Cutest Call To Action Ever of the Day: On October 5, the container ship MV Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef, resulting in an oil spill that is already being regarded as the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand’s history.
Clean up efforts are underway, but the danger to local wildlife remains high. A raft of Little Blue Penguins has already been negatively impacted by the spill.
Skeinz has posted knitting instructions for anyone willing to lend a hand.
Photobombing Elephant Seal of the Day: An elephant seal photobombs a King Penguin photoshoots at Saint Andrews Bay, South Georgia.
“I was about to take a picture of the penguins when suddenly from the other side of the dune appeared a young elephant seal,” says French photographer Michel Watson. “It stood for about six seconds just staring at us before going back down and disappearing. A few seconds later he was standing again and he did this at least 15 times. The whole thing was very bizarre and lasted a good five minutes.”
It’s a case of mistaken attraction, because the beer bottles happen to possess all of the features that drive male Australian jewel beetles wild. They’re big and orangey brown in color, with a slightly dimpled surface near the bottom (designed to prevent the bottle from slipping out of one’s grasp) that reflects light in much the same way as female wing covers.
THIS is why I follow NPR on Tumblr.
A short list of all the balloon animals I can make.
Nope. Michael Bolton preparing to shoot his next video, circa 1991.
group huggg <3
Morning Fluff: Joe Swanberg’s Chester the Shih Tzu Takes the Stairs (After a Few False Starts).
Lauf’s dog used to do this