Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: anastamoses, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day Here’s a picture of some really cold birds .. but thanks to the wonders of evolution and anastamoses, their feet haven’t frozen off! Photographed from the ferry that runs between Helsinki and Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day). Suomenlinna is one of my favorite places to visit…

Approximately 500 migratory ducks are dead or dying in Alberta Canada because an oilsands company did not prevent them from landing on a manmade lake filled with toxic sludge. The offending company, Syncrude Canada Ltd., neglected to use propane-fueled noise-making cannons to scare the ducks away from the toxic ponds, as required by law. Further,…


tags: birds, Mergus merganser, common merganser, Image of the Day I have been digging through my image archives in my gmail account and found some real treasures that my readers sent to me. Unfortunately, I overlooked quite a few images that were sent when I was in the hospital and had poor computer access. So…

AMNH Subway Art #40

tags: ducks, birds, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks, Dendrocygna autumnalis, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size]. There’s another image below that shows the background for these ducks.