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All things wildlife. Wildlife management, ecology, eco-tourism, research, conservation, rehabilitation, photography, etc. For anyone who enjoys wildlife.

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Snake Fungus Threat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 27, 2017. 10 Replies

Fungal pandemics have hit frogs and bats. Snakes are now succumbing too. Fungal disease poses global threat to snakes …Continue

Tags: climate change, wildlife extinctions, fungi

Republicans eliminate wild mustangs

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 20, 2017. 0 Replies

Congressional committee votes to allow destruction of wild horsesBeloved wild horses aren't profitable to the 1%.…Continue

Tags: wild burros, wild horses in US, mustangs

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22, 2016. 2 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

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sehkmet Sep 17, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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

Wolves Improve Rivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 9, 2016. 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, 2016. 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

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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:

 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=360083870731744&set=a.131730643567069.27443.130415010365299&type=1&ref=nf
Comment by Steph S. on July 23, 2012 at 10:45pm
Tony thanks for posting the wonderful elephant picture! I love it!
Comment by Tony Carroll on July 23, 2012 at 10:31pm

Just had to share this.

Comment by Steph S. on July 23, 2012 at 4:56pm

Awesome sk8eycat!

I have a birds group too!

So many groups -- so little time!

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/birding-birders-and-all-things-birds

Comment by sk8eycat on July 23, 2012 at 4:54pm

Felaine is rereading one of Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" novels. I seem to do this almost every year when the weather gets hot...the stories can sometimes be depressing, but in July and August I like reading about a planet where "summer" is the season when it "only" snows at night.

Wildlife: Rabbithorns (antlered rabbits), and "Banshee Birds" (impossibly large flightless, sightless predatory birds. Sort of like Rick Warren.)

Comment by Steph S. on July 23, 2012 at 4:46pm

sk8eycat welcome to the group!

So glad you could join us!

Comment by Steph S. on July 22, 2012 at 10:01am

How's everyone doing today?

Comment by Steph S. on July 3, 2012 at 10:54pm

Comment by Steph S. on June 28, 2012 at 8:33pm

Here's a picture of a new reef fish found - read about the discovery in my discussion.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 20, 2012 at 6:41pm

Steph, I wanted to reword my comment and got distracted and forgot to come back to it. Dallas' comment aroused my curiosity and I looked up the word "amelanosis" and that took me on a nice long road of discovery. I don't have time now to redo it, but thanks for asking. I shall be back with what I want to say. 

In the meantime, thanks Dallas for this information. 

 

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