jasonggoldman
Jason G. Goldman
jasonggoldman
Dec 19 2014
17

Things I learned about Reindeer/Caribou from my short experience helping wrangle them for a Xmas Celebration. Read more

Dec 5 2014
14

Pardon me for sounding partial to one organization/cause, but Audubon has been offering "adoptions" of birds that include plush versions of each bird and a year of membership and magazine subscription. I love the snowy plover one!

Dec 4 2014
2

Go back and re read, especially the last part. Killer whales haven't really been observed doing this before. They probably used to do it, before industrial whaling, but now that whale populations have rebounded they are doing it again. Saying they are still doing it implies a continuous practice, which this Read more

Nov 19 2014
3

Is the male lion called Blondie after the 80s band or Clint Eastwood's character in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly? Read more

Nov 19 2014
8

Beautiful. As a tried-and-true cat guy, the "big" cats fascinate me, particularly male lions. Not for any other reason except they seem like mega- supersized versions of my beasts, crossed with Lynyrd Skynyrd (sideburns, untamed "hair," and ready to throw down at a moment's notice.) I'd also (foolishly) like to Read more

Oct 31 2014
31

I drew this years ago. Reminded of it now.

Oct 31 2014
1

To anyone who lives in the Southeast Michigan area, I highly recommend going to the Bat Zone. They offer tours and they have a lot of cool animals besides bats (which are awesome enough). There's a sloth named Molasses, also known as Moe, skunks, lizards, flying squirrels, owls, etc. Read more

Oct 28 2014
4

Worth mentioning that a lot of this illegal clearing is on the part of a few rich Indonesian palm-oil merchants, and that they tend to do it by burning off the forest. These clearing fires have tended to get out of control in the past (who could have foreseen this happening?) and led to huge burn-offs, which scorch Read more

Oct 28 2014
8

There simply is no way to grow palm oil sustainably. Any monoculture no matter where grown is going to cause trouble and habitat loss. Switch to coconut oil products that are grown as polycultures / agroforestry. This keep the soil fertile, helps small family farms, sequesters carbon, keeps the ecosystems genetically Read more

Oct 24 2014
4

Actually it's all amphibians, not just hellbenders, that can tell you if an ecosystem is healthy. Amphibian eggs are sensitive to UV light, and all amphibians breath and drink thru their skin. Read more

Oct 24 2014
1

these are awesome! They make me want to start a stamp collection. (Never thought I would ever say that)

Oct 24 2014
1

Yeah, I never knew about most of those being endangered. Hammerheads? Whale Sharks? Also just noticed it says those stamps cost a lot more than normal, wonder if it's another price hike or something to help them out.

Oct 24 2014
2

Arowana is endangered? Cause it's heavily captured and breed here in Asia for a pretty good sum of money. I never know they are endangered

Oct 15 2014
1

I enjoyed this podcast! :) It felt like listening in on a conversation with two like-minded friends. It's interesting to put a voice to your byline. It was nice (and sometimes funny) to hear you revisit and flesh out certain topics you've written about too. I'm looking forward to the next!

Oct 14 2014
1

Ingrid Visser is pretty cool. She's a New Zealand scientist who studies the local orcas and she's gotten a lot of information on them. (in part because of her unusual study method: she gets right in the water and swims with them!) Her research non-profit also rescues orca that have stranded or got tangled in fishing Read more

Oct 14 2014
1

Excellent! Carly's been on my nature-therapy blogroll for ages. Off to hit the podcast! Read more