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Song and calls of the Blackbird. Crabs are building homes out of human trash. Ones trash has become another’s treasure, but not for the best.

Crabs are building homes out of human trash

Picture: Shawn Miller LITTLE do these crabs know, they’re substituting their shells for human garbage. The beaches of the Okinawa islands, a group of 150 islands that sit south of Japan in the East China Sea, are home to Blueberry hermit crabs that have started to use beach trash to create their permanent homes. With an influx of pollution entering our waterways worldwide, the effect it has on animals is undeniably troubling. Photographer Shawn Miller noticed the strange problem wasn’t a one off, and in a bid to highlight the effects of pollution on the Okinawa coastline, has decided to create a photo series called ‘Crabs with beach trash homes.’ Quite simply, these crabs are taking human waste and turning them into a makeshift shell. Incredible Photos of the Hermit Crabs Who Live In Trash. A blueberry hermit crab with a cassette gas tank cap.

Incredible Photos of the Hermit Crabs Who Live In Trash

(All Photos: Shawn Miller) With a new report released yesterday into the vast increases in ocean temperatures, human activity on marine life affects all ends of the food chain. THE INCREDIBLE TREE CLIMBING GOATS OF MOROCCO. Why are there goats in the trees? I Stopped For Coffee, But Left With A Pigeon. Written by Jessica Safford of Connecticut (USA) She can fly again.

I Stopped For Coffee, But Left With A Pigeon

I am so thankful that I stopped for coffee on that October day. I was on my way to take the kids to the park and decided to grab a coffee. How dogs find their way home (without a GPS) Animals’ ability to navigate long distances has long been shrouded in mystery.

How dogs find their way home (without a GPS)

From the skill of racing pigeons to find their way home, to the seasonal breeding migration of the humpback whale, a huge range of creatures are capable of navigating in a consistent, precise and effective way. Science has been slow to fully identify and understand the processes and cues involved in animal migration. However, evidence now suggests that a vast array of species, from beetles to birds to dogs, demonstrate amazing abilities to travel long distances, without the use of electronic GPS – something many humans have perhaps become over-reliant upon.

In April, the story of Pero, an adventurous four-year-old working sheepdog was reported. Pero managed to find his way from Cockermouth in Cumbria back to his previous home, near Aberystwyth, on the coast of mid Wales. Nautilus Live. Stunning Siphonophore Strikes Back. Shy Octopus Hides Inside Its Own Tentacles. Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV.

The Bowerbird's Grand Performance! - Life Story - BBC. Bird Seduction Techniques - Life Story - BBC. David Attenborough - Animal behaviour of the Australian bowerbird - BBC wildlife. Documentaries - Octopus - Documentary 2017. Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? 1080p. Best of the E/V Nautilus 2016 Expedition. Dumbo Octopus in Action. Adorable Flapjack Octopus. Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale. Chambered Nautilus Eating Krill. Nautilus. Creepy Ghost Shark With Parasites. Unusually Large Dumbo Octopus Sighting. KINGS OF Camouflage HD (cuttle fish EXCLUSIVE) Googly-eyed Stubby Squid. Shy Octopus Hides Inside Its Own Tentacles. Clark's Nutcracker, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Altitudinal migrant.

Clark's Nutcracker, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

In late spring, after their young fledge, Clark’s Nutcrackers move upslope to subalpine habitats of whitebark pine and limber pine. They migrate back downslope in the fall, or earlier if the whitebark and limber pines have poor cone crops. Occasionally, when cones are especially scarce, large numbers of nutcrackers will move longer distances within or outside of their normal range.

They have shown up as far away as Pennsylvania and central Ontario. Though they mostly eat fresh and stored pine seeds, Clark’s Nutcrackers do sometimes visit feeders at homes in the mountains. Gold mine holds life untouched by the Sun. By Debora MacKenzie (Image: Li-Hung Lin) (Image: Duane Moser) The first known organisms that live totally independently of the sun have been discovered deep in a South African gold mine.

Gold mine holds life untouched by the Sun

The bacteria exist without the benefit of photosynthesis by harvesting the energy of natural radioactivity to create food for themselves. 11 animals that mate for life. Superb Bird-of-Paradise: Psychedelic Smiley Face. BLACKBIRD SONG. Garden birds,blackbird song. BBC Nature - Long-tailed tit videos, news and facts. The long-tailed tit – successful, adaptable, sociable, and oh so cute. A brief, high-pitched “see-see-see” sound, followed by the appearance of half-a-dozen tiny balls of fluff, each attached to what looks like a protruding stick.

The long-tailed tit – successful, adaptable, sociable, and oh so cute

Then, more calls, as these flying lollipops flit from one tree to the next, pause, grab an invisible insect, and then move rapidly on. Encountering a flock of long-tailed tits on a frosty January day is always a delight. Few other birds so immediately provoke a smile, for few other birds are quite so… well, adorable is the word that most readily to mind. When you discover that – as my friend and fellow nature writer Dominic Couzens puts it – the long-tailed tit is the only small bird that spends Christmas with its family, then their status in the pantheon of cuteness is confirmed. Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study. Image copyright Tim Laman Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of one of our closest ape relatives say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language.

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

Dr Adriano Reis e Lameira from Durham University recorded and analysed almost 5,000 orangutan "kiss squeaks". He found that the animals combined these purse-lipped, "consonant-like" calls to convey different messages. This could be a glimpse of how our ancestors formed the earliest words. 8 Animals That Know How to Farm Their Own Food. Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite, back by popular demand.

