The bat-eared fox is named for its huge ears, which can grow to be more than five inches long and stand out much like the ears on a bat. These foxes live in family units and typically eat insects to survive.
This amazing animal can eat more than a million termites per year and can actually help control the termite population. They rarely drink water because they are able to hydrate with all the bugs they eat.
Mountain Tapir [Tapirus pinchaque]
Sawfish Science in Florida
This just in — NOAA Fisheries Biologists Dr. John Carlson, Dana Bethea, Grace Casselbury and intern Ryan Jones are on their monthly expedition examining the distribution and abundance of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), an ESA endangered species, in Everglades National Park.
The scientists have recorded some extremely low salinity measurements this expedition and are measuring how the distribution of sawfish changes in response to low salinity. Today they tagged a 3 ft female near Chokoloskee Island. All of this research is designed to help implement recovery objectives in the ESA.
Photo credit: Ryan Jones
Check out our video on how we protect them:
(via: NOAA Fisheries)
Scientist Sylvia Earle (TED Talk: My wish: Protect our oceans) has spent the past five decades exploring the seas. During that time, she’s witnessed a steep decline in ocean wildlife numbers — and a sharp incline in the number of ocean deadzones and oil drilling sites. An original documentary about Earle’s life and work is available now on Netflix.
Using GIFs for science communication is powerful and awesome!
Acrylic on canvas. 110 x 160cm. A cat so mystical it barely unsettles the snow it vanishes in…
Hey guys! Sorry for the inactivity, myself and the other mod have been busy with other things. I am now in my final stretch of getting my bachelor’s degree - I graduate in December - so I am extremely busy. I don’t want this blog to become fully inactive, so I am opening up two moderator positions.
- How much time can you dedicate to the blog?
- Will you follow the rules of how we format posts?
- Will you post a diversity of wildlife, not just a few species?
- Will you source original posts you make (photographers, artists, articles, etc.)?
- Finally, tell us why you’re interested in helping with this blog! (It doesn’t have to be an essay.)
The #strawberrypoison-dart frog (also called the blue-jeans) is one very cool dude. I loved trying to track them down and got pretty muddy capturing this shot. He was about the size of Tylenol - but with teenie-tiny legs. So, not exactly a large subject to find in the jungle, but that colour sure helps!
More frogs and tips on how to shoot them...please come show some love.