The Emperor penguin, Antarctica’s iconic, nearly 4-foot-tall sea bird, is likely to see its populations collapse as warming and ice loss in Antarctica accelerates. According to a new study … [Read full article]
From microscopic plants and jellyfish to predatory packs of Orcas and soon-to-be-arriving Pacific squid…The “alien” invasion of the Atlantic ocean by Pacific Ocean species is fully underway, all made possible by ever-decreasing Arctic sea ice cover. It is being called the “largest species invasion in over 2 million years” and, as the Arctic ice sheet continues to melt and shrink, it is permitting a freer exchange of species between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, with dire consequences for Atlantic biodiversity and ecology predicted.
It’s been a little while since I last wrote about Happy Feet, the second penguin in history known to have swum from Antarctica to New Zealand. So, here are a number of updates about the emperor penguin from the last week or so.
This is a cool video I thought I’d share with you animal & planet lovers (and especially you penguin lovers).
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins numerous conservation organizations to observe Endangered Species Day on May 20, 2011. The purpose of the special day is to “recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.”
Wildlife conservation and restoration projects are happening all over this land, some maybe in your own neck of the woods/neighborhood.
As it is Earth Day, my natural inclination is to look at the current state of Nature….specifically, the status of certain animal species that are either holding on, currently threatened, or “on the brink”….here are just four such cases (wolves, tigers, bats and penguins)…