"Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans."

Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer (via terramarproject)

fastcompany:

It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find. 
The 10 types of trash that are littering our beaches

fastcompany:

It’s no secret that the world’s ocean trash problem is getting bad; looking at a handful of images from the Texas-sized Pacific garbage patch should be enough to convince anyone. As for all of our litter that doesn’t end up in the middle of the ocean? It often stays close to shore, where volunteers for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup pick some of it up, cataloging all the items they find. 

The 10 types of trash that are littering our beaches

"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live."

Sylvia Earle (via nationalaquarium)

gothiccharmschool:

nrdvsgk:

A friend just pointed us towards this incredible web comic that we are 210% behind. Follow Ada Lovelace (inventor of the algorithm, pretty much) and Charles Babbage (inventor of the difference engine) in the thrilling adventures of early computing. It’s all done by Sydney Padua

This … this is one of the best things ever. EVER. 

(via teafour)

dailydot:

bored-im:

Suddenly, Squid

Quick! Get that octopus some benadryl! -logan

dailydot:

bored-im:

Suddenly, Squid

Quick! Get that octopus some benadryl! -logan

(Source: bored-im, via teafour)

princeof-heart:

sexycomputervoice:

staceythinx:

Rain or shine, macro photographer Vadim Trunov captures the surprisingly adventurous lives of snails.

So beautiful.

LOOK AT THESE MEANINGFUL SNAIL PHOTOS

(via teafour)