Showing posts with label creatures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creatures. Show all posts

Animals Adapt to City Life Better Than Humans

Animals in cities
Humans are not changing much as they take to city life. Animals on the other hand are evolving rapidly. Anole lizards in Puerto Rico can walk across concrete because their feet have changed. Charles Darwin believed that evolution took thousands of years. This is not the case.

Canine is Given Odd Dog Food

This mutt has another little doggy. Is their something sinister in the owner presenting the pet with such a gift? it could be a new friend just to keep him company. Maybe it could be dinner. Yes, that is it. I have to eat the scrawny snack. Well I could do with more calcium. No, I can't eat it. The morsel is not on a plate. % Corn cobs, plastic toys among objects that get stuck. "People tend to throw corn cobs in the compost bin and, while most other things the dog can digest, a corn cob is like wood and it will often get stuck, especially when they're cut in half or thirds," Dr Archinal said. Pica explained: Why dogs eat things that aren't food, and what you can do to stop them "If you give a dog spaghetti bolognaise, it can smell every single ingredient in the whole spaghetti bolognaise. Changes in typical behaviour (eg becomes mopey or depressed) Pica explained: Why dogs eat things that aren't food, and what you can do to stop them. If your dog has been unwell and an X-ray shows an object is already stuck in the stomach or intestines, an endoscopy or surgery is usually needed. What to do if your dog swallows something odd. Put your clothes away, do not leave rubbish lying around, store chemicals and pesticides out of reach, and cover compost bins.
Boredom and loneliness can also leave dogs looking for something to do. If you suspect your dog's pica is caused by loneliness or boredom, try increasing the animal's physical activity and mental stimulation."Labradors, from the day they're born to the day they die, want to eat something," Dr Archinal said.
"Genetically they've got three genes that don't switch off when they've had a meal, so they're constantly hungry and will eat anything given the chance." Dogs love to chew all manner of things, from shoes and toys to sticks and plastic cups.
"A dog's sense of smell is up to 10,000 times better than ours, so they're just attracted to everything," Canberra veterinarian Michael Archinal said. Dr Archinal said in some cases, such as when a dog had eaten socks or underwear, they could support the animal with ipain relief and fluids to pass the object. Plastic toys can also easily get stuck. Vomiting. And if your dog has suddenly developed a taste for something odd, take it along to your vet as there may be a metabolic cause that needs addressing.
Dr Archinal said anything that did not typically dissolve in a dog's stomach could cause a blockage.
The best way to keep your dog from ingesting foreign objects is to take preventative measures. If you know your dog is prone to eating certain items, then eliminate access. Lethargy. The eating of substances that have no nutritional value is a disorder known as pica, and it is common among puppies and certain dog breeds such as labradors and dachshunds. How to prevent your dog from eating foreign objects Lack of appetite. Topics: animals, animal-behaviour, offbeat, australia, act, canberra-2600 Painful abdomen
"We had a dachshund come in one day that got into a bag of concrete powder," Dr Archinal said. He said plastic bags used to defrost meat and corn cobs were common causes.
Signs your dog has eaten a foreign object. In the case of a dog ingesting poisons or pesticides such as snail bait, the vet may be able to induce vomiting if the animal receives treatment within two hours. Hormonal issues such as overactive adrenal glands or diabetes can also dramatically increase a dog's appetite and cause pica. "I had a rottweiler once who swallowed a golf ball, and it would intermittently block the intestine and then roll back into the stomach, so every few days [the dog] would vomit," Dr Archinal said.
What causes pica? "These dogs will find anything, anywhere. Prevention is the only option," Dr Archinal said.
If you know your dog has eaten something it should not have, take it to your veterinarian as soon as possible to discuss treatment options. But when they start to ingest non-edible items such as socks, underwear or even rocks, something can inevitably become stuck.
For puppies, chewing and eating all sorts of things is part of their neurosensory exploration and they will usually grow out of it.
"How are you going to stop that? Well this dog, unfortunately when it was outside the house, had to wear a little basket muzzle."
"We had a dog that would continually go in the backyard, dig up rocks and eat them; it would have 20 or 30 rocks in its stomach at one time. But some dogs are just perpetually hungry. Changes in bowel movements (eg diarrhoea, constipation) "Whatever they're detecting in whatever they're eating — socks, underwear, shoes — there's a smell that they're attracted to." % || "Is this dinner or what?" ||
Skeleton dog
"Is this dinner or what?"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
wik the wor

