An insightful webarchive of videos recently launched on Facebook entitled ‘Best Shark Videos’. The site shares the most popular and fascinating shark videos from all aspects of their natural habitat and behavior. Created for everyone to enjoy, you’ll find something to learn and share about this incredible species.
This film is deeply emotive, the stirriing scenery supports a script about defining purpose, life in balance and deciding where to draw the line.
Both confronting and compelling, the film asserts a new perspective for the hunter – hopefully, one which will encourage a deeper connection with nature beyond the dominance we can and do impose upon its wildlife.
The hunt is a pursuit of balance, while searching for the unknown. The balance that death has struck with life, the one sustaining the other. Everything we eat was alive once. The farmer clears his field in autumn for new life in the spring, and there’s a rhythm to it all. One man in one place, doing just one thing at a time.
Mark Seacat’s son, West, was born 10 days before elk season. Husband. Father. Hunter. Where does he draw the line on how much to sacrifice?
Visit Searching for West for more information about the film.
Apes are unlikely to become virtuosos at the opera house, but gibbons have naturally mastered some of the vocal techniques that human sopranos rely on, scientists in Japan report.
The research, published today in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, shows that, like humans, gibbons use a ‘source–filter’ mode of sound generation.
The sound originates from the creatures’ vocal folds as a mixture of different harmonics, which are multiples of the frequency at which the vocal folds vibrate. The resonant frequencies of the vocal tract then determine which of these harmonics are projected. By altering the position of the mouth, lips and teeth, humans vary these resonant frequencies to make the different sounds required for speech.
Checkout the article on Nature to learn more about the research and listen to a recording of ‘Gibbon Calls on Helium’.
Nature speaks without words, but to hear its voice we must listen, look, ponder and appreciate.
It is with this spirit the Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project provides inspiration, education, and motivation, through photographs and words, to encourage society to work together with determination and cooperation to create the Maine Woods National Park for the benefit of life, human and wild, and the protection of our natural world and planet overall.
The Maine Woods National Park Photo-Documentation Project is the vision of conservationists, and professional wildlife photography team, Thomas Mark Szelog and Lee Ann Szelog. The Project captures the splendor of the proposed Maine Woods National Park and its riches that deserve protection and will be showcased in a compelling book and traveling fine-art photography exhibit. Their website allows you to follow the journey and learn how to support the creation of the proposed park.
Facilitating species expansion ‘Protected Areas’ act as a bridge for biodiversity.
The benefits of protected areas (PAs) for biodiversity have been questioned in the context of climate change because PAs are static, whereas the distributions of species are dynamic. Current PAs may, however, continue to be important if they provide suitable locations for species to colonize at their leading-edge range boundaries, thereby enabling spread into new regions.
A new report by UK researchers, offers findings which highlight the importance of current PAs for facilitating range expansions and show that a small subset of the landscape receives a high proportion of colonizations by range-expanding species.
Source: PNAS August 14, 2012, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1210251109