How old do fish get? Today’s Smarter Every Day Infrographic helps understand!
So I totally missed this infographic when it came out and only just saw someone share it on Twitter, but I have a wee bone to pick with it. Really, it’s great and I know a lot of work goes into these and decisions had to be made as to what to include, but I feel like there are two fish that should be in here from an educational, ecological, and flat out amazing perspective: the slimehead (a.k.a. orange roughy), lifespan up to 150 years and the patagonian toothfish (a.k.a. Chilean SeaBass, lifespan up to fifty years. The slimehead is just an outright amazing lifespan, but both of these are incredibly important because with those long lifespans come late sexual maturity and slow reproductive rates. Combine those with the recent popularity of these two fish for food and you have the recipe for an ecological disaster. And that’s information worth getting in there!
See those flower-petal-esque wings? While they’re useless for flight, they do make some pretty cool predator-avoidance noises. Check out the video below to hear ‘em:
Btw, are you following endangereduglythings? Freaky fauna can (and often are) just as endangered or threatened as the cute kind. We should celebrate and protect nature’s oddities just as much as its supermodels!
Just when you think you’ve seen it all. Seriously? That’s real?
I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives, and etc etc:
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.
I know it’s impossible to list all the instances in which being white privileges Americans, you missed one that I think is really big and important to point out - outright discrimination in housing, which is proven again and again by fair housing advocates who find black prospective tenants told there are no vacancies while white ones who are otherwise identical are told there are.
as-howarth said:Hey John, what is your reaction to the news that the Riverside district has chosen to ban TFIOS from middle school libraries on the grounds that it deals with mortality and sex? I remember your reactions to similar situations concerning your books have been pretty animated and wondered what you thought?
I guess I am both happy and sad.
I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality...