pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

pilgrimstateofmind:

ATTENTION FOR A SECOND, YO: 

Real talk, this animal (the Ordovician Helmet crab, aka the Horseshoe crab, aka the Atlantic’s most at-risk shelled animal) is of a species that is close to 450 million years old. They are considered endangered, and often wash up on the shores of Long Island (this big lady crab was at TR park in Oyster Bay)

Note: these animals are often used to extract their blue blood and cure diseases. They help the ocean out big time. And they are one of the longest-surviving species on the planet. They’re washing up and people don’t think to/are scared to save them because of their deceivingly harmless barbs. 

Take note, friends. Their barbs are NOT stingers. They cannot hurt you. Their pinchers aren’t pinchers, they’re just little legs that are actually really soft! The barb tail they have is actually what they use to stick into the ocean floor or the sand when waves knock them over or they flip onto their backs by accident. And you can help them out by flipping them back over very quickly and helping them scuttle back into the water if you see them struggling. 

This is way important. Just call me the Sarah McLachlan of horseshoe crabs.

jakface:

ATTN: PORTLAND!I’m comin’ for you this weekend to Rose City Comic Con at the Oregon Convention Center! 
I’m sharing a table with Anne Notationn of the awesome webcomic Devoto: Music in Hell! Our table is located in the exhibitor area at table 1208! 
It was a kind of last minute decision as she managed to sneak a table in, so I’ll be bringing a select bit of my stuff. As it’s the end of the con season, I don’t have too much so all my comics, sketchbooks, pins and prints are first come first served! I’ll have some Gameboys calendars left at a steal of a deal, and con commissions are always available! 
I can’t wait to meet my Portland buddies! 

jakface:

ATTN: PORTLAND!
I’m comin’ for you this weekend to Rose City Comic Con at the Oregon Convention Center! 

I’m sharing a table with Anne Notationn of the awesome webcomic Devoto: Music in Hell! Our table is located in the exhibitor area at table 1208! 

It was a kind of last minute decision as she managed to sneak a table in, so I’ll be bringing a select bit of my stuff. As it’s the end of the con season, I don’t have too much so all my comics, sketchbooks, pins and prints are first come first served! I’ll have some Gameboys calendars left at a steal of a deal, and con commissions are always available! 

I can’t wait to meet my Portland buddies!