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Some urban bees use plastic or sealant in nests

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Urban bees using plastic to build hivesSome solitary urban bees use plastic or window sealant in nest construction."We found two solitary bee species using…Continue

Tags: sealant, plastic, be nests

Almost a third fish eaten in US are illegal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Apr 10. 2 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

Crocodiles and People

Started by Napoleon Bonaparte. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 1. 15 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

fox cub rescue

Started by Luara Mar 28. 0 Replies

You might enjoy this video - rescue of a fox cub:Continue

Widespread dolphin die-offs signal marine habitat pathology

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 27. 1 Reply

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia…Continue

Tags: marine wildlife mass death

'Significant' Oil Spill Closes Houston Ship Channel, Fouls Wildlife

Started by Steph S. Mar 25. 0 Replies

 As many as 170,000 gallons of heavy oil have spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a barge and a ship collided Saturday. A barge loaded with heavy oil was partially submerged Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Houston Ship Channel in Texas…Continue

Hippo Saves Wildebeest from Crocodile

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 2 Replies

Below is a video of a hippopotamus saving a wildebeest (gnu) from a crocodile and then doing what it can to help the wildebeest get ashore: …Continue

Tags: Hippopotamus', Wildebeests, Jubinsky, Crocodiles, Animals

brainy elephants

Started by Luara. Last reply by Steph S. Mar 25. 1 Reply

From a Sciam article Elephants are just as brilliant as they are big: They are adept tool users and cooperative…Continue

Whale shark about to eat diver, or so it appears

Started by Steph S. Feb 6. 0 Replies

Marine biologist Simon Pierce, who studies whale…Continue

The end of the show for India's elephants

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 26, 2013. 3 Replies

November 2013: The sight of elephants languishing in circuses and zoos in India are to be a thing of the past according to the country’s Central Zoo Authority (CZA). The CZA has issued a notice to zoo authorities stating that their elephants should…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on September 25, 2012 at 10:48pm

While reading an article today on LiveScience about African ecosystems, they had a picture of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Just wanted to share. Absoloutely beautiful.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2012 at 10:01pm

Steph, I love nature documentaries and there are many available on the internet. Since I don't have a TV, I often don't see the current ones.
Tony, the photo of migration of wildebeests and zebras across the Serengeti Plains just seems impossible. It looks like they might need a family planning discipline as well. I know water is a big problem there; I do hope their climate conditions stay favorable to wildlife. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 8:45pm
How lovely Tony! I remember learning the migrations in class and discussing their routes. The picture is wonderful.
I love to watch wildlife shows. I buy them whenever I can. David Attenborough - Life On Earth series is great.
Anyone else watching any? I think I'll make a discussion on them.
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 20, 2012 at 8:17pm

Migration of wildebeests and zebras across the Serengeti Plains.

Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 3:24pm
Tony that horse is so beautiful - a black beauty. The horse has a really nice shiny black coat - reminds me of Black Beauty. I liked that movie.
Thanks so much all of you.
Comment by Steph S. on September 20, 2012 at 3:23pm
I love the video you posted Patricia! I've watched it several times now!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 20, 2012 at 2:57pm

Tony, an incredibly beautiful horse. I wonder how they were so lucky to get white mane and tail? When I first saw the horse photo, I thought it looked familiar and according to Friesian History they were used by knights wearing full armor during the Middle Ages. A strong horse capable of carrying heavy loads and nimble. 

Comment by Patricia on September 19, 2012 at 5:31pm

Gorgeous horse!!!! Am stealing to make pc wallpaper!!!!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:14pm

A Friesen. Beautiful horse.

Comment by Tony Carroll on September 19, 2012 at 2:01pm

Wow Patricia. Simply beautiful. The dance of nature. Breathtaking.

 

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