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

U.S. Federal Government plan 50% more Wild Horse roundups alledgedly due to Western drought — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Sources: Multiple The alleged emergency roundups that began Sunday and Monday target about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has begun efforts to capture and remove 50% more wild horses than they originally planned this year on public […]

Feds plan 50% more Wild Horse roundups alledgedly due to Western drought — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

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

Celebrating 90 years since the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park was proclaimed — de Wets Wild

Wedged into a remote corner of South Africa’s Northern Cape, between Namibia and Botswana, lies a very special piece of the Kalahari Desert. Here a wilderness of dunes, pans and dry, sandy river beds is a safe refuge to a rich variety of natural life, and one of the last fully functional ecosystems remaining on earth. […]

Celebrating 90 years since the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park was proclaimed — de Wets Wild

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

Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees — Natural History Wanderings

YubaNet reports on Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees from Threats of Climate Change and Catastrophic Wildfire As fire once again sweeps through the American West, an interagency report formally released today estimates that 7,500 to 10,600 large giant sequoias were killed in last year’s Castle Fire. This represents 10-14% of large sequoias in […]

Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition Formed to Protect Iconic Trees — 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 —