Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Roundup: The Week's Wildlife Links (August 1st, 2014)


Count the number of errors in this story about a dead Whale Shark. Now count the dumb stuff in this article about killing a snake.

Speaking of dumb stuff, the Discovery Channel creates hoax to promote Shark Week and tricks people into thinking there is a shark in Lake Ontario.

Wildlife cams are increasing in number and allow the public an intimate view of wildlife. But, how is that affecting our relationship with wild animals




World's most endangered seal does battle with octopus, wins.


A huge swath of the Pacific Ocean is now a vast United States marine sanctuary. And, 685 miles of east coast shoreline is now critical habitat for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle.



Rare Florida forest type sold by the University of Miami: destined to be site of a new Walmart and Chick-fil-A.

Pablo Escobar had hippos. And now they're prowling around Colombia...and that's a problem.


The sad truth behind those incredible frog photos you may have seen online.


Japanese Giant Salamander caught taking a stroll. More here, with GIF action.

Relax, this is not a mosquito.


Did I miss something interesting? Let me know below.


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