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Monday, 12 February 2018

Lions eat suspected big cat poacher

quote [ The lions in the Kruger National Park in South Africa left the head and only a few remains. ]

The lion's claws are sharpened for war
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+10 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:28pmGMT] [18 comments]

Monday, 5 February 2018

Remarkable spider with a tail found preserved in amber after 100 million years

quote [ LAWRENCE ? An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. ]

It looks like a cricket in article's illustrations. Full article in extended.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4]
[by JWWargo@11:45pmGMT] [12 comments]

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Australian raptors start fires to flush out prey

quote [ In the first recorded instance of fire being used by animals other than humans, three Australian birds of prey species have been seen carrying burning twigs to set new blazes.

Australian Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia?s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into their waiting talons. ]

Now, if only Alfred Hitchcock had known about this....
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+7]
[by knumbknutz@4:24pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 26 January 2018

One Of The World's Rarest Fish Is A Little Less Rare Than We Thought

quote [ The red handfish, named for hand-shaped fins on the sides of its body, doesn't really swim ? it walks slowly along the sea floor. A new population of the striking creature has been found off Tasmania. ]

Just a little good news to kick off the weekend.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
[by midden@5:46pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert

quote [ A tsunami alert has been issued after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US.

It hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:31 (09:31 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

The US National Weather Service says a warning is in effect for the coasts of Alaska and British Columbia, while the US west coast is on tsunami watch. ]

If you live near the coasts, there is a tsunami warning in effect. Don't be that person.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@1:05pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Belize Ends Oil Operations in Its Ocean Waters

quote [ Belize, home of the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, is the first developing country to take such a major step to protect its oceans?and all the life within?from oil exploration and extraction. ]

Bit of a good news, bad news post today.

Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+10 Good]
[by raphael_the_turtle@5:08pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 29 December 2017

After the Holidays, Christmas Trees Have More Work to Do

quote [ They?re sheltering aquatic species, keeping out invasive fish, and holding beaches and swamps together. ]

In our gift giving and our merriment
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 20 December 2017


quote [ Scientists have recorded the thunderous sound of 1.5 million fish mating in Mexico. One of the loudest noises produced by any underwater animal, the Gulf corvinas? machine-gun mating call can deafen dolphins and sea lions. When the fish mate, males produce short, sharp sonic pulses like gunshots. When they sing in chorus, the sound is loud enough to hear from fishing boats. Scientists used sophisticated recording technology to catch the sound of the fish orgy on tape. ]

[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by Ankylosaur@10:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

New Bioluminescent Shark Species Discovered in Hawaii

quote [ Light emitted by a new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus lailae, is camouflage and helps them to hunt, communicate and find partners. But how does it work? ]

Bioluminescent Shark FTW!

I fucking LOVE this stuff!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Interesting]
[by rylex@11:36pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

quote [ Adolescent female monkeys in Japan have repeatedly engaged in sexual behaviors with sika deer, for reasons that are not yet clear, according to researchers who study macaque behavior. The female monkeys were climbing onto the deer and grinding their genitals against the deer's backs. Yes, there's video. "The monkey-deer sexual interactions may reflect the early stage development of a new behavioural tradition at Minoo." ]

"Once you go macaque, you got a monkey on your back" - old sika deer saying.

[NSFW] [environment & nature] [+1 WTF]
[by Ankylosaur@5:51pmGMT] [13 comments]

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