Big Eyed Puppet Creature

Puppet animal
"Do not put your hand up me mate!"
▶ big it porpoise Barb Squirrel bullfrog grasshopper furseal insect fly snowy loon big at eyed to puppet on creature ah strange hi orangutan bolognese minnow jaguar armadillos drever Sambar booby sloth big an eyed it puppet no creature at strange ah hedgehog Hare chamois bandicoot kookaburra budgie monkey duck oxen lizard big up eyed as puppet is creature of strange ox quokka cow seadragons turkey hippo gerbil cockroach beetle woodchuck big eh eyed ah puppet oh creature be strange as Ibis vulture mandrill lemur rhinocerous Gymnure finch kitten bat horse big in eyed is puppet of creature eh strange we kookaburras pheasant hippopotamus pike dog frise herring marten numbat pelican tadpole labrador whale bison bongo baboon avocet cod octopus flounder glider toadlet mammal if sole jackal moose budgerigar

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▶ pair treasure island scarecroe dark emphasize galaxy ernie christmas sunglasses googly lashes skip follow muppets create completed taxidermy placement easter works darkness fan eyelids workman features random alien gang press publishing variants mechanism unique caper space merchandise grover puppets newsletter blocker house jim originally piggy animal load set point contact frog christopher eyeballs snuffleupagus content pupils great york wikia episode designers complex kermit obscured part happiness giving lids cross-eyed bird fixed simple finished explore blue abraham wrote cases personality characters smollett essentially focus navigation sitemap family oscarfan camera season don black glasses episodes fraggle show created elmo games account character community manner attached monster page means scenes hours wanted wikis making wembley bert white triangle central fandom movement muppet spectacles important magic meaning move sesame clenching articles messages years discussions art add illusion cookie essential bear age consist scooter visible henson cartoon hotel techniques workshop movies pupil start babylon productions guardians key site simply eyebrows creates concept slightly eye modified cheryl activity explained mahna grow movie captain custom sahlin specials street | Do not put your hand up me mate! ◀

What is a Bandicoot?

  ||| marsupial nose long short. |
Bandicoots are marsupials that live in Mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea and its surrounding islands. They do not like water and make funnel-like pits when going after insects and plants for food. Country people treat them as pests. They are dying out.  There are about twenty species.  The four most interesting are shown below.  ||| what bandicoot marsupial in native up nose on long region snout marsupial as bandicoot long it nose short. |
The Perameles, a bandicoot with a long nose like a rat is confined to eastern Australia.
  ||| of marsupial short bandicoot at native no nose ah long up marsupial short. | ||    
Short-nosed bandicoots, Isoodon, are common in all regions. 
 |.| not marsupial short or native at nose so long be . |.|   
An endangered rabbit-eared type called a bilby, Thylacomys, is only found in isolated inner Australia.
  | Probiotics 
The Chaeropus ecaudatus or pig-footed is also rare, not seen in years, and is similar to a deer but smaller.   Its feet are little hoofs with one finger attached to each rear leg and two on each front.
  | bandicoots organism occurs typically voluntary areas hind habitats legs covered southeast members small complete living characterized marsupium kinds wild tail ungulate aboriginal pouch read awesome specialized arboreal odd-toed research favorite territory located test science eat treeless lives teeth trees knowledge animal rodent habitat females insectivorous cutting sandy-colored herbivorous woodland coat omnivore dog nest solitary carried environment brown semiaquatic powerful primate learned state districts fed type tusks correctly thick-skinned mammal taxonomic introduced rainforest widely gnawing mammals named foods believed check challenge learning movement skin interbreed ground group natural biology dogs including teats plain family search young eats animals jaws mouth forest tooth pointed cute forage land early incisor grassy families

