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Sea Lion Die-Offs Continue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner yesterday. 2 Replies

FEATURE-California sea lion crisis lingers; falling births reportedOnly 2,000 dead and dying pups and juveniles beached since January, not because California sea lions…Continue

Tags: Climate Change, California Sea Lion die-off

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 10. 1 Reply

Dr John "Charlie" Vernon, "Godfather of Coral", warns that we may be seeing coral extinction now. The Great Barrier Reef is in critical danger. An unprecedented global coral bleach is underway. Coral suffers from from hot water, acid, and more…Continue

Tags: possible coral extinction, global coral bleaching

Wolves Improve Rivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 9. 0 Replies

When 14 wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, they changed the birds, bears, rabbits, beavers and even the rivers.Through trophic cascade, the entire ecosystem of the park improved.Continue

Tags: Yellowstone National Park, wolves, trophic cascade, reintroduced predators

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 11 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

Shellfish already dissolving in CA tidepools

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 0 Replies

As climate change acidifies the Pacific, nighttime respiration in tide pools has already made their pH begin dissolving shells."This work highlights that even in today's temperate coastal oceans, calcifying species, such as mussels and coralline…Continue

Tags: dissolving shells, tide pools, Ocean Acidification, Climate Change

Yellowstone Bison Slaughter

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Feb 6. 1 Reply

Your tax dollars will pay to slaughter up to 900 bison from Yellowstone.…Continue

Tags: wildlife slaughter

Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 15, 2015. 6 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

Giraffes aren't mute, they hum

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 18, 2015. 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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 28, 2015 at 10:35pm

Microsnails! Ten would fit in the eye of a needle.

World's smallest snail discovered in China

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 25, 2015 at 6:44pm

Turtle loves back scratches? Whaaat!

Steph's right, it was probably a bat.

Comment by Steph S. on September 16, 2015 at 5:09pm

Idaho Spud maybe it was a bat that you saw.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 18, 2015 at 12:40pm

This morning, while it was still dark, I went outside and saw something flying around under my eaves, where I had the green xmas lights on. 

My first thought was that it was a large moth, because it was banging round in there like moths do.

As I approached, it flew away from me, but still under the eaves, and it appeared to be a small bird.

I didn't get a good look, so I don't know what it was, but as I followed, I thought maybe I shouldn't follow it because it may be a rabid bat.

I didn't see it again and don't know what it was.  It did seem to fly like a bird when it flew away from me, but I've never seen a bird bang around like it did at first.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2015 at 6:58am

There's been an explosion of wildlife in north central Indiana this summer--rain induced, I suppose. Frogs and toads, birds, insects (esp. mosquitoes), mammals, deer. We've even had spottings of bears and cougars. Now if a bison comes wandering by, I'll really be shocked!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 26, 2015 at 8:36pm

Thanks for the link, Joan.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 16, 2015 at 10:38am

Alaska’s Migratory Birds Cope with Climate Change

I am interested in how the migratory birds react to climate change and I wonder if they can change their patterns and still raise their young. This site should be a place to stay informed on studies being conducted. 

Let me know if you find anything on this subject. 

Comment by Plinius on June 16, 2015 at 7:52am

And it even occurs with people!

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2015 at 7:29am

Like so many "wild" animals, rhinos are very loveable when treated kindly.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 15, 2015 at 9:20pm

This lovely video of a baby rhino coming for a snuggle offers a real lapful. 

 

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