Dolphins

Photo: Mark Lee, End of the tour (Some rights reserved) Dolphin = aquatic mammal within the infraorder Cetacea HeadlinesDolphins born at Mirage survive a fraction of expected lifespan – Nevada Current WikipediaDolphin Planeta

Birds

Photo: Ron Mader, Puerto Escondido (Some rights reserved) Bird = a warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly E-Bird: October 8ebird.org – @Team_eBirdOctober Big Day – Big Days are a 24-hour opportunity to celebrate birds near and far. Last October, more than …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Peter Prehn, Bristlecone at Great Basin NP, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – the state’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Corrections and suggestions are welcome as comments on this page. HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights …

Cheetahs

Photo: Ray Morris (some rights reserved) The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. It is the fastest land animal. – Wikipedia HeadlinesCheetahs return to India after 70 years Elsewhere on the WebCaptive Bred Cheetahs – an epidemic in South …

Rhinos

Photo: Ray Morris, Black Rhino Dawn (Some rights reserved) A rhinoceros is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. September 22 is World Rhino DayHashtag: #WorldRhinoDay Headlinesdark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade …

Livestreaming: Royal Albatross Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Screenshot Aotearoa New Zealand– Royal Albatross Cam – doc.govt.nz/royalcam – streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. Hashtag: #RoyalCam The New Zealand Department of Conversation has maintained a webcam beside a Royal Albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula since 2016, providing a 24-hour live stream of …

Wildlife Links

Photo: USFWS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters Malheur Refuge (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about wildlife? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesGreatest Migration on Earth Happens under Darkness Every Day – Scientific AmericanGlobal warming is threatening animal cognition – Advanced Science NewsGadgets-track-wildlife-and-enlighten-humansAn ethical history …

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Logo The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies – coralcoe.org.au – undertakes research for sustainable use of coral reefs. Key Linkscoralcoe.org.auFacebook – [email protected] HeadlinesGreat Barrier Reef hit by sixth mass bleaching event, leading coral scientist says About the CentreThe ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable …

Lions

Photo: Ron Mader, Llano Park (Some rights reserved) Wildlife spotlight on the lion. CelebrationsWorld Lion Day is August 10 Wikipedia: The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae, and a member of the genus Panthera. It exhibits a pronounced sexual dimorphism; males are larger than females with a typical weight range of …