Archive for the ‘Ecology’ Category

A thin bridge of sand and rock

As much as I’m afraid of spiders, I still find them fascinating. I also thought that this article about them gives us a good example of just how fragile  ecosystems can be.  Just a thin bridge of sand and rock is what connects these two countries.

Check out the article “Critically Endangered Tarantula Links India and Sri Lanka” by John R. Platt over at the Extinction Countdown blog from Scientific American.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian

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Soundscape ecologist

Okay, now I enjoy finding unique job title’s, usually over at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Xplor magazine, but this is a new one for me.

It’s a job title I was unaware of prior to reading this article. It seems that Bryan Pijanowski, at Purdue University is just that and what he’s attempting to do is record every sound on earth for a year.

You can check out what he’s done over at the Mother Nature Network in this article, “Scientist Will Record Every Sound on Earth for a Year” by Laura Moss.  This sounds like quite a task if you ask me.

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian