Alaskan Black Bear!

An American black bear salmon fishing While on an Alaskan cruise my wife chose an excursion where we flew by float plane from Ketchikan to Neets Bay in the Tongas National Forest to hopefully see some ‘wild’ black bears in their natural habitat salmon fishing. We were not disappointed Image Credit: Photograp by JennerTaylor/GuardianWitness Source: […]

via The American Black Bear, Alaska. — Old Guv Legends


New Fish Species Discovered!

This 20 March 2018 video is about the new fish species discovered in the new ocean zone called rariphotic. From the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: New deep reef ocean zone, the rariphotic, teeming with new fish species New zone comprises reef fishes –including numerous new species — that live well below shallow coral reefs March […]

via New fish species discovered near Caribbean Curaçao — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Ocean Research…

This 20 February 2018 deep sea video shows conger eels, sharks and other wildlife near Saba island in the Caribbean. The Dutch ship Pelagia is doing research about the coral reefs of the Saba Bank. Near the island, there are pollution problems. However, the ship also discovered a so far unknown reef which is in […]

via Saba coral reef, new wildlife discoveries — Dear Kitty. Some blog


This video says about itself: 2 February 2018 A film by Fabian Haas, Pixels on Screen, on the unique value of Lake Ol’ Bolossat in Kenya, and the impact of the CEPF investment to protect this Key Biodiversity Area. (In English and kiSwahili.) From BirdLife: 14 Mar 2018 Rapid response turns shrinking Kenyan lake into […]

via Conservation in Kenya update — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Salish Sea- a changing environment!

Underneath the picturesque Salish Sea there are churning currents, with water swooshing in from the open ocean and surges of nutrient-rich fresh water from creeks and rivers that alter the sea’s chemistry — and can make life tough for species trying to survive in a rapidly changing environment. And that’s why scientists are increasingly interested in […]

via The race for adaptation in an increasingly acidic Salish Sea — Ocean acidification

California Wildfires…

ScienceDaily reports On the tail of California’s most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk reduction is only […]

via Effects Of Wildfire Management On Bird Populations — Natural History Wanderings


Fifty per cent of all plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century if carbon emissions aren’t brought into check. That’s according to a new study carried out jointly between the University of East Anglia, James […]

via Fifty per cent of all plant and animal species in the Amazon and Galapagos to become locally extinct by 2100 — Holistic Scotland Magazine