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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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Child slavery and marine piracy tied to wildlife declines

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Friday. 0 Replies

Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crimeBroadly re-visioning the reasons for wildlife protection is essential. Those of us who purchased…Continue

Tags: organized crime, slavery, wildlife declline, Somali piracy

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jul 18. 4 Replies

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be IllegalThose of us who care about wildlife want wild fish…Continue

Tags: overfishing, illegal fishing

U.S. loses nearly a third of its honey bees this season

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 11. 5 Replies

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the winter, an annual survey found on Wednesday. The decline—which was far worse than the winter before—threatens the survival of some bee colonies.The heavy losses…Continue

Tags: food, pollination, agriculture, parasites, pesticides

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Casey Pittman Jul 4. 16 Replies

 ''As saltwater crocodiles stalk Australia's waterways, Al Jazeera investigates if they should be culled to curb attacks on humans.Heralded as the 'animal most likely to eat a human', saltwater crocodiles are a common feature in Australia's tropical…Continue

Tags: Atheism, rationalism, crocodile, nature, Australia

Beaver attack!

Started by Luara. Last reply by Luara Jul 3. 3 Replies

A beaver leapt out of the water to maul a kayaker.Maybe it was rabid, but while being rabid would be somewhat an excuse…Continue

Bats make social alliances that affect roosting behavior

Started by Steph S. Jun 18. 0 Replies

Depending on habitat availability, the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, according to research by scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University.Alexander…Continue

Tiny muscles help bats fine-tune flight, stiffen wing skin

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 27. 1 Reply

Bats appear to use a network of hair-thin muscles in their wing skin to…Continue

Exercise wheels for wildlife

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. May 27. 5 Replies

Some people put a mouse running wheel outdoors, set up a videocam and saw who came to play ...The wild mice loved it.  A frog, too ...What would come and…Continue

There’s a new kitten in town: Baby Ocelot brings hope to struggling population in Texas refuge

Started by Steph S. May 4. 0 Replies

The baby ocelot recently photographed by remote trail cameras on the…Continue

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Comment by Plinius on April 8, 2013 at 9:29am

Thanks Tony, that is so beautiful! Do you know of a reason why they jump? It must cost them a lot of energy.

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 8, 2013 at 8:50am

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:41am

Ruth, the friendly shark has a look in his eyes that do not reassure.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:39am

Tony, the flying fish photos are so pretty with the unusual form and skyborne fish, its color, and the blue of the water make it enchanting.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 8, 2013 at 12:36am

OK, I give up, Dallas; you wrote, "This is the only version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I like listening to. For very obvious reasons."

Care to take the time to help me understand your reasons? 

Comment by Tony Carroll on April 7, 2013 at 11:55pm

                                          Flying Fish

 Always reminds me of the poem by Rudyard Kipling, 'Mandalay'

On the road to Mandalay,
    Where the flyin'-fishes play,
    An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 5, 2013 at 10:11pm

Comment by Steph S. on March 31, 2013 at 6:24pm

Tony and Dallas - those are great. Thank you for the Wizard of Oz music. Has anyone here seen the new Wizard of Oz movie?

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 31, 2013 at 6:13pm

Could it be Dallas the Phallus that you are a friend of Dorothy's? LOL

Comment by A Former Member on March 31, 2013 at 5:05pm

This is the only version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I like listening to. For very obvious reasons. : ) 

 

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