Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (December 13th, 2013)

This week Living Alongside Wildlife surpassed one million views! Thank you everybody for reading. If you know someone that might enjoy the blog, why don't you tell them about it?

Did you catch the blog carnival this week? A bunch of herpetology-themed bloggers, including myself, all published posts about the diversity of ecosystem services provided by snakes. 

Check 'em out and follow them on Twitter!

Life is Short But Snakes are LongEcology of Snake Sheds by Andrew Durso @am_durso

Living Alongside WildlifeKingsnakes Keep Copperheads in Check by David Steen @AlongsideWild

Nature AfieldPythons as Model Organisms by Heidi Smith @HeidiKayDeidl

The Traveling TaxonomistSnakes of Madagascar: Cultural and Ecological Roles by Mark Scherz @MarkScherz

Social SnakesGood Neighbors Make a Greater Impact by Melissa Amarello @SocialSnakes

Strike, Rattle, and RollSnakes and the Ecology of Fear by Bree Putman @breeput

Australian MuseumWhen the Frogs Go, the Snakes Follow by Jodi Rowley @jodirowley

SnakeBytes TV: The Brown Tree Snakes of Guam by Brian Barczyk @SnakeBytesTV

Onto the regular links:

The dark side of discovering species: those new species will be targeted by collectors.

A recent paper describing how crocodilians might use sticks to lure in nesting birds got a lot of press. For example, here and here and here.

Great White Sharks are getting smaller. Here's why that's bad.

Sometimes in this blog I mention additional relevant scientific articles that might be of interest. Here are 20 tips for non-scientists to interpret scientific claims

Guard dogs are helping conserve cheetahs.

Video camera in Australia is set out to record crocodiles and an eagle ends up stealing it-providing footage of a 110 km journey.

It's that time of year, sharks are congregating off beaches in South Florida, but there's little danger to humans.

Snowy Owls sometimes migrate south, maybe to find food. This year's invasion is incredible and has resulted in many, many sightings. Check out this breakdown and map.

Australian officials are planning to cull Great White Sharks in an effort to reduce the amount of attacks on swimmers. The response has been mixed.

Did I miss an interesting wildlife link from this week? Provide it below

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