Ecology Blog Posts

Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

A southern right whale breaching off of Peninsula Valdes, Argentina. The "mass mortality" of hundreds of southern right whale calves mystify scientists. Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argenti...
by bisnis on Dec 6, 2013

Marine Spatial Planning – one of the daily session summaries

I was asked by a few people at the Marine Spatial Planning workshop in Suva over the past week to post a few updates on my blog (the original articles I wrote appear on the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program website) What is Ma...
by Oceanic Explorer on Nov 30, 2013

Hold On to Your Nuts

American red squirrelThe squirrel family is a particularly large one, with almost 300 recognised species. About half of these are ground squirrels of various kinds, including such animals as prairie dogs and marmots. The remainder are tree squirrels,...
by Synapsida on Nov 17, 2013

Plastic piles up in ‘paradise’

I had forgotten about this photo above, taken at Cape Tribulation in far north Queensland during my trip there in July this year, and rediscovered it in a scan of the images left on my camera card. Trash piles near tropical holiday resorts are nothin...
by Oceanic Explorer on Sep 29, 2013

Brian Hampson-Seminar on Feral Horse Ecology and the Horse’s Foot

Seminar on Feral Horse Ecology and the Horse’s Foot Equilibre is happy to promote the Seminar of Dr. Brian Hampson, to be held in Tarragona, Spain, on the 21st of September. We thank our team at Barefoot Solutions, S.L. for their continued effort t...
by Equilibre on Sep 18, 2013

Environment, Biodiversity Material for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains syllabus actually has less topics on Environment. One should not study a whole book on environment for Mains (I recently mentioned a book on Facebook, but that is for Prelims). Fortunately, topics are clearly mentioned in &#...
by REFLECTIONS on Sep 6, 2013

Scales tell the story of a farmed rainbow trout

There are common grumbles during my Marine Biology degree (sometimes from my direction, often from others) that there’s not enough practical work and too much theory. While both are necessary, the most visually interesting is obviously those go...
by Oceanic Explorer on Aug 28, 2013

THSTI Recruitment 2013 | Apply For Technical And Non- Technical Posts

THSTI Recruitment 2013 | Apply For Technical And Non- Technical Posts Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), issued a notification this recruitment notice is for the Centre for Human Microbial Ecology (CHME). There are 07...
by upscjobs on Aug 14, 2013

Bats in a Changing World

Daubenton's bat is doing fine, thank you After rodents, bats are the second largest order of mammals, in terms of number of species. Being small animals, they are also quite numerous in terms of their absolute population figures. Bats are found on e...
by Synapsida on Jun 30, 2013

It’s leatherjacket season! Also, this is not a fashion article…

Leatherjackets are amazing fish, in such colourful varieties. In the past two months, I’ve spotted five different species from the Horseshoe to the Yellowfin species (Meuschenia trachylepis) pictured. This species is often seen with the Six-sp...
by Oceanic Explorer on Apr 22, 2013

Freedom to Dive

Mediterranean water shrew There are well over 5,000 different species of mammal in the world. From a human perspective, a great many of them are very similar - at least a thousand of them can reasonably be described as either 'mice' or 'rats'. Where...
by Synapsida on Apr 14, 2013

Life in Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Crater There are a great many species of mammal (and, indeed, other animals) that are endangered, or at least have their continued survival threatened to some extent. If we're at all interested in conservation, we obviously need to kn...
by Synapsida on Apr 7, 2013

Eco Kitchen – eco friendly appliances

The kitchen is a very busy part of the home, especially at this time of year with all the dinners that need to be prepared, not to mention the clothes washing and other chores that can only be done in the kitchen. There is a multitude of appliances a...
by Morris Green Offers on Mar 3, 2013

Women set to make inroads at Italy vote

Two Read More : Women set to make inroads at Italy vote...
by youthinvention on Feb 23, 2013

Project Fellow In Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) – 2013

Project...
by youthinvention on Feb 21, 2013

Hawth’s Tools – Free Tools for Spatial Analysis

Hawth’s Analysis Tools provides a suite of solutions for tasks common in spatial analysis. Specifically developed for ecological studies, these tools can be used in any application for analyzing spatial data. They extend (and in some cases sim...
by Geomatics tools on Feb 10, 2013

“SHARK ATTACK!” NB: does not feature an actual shark attack

Marine biologists, social scientists and many shark conservation groups have been battling the stigma about sharks for decades, even before the Jaws films made going in the water a scarier prospect. But despite the many graphs showing the minute numb...
by Oceanic Explorer on Jan 30, 2013

36 Green Logo Designs for Your Inspiration

First of all, I wanna wish you all a happy, healthy and eco-friendly New Year! :) Even if I`m not a role model when it comes to ecology protection, this year I decided to pay more attention to environment issue and what a better start than writing a...
by OurTuts on Jan 9, 2013

How does a coral reef grow?

Corals are tiny animals that make skeletons big enough to be seen from space. This short and simple video shows how an entire reef is built using the example of a coffee cup, juice cup and plumeria flower. Stanford University marine biologist Dr Stev...
by Oceanic Explorer on Jan 4, 2013

Ecologically Safe: Cleaning With Dry Ice

Just a short blog post to let you know of an article I wrote on my other blog iPentimento entitled Using Dry Ice To Clean Can Be A Blast The reason I am posting about it here too is that... What is "webduck" up to today? A rant, or a rave? An articl...
by Pentimento on Nov 28, 2012
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