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Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

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

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

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

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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]

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.

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:26pm

Hey sk8eycat!

Thanks for the photo and the link to the story!

Really appreciate it!

Comment by sk8eycat on July 30, 2012 at 4:24pm

I don't know exactly where this story originated, but I love it...especially the photo:
Comment by Steph S. on July 23, 2012 at 10:45pm
Tony thanks for posting the wonderful elephant picture! I love it!

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