Imagine walking into your tool shed and seeing a nest, several feet wide, buzzing with as many as 18,000 wasps. That’s the unnerving reality that a growing number of Americans in southern states are facing this summer. Charles Ray, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says that while he usually sees 1 or […]Continue Reading 357 words
A famous yellow lab who saved 12 lives and recovered 41 bodies during her career as a search and rescue dog is being honored as she retires from her post. As AFP reported, Frida the rescue dog gained worldwide fame for her heroics after the earthquake that devastated Mexico on September 19, 2017, officially retired […]Continue Reading 124 words
Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recorded for the first time ever the “singing” by a rare and endangered North Pacific Right Whale. Humpback whales are known for their songs, but no one has ever before recorded right whales of any type singing. The government scientists heard four distinct songs over […]Continue Reading 163 words
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This week is Cephalopod Week, which runs from June 21 to 28, and as such, we wanted to give a s/o to all the octopuses, squids (especially the giant ones!), and cuttlefish that make the world’s ocean more lively. Check out these 8 cool facts about cephalopods that you may not know. Bonus fact: octopuses have […]Continue Reading 55 words
It is the middle of sea turtle nesting season along the Georgia coast, which typically occurs between May and September, and The New York Times reports that researchers there are crossing their fingers, hoping for a banner year. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which has an active sea turtle monitoring program, nesting season started early.Continue Reading 638 words
By Madison Pravecek We are well past Memorial Day which means one thing for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere: pool season! While you may be really excited to use your personal or community pool, for many small animals pools can be quite treacherous. When frogs, chipmunks, salamanders, insects, or other animals enter a […]Continue Reading 414 words
After being captured from the while and performing for years in a Shanghai aquarium, two 12-year-old beluga whales named Little Grey and Little White will be flown to a whale sanctuary in Iceland where they will be able to live out the remainder of their lives. Their new sanctuary is roughly 6,000 miles from Shanghai, […]Continue Reading 109 words
A joint U.S.-Canada scientific paper published yesterday in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms looked at the causes of death for 70 North Atlantic right whales within the 16-year time period between 2003 and 2018 and found that of the 43 for which the researchers could determine a cause of death, nearly 90% were a direct result of entanglement in fishing lines and vessel collisions.Continue Reading 515 words
When you think of birding you might think of a nice older man sitting in the woods with a book of native bird species a pair of binoculars around his neck. But this week we’ve conveyed that Millennials are defying stereotypes in all sorts of ways including the fact that conservation agencies are reporting more […]Continue Reading 165 words
In honor of Pride Month, the Denver Zoo introduced a same-sex flamingo couple they have named Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury. The couple has been “together” since 2014, according to the zookeepers there. Apparently, the zoo names all its flamingos after musicians and they wanted to name these two after LGBTQ+ icons. According to Live […]Continue Reading 141 words
Millennials are much more likely to enjoy their job and want to stay if they are allowed to bring their pets to work, according to a recent survey by Nationwide Insurance. And a millennial who sued the Meeker Housing Authority in Denver, Colorado for violating the federal rights of tenants with disabilities by charging a fee for companion animals recently agreed to settle his case against the authority for nearly $1 million. Millennials are increasingly forcing a change in U.S. society’s attitudes toward pets.Continue Reading 466 words
According to ABC News, parks and recreation officials in North Carolina issued a warning about a so-called “zombie snake” in the state that tends to “play dead.” The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation shared images of the eastern hognose snake on its Facebook page, warning residents to stay alert if they happen to come […]Continue Reading 137 words