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skunkbear:

Bathing suits are not the only things that have gotten smaller in the past fifty years.

All these photos were taken on the same dock after fishing trips in the same waters. The last one was taken by post-doc Loren McClenachan, the rest were compiled by her from the records at Key West’s Monroe County Public Library.

Using the display boards as a size reference (they haven’t changed in half a century), McClenachan was able to accurately plot the shrinking size of the fish.

Read more about big fish stories getting littler — from Robert Krulwich — here.

(via moniquill)

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This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The diameter would be roughly the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas
The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.
— Mathieu S., Buzzfeed contributor.

And I thought it would much larger — about the size of the moon. And it isn’t.

This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The diameter would be roughly the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas

The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.

— Mathieu S., Buzzfeed contributor.

And I thought it would much larger — about the size of the moon. And it isn’t.

Filed under earth hydrosphere lakes ocean seas visualizations water