World Turtle Day!

A report by Pritha Paul for the International Business Times. World Turtle Day is celebrated on May 23 — a day which has been sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue since the year 2000 to raise awareness about the fast-depleting population of turtles and to learn about ways to conserve these reptiles. According to International Union for […]

via World Turtle Day 2018: 7 Interesting Facts About The Shelled Reptiles — Repeating Islands


Top 10 newly discovered species for 2018

This January 2018 video says about itself: AMAZING Recently Discovered Species You’d think by now we’ve done a pretty good job at cataloguing all of the species in the world, but we’re far from done! Scientists believe there are around 8.7 million species in the world, with between 1 and 2 million of those being […]

via Top 10 newly discovered species for 2018 — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Blue Whales…

ScienceDaily reports To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the […]

via Righty Blue whales Sometimes Act Like Lefties — Natural History Wanderings

Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh on International Bird Migration Day!

On May 12th, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Center celebrated International Migratory Bird Day. Tim Poole and Lynnea Parker helped lead a morning bird walk with Paula Grieef from Oak Hammock Marsh and Dr. Christian Artuso from Bird Studies Canada. In total, 40 members of the public attended this successful event. 39 different species were observed, […]

via A Morning at Oak Hammock Marsh Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

More Herring from the Sea?

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY comes this study where they actually did the experiment right – and dissed other studies where “lab tanks” were used to study the ocean. Herring larvae could benefit from an acidifying ocean

via A Benefit of “Ocean Acidification” – More Herring — US Issues

Snow Crab and Acidication of the Ocean!

Effects of ocean acidification on Snow crab reproduction and early life history Similar to our southern Tanner crab long-term ocean acidification project, we are examining the effects of long-term exposure to acidified waters on snow crab embryonic development, hatching success, calcification, and larval condition and mortality. Ovigerous females are being reared in one of three […]

via Alaska shellfish assessment ocean acidification and climate research — Ocean acidification

Wildlife Decline in Canada…

Read this report and think Thundering Waters One of the actions we need to take to stop the decimation of wildlife, according to the study – “Expanding Canada’s network of protected areas” – not gut or reduce them! “We have to quit focusing on writing these obituaries for nature,” she added. “Because what we really […]

via Significant Wildlife Declines revealed across Canada in new World Wildlife Fund study|   — Niagara At Large