Jason G. Goldman
jasonggoldman
12/10/14
6:34 PM
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Hippos are responsible for more human deaths every year than sharks. They are bastards and I love them for it. Did you know a fully grown hippo can bite a 3 meter long croc IN HALF?!

12/10/14
5:41 PM
1

luckily salamander ranges tend to be far smaller and don't require crossing freeways, usually...

11/20/14
8:08 AM
10

Yup, exactly. I'm a proud omnivore as well, but this ranks in the top 2 predatory wildlife videos that hit every one of my empathy buttons. Still, super fascinating.

11/19/14
6:42 AM
3

Just sharing some photos from a reporting trip I was on, and if you read the piece, you'll notice that I disclosed plenty at the bottom. You'll also notice, perhaps, that the original title of the post is simply "Photo Safari: Lions."

11/18/14
1:27 AM
7

Yes, starfish is okay, though in recent years, some have moved towards calling them sea stars since they're not actually fish.

10/29/14
6:48 PM
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The comma between "short" and "60-second-long" indicates that both items in the list modified the noun "video," rather than "short" being the sole modifier for "60-second-long video."

10/26/14
4:10 PM
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Oh, its still very much called the Hellbender. Snot otter is a colloquial name for it...but very, very evocative.

10/2/14
3:00 PM
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if you dive into the data, the different populations are actually weighted differently. but, as i said, when you take averages of averages you can start to get misleading values. But in any case, the trend is clear.

10/2/14
2:58 PM
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i conflated LPR (living planet report, which i spelled out in the first paragraph) and LPI.

9/24/14
5:34 PM
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It's actually even a bit more complicated than what I wrote in the article. Pinnipeds are broken into three groups: the odobenids (walruses), the phocids (seals), and the otariids. Sometimes the phocids are called "true seals" while the otariids are called "eared seals." Read more

9/15/14
7:27 PM
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Yeah, that's a big part of why I don't really think cats are domesticated, at least not the way that dogs and horses are. I think they're more like commensals.