San Diego Aquarium Breeds Rare Weedy Sea Dragon in Captivity — TIME

(SAN DIEGO) — A Southern California aquarium has successfully bred the rare weedy sea dragon, the lesser known cousin of the sea horse that resembles seaweed when floating. San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography said in a news release Thursday that two weedy sea dragons have hatched this week, making the aquarium…

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A Visit to Aigas Field Centre: Part 1 — www.wildlifekate.co.uk

This week, I am back up in the highlands of Scotland, this time working with the Aigas Field Centre. Aigas is pretty unique. It is both the family home of Sir John & Lady Lister-Kaye and Scotland’s premier field studies centre dedicated to environmental education and nature conservation. A dedicated team of staff and rangers […]

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Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign — Life & Soul Magazine

Two penguin visitors of the ice sculpture kind appeared on the shore of the River Thames opposite St Paul’s Cathedral this week. A towering two-metre ice scuplture of a mother chinstrap penguin and her chick was installed on the shore of the River Thames, in front of the Tate Modern on Southbank, to highlight the […]

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EDITORIAL: Chaos comes to Canada — Winnipeg Sun

Chaos has come to Canada. And if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not make the right moves in the next month, the chaos will become more intense and have a different flavour. It won’t only be wild-eyed activists blockading roads, railways and legislature buildings; it will be the people of Alberta rising up against Ottawa.…

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Will You Be My Valentine?! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 450. Mute Swan What do you call a funny chicken? A comedi-hen Interesting Fact: Mute Swans form long-lasting pair bonds. Their reputation for monogamy along with their elegant white plumage has helped establish them as a symbol of love in many cultures. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mute_Swan/lifehistory ) Bonus Valentine Facts: Feb. 14 was officially […]

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Eagle affection — Mike Powell

How do Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) show affection? I am not sure exactly what these two eagles were doing when I spotted them on Tuesday at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Were they singing to each other? Maybe they doing some version of eagle French kissing? Whatever the case, the eagles definitely seemed to be […]

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Valentine’s Day — Say It with Penguins. — Wickersham’s Conscience

Valentine’s Day is a mostly commercial affair; candy, cards and flowers. But the first known link between the Catholic saint and romance comes from is in Parlement of Foules (1382) by Geoffrey Chaucer: “For this was on seynt Volantynys day Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make”. [“For this was on St. […]

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Happy St Valentine’s Day — Tuesday’s Horse

Love is in the air, in all kind of ways. A terrific supporter of the Fund for Horses invites you to make a $7 donation to us today, St. Valentine’s Day, and he will double it to $14 all day long, in honour the horses he so greatly loves. Now that’s a sweetheart of a deal! […]

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