8 Animals That Know How to Farm Their Own Food

It was originally published on April 2, 2014. Enjoy! It might surprise you to learn that humans aren’t the only animals that grow their own food. From leaf cutter ants that cultivate underground fungi farms to fish that harvest crops of algae, check out these eight amazing animal agriculturists. 1. Meet the Greater Honeyguide, the Bird That Understands Humans. The Greater Honeyguide is the Jekyll and Hyde of birds.

Meet the Greater Honeyguide, the Bird That Understands Humans

At least, that’s how Claire Spottiswoode tells it. The zoologist from the University of Cambridge has spent the past eight years studying the species’ dark side in the wooded savannas of southern Africa. Social Learning in Cetaceans. A visitor might stumble upon a strange sight in Laguna, Brazil, if they went down to the shore. Here, the local fishermen rely on dolphins to help them with their yearly fish catch. New research has found that just one local group of about 20 dolphins works with the fishermen, while the other local dolphins don't cooperate, finding other sources of food.

The researchers aren't sure what separates these groups. Scientists had known that dolphins work together to herd groups of mullet, a fish that's an important source of food for local fishermen, toward a line of fishermen in boats or knee-deep water. Bilateral gynandromorphs - animals that are quite literally, half male and half female. This butterfly is quite literally half male and half female. This condition is rare, but not unique. It's been spotted in birds, insects and crustaceans all around the world. It's unheard of in humans and it's thought that it occurs differently in each of the groups listed above.

In insects the mechanism is fairly well understood. Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo. “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked, apparently in Romeo and Juliet, which I just learned from Google because I did not pay attention in that class in college. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I think this means that a name doesn’t matter for much, because it’s just, like, words or something. But don’t tell that to Madagascar’s most excellently named, not to mention most beautiful, critter: the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (sorry, aye-aye, but you’re a close second on both the name and the beauty). Metamorphosis The Science of Change. Superb Lyrebird. Do animals have a sense of humor? New evidence suggests that all mammals have a funny bone. Fuse/iStockphoto, chrisbrignell/iStockphoto. Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Right now, in a high-security research lab at Northwestern University’s Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, scientists are tickling rats.

Their goal? To develop a pharmaceutical-grade happiness pill. But their efforts might also produce some of the best evidence yet that humor isn’t something experienced exclusively by human beings. Dawn chorus (birds) In the UK the dawn chorus may begin as early as 3am in early summer. The most often heard species of birds are, in order of them beginning to sing:[citation needed] ^ Jump up to: a b Jamieson, Barrie Gillean Molyneux (editor) (2007) Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds: Sexual selection, behavior, conservation, embryology, genetics (Part B of Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds) Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire, page 183, ISBN 978-1-57808-386-2Jump up ^ Moller, A.P., (1992). Interspecific response to playback of bird song. Ladybug Classification: Types and Species of Ladybugs.

Interspecies Internet 1. Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? Causal understanding of water displacement by a crow. Wild crows inhabiting the city use it to their advantage - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife. Octopuses are Smart Suckers!? - The Cephalopod Page. << Cephalopod Articles | By Dr. Octopus Escapes Jar.

The tardigrade genome has been sequenced, and it has the most foreign DNA of ... Harbour porpoise. The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of six species of porpoise. It is one of the smallest marine mammals. As its name implies, it stays close to coastal areas or river estuaries, and as such, is the most familiar porpoise to whale watchers. The Wild Dolphin Project - Home. BBC World Service - Discovery, Scotland’s Dolphins. Now Sea This: The 10 Most Amazing Bizarre Sharks. These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You'll Find on Earth. Koko the gorilla.

Songs Of The Humpback Whale (Full Album HD Vinyl) Weird Deep Sea Creatures (60 images) Weird Creature. Octopus shows unique hunting, social and sexual behavior. This is How Super Smart Octopuses Are. Sea Otter Live Web Cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dolphins Blow Bubble Air Rings. The Vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, dives toward extinction. Vaquita. BBC Four - The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins, Teaching a dolphin to speak English. Orangutan Facts – Sumatran Orangutan Society. Where do orangutans live? Orangutans live in Indonesia and Malaysia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. These are the only places where they live in the wild. Corvids. The 9 Most Mind-blowing Disguises in the Animal Kingdom. L o r d N o e l ... and Lady Jacqueline: Lord Noel on Honey Bees and their Amazing Abilities. Island Adventures Biobay Tours, Vieques Island - Puerto Rico. Spreeuwenwolk bij Zonsondergang. Rare Vegetarian Spider Discovered.

Mt. Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Elephant Emotions - Grieving. The Thai Elephant Orchestra - documentary. Project Nim. Kanzi. Language in Apes. AMAZING CUTTLEFISH - Cephalopods with Natural Camouflage and Sepia Ink. The Indonesian Mimic Octopus. Cuttlefish: the Sentient Cephalopods. Kings of Camouflage. BBC Four Documentaries - Can Dogs Smell Cancer. 10 Lost Pets That Found Their Way Home. Whales. Noise Pollution and Whale Behavior. Dolphin play bubble rings. Animal Tool Use. "Animal Language Article" Bower Bird Blues - Introduction.

Amazing! Bird sounds from the lyre bird - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife. Bird moonwalk. Parrot Prodigy May Grasp the Concept of Zero. Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows. Clever Crows Prove Aesop’s Fable Is More Than Fiction. Life With Alex.