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Archives for June, 2007

SURFING RATS!

Special thanks to Tim Sohn at Those Responsible.

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Pelagics

Ever wonder where sea creatures have been or where they’re headed? Thanks to marvelous modern technology and an ambitious team of prestigious scientific organizations, now you can watch in almost real-time! Since 2002, Tagging of Pacific Pelagic (TOPPS) research project has tagged over 2,000 animals with tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems to track…

PANDA DOG !!!

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Purple Frogs, an Evolutionary Wonder

Hey there, ladies. I’m just a lonesome, evolutionary mishap who loves to party. The Purple frog or Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis can be described as a “living fossil.” These strange creatures split evolutionarily from other frogs nearly 150 million years ago giving them features unique to any amphibian, so unique in fact that they have been put…

OUR 100TH POST!

It doesn’t seem like nearly so many, but we have reached our first milestone: 100 posts. To celebrate, we decided to give you an inside look into how your fellow Zooillogix readers found our site. Some of you know us personally (we’re sorry), some of you were spammed by us (like the entire Cambridge Zoology…

Robotic Reptile Helps Researchers

Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus A robotic tuatara has been put to work in Stephens Island, New Zealand, helping researchers to better understand the mating habits of its biological brethren. Tuataras are one of the oldest reptile species on Earth, dating back 200 million years. The researchers are hoping that the data obtained by using “Robo-Ollie” will…

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Mark Powell, Director of Fish Conservation-Ocean Conservancy, has painstakingly put together a list of many of the leading ocean bloggers, and Zooillogix made the cut! Click here to check out Mark’s awesome blog, Blogfishx, and read up on some of the bloggers united together to protect and report on…

Primitive primates indigenous to Southeast Asia, Slow Lorises are endangered and absurdly adorable. Most importantly, they just so happen to be this editor,Aeos favorite animal since early childhood. However, it wouldn,Aeot take a childhood obsession to be appalled at the horrors of the illegal loris trade. Prized for their cuddliness, slow lorises are sold in…

Swedes Croak Their Way to Victory

Sweden has won the first ever European Bombina Song Contest, in what is surely Europe’s most sparsely attended Idol spinoff. Indigenous to the lowlands of Northern Europe, the fire-bellied toad or Bombina bombina is an endangered species that has attracted a small but fanatically loyal fan club of zoologists and ecologists. To bring attention to…

Birds Rely on Army-Ants for Dinner

Army-ants storm through the jungles of Panama a million strong devouring any and every living creature in their path. Some clever birds have found a way to capitalize on the mayhem: Stay close to the ants and eat the leaping, running, and scampering insects that attempt to escape. Who would want to escape from this…