Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (October 25th, 2013)

Good news from China, where people are being encouraged to give up shark fin soup.

Tagged (Great) White Shark in the area probably not something triathletes should be worried about.

Profile of billionaire conservationist Tom Kaplan and a discussion of what he has done for big cat and snakes.

Alligator Snapping Turtle found in Oregon: officials unhappy.

What it's like to get paid to catch fish.

Israeli wildlife biologists studying rare species distraught because their study animals are being killed as suspected spies (although I enjoyed hearing of the kestrel that was released).

First venomous crustacean discovered.

Should we be selling venison?

Leatherback sea turtle feasting. And, more awarding winning wildlife photography.

Every rhinoceros in Kenya is going to be implanted with a microchip in the hopes of reducing poaching.

Incredible pics of goats on cliffs.

What's it like to conserve species: the case of the Golden-winged Warbler.

Lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean are now an epidemic.

What's bad for pine trees is bad for bears.

Killing of rare white moose sparks outrage.

Camera trap pics of a sneaky subject: woodrat family.

Incredible images of African wildlife and landscapes.

Optimism for sturgeon conservation in upstate New York.

Watch out this week for Eastern Diamondbacked Rattlesnakes...on the beach. No, I mean it. Seriously.

How field naturalists die.

Speaking of rare creatures on the beach, there has been a lot of news about recent oarfish strandings in California. Here's talk of them, five things you may not know about oarfish, and news that one was full of eggs. Do these oarfish strandings tell us something about earthquakes? Probably not.

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