hii i'm sort of new here n i realised if i want to find nice mutuals i should make a post about me, so here it is??
i'm lix, an 18 year old girl from belgium; i use she/her pronouns :). i'm a hopelessly romantic ace lesbian (u should be able to tell from my posts ;)) studying english & dutch literature at university. my posts will mainly be in english but also in dutch.
what i post about:
- fandoms: harry potter, good omens, bbc sherlock, killing eve, anne with an e, skam, young royals,,,
- otp: wolfstar
- music: new wave (mainly the cure & the sisters of mercy), indierock (mainly arctic monkeys), some pop and indie, david bowie!!
- literature: DA, queer lit., dystopian, 19th century classics,,,
- films: queer films, tim burton, (old) disney
- film: kill your darlings
- book: the secret history
- music artist: arctic monkeys, the cure, froukje
- series: bbc sherlock, good omens, anne with an e
Fresh from the deep: a whalefish made an appearance for our researchers last week!
This whalefish (order Cetomimiformes) was spotted by Steve Haddock and his team on their recent R/V Western Flyer expedition 2,013 meters (6,600 feet) deep offshore of Monterey Bay. We've only encountered these obscure fish 18 times in 34 years of deep-sea exploration with our remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Whalefishes lack external scales and pelvic fins, and in adult fish, the eyes are very primitive and small. The eyes' lenses are lost after they transform from the larval stage, and with it, they lose the ability to form images. But instead of relying on sight to survive, they have an incredible ability to feel their surrounding. They have a highly sensitive lateral line system, with sensory pores that run over the head and down the length of the body to help them feel vibrations in the water around them.
Whalefish have rarely been seen alive in the deep, so many mysteries remain regarding these remarkable fish. With each deep-sea dive, we uncover more secrets and solve others.