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Sea Lion Die-Offs Continue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 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 Joan Denoo on December 17, 2012 at 3:21pm

Tony, White On White! Stunning! Beauty beyond imagining! We are so lucky. 

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 17, 2012 at 8:03am

Dear Joan, haven't been able to find out if they are poisionous or toxic to humans, but they are from eastern Australia.

Comment by Steph S. on December 17, 2012 at 7:48am

Oh WOW Tony! How stunning. Breathtaking - so happy you posted these beautiful animals.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 17, 2012 at 7:46am

And

Absoloutely gorgeous animals. Ready for winter.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 16, 2012 at 7:37pm

Tony, this is a wonderful discovery. Where do they live? Are they toxic to humans? Amazing!

Comment by Steph S. on December 16, 2012 at 10:31am

Thank you so very much Tony for the Peacock Spider. I learned a lot. And learning is so much fun!

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.

 

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