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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

Tags: radioactive wildlife

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

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Comment by Tony Carroll on February 3, 2013 at 7:33pm

Comment by Steph S. on February 3, 2013 at 6:30pm

Mori welcome to the group.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:23pm

Tony, I wonder if a human put on a suit of solar energy collectors, if they could take a little flight. Remember those early photos of trying to fly in those crazy huge wings? Maybe they were ahead of their time; they needed an energy source humans couldn't provide. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:18pm

Tony, as usual, you stimulated my curiosity about orangutans and get ready for an adventure:

Orangutan images

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:11pm

Well, I can see the Northern sea route, although I couldn't find a migratory map for norther sea life. This is for humpback whales. 

Migratory route for sea life

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 30, 2013 at 2:06pm

Tony, I have never heard of such creatures. Where do they occur? ...

"most years in the spring, there is a mass stranding that occurs along the West Coast of North America, from British Columbia to California, beginning in the north and moving south over several weeks' time. In some years, so many animals are left at the tide line by receding waves, that the line of dying (and subsequently rotting) animals may be many centimetres deep, along hundreds of kilometres of beaches. Mass strandings have been reported also on the west coast of Ireland."

that is interesting, along the west coast of North America and Ireland. I wonder what migratory route they took to make that leap? 

https://www.google.com/search?q=velella+(Velella+Velella),+a+small+free+floating+hydrozoan.&hl=en&tbo=d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=tHsJUeOUG-S9igLMhYHIAQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1128&bih=486

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 30, 2013 at 11:48am

Yesterday, with considerable difficulty, I hacked some stale coconut macaroons into pieces with a meat cleaver and put them out for the squirrel. Today there are new holes in the flower bed, where he buried them. *sigh* Oh well.

Comment by Steph S. on January 30, 2013 at 5:26am

Tony love the white squirrel and the hydrozoan. I just love learning new things - appreciate it.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:11am

This is the velella (Velella Velella), a small free floating hydrozoan. It's currently the only known species in the genus.

They're also known as sea-rafts or by-the-wind-sailors, for the obvious reason that it uses the the "sail" you can see in this image for locomotion. Because of this, they are often found washed up on beaches.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 28, 2013 at 7:15pm

White squirrel.

 

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