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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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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

North America's Sea Star Plague

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 2. 0 Replies

Slideshow: Sea Stars Dying in Mysterious PlagueSea stars ... are succumbing to an unknown, gruesome disease. Animals waste…Continue

Tags: Sea Star Plague

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Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 6:24pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 8, 2012 at 4:54pm

Thank you Tony for that stunning photo!

How are you doing?

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

A dragonfly covered in dew. Stunning!

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 10:32pm

Thanks for the cool picture!

Love it!

Foot pigmentation

The brightness of male foot colour is dependent on access to food.[3] The male's foot colouration is extremely sensitive, with changes perceivable by female birds within a 48 hour period. As the Blue-footed Booby is a monogamous species with biparental care,[3] the female is able to make day-by-day alterations to her investment in the pairing, dependent on male quality, which makes male foot colour a secondary sexual characteristic. During egg laying, the female is able to alter her reproductive investment through changing egg size, dependent on the perceived quality of her male partner.

As well as short-term variation, the strength of male foot colour has been shown to decrease in the long term as senescence proceeds, probably to the effects of oxidative damage.[4]

 

 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_Booby

Comment by sk8eycat on July 30, 2012 at 9:52pm

I wish I knew where that hotel IS! Wonder if the seal gets room service.

Annnnnd nnnnnowwww:

"Take your effing tract, fold it till it's all corners, and SHOVE IT!"

I still wonder how that foot color evolved....

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:28pm

I read the story about the sea lion - that was great!

It would be so cool to see that at that hotel.

Comment by Steph S. on July 30, 2012 at 5:26pm

Hey sk8eycat!

Thanks for the photo and the link to the story!

Really appreciate it!

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.

 

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