I’m going through such a bird phase.
A little while ago, I read that a competition was held between carrier pigeons and the internet in Yorkshire, UK. Which could deliver a message across 120 miles first? And the winner was: carrier pigeons! They delivered the message (contained in a 30MB USB, tied to the bird’s ankle) within a…
Photograph by Cesar Badilla
During a boat trip across the Gulf of Papagayo, this nice parrot decided that he couldn’t stand the heat of the Guanacaste summer and decided to take a bath.
Big Cats Initiative—African Lions
Photograph by Beverly Joubert
An adult lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles (eight kilometers) away.
FOOD—ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICALS: TOXIC FISH
Fish & Fish Food Impacts
Dr. John Stark, Director of WSU-Puyallup’s Research & Extension Center has been researching just how insecticides and other chemicals impact fish and the food source for marine species. He says it is interesting that we really don’t know what is in our water…These pesticides no matter how much they become diluted still can have a profound effect on water populations.
I just love whale installations.
reblogged from archiemcphee:
“More than 52-feet long and 10-feet high, Tristin Lowe’s ghostly (ghastly) white sperm whale installation, Mocha Dick has the look and feel of an awesome creature of the sea. Made out of industrial wool that mimics whale flesh with its gashes, harpoon scars, and wooly barnacles, Lowe’s work is a marvel of ingenuity. Like its namesake, the elusive albino sperm whale that attacked the Pequod and whacked off Captain Ahab’s leg, this is a whale that is exhausted from evading deadly harpooners. Mocha Dick is based on an 1839 report that a sperm whale “as white as wool” deliberately attacked a whaling vessel near Mocha Island, off the coast of Chile. That story was the basis for the Herman Melville 1851 novel, Moby Dick.”