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Fishing with Bare Hands

Fishing with Bare Hands.

It’s spring was warm, people start to think about camping trips to the forest walks and fishing enthusiasts – after „the pond”, with hook … But instead of routine fishery with regular pan you good – and that has its charm – not you want to learn something new? At least to see how others do? Here’s an exciting and adventurous as method includes: fishing with bare hands. A brand new series from Discovery Channel shows how some fishing without rod, cordless nothing but equipment with which he endowed nature, some splendid fish, fisherman’s dream.


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Scris de pe Martie 26, 2012 în Animals, Biology, Nature, News, Science, Zoology


Fish with Legs Missing Link in Evolution Chain

Fish with Legs Missing Link in Evolution Chain.

If vertebrates that lived for the first time on land their ancestors have water, generally accepted theory in academic circles, the process of so radical a transformation took place is still one of many signs of old fish fossil ..


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Scris de pe Martie 26, 2012 în Animals, Biology, Natures, News, Zoology


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Hid for 71 Years

Hid for 71 Years.

In the middle of the Tasman Sea, somewhere between Australia and New Zealand shores, dominates million years Lord Howe Island. Near them, on an impressive crag of rock that pierces the sky, towering from the sea, a huge insect, long thought to be extinct, has proven to be safe from any continued existence of humanity. Epic of its species is supported by an interesting adventure of science and knowledge in one of the most wild and remote places of the world.


Hid for 71 years adventure rarest insects in the world
Peak, ocean and insect that resembles a lobster
Much of the recent adventure rarest insects in the world to run on a rocky headland called Ball’s Pyramid, in memory of Lieutenant Henry Ball Ling bird, a navigator who discovered the spectacular peak of stone in 1788.
Rock is nothing but time eroded remnant of a volcanic cone 7 million years ago. High of 562 meters with a length of only 1,200 meters and a width of only 300, Ball’s Pyramid is the highest geological formation of this kind worldwide. To protect its habitat and that it includes the island was included in Howe Islands Marine Park and enjoy a special protection. 

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Scris de pe Martie 10, 2012 în Nature, News, Zoology


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Fleas dinosaurs were real beasts

Fleas dinosaurs were real beasts

In the Jurassic, even fleas were giants compared to their small modern descendants. Scientists from the Nanjing Institute for Geology and Paleontology have found fleas in the second period of the Mesozoic Era could reach a length of 2.5 inches.

November fossils found in China indicate that the oldest flea dates back 125-165 million years.Scientists say that a flea Jurassic was equivalent to 8 or even more, modern flea.

During the observations it was found that females were twice larger than males, feature preserved until today and encountered the fleas present.

But researchers said the fossil record is impressive not only size but also their oral device, shaped like a beak, able to extract blood from the skin of dinosaurs, even from those who had feathers.

Michael Engel, of the Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas, USA, said the flea mouthparts Jurassic „was like a saw, a weapon that was gifted to escape danger.”

The major difference between the Jurassic and the contemporary fleas are seen in the musculoskeletal system. Fleas old were high, but their limbs were not developed. Only evolution over time enabled these insects to jump.

Fossils have been found in northern China Daohugou region, where volcanic ash allowed to remain in good condition so that at some specimens is observed antennas and other such details.

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Scris de pe Martie 4, 2012 în Nature, News, Zoology


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Cameroon uses the army to stop the slaughter elephants

Cameroon uses the army to stop the slaughter elephants

Cameroon launched a military offensive aimed at eliminating poachers in a national park in north-east, near the border with Chad. In recent months hundreds of elephants were killed for their ivory, the situation was considered alarming by the UN agency responsible for environmental issues.

Defense Minister Alain Mebe Ngo’o, has announced new country in a political broadcast, saying the country should take measures against poachers, who is believed to be Sudanese origin.

In the last 8 weeks there was a real massacre Bouba NDjida National Park, were killed between 200 and 300 elephants. Before the massacre, about 400 elephants living in the park.’Djida+National+Park&ie=UTF8&hq=Bouba+N’Djida+National+Park&t=m&ll=8.640765,14.565125&spn=0.950382,1.74408&z=9&iwloc=A&output=embed

WWF says that poachers are in Sudan and speak Arabic, is equipped with numerous weapons and horses. The most likely destination of huge amount of poached ivory is the Asian market.

Currently, 100 soldiers were posted camerunieni National Park to protect the area from poachers.

Elephants in northern Cameroon is 80% of the population of savanna elephants across Central Africa.

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Scris de pe Martie 4, 2012 în Nature, News, Zoology


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Okapi – a Mysterious Creature of The Jungle

Okapi – a Mysterious Creature of The Jungle.

Throughout history, exotic animals, with special appearances, have captured the imagination of Europeans. Starting from a copy of exotic creature, look at who knows when their ancestors, people of Europe perpetuated the myth that there are all sorts of amazing creatures, describing them in text and images representing them.
Okapi - a mysterious creature of the jungle

Giraffe brought by Julius Caesar in Rome to celebrate the triumph of the campaign in Egypt has astounded the year 46 BC the Romans. en, and the giraffe received a gift of Lorenzo De Medici in 1486 he left with gaping citizens of Florence. Long time, this animal was the sole representative of the family, unlike with any other species, until the twentieth century, Europeans have had the new opportunity to marvel in the existence of a relative of the giraffe – her only living relative, from what we know: rare and imposing okapi. And since it’s about a little-known animal, who learns he still has a chance to wonder, even now, in this century.

Family Giraffe , the giraffe and okapi part, was once much richer in species than today: in the last 20 million years, about 20 species have been spread over vast territories in Eurasia and Africa. (A notable member of this family was Sivatherium a giraffe wearing, instead of “horns” discrete bone specific giraffe, some huge overtime spectacular branched bone, which gave him the appearance of a deer rather than a relative of the giraffe. Sivatherium mega-fauna was a representative of the population Sahara 7000 years ago, back when it was a green and fertile plains .)

Today, this family I have left only two species, both living in Africa: giraffe Savannah species, and okapi, a resident of the jungle. Features skull and other morphological features prove kinship of these species, although at first European explorers and zoologists believed okapi as a kind of zebra.

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Scris de pe Martie 4, 2012 în Animals, Nature, News, Zoology