Where no place on the planet is untouched by humans, faith in nonintervention makes little sense. We have already altered nature’s course everywhere. Our future relationship with nature will be more complicated. Stepping in will sometimes be wise, but not always. Navigating that complexity without hubris will be a great challenge. — Save the Wolves of Isle Royale National Park - NYTimes.com
Ladislav Sitenský (1919 – 2009)
(Source: tytusjaneta, via dendroica)
Harper’s Bazaar Space Age fashion, April 1965, by Richard Avedon
[N]arratives are ultimately more important for species survival than any data, management plan or science, because they determine how hard society is willing to work to keep a species going — as he puts it, “the bear is dependent on the stories we tell about it”. — Conservation: Storied rarities : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
We seldom stop to think that we are still creatures of the sea, able to leave it only because, from birth to death, we wear the water-filled space suits of our skins. — Arthur C. Clarke (via mad-as-a-marine-biologist)
spineless by Dr. Monster on Flickr.
Don’t snicker! It’s a platyhelminth!
(via Modern Art Desserts: From Mondrian Cake to Matisse Parfait | Brain Pickings)