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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 Jul 25. 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 A Former Member on April 8, 2013 at 11:58pm

Great manta ray video.

Comment by A Former Member on April 8, 2013 at 11:56pm

Joan: 

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? 

Because it is so dreadfully bad! : ) 

Comment by A Former Member on April 8, 2013 at 11:53pm

@ sk8eycat: I like the cicadas. Hearing them buzz in the summer reminds me of my childhood. Sometimes they are very, very noisy. We don't have the 17 year species in Texas though. 

None of the videos I can find on YouTube actually do the sound of cicadas justice. The sound starts out soft and builds up and then fades away. I actually kind of like listening to them, especially when there are just a few of them. One will call, then another in a different tree, then another one. 

Comment by A Former Member on April 8, 2013 at 11:40pm

Stunning footage shows attacking bullfrog’s epic fail versus dragonfly

Comment by sk8eycat on April 8, 2013 at 8:48pm

Gack!  I'm glad those things haven't migrated to CA...yet!

Comment by A Former Member on April 8, 2013 at 7:20pm
Comment by Tony Carroll on April 8, 2013 at 10:05am

Hey Chris. Glad you enjoyed it. When trying to read up on it, nobody really has a clue as to why they jump. It ranges the gamut from trying to escape from becoming a meal, to sexual display, to just being playful, etc. No real consensus. I was just taken aback with the beauty of the images. Nature really IS remarkable.

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.  

 

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