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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

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 7. 0 Replies

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

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

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20, 2015. 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, 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

Have Scientists Found the World’s Deepest Fish?

Started by Steph S. Sep 17, 2015. 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, 2015. 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

Polar Bear Warning

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 8, 2015. 0 Replies

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Tags: food shortage, climate change, polar bears

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Comment by Tony Carroll on February 4, 2013 at 4:52am

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 3, 2013 at 7:33pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 6:30pm

Mori welcome to the group.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:23pm

Tony, I wonder if a human put on a suit of solar energy collectors, if they could take a little flight. Remember those early photos of trying to fly in those crazy huge wings? Maybe they were ahead of their time; they needed an energy source humans couldn't provide. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:18pm

Tony, as usual, you stimulated my curiosity about orangutans and get ready for an adventure:

Orangutan images

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:11pm

Well, I can see the Northern sea route, although I couldn't find a migratory map for norther sea life. This is for humpback whales. 

Migratory route for sea life

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:06pm

Tony, I have never heard of such creatures. Where do they occur? ...

"most years in the spring, there is a mass stranding that occurs along the West Coast of North America, from British Columbia to California, beginning in the north and moving south over several weeks' time. In some years, so many animals are left at the tide line by receding waves, that the line of dying (and subsequently rotting) animals may be many centimetres deep, along hundreds of kilometres of beaches. Mass strandings have been reported also on the west coast of Ireland."

that is interesting, along the west coast of North America and Ireland. I wonder what migratory route they took to make that leap? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=velella+(Velella+Velella),+a+small+free+floating+hydrozoan.&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=tHsJUeOUG-S9igLMhYHIAQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1128&bih=486

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2013 at 11:48am

Yesterday, with considerable difficulty, I hacked some stale coconut macaroons into pieces with a meat cleaver and put them out for the squirrel. Today there are new holes in the flower bed, where he buried them. *sigh* Oh well.

Comment by Steph S. on January 30, 2013 at 5:26am

Tony love the white squirrel and the hydrozoan. I just love learning new things - appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:11am

This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

 

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