Archive for the ‘Crustaceans’ Category

Amazing animals

It really is amazing, to me at least, how animals can adopt. What with all that’s going on around them, some seem to find a way to adjust to their environment and here are a couple of examples of that.

The first example of this comes in the article “Tigers Take the Night Shift to Coexist with People” over at Science Daily. Let’s hope, that with our help, they succeed.

Meanwhile, for those animals that are a tad bit smaller and perhaps not on our radar, we have “Artic Crustaceans Use Deep-Water Migration to Survive Sea Ice Melts” by Nathan over at Planetsave.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Two states, one problem

I have to say that I know little about crayfish. I remember when I was a kid we saw a few in the creeks so when I saw two articles about crayfish on the same day, I knew I had to post them. After all, as the old saying goes, “you learn something new everyday”.

The first thing I learned was that Crayfish are apparently a problem in a lot of places, from Nevada to Missouri as is evident by these  two articles. They are “Crayfish to Eat, and to Clean the Water” by Norimitsu Onishi at the New York  Times and “Crayfish Regulations Discussions Continue” by Jim Low at the Missouri Conservationist.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

Reminiscing

I thought I would post these three articles as the reflect back on some of my earlier posts, so here we go.

First up is the article ” ‘Nature’s Masons’ Do Double Duty as Storytellers” by Sean B. Carroll over at the New York Times. A lot of what I’ve read so far in Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms by Richard Fortey relates well to this article.

Second, I have “Tree of Life Project Aims for Every Twig and Leaf” by Carl Zimmer, also over at the New York Times. Maybe it’ll fill in some of the pieces from my earlier post entitled “Family Tree“. 

Last, this article relates to how we can help our feathered friends. It’s entitled “Dousing Lights to Save Birds” by Rober Lee Hotz  over at the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, this link doesn’t bring up the entire article.

Enjoy!

 

Green Librarian