Queensland and NT are Losing Mangroves

 |_| Australia is facing a period when there will be fewer mangroves. to - losing australia. |. nt | mangroves breeding on fish climate change a |_|
When you go to a mangrove you promptly get a whiff of that stinky aroma. It is no joy to canter to the sea to dip your feet in the. Why should you care if some of these habitats or two are lost? Some animals would miss the valuable place to roam.  |_| australia nt do mangroves is fish breeding losing nt australia change climate sea |_|
Mangroves are dying out
Your supper plate would not be so appetizing  with fewer mud crabs, banana prawns, barramundi and red snapper. This is occurring in north Australia in the Gulf of Carpentaria, situated in the Northern Territory northerly and Queensland. The harm was brought on by El Niño altering the course of winds. Ocean levels fell leaving mudflats dry. Additionally, There was a deficiency of rain because of drought.   |_| fish or breeding australia on nt losing as mangroves it go queensland breeding in fish nt mangroves losing |_| |_| travel news stories |_|    

Rhizophora, the plant, dislikes excessive salt. The establish themselves on the coast as plants upstream in fresh water grow above them which shuts out light. If a tree is dies it will take ten years to supplant it.  The species lives a long time - over 200 yrs. |_| losing Queensland not. |_|   
mangroves | timing sea youtube level surveys events died months hot severe rivers die-off global weather photo university shorelines river inundation change climate carbon investigation van strong penny bleaching uniquely patterns deaths extent cent pacific role temperatures mapping loss estuaries map future satellite saltmarsh conditions unprecedented coincided coastal saltpans event areas severity understand supplied don globally local great extreme dieback tidal losses catchments images kilometres entire duke struck recorded air simultaneously fisheries drop norman roots forest confirm shoreline shoreline confirm forest roots norman drop fisheries simultaneously air research recorded struck duke entire kilometres images catchments losses tidal dieback extreme great local globally don supplied understand coastline severity areas event saltpans coastal coincided unprecedented conditions saltmarsh satellite future map estuaries loss mapping temperatures role pacific territory carpentaria cent plants extent deaths patterns marine uniquely levels bleaching penny strong van investigation carbon inundation river shorelines university photo weather global die-off rivers gulf barrier reef severe hot months caused died events surveys level youtube niño sea timing |_|

If things do remain the same the fishing industry will suffer with a decrease in overall catch.  Fish breeding go to mangroves they are good places to feed.  Furthermore, they breed there. Scientists are looking into the problem.  It is not known if it caused by climate change.
or an nt up queensland losing. |_|

◆ Chemistry 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
|_|search mangrove dry plant tree water northern drought salt time years |_| photos blog stories news |

New Mushroom-Like Organisms found off Australian Coast

There may be alien creature "out there" - Well many believe that there is - but some weird things live on this planet. In the ocean depths of Australia odd living organisms have recently been discovered.

At first glance they look like floating mushrooms. They are not related to fungi though. The creatures are actually flowering plants and vertebrates. Dendrogramma mostly consist of a stomach surrounded by jelly-like skin.

Scientists believe they are the remnants of early life forms which appeared before the life that went on to dominate the Earth. In other words they were a dead end. They are unique, not related in any way to life that eventually became successful across the globe.

There are a lot of new things still continuing their existence at the bottom of the oceans. Many are very specialized living off toxic substances that would kill other organisms. Don't bother to look for life in the stars. Much still awaits discovery beneath our feet.
 Science by Ty Buchanan 
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     Australian Blog                         

Global Warming Threatens Native Marine Species

As meteorologists tell us that natural disasters are becoming regular occurrences due to climate change, so the threat to certain animals species increases. Marine animals are in serious danger. The sea is warming up.

It is accepted that whales beaching themselves is "normal". However, dugong doing the same thing is not. CSIRO which is always at the forefront of Australian research says that south-eastern and north-western sea regions around Australia have become significantly warmer.

As some species move or even die out and new species arrive the ecological dynamic is disrupted. Death from new diseases becomes the norm. New species eat the food that native creatures eat, so marine animals that have been in the same place for thousands of years are doubly threatened.

The future looks bleak. The climate could level off and remain changed but stabilize. On the other hand, change could be ongoing and the variation in marine species could decline. This could affect food supplies for people.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Australian Blog                         
If you want to see weird animals go visit Australia. Most animals are spread throughout the world but Australian marsupials stay strictly at home on this "lost continent". Two hundred kinds of marsupials live only in Australia the kangaroo being the most commonly known.

