Rarely Spotted Wobbegong — EDUINDEX NEWS

The spotted wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) belongs to the Orectolobidae family, and is found in the eastern Indian Ocean around Australia; it is possibly endemic to this region. A relatively large shark (reaching lengths of up to 3m/9.8 ft), other common names are “carpet shark,” “common carpet shark,” “common catshark,” “tassel shark,” or just “wobbegong.” This […]

Spotted Wobbegong — EDUINDEX NEWS

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on ongoing research to enhance tiger shark protection. Starting August 1, 2021 a team of researchers will spend a week on the Saba Bank investigating the life-cycle of tiger sharks. Researchers will investigate the migration routes, where and when tiger sharks breed so they can protect them better within the Dutch Caribbean’s […]

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

Urge U.S. Congress to Support the Migratory Bird Protection Act — Natural History Wanderings

From National Audubon Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. Under the weakened law, companies are no longer liable for preventable bird deaths from industrial hazards. For example, if this policy had been in place in 2010, BP would have faced […]

Urge Congress to Support the Migratory Bird Protection Act — Natural History Wanderings

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive, and it shows.Most of the 360 or so North Atlantic right whales alive today bear scars from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with speeding ships and, according to a new study, they are much smaller than they should be. Read more at On […]

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

Scientists Still Searching for the Pathogen Behind the East’s Songbird Epidemic — Natural History Wanderings

Audubon reports In a new report, experts ruled out a range of causes, but they still recommend taking down feeders until the source of the disease is identified. Removing bird feeders has been shown to dramatically curb House Finch eye disease outbreaks. Cleaning bird baths and feeders regularly also prevents salmonella growth. Assuming the mystery pathogen […]

Scientists Still Searching for the Pathogen Behind the East’s Songbird Epidemic — Natural History Wanderings

Milking It for Monarchs —

By Nick Simonson   Imagine having to choose just one food to live off for half of your life.  While I’m certain fried walleye would be a good option, or pizza would work, or even wild rice brats fresh off the grill could sustain about anyone, the hedging exhibited just in this sentence alone shows […]

Milking It for Monarchs —

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports Police search the desert trying to track down the poachers selling Conophytums to collectors worldwide, threatening to wipe out rare plants in the wild. Conophytum, a genus of flowering plants that consists of over 100 species — including several listed as endangered — are the latest victims of a global […]

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants — Natural History Wanderings

The indefensible violence of wildlife killing contests — Natural History Wanderings

WildEarth Guardians reports on the documentary Wildlife Killing Contests Wildlife Killing Contests is—as intended—extremely difficult to watch. The recently released twenty-five-minute documentary, produced by Filipe DeAndrade and Brian Moghari in partnership with Project Coyote, contains graphic footage of animals being callously slain for entertainment and prize money, only to be added to piles of carcasses […]

The indefensible violence of wildlife killing contests — Natural History Wanderings

America’s Wild and Wondrous Burros are in Peril — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Mary Koncel & Charlotte Roe as published on The Washington Examiner Among the most amazing animals of the desert are wild burros. Yet in the past three years, the Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 of them from their federally designated habitat. This year, it’s ratcheting up the assault. photo by […]

America’s Wild and Wondrous Burros are in Peril — Straight from the Horse’s Heart