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Zoom Sperm whale necropsy finds stomach full of plastic trash… Read more.

Sperm whale necropsy finds stomach full of plastic trash… Read more.

11.06.13 121
Zoom Spend 3 Months Studying Bottlenose Dolphins Off New Zealand
Volunteers required for a Bottlenose Dolphin Study [from 1st December 2012; Northland, New Zealand]
As of December 2012, a new PhD study will assess the behavioural ecology and conservation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. The field season will run year round and the first vacancy for volunteers is from December 1 2012. A minimum commitment of 3 months is preferred, with priority given to those who can commit to longer. 
Interested? Click here for more info. 

Spend 3 Months Studying Bottlenose Dolphins Off New Zealand

Volunteers required for a Bottlenose Dolphin Study [from 1st December 2012; Northland, New Zealand]

As of December 2012, a new PhD study will assess the behavioural ecology and conservation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. The field season will run year round and the first vacancy for volunteers is from December 1 2012. A minimum commitment of 3 months is preferred, with priority given to those who can commit to longer. 

Interested? Click here for more info. 

10.01.12 2
Zoom the-camera-trap:

Bottlenose dolphin pod (Tursiops sp.) on Flickr.
Witnessed this pod surfing in the waves from Point lookout, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

the-camera-trap:

Bottlenose dolphin pod (Tursiops sp.) on Flickr.

Witnessed this pod surfing in the waves from Point lookout, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland

08.15.12 35

How to catch a kangaroo…

07.24.12 0
Zoom VIP Babies: Good News for Norther Hairy-nosed Wombats
Scientists monitoring critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats at a new colony they set up near St George in southwest Queensland have found that a third wombat is pregnant.
Of two born last year, one has already done the wombat equivalent of moving into a flat, having set up a bachelor pad in one of his mum’s burrows.
Acting threatened species manager David Murphy said the births and the fact the animals had settled in well was evidence the long-awaited translocation had worked.
[** Its historical range once extended across three states just 100 years ago, but it is now restricted to one place, a 3 km² range within Epping Forest National Park in Queensland. In 2003 the total population consisted of 113 individuals, including only around 30 breeding females.]

VIP Babies: Good News for Norther Hairy-nosed Wombats

Scientists monitoring critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats at a new colony they set up near St George in southwest Queensland have found that a third wombat is pregnant.

Of two born last year, one has already done the wombat equivalent of moving into a flat, having set up a bachelor pad in one of his mum’s burrows.

Acting threatened species manager David Murphy said the births and the fact the animals had settled in well was evidence the long-awaited translocation had worked.

[** Its historical range once extended across three states just 100 years ago, but it is now restricted to one place, a 3 km² range within Epping Forest National Park in Queensland. In 2003 the total population consisted of 113 individuals, including only around 30 breeding females.]

06.02.12 5
Zoom Island bat goes extinct after Australian officials hesitate
Nights on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean will never again be the same. The last echolocation call of a tiny bat native to the island, the Christmas Island pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi), was recorded on August 26th 2009, and since then there has been only silence. Perhaps even more alarming is that nothing was done to save the species. 
According to a new paper in Conservation Letters,the bat was lost to extinction while Australian government officials equivocated and delayed action even though they were warned repeatedly that the situation was dire. The Christmas Island pipistrelle is the first mammal to be confirmed extinct in Australia in 50 years…

Island bat goes extinct after Australian officials hesitate

Nights on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean will never again be the same. The last echolocation call of a tiny bat native to the island, the Christmas Island pipistrelle (Pipistrellus murrayi), was recorded on August 26th 2009, and since then there has been only silence. Perhaps even more alarming is that nothing was done to save the species.

According to a new paper in Conservation Letters,the bat was lost to extinction while Australian government officials equivocated and delayed action even though they were warned repeatedly that the situation was dire. The Christmas Island pipistrelle is the first mammal to be confirmed extinct in Australia in 50 years…

06.02.12 9
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04.26.12 5
Zoom fleshcircus:

wheresmyyoshi:

Shakesbear

yes

lol shakesbear… good one!

fleshcircus:

wheresmyyoshi:

Shakesbear

yes

lol shakesbear… good one!

03.22.12 67
Zoom Steve Parish: 50 Years Photographing Australia
“Pretty-face wallaby, Mother and Joey”

Steve Parish: 50 Years Photographing Australia

Pretty-face wallaby, Mother and Joey”

03.15.12 2
Zoom Eco-toilets help save hippos and birds in Kenya
It may appear unintuitive that special toilets could benefit hippos and other wetland species, but the Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment (CREE) has proven the unique benefits of new toilets in the Dunga Wetlands on Lake Victoria’s Kenyan side. By building ecologically-sanitary (eco-san) toilets, CREE has managed to alleviate some of the conflict that has cropped up between hippos and humans for space.Read more:http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0104-hance_ecosan_cree.html#ixzz1oynaOoDq

Eco-toilets help save hippos and birds in Kenya

It may appear unintuitive that special toilets could benefit hippos and other wetland species, but the Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment (CREE) has proven the unique benefits of new toilets in the Dunga Wetlands on Lake Victoria’s Kenyan side. By building ecologically-sanitary (eco-san) toilets, CREE has managed to alleviate some of the conflict that has cropped up between hippos and humans for space.

Read more:http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0104-hance_ecosan_cree.html#ixzz1oynaOoDq

03.13.12 4
Zoom earth-song:

Observed” by Cesar March

earth-song:

Observed” by Cesar March

03.13.12 100
Zoom y-u-r-i:

peace-elephants-and-balloons:

Seriously, this is just too precious :)

hahahahahahahaha i couldn’t resist. This is the cutest picture ever <3 

y-u-r-i:

peace-elephants-and-balloons:

Seriously, this is just too precious :)

hahahahahahahaha i couldn’t resist. This is the cutest picture ever <3 

03.10.12 1610
Zoom Help me out; don&#8217;t let some short-sighted Aussie hicks shoot and electrocute flying foxes just because they&#8217;re seen as pests! Flying Foxes are extremely valuable (not to mention cute!) animals -  they help maintain healthy ecosystems as pollinators and seed dispersers for native forests. Sign the petition!

Help me out; don’t let some short-sighted Aussie hicks shoot and electrocute flying foxes just because they’re seen as pests! Flying Foxes are extremely valuable (not to mention cute!) animals -  they help maintain healthy ecosystems as pollinators and seed dispersers for native forests. Sign the petition!

03.07.12 10
Zoom When I look at this picture. I yearn. 

When I look at this picture. I yearn. 

03.01.12 43
Zoom Yowza!

Yowza!

01.22.12 24