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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

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

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 Stephen on March 5, 2017 at 7:28pm

The link provides good reading Mrs.B. Thanks

Comment by 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 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-...

Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 5:48pm

Aw, c'mon, the beetle is much much more attractive!

Comment by doone on March 5, 2017 at 5:46pm

The beetle's foot has a face like Donald Trump.

Comment by Mrs.B on March 5, 2017 at 2:59pm

Colourful & weird.

Comment by doone on March 5, 2017 at 2:01pm
Comment by Chris on February 19, 2017 at 2:08pm

Good Bye Dodo and many other ground nesting birds.

Ground nesting birds are especially vulnerable to preditors. Snakes and rats from ships decimate some species.

A Guamanian friend told me the island was over ran with snakes that killed many (last I heard) if not all of their ground nesting birds.

"...Guam Flycatcher

Its local name is quite unpronounceable - chuguangguang. It used to be a very common bird in Guam and was seen quite frequently until the mid 70s. By that time, the effect of the invasive Brown Tree Snake had diminished about sixty percent of Guam's bird population. The Guam Flycatcher was one of them, last seen in 1983. It is believed to be extinct as so many of the other bird species became extinct.

The Brown Tree Snake was introduced carelessly/accidentally as a result of military traffic between the 50s and the 70s...."

House cats kill  ground nesting birds throughout North America.

If living in an area with protected ground nesting bird species humans should be forbidden from having pet cats.

Birds that have become extinct during the past fifty years

That's nothing as we are in the  Holocine, or Antropocene extion now.

 
 
 

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