Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (October 18th, 2013)

After 141 years, evidence that Quolls are persisting in this region of Australia. Camera traps are on a roll: here is the first evidence that Sumatran Rhinos are in East Kalimantan. On that note, how can you lure in jaguars to pose in front of a camera trap?

Invasion of the nostril ticks (i.e., the glamour of field work).

How YouTube animal videos promote illegal trade of rare species and confuse stressed animals for something cute.

Eating dead shrews for science. How else will we know how well their bones stay intact during the digestive process?

The process of discovering a new species of owl. First: hear an unusual owl call.

Car exhaust is confusing honeybees to death.

Time-lapse video showing the constant stress and visitation that Florida manatees experience as they try to stay warm in the winter.

An uphill battle? Trying to save the Bushmaster in Brazil.

Tracking a Hollywood cougar. No, literally the wild cat.

This marsupial disintegrates from mating too much.

A new Whale Shark hotspot in an Arabian oil field.

Exotic snakes may be establishing themselves in Newfoundland: they're Gartersnakes.

Seven insects you'll be eating in the future. Yes, you.

The Imperial Woodpecker is extinct, but now we can see it fly due to this recently found footage.

The falling price of bear bile is good for bears, right? Kind of, except now bear farmers are killing their bears for other non-renewable parts.

Native Caribbean predators are unable to stop the invasive Lionfish.

Oil exploration in Virunga National Park stalled by World Wildlife Fund.

Pics of a seal avoiding a Great White Shark with impressive acrobatics.

A theme we often hit on this blog: spider bites aren't as big of a concern as you probably think.

Sea turtles are the second most common capture on Costa Rican longlines.

Jamaican crocodiles are facing increasing threats.

Moving photographs of animals in captivity in zoos.

The natural history of dark-phased hawks.

The rediscovery of an extinct anole: the telephone game edition.

Eel farming may hold the key to their conservation in Japan and worldwide

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