Author: Sailors & Mermaids

swanngalleries: The Fish Hawk, or osprey, rema…

swanngalleries:

The Fish Hawk, or osprey, remains on of John James Audubon’s most dramatic plates from his seminal Birds of America series. This elephant plate swoops into auction June 7 with Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books.

#audubon #fishhawk #osprey #birdsofamerica https://ift.tt/2Gk2X7U

worldoflighthouses:

worldoflighthouses:

Alcatraz Island Lighthouse, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA — Photographer: skeeze. License: CC0 Creative Commons

typhlonectes: The ROV Tiburon photographed a G…

typhlonectes:

The ROV Tiburon photographed a Granelodone octopus perching on a
lava pillar at the South Cleft of Juan de Fuca Ridge, off the coast of
Washington, USA.

This isn’t the only time MBARI has come across a Granelodone
octopus brooding eggs. MBARI first  discovered a female brooding eggs,
much like the one in this photo in May of 2007. Over the subsequent four
and a half years, MBARI returned to the
same spot to find the female there, protecting her eggs as they
developed. When they returned in October 2011, the female was gone and
the eggs were empty. Brooding eggs is thought to have evolved as a way
to increase survivorship of young. More time in the egg results in more
fully developed young when they finally hatch.

Learn more about MBARI’s discovery: https://www.mbari.org/deep-sea-octopus-broods-eggs-for-over-four-years-longer-than-any-known-animal/

via: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

little–mermaid–luna: Victoria Frances ~ El La…

little–mermaid–luna:

Victoria Frances ~ El Lamento Del Oceano

This mermaid looks a lot like I do. I’ve never seen a mermaid who reminds me so much of myself.

capewolfe: The SS United States, Philadelphia …

capewolfe:

The SS United States, Philadelphia PA

 Photo by Ryan Smith

worldoflighthouses:

worldoflighthouses:

Kihnu Lighthouse, Kihnu Island, Pärnu County, Gulf of Riga, Estonia — Photographer: Tuderna. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

lazyjacks:

lazyjacks:

Mayflower & Galatea, 1886-09-07
Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection
Historic New England
Reference Code PC047.02.0420.01135

montereybayaquarium:

montereybayaquarium:

A fiery sunset bathing Point Lobos in flames of gold—the end of another beautiful day in the neighborhood.
📷 by local photographer Amelia Olson

Global race to develop self-navigating ships l…

Global race to develop self-navigating ships leaves US behind: undefined

awesomeearthpix:

awesomeearthpix:

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka | Photography by ©️Altug Galip