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New Golden Jackal species discovered

Started by Steph S. Aug 10. 0 Replies

For the first time in 150 years a new canid species has been discovered…Continue

Gibbons have been disappearing from China for centuries

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 7. 1 Reply

Gibbons are rare in modern-day China. All four species found in the country…Continue

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

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Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 9:34pm
Welcome to the group Lillie - so wonderful you could join us!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 9, 2012 at 7:33pm

Green-winged teal. Nice.

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 7:26pm
Hi Tony! It's one of my favorite ducks. It's a Green-winged Teal.
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 9, 2012 at 7:08pm

Beautiful. What kind of duck is that?

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 6:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 8, 2012 at 4:54pm

Thank you Tony for that stunning photo!

How are you doing?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

A dragonfly covered in dew. Stunning!

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 10:32pm

Thanks for the cool picture!

Love it!

Foot pigmentation

The brightness of male foot colour is dependent on access to food.[3] The male's foot colouration is extremely sensitive, with changes perceivable by female birds within a 48 hour period. As the Blue-footed Booby is a monogamous species with biparental care,[3] the female is able to make day-by-day alterations to her investment in the pairing, dependent on male quality, which makes male foot colour a secondary sexual characteristic. During egg laying, the female is able to alter her reproductive investment through changing egg size, dependent on the perceived quality of her male partner.

As well as short-term variation, the strength of male foot colour has been shown to decrease in the long term as senescence proceeds, probably to the effects of oxidative damage.[4]

 

 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_Booby

Comment by sk8eycat on July 30, 2012 at 9:52pm

I wish I knew where that hotel IS! Wonder if the seal gets room service.

Annnnnd nnnnnowwww:

"Take your effing tract, fold it till it's all corners, and SHOVE IT!"

I still wonder how that foot color evolved....

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:28pm

I read the story about the sea lion - that was great!

It would be so cool to see that at that hotel.

 

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