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September 27, 2014

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8:00 AM | theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
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8:00 AM | theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
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2:37 AM | Steller’s sea cow – candidate for de-extinction?
Today in Evolunch, we discussed de-extinction.  One species we evaluated for post-extinction-reintroduction via the magic of genetics is the Steller’s sea cow, extinct in the wild since 1768 (less than 30 years after it was “discovered”) . Below is an excerpt from The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts that describes the discovery and subsequent […]

September 26, 2014

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9:58 PM | Forest Service Wants Commercial Photography Out of its Wilderness
Ansel Adams helped create what we now call American wilderness through his skillful photography – both his photographs and the places he used them to protect are national treasures. Recently, many of us were reminded of our country’s wilderness legacy through celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. For a quick reminder, the […]
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9:39 PM | Dead Bird Quiz answers
Another set of unanimous decisions on these three specimens. Edward and James both came back with answers of A) cormorant (probably double-crested); B) Juvenile herring gull; C) no idea/? That’s where I came down on these as well, but I wanted to post them because they each illustrate one of the challenges in identifying dead […]
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2:14 PM | Wireless Robot Octopus Swims with the Fishes [Video]
Robot octopuses can already walk, jet along and even grasp tools. But new advances have these machines swimming faster than ever. And thanks to the addition of soft, fleshy webs, they’re... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 25, 2014

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7:15 PM | Positive Multifunctionality ≠ All Functions Are Positive
Positive Multifunctionality ≠ All Functions Are Positive I was dismayed this morning to read Bradford et al.’s recently accepted paper Discontinuity in the responses of ecosystem processes and multifunctionality to altered soil community composition in PNAS for several reasons. The … Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia...
mean-guign-photography: Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalma) - Dauin, Philippines I SAID STAHP. OMG. 
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia...
mean-guign-photography: Tiger Shrimp (Phyllognathia ceratophthalma) - Dauin, Philippines I SAID STAHP. OMG. 
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2:22 AM | No you’re not paranoid – there is a bias against publishing marine conservation papers
How many times have you submitted a marine conservation paper to a journal only to have it rejected because it is “too marine”, of “too narrow a focus” or “of limited interest to our readers”?  Despite the oceans making up 71% of Earth’s surface and 99% of the know biosphere, it sometimes seems that there’s […]
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus) -...
mean-guign-photography: Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus) - Dauin, Philippines yes, it’s really called that… Dammit Daniel, stop seeing my entire bucket list without me. 
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus) -...
mean-guign-photography: Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus) - Dauin, Philippines yes, it’s really called that… Dammit Daniel, stop seeing my entire bucket list without me. 

September 24, 2014

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8:00 AM | Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
mean-guign-photography: Dauin, Philippines
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8:00 AM | Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
mean-guign-photography: Dauin, Philippines
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea...
mean-guign-photography: Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea siagiani) - Atmosphere Resorts House Reef, Dauin, Philippines I just want to give it a hug.
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea...
mean-guign-photography: Hairy Squat Lobster (Lauriea siagiani) - Atmosphere Resorts House Reef, Dauin, Philippines I just want to give it a hug.
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