The results of the 2013 Python Challenge have been posted and officials are pleased with the outcome. 68 invasive Burmese pythons were captured. It may not seem like a lot to some, but ecologists are thrilled. Frank Mazzotti, a wildlife ecologist at the University of Florida and scientific leader in the hunt, stated before the … More The Results Are In….
Several months ago we posted a blog about the brown widow spider and its advancement through California. Unfortunately, California has yet another invasive species that is damaging the beautiful oak forests in San Diego County. Since their arrival in the early 2000s, the oak borer has killed 80,000 oak trees with the brunt of the … More Crisis Alert! Another Invasive Species Causing Peril in California
Dolphins have been known for centuries as good luck for sailors. There are reports of them saving humans from drowning and even more extraordinary, one recently “asked” a diver for help getting untangled from a fishing hook and line in Hawai’i. Since the 1960s marine biologists have known of their care-giving behavior, so it is … More Dolphins Try to Save Injured Companion
A study published in Nature Communications, a Nature journal, highlights the danger of free ranging domestic cats in the United States. Reported by the BBC World Service, the paper talks about how cats kill an estimated 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals each year. Most of the offenders are stray and feral … More Study Shows Cats Responsible for Mass Small Animal Deaths
When you think about the stars one would think awesome, vast and majestic. People usually do not think about dung beetles using the stars to coordinate their dung paths as sailors do at sea. Scientists from South Africa and Sweden have found a link between the Milky Way’s celestial bodies and the dung beetle’s trajectory. … More Betcha Didn’t Know This