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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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200-Year-Old Fish Caught Off Alaska

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The intelligence of octopuses

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Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

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How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

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The AVM Video Thread

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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 March 30, 2017 at 7:26pm

Looking into a large paleoburrow in Brazil. (Courtesy: Heinrich Frank)

Looking into a large paleoburrow in Brazil. (Courtesy: Heinrich Frank)

Get Lost in Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna

It was in 2010 that Amilcar Adamy first investigated rumors of an impressive cave in southern Brazil.

A geologist with the Brazilian Geological Survey (known by its Portuguese acronym, CPRM) Adamy was at the time working on a general survey of the Amazonian state of Rondonia. After asking around, he eventually found his way to a gaping hole on a wooded slope a few miles north of the Bolivian border.

Unable to contact the landowner, Adamy couldn’t study the cave in detail during that first encounter. But a preliminary inspection revealed it wasn’t the work of any natural geological process. He’d been in other caves nearby, formed by water within the same geology underlying this particular hillside. Those caves looked nothing like this large, round passage with a smooth floor.

“I’d never seen anything like it before,” said Adamy, who resolved to return for a closer look some day. “It really grabbed my attention. It didn’t look natural.”

Read more=  read:http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/03/28/paleoburrows-sout...

Comment by Mrs.B on March 16, 2017 at 6:53pm

I kind of wish I had discovered my interest in this type of topic about 60 years ago!

Comment by Stephen on March 16, 2017 at 6:46pm

Ancient southern China fish may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish'

March 8, 2017



Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-03-ancient-southern-china-fish-evolved.h...

Ancient southern China fish may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish'

An ancient fish species with unusual scales and teeth from the Kuanti Formation in southern China may have evolved prior to the "Age of Fish", according to a study published March 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Brian Choo from Flinders University, Australia, and colleagues at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China. 

Comment by Chris on March 7, 2017 at 3:21pm

Beautiful pictures doone. Thanks for posting.

The article you posted Mrs. B is interesting. Art is often a better way to protray reality than photographs.  Drawings of birds for example provides more information than  photographs.

Artwork of biology is even displayed in glass sculpurtes of deadly ...

the blown glass sculptures of UK-based artist luke jerram visualize some of biology’s most fatal facets, depicting deadly diseases and varying strains of viruses in complex, crystal-clear detail. the series of works scale up the image of parasites and bacteria by up to 1,000,000 times the size of the actual pathogen, and are recreated as delicate, transparent volumes. HIV, swine flu, salmonella, e. coli, and smallpox are just a few of the malignancies that jerram crafts into three-dimensional structures, reflecting them in large proportions so their intricacies are exposed. ‘glass microbiology‘ intends to contemplate the global impact of each disease, and has been created as alternative representation to the artificially colored imagery traditional to their depiction. by extracting the familiar chroma typically found in medical publications, and creating jewel-like objects based on their genetic makeup, a juxtaposition arises between the artworks’ elegance and the fate they represent..."

ev71 – hand foot and mouth disease

More Here

Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 8:07pm

Yes, such fascinating information.

Comment by Stephen on March 5, 2017 at 7:28pm

The link provides good reading Mrs.B. Thanks

Comment by A place called Doone on March 5, 2017 at 7:26pm

Great link Mrs. B - i love those early animals/plants whatever.  Hallucigenia

Using photos of a fossil, paleontological illustrator Danielle Dufault came up with this drawing of Hallucigenia, a prehistoric worm-like sea creature that lived 500 million years ago. (Illustration by Danielle Dufault, photo by Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum)

Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 7:11pm
Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 6:02pm

Also more attractive!

Comment by A place called Doone on March 5, 2017 at 5:54pm

A microscopic image of a fish face by Oscar Ruiz took first prize in the 42nd Annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition in 2016. The contest comprised fascinating submissions from 70 countries submitted by scientists, photographers as well as hobbyists. 

Image 1 looks just like Trump http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/nikon-small-world-photomicrography-...

 
 
 

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