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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

Location: #science
Members: 57
Latest Activity: on Saturday

Welcome to Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

I never cease to be awed by the splendor of the natural world, by the forces that shape the earth, and by the diversity and ingenuity of the life that populates it.

Animal | Vegetable | Mineral is a group where those who share this fascination can discuss the Earth and animal sciences of geology, volcanology, seismology, ecology, ethology, primatology, entymology—basically all the –ologies of the natural world. 
 

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ONGOING THREADS
Action Alert & Petition Thread
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature
News Thread: Empathy and Reciprocity in Animals
The AVM Book Thread
The AVM Video Thread
Website Links: Conservation, Protection, and Advocacy

 

Discussion Forum

Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Chris Dec 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Mar 1, 2015. 850 Replies

New species found in Australia

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Nov 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

Started by Michel. Last reply by Neal Jul 11, 2013. 5 Replies

The intelligence of octopuses

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Doone Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The AVM Video Thread

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Jun 12, 2013. 402 Replies

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Jun 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Atlantic puffins in peril in US

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Doone on Saturday

Giant gecko hatching, and getting ready to host a Geico commercial.

Comment by Doone on Saturday

A sperm whale's head is built like a giant battering ram to crash into other whales.

Comment by Chris on Saturday
Comment by Mrs.B on Friday

Excellent clear picture!

Comment by Stephen on Friday

A fossil of a Maiopatagium, one of two newly discovered species of gliding mammals from China that lived during the Age of Dinosaurs.Credit Zhe-Xi Luo/University of Chicago

A fossil of a Maiopatagium, one of two newly discovered species of gliding mammals from China that lived during the Age of Dinosaurs.Credit Zhe-Xi Luo/University of Chicago

When Dinosaurs Ruledthe Earth, MammalsTook to the Skies

New fossil discoveries show thatprehistoric “squirrels” glided throughforests at least 160 million years ago,long before scientists had thought.

The fossils “are most primitive-known mammal forerunners that took to air,” said Zhe-Xi Luo, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago who led the research.

The first Mesozoic mammal fossils came to light in the early 1800s, but for generations, paleontologists struggled to find more than teeth and bits of bone. In the late 1990s, they hit the jackpot.

At a site in northeastern China, hillside after hillside turned out to contain stunning mammal fossils, most dating back about 160 million years. Researchers were suddenly able to examine entire skeletons, some still bearing impressions of skin and hair.

Read more= read:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/science/dinosaurs-flying-mammals...

Comment by Chris on August 10, 2017 at 2:37am

Trump’s Border Wall ‘Catastrophic’ for Environment, Endangered Spec...

"...But during almost two years of heated debate over the wall, there has been an often overlooked issue — the potentially “catastrophic” environmental toll the wall could have on the hundreds of species that span the frontier, activists say.

“This would cause incalculable damage to the integrity of wildlife populations on either side of the border...

...Scientists and conservationists said such drastic increases in border security could be devastating for hundreds of species, and potentially lead to extinction in the U.S. for endangered or threatened animals like jaguars, ocelots, and the Mexican gray wolf.

They say construction of an impenetrable divider could destroy or damage natural habitats, cut off animal populations who depend on the ability to roam at the border, prevent genetic diversity that’s important to sustaining animal populations and lead to a loss of natural resources.

More than 100 animals that are listed as threatened, endangered or candidates for such status under the Endangered Species Act from coast to coast could potentially be impacted by Trump’s proposal, according to a 2016 analysis of data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“It will choke off life from both sides,” wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin told NBC News.

Corwin said that many species of animals and birds rely on the ability to traverse the border for everything from seasonal access to natural resources, nesting and reproduction sites to maintaining genetically diverse populations.

Last week, an environmental group and an Arizona Congressman filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against Trump's border wall plan, calling on the administration to assess the proposal's environmental impact..."

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Comment by Stephen on August 7, 2017 at 10:41pm

New species of grass snake identified in England

Recognition of barred grass snake as distinct species different to common cousin increases native total to four

A barred grass snake.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/new-species-of-grass-snake-discovered-in-england

Comment by Stephen on August 7, 2017 at 10:36pm

Rare pine marten caught on camera in Yorkshire for first time in 35 years

Footage of a pine marten captured on a wildlife camera in the North York Moors. The sighting is the first living record in the area since about 1982.

© PA Footage of a pine marten captured on a wildlife camera in the North York Moors. The sighting is the first living record in the area since about 1982.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/rare-pine-marten-caught-on-cam...

Comment by Mrs.B on August 7, 2017 at 10:02pm

Beautiful.

Comment by Doone on August 7, 2017 at 9:29pm

Group of male lions hanging out.

 
 
 

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