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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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Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia

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Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature

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New species found in Australia

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Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

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Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

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8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

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Atlantic puffins in peril in US

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Comment by Stephen on December 11, 2017 at 4:43pm

Are they his ideas or are they being pushed through by others who backed him? like the Koch brothers and other rightwing backers.

Comment by Suzanna on December 11, 2017 at 4:28pm

Yes quite

Comment by Mrs.B on December 11, 2017 at 3:07pm

I think we all have a few choice, not so polite words to describe than poor excuse for a human being!

Comment by Suzanna on December 11, 2017 at 3:03pm

What a stupid man trump is

Comment by Stephen on December 11, 2017 at 10:46am


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The fact that Trump has lifted President Obama's ban on elephant trophies being imported into the country is a devastating blow to the survival of these beautiful animals. It's savage and pointless. It breaks my heart.

Comment by Chris on December 11, 2017 at 1:03am

Octopai (Octopus)  other Chephalobods.

Comment by Stephen on December 10, 2017 at 10:19pm

Comment by Stephen on December 10, 2017 at 10:18pm

This Shark Could Be Oldest Living Vertebrate At 512 

Danish scientists believe they've discovered the oldest living vertebrate: A Greenland shark lurking in the frigid North Atlantic and Arctic waters that could be 512 years old, according to the journal Science.
Greenland sharks grow at torpid pace of only about one centimeter per year. So when the scientists discovered a female shark measuring about 18 feet, it was clear the shark had witnessed a few centuries of history.

Little is known about the species. The sharks are known to prowl the Arctic and North Atlantic seas from Eastern Canada to Western Russia, but in 2013, a deep-sea research submarine spotted a 12-foot Greenland shark in the Gulf of Mexico. They have a short and rounded snout and small eyes, and their rough textured skin can be colored creamy-gray or blackish-brown. They are an apex predator with a diet consisting mostly of other fish.
Greenland sharks are known to be relatively abundant throughout the North Atlantic and Arctic, particularly from eastern Canada to western Russia. They occasionally are spotted by deep-sea robotic submarines at latitudes further south, such as in the Gulf of Mexico. They have been observed in depths down to 1.4 miles.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/this-shark-could-be-oldest-liv...

Comment by Suzanna on December 10, 2017 at 2:05pm

Handy skills

Comment by Stephen on December 10, 2017 at 12:59pm

This octopus is more intelligent than all of us. Why? Because when a shark wanted to eat it, it HID FROM IT IN PLAIN SIGHT.
While humans would probably splash about in a mad panic, this eight-legged creature stayed perfectly still under shells it collected, then just swam off.

 
 
 

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