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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

Location: #science
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Aug 12

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. 
 

For general science, chemistry, genetics, or evolution, please post in the Science! group. For posts on animal rights and welfare, please post in Animal Care. For cosmology, please post in The Daily Cosmos. For green living, sustainability, and environmental activism, please post in the Green Atheists group.


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 Mrs.B on August 5, 2017 at 3:54pm

Some camouflage is amazing.

Comment by Stephen on August 5, 2017 at 1:13pm

And the religious say that Evolution isn't real.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 1, 2017 at 8:29pm

Nothing there.

Comment by Stephen on August 1, 2017 at 5:13pm

Comment by Mrs.B on July 24, 2017 at 2:20pm

We've stood by the reconstructed skeletons of dinosaurs as well, & they are massive!

Comment by Stephen on July 24, 2017 at 9:30am

A very brief introduction to mammoths

I was in Los Angeles when I first saw him. I stood in his shadow as he towered above me. I didn’t feel fear. Or panic. I felt awe despite being dwarfed. Light bounces off each bone, highlighting the curves, the detail, the sheer size. A gigantic skeleton; the internal frame holding up a body of immense proportions. I recognised each bone as I would old friends: a femur at the top of a back leg, vertebrae running along the back of the animal, ribs protecting what would have been the delicate organs beneath. Yet despite him and I being practically the same bone for bone, his were enormous, thicker, stockier, stronger. What’s more, he had two enormous tusks protruding from his face, which curve dramatically outwards and in on themselves. This magnificent beast was the Columbian Mammoth. A goliath from the past.

How did this giant find itself in Los Angeles when elephants alive today are found in Africa and Asia? Was it related to the Woolly Mammoth? Was it hairy? Did humans see these animals? What is a mammoth?

One enormous skeleton. A mountain of questions.

To find the answers we will have to travel back in time and space. Back to Africa. Back to the very beginning of this iconic group of animals

https://twilightbeasts.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/a-very-brief-introd...

Comment by Stephen on July 24, 2017 at 9:23am

Comment by Mrs.B on July 23, 2017 at 12:08am
Comment by Mrs.B on July 23, 2017 at 12:07am

Uuummmmmm

LOCATION OF VOLCANOES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA - SFU.ca
Mt. Garibaldi Volcano located in British Columbia Eruption History: last dated 10,000 years ago Mt. Garibaldi (Volcano) located in Washington Eruption History: 1792 ...

Comment by Stephen on July 22, 2017 at 9:26pm

Mrs.B. thank your lucky stars you don't have volcanos in BC 

 
 
 

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