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Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky May 30. 3 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

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

Sea Lion pups starving

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 17. 0 Replies

Starving sea lion pups on California beachesSince January large numbers of starving sea lion pups have been found on California…Continue

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Herbivores eat eggs and chicks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 6. 1 Reply

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?Herbivores such as deer, sheep and squirrels have been observed eating…Continue

Tags: eating nestlings, herbivores

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by 90% in Last 20 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Jan 5. 2 Replies

The monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% in the last twenty years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is performing a scientific review to determine whether it should be placed on the endangered species list. Per the article: Over the…Continue

Tags: Monarch Butterfly, Butterflies, Wildlife, Animals, Jubinsky

Large European carnivores are increasing and co-existing with people finds a new study

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

The brown bear, the Eurasian lynx, the grey wolf and…Continue

Giraffe Population Drops 40% in 15 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 4. 1 Reply

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation the giraffe population in Africa has dropped from 140,000 to 80,0000 in just 15 years. The decline is due to habitat loss, excessive hunting and poaching. Per the article: ....Unfortunately for…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Giraffes, Jubinsky

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:18pm

Tony, as usual, you stimulated my curiosity about orangutans and get ready for an adventure:

Orangutan images

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:11pm

Well, I can see the Northern sea route, although I couldn't find a migratory map for norther sea life. This is for humpback whales. 

Migratory route for sea life

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:06pm

Tony, I have never heard of such creatures. Where do they occur? ...

"most years in the spring, there is a mass stranding that occurs along the West Coast of North America, from British Columbia to California, beginning in the north and moving south over several weeks' time. In some years, so many animals are left at the tide line by receding waves, that the line of dying (and subsequently rotting) animals may be many centimetres deep, along hundreds of kilometres of beaches. Mass strandings have been reported also on the west coast of Ireland."

that is interesting, along the west coast of North America and Ireland. I wonder what migratory route they took to make that leap? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=velella+(Velella+Velella),+a+small+free+floating+hydrozoan.&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=tHsJUeOUG-S9igLMhYHIAQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1128&bih=486

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2013 at 11:48am

Yesterday, with considerable difficulty, I hacked some stale coconut macaroons into pieces with a meat cleaver and put them out for the squirrel. Today there are new holes in the flower bed, where he buried them. *sigh* Oh well.

Comment by Steph S. on January 30, 2013 at 5:26am

Tony love the white squirrel and the hydrozoan. I just love learning new things - appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:11am

This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

White squirrel.

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 11:31am

Awww - what a very cute animal picture. I love it Tony. Thank you very much. I hope everyone is having a good day.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 10:34am

Comment by Steph S. on January 28, 2013 at 6:40am
Love the coconut picture Tony! And appreciate the information.
Yes Joan that is a real picture of a black Arabian horse.
 

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