nubbsgalore:

the last week of september is sea otter awareness weekwhere most marine mammals rely on a layer of insulating blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their dense fur coat.

in fact, their fur is so thick and soft that for centuries humans have hunted the animal. by 1929, sea otters had been virtually eradicated from alaska to california. and while populations of the animal are currently making a remarkable comeback in british columbia, they nevertheless remain an endangered species.  

sea otters play a vital role in their aquatic ecosystem. in the absence of the animal, sea urchin populations explode, leading to the eradication of kelp forests, which in turn affects fish, sea birds and even eagle populations.

photos by tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter), matt maran (shouting otter), joe robertson (holding hands otters) and suzi eszterhas (happy otter)

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People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (via wordsnquotes)

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Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction.

—Bobby Sommer (via tat-art)

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An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.

—Goi Nasu  (via chryza)

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I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.

—Stephen Hawking (via observando)

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oeste:

do you ever cook something in the microwave but it’s still really cold in the middle and you just keep eating it instead of heating it longer because life is pointless and entropy is unavoidable and the universe is filled with callous and casual destruction

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