asylum-art:

Christina Mrozik

Christina Mrozik is an artist from Michigan, USA. She often draws with ink and marker on paper, adding bursts of color with watercolor and high pigmented acrylics. She views the art making process as one of portraiture, in which analyzing the drawing helps make sense of peoples’ histories and abilities. Currently based in Grand Rapids Michigan, she has shown both regionally and nationally.

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libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 
This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depth; they also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.
This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.
An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.
Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

libutron:

Deep-sea Octopus Graneledone boreopacifica 

This beautiful octopus is Graneledone boreopacifica (Octopodidae), a deep-sea cephalopod from the north Pacific, that generally lives in the bathyal to abyssal zones ranging from 90 m to 2755 m depththey also have been reported at particular ecosystems like hydrothermal vents and cold seeps.

This octopus is characterized by having uniserial rows of suckers, and wart-like tubercles covering dorsal surfaces of head, mantle, arms and web.

An article published in 2009 demonstrated that, like many other cephalopods, females of this species use sperm from multiple males to fertilize their eggs, so their hatchlings have multiple paternity.

Specimen shown was observed at 2327m in depth by the Canadian ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science).

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©neptunecanada | Locality: Offshore Canada (Pacific)

Reblogged from libutron