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War in South Sudan exterminating wildlife

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius on Friday. 1 Reply

Civil war in the young country of South Sudan has pushed once abundant elephants and other wildlife to the brink.Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of…Continue

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Forty percent of giraffes slaughtered in last 15 years

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 0 Replies

Poachers Are Now Slaughtering Africa's GiraffesPopulations have plunged 40 percent as the animals are killed for their meat, often to feed…Continue

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Lone Wolf May be Roaming Grand Canyon

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 4. 1 Reply

There have been several sightings of what appears to be a lone gray wolf in the northern Grand Canyon area of Arizona. Researchers think it might be a wolf - dog mix although it does not appear to be and is wearing an inactive radio collar. They…Continue

Tags: Wildlife, Animals, Wolves, Jubinsky

Elephants Can Detect Rain 150 Miles Away

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Oct 24. 2 Replies

A seven year study performed by researchers from Texas A & M, the University of Virginia, the University of South Wales and the University of Utah has established that elephants can detect rain 150 miles away. The study, however, was unable to…Continue

Tags: Animals, Elephants, Jubinsky

Wildlife Population Declines by Half in Last 40 Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 2. 2 Replies

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature the wildlife population of the world has declined by half since 1970 while the human population has increased from 3.7 billion to nearly 7 billion. Per the article: ....It stressed that humans were…Continue

Tags: Nature, Wildlife, Ecology, Jubinsky

Current Extinction Rate 1,000 Times Higher than Pre-Human Times

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 3. 1 Reply

A new study says that the extinction rate of wildlife is currently 1,000 times higher than in the 60,000,000 year period before the arrival of humans. Per the article: Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years…Continue

Tags: Animals, Wildlife, Jubinsky, Humans, Extinction

Wild German Boar Radioactive

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Sep 3. 2 Replies

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat700 miles away and 28 years after Chernobyl, radioactive…Continue

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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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on April 16, 2013 at 11:35am

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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.

 

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