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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

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

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

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 30, 2016 at 10:27pm

Ferret

Image result for ferret

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 10:18pm

I met a guy who was a volunteer for an Otter rescue group.  Sadly some people take otters as pets. They are curious creaturs and take a lot of attention to keep them buisy. Most people don't have the time or patients to care for them.

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 9:47pm

Cute  otter, or is it a ferret Mrs. B.

Even baby opossims are cute.

Scientists find Europe’s oldest living tree in Greece

A Bosnian pine living in the highlands of Greece appears to be more than 1,075 years old, making it the oldest known living tree in Europe. Scientists determined the age by counting its annual rings.

They’ve named it “Adonis,” after the Greek god of beauty and desire.

The tree lives in a barren alpine landscape at the upper limit of tree line, along with about a dozen other aging members of its species, Pinus heldreichii.

University of Arizona researchers Valerie Trouet, Matthew Meko, and Soumaya Belmecheri were on expeditions in 2015 and 2016 to find and sample old trees to learn about the region’s environmental history. Scientists can reconstruct past climate by looking at width and density of the annual growth rings of trees.

More Here

I doubt the claim that this is the oldest trees. Some Redwoods along the North Coast of California U.S.A. are 2-3 thousand years old.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 30, 2016 at 9:33pm

Comment by Stephen on August 30, 2016 at 9:25pm

Smart little fellas aren't they.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 30, 2016 at 9:20pm

Comment by Stephen on August 30, 2016 at 8:57pm

They are so dextrous, Apes I knew about, but not otters. 

Comment by Mrs.B on August 30, 2016 at 7:58pm

They do love play. I saw a documentary about it.

Comment by Stephen on August 30, 2016 at 7:49pm

This Otter must be doing this for fun. What other reason would it be doing it for.

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 3:42am

Here's what NOAA says about lightening protection.

 
 
 

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