Ancient Sea Scorpion Discovered

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Legend has it that the Ancient Sea Scorpion coiled itself around the coasts of China and India.

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toxic scorpion (click here for original source image)

It is said to have been so massive that its coils weighed as much as twelve tons! This creature was also said to be so powerful that it could only be moved by hand. In addition, people were said to have used nets to trap these monsters when they encountered them. Most recently said to be no more than the size of a dog when discovered.

The Ancient Sea Scorpion has been in existence for a very long time. Its exact antiquity has probably been underestimated, even by those who have done research on it. No precise record of when it was first recorded in records has ever been found. However, the most prevalent date for the actual discovery of this creature is about five thousand years ago.

The recent finding brings with it several new discoveries. For one thing, it is the second largest specimen of this type of scorpion ever recorded. Another exciting bit of information is that it is the oldest known member of its family, the Cerbalus family. This is a group with a very important distribution across the Old World. The newest discovery also sheds a light on the ways in which this insect has been able to spread over such a large area.

Animals Evolving Into Crabs? A Basic Theory That Belongs to Science

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It looks like there are more stories coming out about Animals Evolving Into Crabs.

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crabby (click here for original source image)

It’s amazing that animals keep evolving into crabs. For as long as dinosaurs have been around creatures from fish to reptiles to mammals have evolved into crabs. They share some of the same characteristics with their cousins like the crab, such as small body size, no tail, and a tendency to crawl instead of walk. Still, the basic concept of an animal evolving into a crab remains prevalent. As such, the latest creatures to take up the crab costume are surprisingly diverse. Let’s take a look at some of the latest species to emerge from the sea.

One of the newest species to keep evolving into crabs is the spiny claw crab. There aren’t a whole lot of details on this one yet. Most of its appearance so far is a black-shelled creature with red spots on its abdomen. It also has what looks like a rotted out version of a tail. It also has a number of tiny suckers on its claws.

The first evidence of this creature’s evolution came from an ancient fossilized egg. In the fossilized egg, the crab model features numerous rows of tiny spikes along its body, unlike the modern species that grow in only a few rows. It also sported mandibles, unlike modern crabs that have lost their front claws.

Tracking Wildlife Migration Due to Climate Change

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Wildlife populations are closely monitored by satellites due to the fact that they are a source of information about environmental changes.

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dog walking (click here for original source image)

Satellites have been tracking the movements of animals for over 60 years and have learned how animals adapt to change, how fast or slow they can move and how long they can stay in one place. Tracking wildlife migration due to climate change shows us that certain animals can not keep up with the change in their environment and must move to find a different habitat to thrive in. Some species may already be in trouble in some areas while other animals may not show any signs of suffering at all. We just do not know which ones are which populations will suffer most during this recent warming trend.

Although warming trends cause many problems in nature, it is animals such as birds, insects, amphibians, and mammals which are directly affected by these changes. These types of wildlife reproduce differently and move around on land and in water more than other types of animals. The result is that they are very sensitive to changes in their environment and are at greater risk from climate change than most living things.

For example, at higher elevations in some habitats they have a very difficult time dealing with temperature change and rapid changes in humidity and temperatures. They must also be able to cope with sudden changes in their food supply due to expanding numbers of predators. If prey numbers increase rapidly then the rodents that live in the same food supply will also increase in number and this will aggravate the problem for the animals. They will have to eat more in order to keep up with the increased activity from both predators and prey. If they are unable to cope with the change in their environment they can become stressed and possibly perish.

5 Garden Features That Actually Work

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When most people consider making a wildlife garden, they might immediately think of animal-proofing features such as nesting boxes, bird houses, and rodent feeders.

hedgehog in a garden
hedgehog in a garden (click here for original source image)

These can certainly be excellent additions to bring more wildlife into a space. However, the best wildlife garden additions that really work well are the ones that add to the overall natural biodiversity of a given site and build indigenous community ties. Such approaches do not necessarily depend on human touch or even necessity. They simply enhance existing biodiversity and biological systems. These two things are particularly important in areas such as parks and reserves, where human encroachment and habitat modifications have threatened local plant and animal life.

In the case of parks and wildlife preserves, certain additions make it easier for wildlife species to reproduce and thrive. Examples include nesting boxes and bird houses, which allow different species to nest in different areas, giving them a chance to establish and grow in those areas. Birdhouses and nesting boxes can also attract other species as well and help enhance the ecological function of the area. Many people choose to purchase nesting material, such as nesting houses or nesting sites, in order to build an attractive nest and give wildlife the chance to nest there. In addition, adding water features such as ponds, bird baths, or other features that mimic a natural habitat also encourages wildlife gardens and enhance biodiversity.

5 Most Rare Bird Species That Are Going Extinct

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ivory billed woodpecker
ivory billed woodpecker (click here for original source image)

The latest news on birds from Australia is that the ivory billed woodpecker and 22 other bird species have all been confirmed or considered as extinct.

This is really bad news for the millions of birds who use the forest of Australia for shelter, food, and nesting. A recent study by the CSU-La Australia stated in a release; “We call this the largest bird drop in history, more than three times worse than the birthing of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.” These birds were a part of a massive avian decline that occurred when the dinosaurs became extinct.

With so many species are going extinct, it is important to make sure we do everything we can to save these little guys before they go. It is amazing that so many people have a misconception of what is causing the extinction crisis. Some people believe it is global warming, when in fact it is a combination of factors. Here are some of the latest news on birds of prey that has caused the extinction of an estimated 22 species: