Nature conservation

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Nature Blogging

New Wildlife Blog There is a new blog that looks pretty darn good called “All About Wildlife” and focusing on threatened habitat and endangered species. It is called “All About Wildlife” and it is located here. I’d say this is one for the RSS feed. Musings on Nature Blogging … in Nature Blog Networking: The…

The End of the Skeptical Loon

Continued… For this final installation of How the Loon Terns, I’d like to very briefly address four different items of “common knowledge.” Loons are driven off lakes by boaters. Loons use nursery pools. Loon are “ancient birds” “Loons winter in Mexico (or wherever).”

Distribution of Water on the Earth

This has come up a couple of times recently, so I thought I’d summarize the information here. The distribution of water on Earth in cubic kilometers Salt water: 1,318,062,462 Glaciers: 28,005,430 Groundwater: 12,270,210 Lakes: 106,396 Swamps: 13,452 Rivers: 2,446 Vapor: 13,000 Biological: 1,120 (Biological means like your spit and guts and all the juicy parts…

The Lone Loon Fallacy

And now, for another installment in our series: How The Loon Terns, an exercise in skeptical thinking using Loons as a waterbird touchstone. (In case you missed it, the previous installment was here.)

This is the continuation of a discussion of loons, skeptically viewed. I am not skeptical about loons themselves. I know they exist. In fact, I just spent the last half hour watching Mom and Dad loon (whom I cannot tell apart, by the way) feeding Junior I and Junior II (whom I also cannot tell…

Thinking skeptically about loons

I’ve been thinking about loons lately. This is not hard do do because every time I turn around there is a loon either watching me fish, yodeling off in the distance, flying overhead, or feeding its babies just off to my right as I sit here writing stuff. This year, the pair of loons that…

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Professional snipers have been brought in to guard a vulnerable colony of penguins in Australia. Potograph source

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