About this site

A tumblr by Sandra Ray

Find me on

Liked on Tumblr

More liked posts

nprfreshair:

Holy Melville.  - Heidi
kqedscience:

The real-life Moby Dick: Incredibly rare white humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway”A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by a British maritime engineer.
Dan Fisher, 32, was on a boat trip to Svalbard in Norway when he noticed a giant white hump rise from the water.
Rushing up a mast to get a better look, he quickly realised he was witnessing one of nature’s rarest sights — a white whale, just like the iconic Moby Dick in the novel by American author Herman Melville.”

nprfreshair:

Holy Melville.  - Heidi

kqedscience:

The real-life Moby Dick: Incredibly rare white humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway

A white whale has been causing a splash after being spotted swimming in a pod of humpbacks by a British maritime engineer.

Dan Fisher, 32, was on a boat trip to Svalbard in Norway when he noticed a giant white hump rise from the water.

Rushing up a mast to get a better look, he quickly realised he was witnessing one of nature’s rarest sights — a white whale, just like the iconic Moby Dick in the novel by American author Herman Melville.”

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Reblogged from NPR Fresh Air

Source Daily Mail

ecocides:

Cygnus OB2 is a star cluster in the Milky Way that contains many hot, massive young stars.
This composite image of Cygnus OB2 contains X-rays from Chandra (blue), infrared data from Spitzer (red), and optical data from the Isaac Newton Telescope (orange).
Astronomers would like to better understand how this and other star factories like it form and evolve. (Read more)
| image: NASA/CXC/SAO

ecocides:

Cygnus OB2 is a star cluster in the Milky Way that contains many hot, massive young stars.

This composite image of Cygnus OB2 contains X-rays from Chandra (blue), infrared data from Spitzer (red), and optical data from the Isaac Newton Telescope (orange).

Astronomers would like to better understand how this and other star factories like it form and evolve. (Read more)

| image: NASA/CXC/SAO

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Reblogged from RORSCHACHX

Fewer birds than before

"Many of our woodland birds are in trouble but great spotted woodpeckers have gone up 368% since the 1970s, which is an incredible increase."

The march of progress.

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th 2012