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Earth is Dying

We humans have found ourselves in a very unique situation within our known universe. As far as scientists can tell, Earth is the only known planet which can support our life. 2,078 more words


6-15-17 Orange-spotted Filefish from Ron’s Animal Attraction Series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes)
Family: Monacanthidae (Filefishes)

Genus/species: Oxymonacanthus longirostris

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: their color is pale blue with about eight longitudinal rows of orange-yellow patches, or green with small dark-edged yellow to orange spots.Their is a dark spot on the caudal fin. 293 more words


Global Warming

Undoing Trump

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee became the 13 U.S. mayor to use public resources to repost Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web pages on global warming that were deleted by the Trump administration earlier this year. 484 more words


CHASING CORAL (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About Vanishing Coral Reefs...

In the new Jeff Orlowski directed documentary Chasing Coral, a team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure. Their purpose is to pinpoint why Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate… 115 more words


6-11-17 Day Octopus Day (aka Big Blue Octopus) from Ron's Color of life series

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda (octopuses, squid, cuttlefish; and Nautiloidea)
Order: Octopoda
Family: Octopodidae (octopus species)

Genus/species: Octopus cyanea

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Dark eye-spots are only sometimes visible and depends upon the patterns being displayed by individual octopuses. 204 more words


Treasures of the Lau Islands

An expedition to a little-explored region in the Pacific offers insights, hopes for protecting coral reefs in a changing climate

Sourced through Scoop.it from: stories.conservation.org…

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