Whale Sharks Show Remarkable Capacity to Recover From Injuries (Physiology) — Uncover reality

A new study has for the first time explored the extraordinary rate at which the world’s largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from its injuries. The findings reveal that lacerations and abrasions, increasingly caused through collisions with boats, can heal in a matter of weeks and researchers found evidence of partially removed dorsal […]

Whale Sharks Show Remarkable Capacity to Recover From Injuries (Physiology) — Uncover reality

Whale sharks on the Mafia Island — Właściwym Kierunku

By far the most exciting experience that happened to us on the Mafia was watching whale sharks, it was for them that we gave up the popular Zanzibar and came to the little-known and practically deserted Mafia. We dreamed about swimming with sharks for a long time and we were looking for a place where […]

Whale sharks on the Mafia Island — We Właściwym Kierunku

Wild Parrots — Jet Eliot

Scarlet Macaw, Peru, South America Orange-fronted Parakeet, Costa Rica, Central America There are approximately 398 species of parrots in the world. They live primarily in tropical and subtropical countries. Let’s immerse ourselves in this wonderfully garish and charismatic bird. Parrots are classified under the Order Psittaciformes and this includes cockatoos, lorikeets, parakeets, macaws and of […]

Wild Parrots — Jet Eliot

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

By Dana M Bergstrom (University of Wollongong), Euan Ritchie (Deakin University), Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University) and Michael Depledge (University of Exeter). This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists […]

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas A convention center has come to aid these latest victims of severe winter weather: ‘We had trailers full yesterday that had 80, 100, 50’ Thousands of sea turtles suffering from the effects of the severe weather in Texas are laid out to recover […]

People are rescuing thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles in Texas — Natural History Wanderings

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

press release from Center for Biological Diversity Scientists Predict Extinction in 20 Years for Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles; Conservation Efforts Needed Immediately SAN FRANCISCO— A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these […]

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat To Be Protected — Natural History Wanderings

press release from the Center for Biological Diversity Settlement Reached to Safeguard Critical Ocean, Beach Habitat for Atlantic, Pacific Loggerhead Sea Turtles SAN FRANCISCO— Endangered loggerhead sea turtles won a federal commitment to protect critical nesting-beach and ocean habitat in a legal settlement filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court between conservation groups Center for […]

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat To Be Protected — Natural History Wanderings

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Long read Did you tune in to watch new BBC miniseries Attenborough’s Life in Colour on Sunday night? I’m still picturing the lime green-mouthed mating dance of the so-called wonderful bird-of-paradise… This new project comes as David Attenborough approaches his 95th birthday in May. Ninety-five years on Earth! His life and career have been almost […]

David Attenborough on saving our planet — Kate on her travels

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild

I can’t think of another reserve in South Africa where the elephants are quite so relaxed around humans and their vehicles as they are in the Addo Elephant National Park. Of course this allows visitors to observe up close just how dexterously elephants use their trunks – and feet! – to uproot even tiny morsels […]

Summertide Diary: Spending time with hungry elephants — de Wets Wild