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Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20. 10 Replies

If you like to eat, the plummeting bee population matters.Bees are having a really hard time right now. For about a decade, they've been dying off at an unprecedented rate—up to 30 percent per year,...... in the last few years scientists have…Continue

Tags: climate change, bees

Giraffes aren't mute, they hum

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 18. 0 Replies

Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each otherAll of my life I'd been told that giraffes were mute. Hah!Angela Stöger…Continue

Tags: humming, vocalization, communication, giraffe

Have Scientists Found the World’s Deepest Fish?

Started by Steph S. Sep 17. 0 Replies

The deep sea is a mysterious world of darkness, an inky black…Continue

Marine life slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Sep 16. 3 Replies

Geneva (AFP) - Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report released on Wednesday.Species essential to global food supply -- especially in poorer nations…Continue

New Golden Jackal species discovered

Started by Steph S. Aug 10. 0 Replies

For the first time in 150 years a new canid species has been discovered…Continue

Gibbons have been disappearing from China for centuries

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 7. 1 Reply

Gibbons are rare in modern-day China. All four species found in the country…Continue

Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Jul 19. 5 Replies

The Wildlife Conservation Society has reported that nearly half of Mozambique's elephants have been killed by poachers for their ivory in the last five years. Per the article: Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their…Continue

Tags: Poaching, Animals, Wildlife, Elephants, Jubinsky

Rats Dream About the Places They Want to Explore

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

Maps in the BrainScientists already knew that after a rat has…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on December 16, 2012 at 5:41am

The Peacock spider. About 5mm when fully grown.

The red, blue and black colored males have flap-like extensions of the abdomen with white hairs that can be folded down. They are used for display during mating: the male raises his abdomen, then expands and raises the flaps so that the abdomen forms a white-fringed, circular field of color. The species, and indeed the whole genus Maratus have been compared to peacocks in this respect. The third pair of legs is also raised for display, showing a brush of black hairs and white tips. While approaching the female, the male will vibrate his abdomen while waving raised legs and tail, and dance from side to side.

Both sexes reach about 5 mm in body length. Females and immatures of both sexes are brown but have colour patterns by which they can be distinguished from related species.

Isn't nature just amazing? Love it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 9, 2012 at 1:25pm

Tony, your photos of a cheetah family and leopard just made my spirits soar! What beauty and grace exists in nature. Far too precious to ignore, and they need human protection. 

Patricia, I enjoyed the video of nursing polar bears, and the quiet scene of natural behaviors of wild animals. 

Comment by Steph S. on December 8, 2012 at 11:58pm

Wonderful picture Tony!

Thanks so much for posting it.

Appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 8, 2012 at 11:36pm

From BBC. They have a best trap camera photo of the year contest, and this year this trap camera photo of a leopard in western China won. Published in National Geographic.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 27, 2012 at 6:41pm

Patricia, loved the video! Fantastic! Thanks for posting it.

Comment by Steph S. on November 27, 2012 at 11:42am

Tony thanks for the Cheetah mom pic.

Patricia thanks for the video. Loved it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 23, 2012 at 6:51am

From Nat Geo. Cheetah mom.

Comment by Steph S. on November 21, 2012 at 3:10pm
Welcome to the group Dick Jordan.
Comment by Steph S. on November 19, 2012 at 9:35pm
Joan what a lovely photo! Thanks for the links too Joan! Appreciate that very much!
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 9:15pm

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