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Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

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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

 

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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

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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

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Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

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Defenders of Wildlife

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Comment by Stephen on November 22, 2016 at 10:28pm

BBC iWonder looks back at the big that once roamed the UK

They've been talking about these sightings all my life, so far no sign.

Comment by Mrs.B on November 22, 2016 at 10:26pm

Prostate.

Prostrate is to lie prone.

Comment by Chris on November 22, 2016 at 10:24pm

Chuckle,

Prostrate cancer an peeing is nothing to joke about.

Shark birthing place at Tomales Bay.

http://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/tomales-bay-swimmers-shark-bite...

Tomales Bay swimmer’s shark bite puzzles experts

06/26/2014

On Memorial Day Weekend, Lisa Ludwigsen went for an afternoon dip at Chicken Ranch Beach. A regular swimmer in the bay for two decades, she and a friend swam offshore as the tide ebbed to its lowest point. The water felt warm—no need for a wetsuit—but was cloudy and opaque. She treaded as they discussed where to swim next. That’s when she felt the bite.

“Something came up and clearly bit me. It felt like a big pinch. I just kind of calmly and swiftly went back to shore,” Ms. Ludwigsen, who works for Whole Foods in Petaluma, recalled. “It wasn’t an animal that wanted to take a chunk out of my leg. It was just a bite and then it let go.”

She never saw the creature that bit her, only the surface of the water rippling as it retreated. The wound on her thigh, which stung only mildly, was about five or six inches from end to end and three or four inches high. It looked more like road rash than a shark bite, except for the tiny “elegant pattern” of teeth marks in five to seven rows and columns Ms. Ludwigsen identified. “It looked like something was sticking out of each of the tooth marks, like little splinters, but it was just dark red blood,” she said.

When compared to the millions of people who frequent California beaches throughout the year, the number of unprovoked shark attacks seems low: the Shark Research Committee has documented 158 unprovoked shark attacks in California waters, only 13 of which proved fatal. Compare that to an average of roughly 400 unintentional drownings that occur each year in the state.

Ms. Ludwigsen’s bite has puzzled some of the nation’s foremost shark experts: the cuts are not deep enough to match the teeth of a vicious predator like a great white shark, but attacking a human would be unprecedented behavior from docile bottom-feeding sharks that breed in Tomales Bay. Many of the researchers had guesses, but no one was sure. So, who are the suspects?





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Comment by Mrs.B on November 22, 2016 at 10:14pm

They couldn't kill us at all if we'd stay out of their territory.

Comment by doone on November 22, 2016 at 10:12pm

Sharks Vs Humans – Who Really Kills Who?

Comment by Mrs.B on November 22, 2016 at 9:59pm

Luvz me sum kitty.

Comment by doone on November 22, 2016 at 9:51pm

Curious about cats?: BBC iWonder looks back at the big that once roamed the UK

Comment by Stephen on November 22, 2016 at 2:59pm

That must mean I have a small navicular fossa. No smooth stream for me in years. Grrrrr

Comment by Mrs.B on November 22, 2016 at 1:57pm

Thanks, I needed to know that.

Comment by doone on November 22, 2016 at 12:45pm

Thanks evolution!

 
 
 

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