its main shell. NEVER. EVER. PICK. A HORSESHOE. CRAB. UP. BY. ITS. TAIL. DON’T EVER DO IT. It’s very painful for the Horseshoe Crab, and if you break it off it’ll have virtually no stabilization method as they DO NOT GROW BACK. Pick up the Horseshoe Crab gently from the sides of its shell, and place it gently into the water, a little bit past the tide line so that the Horseshoe Crab will have something to work with in terms of getting back out to sea.
Thank you so much for listening! The Horseshoe Crab is my favorite marine animal and it physically pains me when I see people pick them up by the tail >_<
Reblogged from psychosexuality
The suit does all the talking.Suits.
ugh the tattoo ruins it tho
Then don’t reblog the picture. There is no point in reblogging a picture with the intent of leaving a rude comment. Keep that shit to yourself.
He’s perfect and his tattoo is sexy. Didn’t your parents ever teach you that if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all? Back handed compliments are NOT compliments.