Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (April 19th, 2013)

Awesome camera trap shots of Coyotes in the western United States. Do they look different than the Coyotes we have out east to you too? Or the midwest?

How a bottom-dwelling ocean fish was found with birds in its stomach. With pics!

An account of how fishing practices and regulations designed to reduce sea turtle mortality affect not only sea turtles, but small-scale commercial fisherpeople in Trinidad.

Evidence that marine mammal protections established in 1972 are showing dividends in the United States.

It's been a cold winter. But that didn't stop Dirk from finding Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes.

Woodchucks aka Groundhogs aka Whistlepigs are showing up everywhere here in Virginia, including an emergence from under the barn on the property. Here are some candid shots of Woodchucks becoming active elsewhere.

Live near Ohio? There's a giant crocodile in your neck of the woods now. Here's how.

The Amazing Mantis Shrimp: NPR covers the coverage gave an NPR program about the world of the Mantis Shrimp. The Oatmeal link is the one you want. And on that topic, recent research documenting just how many animals house cats kill is also highlighted.

How much influence should the government have in how scientists communicate science?

The ongoing collapses of beehives is an impending catastrophe. The UK is hoping that banning pesticides that kill bees will help. That seems like a no-brainer.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Fea's Viper.

The incredible story about how a giant insect long-thought extinct was rediscovered on a tiny rock-island. It just required a little mountain-climbing at night.

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