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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Now We Know Why Platypus Are So Weird - Their Genes Are Part Bird, Reptile, And Mammal

quote [ The first complete map of a platypus genome has just been released, and it's every bit as strange as you'd expect from a creature with 10 sex chromosomes, a pair of venomous spurs, a coat of fluorescent fur, and skin that 'sweats' milk. ]

Symmetrical physique of disbelief
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:05amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 11 January 2021

Bird of the Month: The Pfeilstorch — Audubon Society of Northern Virginia

quote [ Twenty-five recorded Pfeilstrorchs traveled 2,000 miles to Africa, got impaled, and then traveled 2,000 miles back. ]

Migrate till you drop.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:30pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Keeping Watch Over Seabirds at the World?s Edge

quote [ In Alaska, one of the longest-running and most comprehensive seabird monitoring projects is equal parts tedium, adventure, truth, and beauty. ]

When I hear those seabirds cry
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:33pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 24 December 2020

The Biology of Mistletoe

quote [ Best known as a holiday trimming, the parasitic plant is a botanical luminary in its own right ]

And dance to the mistletoe jam
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:43amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 14 December 2020

How Do Stressed-Out Corals Smell?

quote [ The answer could help researchers detect bleaching events before they happen. ]

In the coral reef
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Grizzlies at the Table

quote [ When the wild salmon runs around Wuikinuxv, BC, were depleted, the local grizzly bears grew hungry ? and dangerous. Now, as the salmon are returning, the community is asking a challenging new question: can we include the bears in the management of the fishery? ]

''Where?" said the grizzly bear
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Which Animals Are Going Extinct? The 32 Closest Ones Are Often Overlooked

quote [ My quest to find the most endangered species revealed there are a LOT of species in big trouble ? and the most famous ones aren?t the closest to the edge. ]

You were my most endangered species
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 20 November 2020

Are Small Family Farms Racist?

quote [ ?Land ownership is hard to obtain for beginning farmers in general, but especially for farmers of color. Collective land ownership can not only give farmers of color the opportunity to own land and gain economic independence, but also to start building their own communities in a society that has ostracized them.? ]

The article is largely a critique of the ideas of Joel Salatin, a well known figure in modern organic agriculture, but it makes an important point about how the systematic exclusion of people of color from farming in the USA has led to fundamental problems with our food supply.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Insightful]
[by Space_1889@4:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 16 November 2020

Have rogue orcas really been attacking boats in the Atlantic?

quote [ In the past six months there have been at least 40 incidents involving Orcas off the coasts of Spain and Portugal. ]

Orca ninjas go rambo (rambo, rambo, rambo, rambo, rambo, rambo)
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [5 comments]

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The Race to Study Arctic Waters

quote [ In the far north, researchers are scrambling to record baseline environmental data as communities brace for future shipping disasters ]

An arctic breeze blowing across the water
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

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