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.
A KakaSaku gif after so long! I need some self-indulgent treat from time to time! I'm so exhausted, lately.
Whatever she says, it's up to your interpretation (originally it was: "I have to go", heavily hinting at the fact she shouldn't be there in his bed in the first place - but cheating might be a trigger for you, so feel free to think whatever you think it's more befitting for the scene!).
Thanks @bouncyirwin for spurring me to post this! Can you believe this gif was in my external HD folder since December? I never got around to publish it due to a massive hate spree I received in that very same period and since I was going through some real shit, I felt too demotivated to go ahead with it.
And there are so many more gifs, and wips and stuff I made for those two. I feel so sorry for not giving them enough space in these last months (and missing the KS month, too, sob). I'll post more, promise.
And I'm still open to commissions! You can find more details here -> https://sayurinomoe.tumblr.com/post/641484649619668992/commissions-are
I might need a little break in September (I'm moving again) but I'll do my best to get you back as soon as possible!