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The feel-good science behind sea otter surrogacy

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
A new study reveals the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program bolsters the local otter population. Here, a surrogate-reared otter leaps into Elkhorn Slough on California’s central coast. Ask not (only) what you can do for sea otters, but what…

Jellyfish?

Just read an article about the amazing number of Lion’s Mane Jellyfish appearing off the Maine coast. Apparently jellies are not that uncommon there most years, but this year most of the jelly reports are Lion’s Manes, and that’s definitely unusual. The best reading…

Photo Capture # 132 – Great Egret

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Great Egret Why Not?…” I think I’ll get a turtleneck sweater for next winter…“ Great Egret –“I think I’ll get a turtleneck sweater for next winter…” © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

Hedgehogs? Why?

So, you think you want a Hedgehog? They make a fabulous pet, and may be exactly what you want and need for a critter companion! First, though, let’s find out some fun facts about Hedgies and what makes them so interesting. One of the…

Bird’s ID – Long-tailed Mockingbird

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Long-tailed Mockingbird The Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in dry scrubland and woodland in western Ecuador and Peru (north of Camaná). The bird favors open…

Fishing for genes via eDNA

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
Just as steelhead trout migrate from saltwater to freshwater and back, Environmental Sample Processors (ESPs)—first developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for studies in the ocean—have been getting a lot of use in freshwater over…

What’s Up? – Look what I found…

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Look what I found… Two weeks ago I had the great opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species in my backyard, which most of them are or have been in my backyard previously. As I…

It’s Dark Out There!!

So, we are in the process of buying an Amish house.  (For those of you not familiar with the Amish building style – we were.lucky to have running water in the house already).I My hubby and son are the main remodeling crew.  Hubby works,…

The deep impact of microplastic

Originally posted on Conservation & Science:
There’s a vast ecosystem stretching far below the ocean’s surface — one where the light dims, the pressure mounts, and life takes on forms that can seem downright alien. But even there, a place that seems a world…

12 Tips for You and Your New Puppy

You Can Welcome A Dog Into Your Home Dogs are truly the greatest creatures on Earth. Whether or not you agree, you must love them as you have arrived at this article which gives you many tips and tricks regarding caring for a dog….

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