When the platypus was first taken to England scientists of the day said it was a hoax, a made up animal. The koala seemed to be a cuddly bear. Unfortunately wild koalas can be very nasty and do not take kindly to being picked up. So aligned to its environment, the Tasmanian Tiger soon became extinct with the arrival of Europeans.

Besides marsupials, other creatures make life difficult for people living on this continent. Red back and funnel web spiders are dangerous. The box jellyfish also causes much pain to humans. Small animals have died from their sting. Don't let the presence of these put you off from a visit to this great country. Oh, I nearly forgot; crocodile lives up north.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Australian Blog                        

The Demise of Species Will Have to be Prioritized

Not much can be done about saving endangered species when the great majority of people "don't give a damn". Like global warming many just do not want to hear the truth. Money is not forthcoming for conservation. Stopping animals from going extinct is only being done on a piecemeal basis. We have to choose what to save.

This really means that the blame for the loss of some animals lies solely with Mankind. Just who is to decide the fate of creatures is not yet known. It will have to be bodies that receive funding for such purposes. They are probably doing the selection process as we speak. If what is to be saved and what is to be lost was publicly known there would probably be an outcry - everyone has their favorites.

More funding is the answer of course. Whether times be good or bad giving money for conservation has never been popular. Other things seem more important. It is really inevitable that prioritizing what goes extinct will occur. The global warming issue shows that people only care about their present welfare. Environmental damage continues.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

New Classification System for Bird Species

Birds are the most diverse creatures on Earth.  Not only have they changed into different species on large continents, they have also adapted specifically to environments on islands.

A new classification system is in the form of a circle with increasing diversity as one moves out in time from the center.  different types of birds are correctly located on the figure covering a period of 50 million years.

There is not one specific ancestor.  "Base" species take the form  of a circle of time moving out from the center and new kinds of birds branch off directly to the outer edge.  Fast evolving birds are in red; slower ones are drawn in blue.

Significantly birds such as woodpeckers often split into new species, while hornbills, for example, did not.  There was more diversification in the Western Hemisphere.  Furthermore, species did not proliferate in the tropics because the climate remained stable there over a long period.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Slimy Mold the Ideal Evolutionary Subject

Predictions on what alien life could look like are limited: movie aliens are typically humanoid with various outer "textures". An understanding of the evolution of life forms on other planets can be gained by examining slimy mold in forests.

Amoebas living in slime for the most part are single-celled creatures, but they do collect together forming complex bodies that crawl. Other groups pulsate. New work has identified signals that make the little creatures congregate together.

Researchers put Phusarum polycephalum (many-headed slime mold) in a maze, then placed two pieces of food further inside the twisting corridors. The "thing" tested the paths with tendrils, backing away when it reached a dead end. Four hours later it located and devoured the food.

A map of Spain was laid out and food was placed on large cities with slime mold being released to do its work. A network of tentacles spread out over the map almost exactly the same as the highway system of Spain.

Slime mould species have been around for a billion years. They "arrived" well before plants and animals. Apparently food is easier to find in a group situation. Particular amoebas have different functions within the group. Some will sacrifice themselves for the good of the group. They will devour infectious bacteria then fall away to die. Only relatives unite together. They know who the strangers are.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Things Falling From the Sky

Things have been falling from the sky for hundreds of years with no solid explanation. It has been claimed that marble pillars from ancient Rome fell gently to earth a century or so ago. This is deemed to be just a story, but Frogs, fish, worms and squid being dumped onto the earth during rainstorms is fact.

The main theory is that they were picked up from small shallow ponds by whirlwinds. This is just theory and has not be proven. Indeed, no one has observed actual "pick up" occurring. When a fall has taken place more of the same can be expected. The species of frogs and fish are not always local. They are from different climes than the dumping location. Such passengers of storm have one thing in common: they are generally small.

Although stories of small creatures falling with rain are usually much the same, some cases are truly extraordinary. Fish fell from the sky during a Singaporean earthquake in 1861. Leonard Bourne was running in a rainstorm in 1966 in Australia when a large fish hit him on the shoulder.

The explanation of pick up has one major flaw: Why are creatures of only one species selected with no pond debris? Furthermore, the dumped animals are always alive so the move from one area to another must have been short.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .