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Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sehkmet Sep 17. 14 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

Wildlife Extinction - Psychological Impact

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Thomas Murray Sep 9. 17 Replies

How does wildlife extinct make you feel? It makes me sad that so few bees visit my garden, and that so many species are threatened. I celebrate every time one bee comes around, which is rare.There are now so many creatures on the endangered species…Continue

Tags: emotional health, Anthropocene Extinction

Sea Lion Die-Offs Continue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 25. 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

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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:40pm

@Mike. Nope. It was the picture on an article about an area in Bolivia that is one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet,and how over 100 species of plants and animals are endangered in this one area alone. Scary. The South American forests have been called the lungs of the planet, and if we continue to abuse them, to paraphrase a saying from the Vietnam war, it will not be healthy for children or other living things.

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:38pm

The sika deer, Cervus nippon, also known as the spotted deer or the Japanese deer, is a species of deer native to much of East Asia, and introduced to various other parts of the world. Previously found from northern Vietnam in the south to the Russian Far East in the north,[1] it is now uncommon in these areas, excluding Japan, where the species is overabundant.[2] Its name comes from shika (鹿?), the Japanese word for "deer".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sika_deer

Some ranchers here in Texas have this deer on their ranch along with other exotic animals. I've seen them. Very beautiful!

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:36pm

I know Mike -- so I'll answer that.

Yes it's rear-fanged.

 

http://www.reptiles4all.com/text.php?catId=198

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 9:30pm

Steph, that deer is beautiful. Never heard of Sitka Deer. Where are they from?

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:25pm

Sika Deer picture

Comment by Steph S. on September 17, 2012 at 9:24pm

That tree snake looks like it doesn't want to be messed with Tony!

That's a great picture of the snake.

Thank you so very much!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 17, 2012 at 8:30pm

Picture from article Sciencetoday,about wildlife in Bolivia. Beautiful Bolivian tree snake.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 15, 2012 at 7:16am

Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 8:11pm
Joan thanks for the wolf picture and the link to the article.
Appreciate it!
Comment by Steph S. on September 11, 2012 at 8:10pm
Davey welcome to the group!
 

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