Jon Hamm, Oona Chaplin and Rafe Spall will lead the Black Mirror feature-length special that will air this Christmas on Channel 4, with Hamm’s character appearing in all three of the interwoven stories of Yuletide techno-paranoia.
ICYMI, or lived and a rock of ignorance, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror anthology series are one of the best product UK has to offer: they will make you feel miserable and dead inside but you’ll love it. Merry Christmas everyone!
Okay, allow me to geek out for a moment, because this photograph is kind of a really big deal. Why? Lion fish are not native to the Caribbean, but rather to the Pacific & Indian Oceans. When introduced here, the species became incredibly invasive. They repopulate at high rates, and eat pretty much anything. They can ingest fish about half their size, so on reefs that house many small fishes, they can decimate native fish populations. This can have adverse effects on the fragile reef ecosystem, in some cases destroying it. One of the big issues with lion fish is that native caribbean predators don’t eat lion fish because they are not accustomed to seeing them, and do not view them as prey. People have been trying to encourage native predators like sharks and grouper to eat lion fish, but it’s not an easy task. However, this photograph is honestly so wonderful to see, because while it may not mean that every shark is eating lion fish, it shows that they can, and in some cases are doing so. This is such a great step towards regulating the lion fish populations and helping the reefs to recover. Forgive me for being a colossal fish nerd, but I grew up on these reefs, and it just makes me so happy to see that recovery is possible.