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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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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

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 11. 9 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

Bird Demise

Started by Randall Smith. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan May 1. 4 Replies

From Sierra Club magazine came some frightening statistics regarding American bird deaths. A reader wanted to know "How many birds die from flying near wind turbines?" The answer was an estimated 600,000.Think that's a lot? Think again. Power lines…Continue

Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Plinius Apr 29. 6 Replies

Automatic cameras in the Ukrainian side of the Chernobyl…Continue

146 Dolphins Die in Japan Beach Stranding

Started by John Jubinsky Apr 11. 0 Replies

146 melon-headed whales (a type of dolphin) died on Friday (4-10-15) after having become stranded on a Japan beach. Out of a total of 149 that had been stranded only 3 were saved. Per the article: As darkness fell, local officials in Hokota, about…Continue

Tags: Porpoises, Wildlife, Jubinsky, Dolphins, Animals

Sea Lion pups starving

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 17. 0 Replies

Starving sea lion pups on California beachesSince January large numbers of starving sea lion pups have been found on California…Continue

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Herbivores eat eggs and chicks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 6. 1 Reply

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?Herbivores such as deer, sheep and squirrels have been observed eating…Continue

Tags: eating nestlings, herbivores

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by 90% in Last 20 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Jan 5. 2 Replies

The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% in the last twenty years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is performing a scientific review to determine whether it should be placed on the endangered species list. Per the article: Over the…Continue

Tags: Monarch Butterfly, Butterflies, Wildlife, Animals, Jubinsky

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Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2013 at 8:48pm

Gack!  I'm glad those things haven't migrated to CA...yet!

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 8, 2013 at 10:05am

Hey Chris. Glad you enjoyed it. When trying to read up on it, nobody really has a clue as to why they jump. It ranges the gamut from trying to escape from becoming a meal, to sexual display, to just being playful, etc. No real consensus. I was just taken aback with the beauty of the images. Nature really IS remarkable.

Comment by Plinius on April 8, 2013 at 9:29am

Thanks Tony, that is so beautiful! Do you know of a reason why they jump? It must cost them a lot of energy.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 8, 2013 at 8:50am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:41am

Ruth, the friendly shark has a look in his eyes that do not reassure.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:39am

Tony, the flying fish photos are so pretty with the unusual form and skyborne fish, its color, and the blue of the water make it enchanting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:36am

OK, I give up, Dallas; you wrote, "This is the only version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I like listening to. For very obvious reasons."

Care to take the time to help me understand your reasons? 

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 11:55pm

                                          Flying Fish

 Always reminds me of the poem by Rudyard Kipling, 'Mandalay'

On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flyin'-fishes play,
    An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 10:11pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 31, 2013 at 6:24pm

Tony and Dallas - those are great. Thank you for the Wizard of Oz music. Has anyone here seen the new Wizard of Oz movie?

 

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