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