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Abandoned village, Sverdlovsk region of RussiaJanuary 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm #15898January 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm #15915January 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm #16146January 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm #18406January 29, 2015 at 1:23 am #18407January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am #18443January 31, 2015 at 12:43 am #18473January 31, 2015 at 3:04 pm #18491February 3, 2015 at 12:27 am #18567February 3, 2015 at 12:31 am #18568February 3, 2015 at 8:24 am #18571February 4, 2015 at 6:23 am #18598February 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm #18717
North Carolina Wants To Declare Its 100 Wolves Extinct
The war on wolves isn’t just happening out West.February 7, 2015 at 10:42 pm #18738February 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm #18745
Oleander Hawk MothFebruary 9, 2015 at 10:57 am #18801
Amazon river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis)February 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm #19018February 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm #19019February 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm #19020February 23, 2015 at 5:31 am #19124
There are two kinds of Gastric Brooding Frogs (lat. Rheobatrachus), both are on the verge of extinction. Immediately after egg-laying adult female frog swallows them.
It has an unusual ability to block the production of gastric juice, six-seven weeks turning belly in an incubator. During this time it can feed. Eggs burst, and the tadpoles develop almost to maturity in safety maternal abdomen, and then “re-born” out of her mouth.
They were only discovered in 1973, at that time were quite common. But in the next few decades, the destruction of their habitat, increasing pollution and catching them for sale through pet stores have brought this amazing species of frogs almost to extinction in the wild.
So it makes me wonder how this behaviour evolved… gradually,in stages ? How ? Or suddenly, one big mutation ? Hard to imagine how. The first time she swallows her eggs, they get digested… so how does that work ? That the gastric juices get suspended and she knows she’s got tadpoles inside her and not food ?February 24, 2015 at 2:33 am #19134
Another example that causes me to puzzle about how the hell this stuff can have evolved… the precise stages that occurred…
The Spider Tailed Horned ViperMarch 3, 2015 at 2:05 am #19261March 27, 2015 at 2:13 am #19936
Christmas Island Crabs, 120 million migrate from land to sea to spawn.April 1, 2015 at 3:08 am #20154
There are 75,000 to 85,000 dams three-feet or higher in the U.S., most of them built in the dam boom between 1950 and 1970. The era of rampant dam construction is long gone while the age of dam removal is dawning. In 2012, the largest dam removal project in history saw the tumbling of Washington’s 108-foot Elwha and 210-foot Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River. Not even two years later, Rummel and Knight’s cameras captured the rapid return of Pacific Salmon and trout species to the river.April 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm #20171
Baby Sumatran RhinoApril 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm #20365
After decades in ornithological obscurity, one of the world’s least-known birds is finally coming to light thanks to the persistence of a small group of researchers. Pablo Negret, Oscar Garzón, Pablo Stevenson, and Oscar Laverde-R. of the Universidad de los Andes have just published the results of their year-long study of the Black Tinamou (Tinamus osgoodi hershkovitzi) in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, including new ecological information as well as some of the first video and sound recordings of this elusive species.April 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm #20366
Was 19th Century apewoman a yeti? 6ft 6in Russian serf who could outrun a horse was ‘not human’, according to DNA tests
Witnesses said Zana the apewoman had the ‘characteristics of a wild animal’
She was allegedly trapped in Caucusus mountains and covered in thick hair
Had ‘enormous athletic power’ and she could infamously outrun a horse
A genetics professor has analysed DNA of six of her living descendantsApril 9, 2015 at 6:44 pm #20376
European Wild Cat
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