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ARE YOU AS SMART AS A RAVEN???    I WONDER.  ;)
The question of what sets humans apart from other animals is one of the oldest philosophical puzzles. A popular answer is that only humans can understand that others also have minds like their own. But new research suggests that ravens -- birds singled out by many cultures as a symbol of intelligence and wisdom -- share at least some of the human ability to think abstractly about other minds, adapting their behavior by attributing their own perce...
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"I am a Pileated Woodpecker and for me to survive I need all of you to care for Mother Earth. So when BCB shot my pic I asked her to remind all of you:.    And BCB on a wee hike last year.
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http://archaeology.org/news/4126-160204-viking-parasites-diseaseLIVERPOOL, ENGLAND—An inherited deficiency in alpha-1-antitrypsin (A1AT) can contribute to the onset of the debilitating illnesses of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema. A1AT protects the lungs and liver from enzymes produced by the immune system, but those enzymes, called proteases, are also produced by parasitic worms. Richard Pleass of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a team of scientists say that deviant forms of A1AT evolved in Viking populations more than 2,000 years ago to combat worm infestations. “Vikings would have eaten contaminated food and parasites would have migrated to various organs, including lungs and liver, where the proteases they released would cause disease,” he said in a press release. “Thus these deviant forms of A1AT would have protected Viking populations, who neither smoked tobacco nor lived long lives, from worms. It is only in the last century that modern medicine has allowed human populations to be treated for disease-causing worms. Consequently these deviant forms of A1AT, that once protected people from parasites, are now at liberty to cause emphysema and COPD,” he explained. To read more about Vikings, go to "Vengeance on the Vikings."
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Rare Hybrid Sea Turtle Discovered In Florida


Researchers with the University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group suspect that they have discovered a rare hybrid sea turtle as a result of inter-species mating between a green sea turtle and a loggerhead sea turtle.

The turtle was recently captured at the U.S. Navy's Trident Submarine Turning Basin located on the north side of Port Canaveral, Florida. According to the Marine Turtle Research Group, the turtle's head, flippers, and skin coloration all are characteristic of a green sea turtle. But its shell has a reddish brown coloration, jagged edges, and a ridge down the center that are characteristic of a loggerhead sea turtle. Researchers are now awaiting the results of genetic tests to confirm whether or not the turtle is indeed a hybrid.

Although hybrid sea turtles are rare, they have been discovered before. In 2008, another green/loggerhead hybrid sea turtle was discovered in North Carolina. Genetic tests confirmed that the turtle was the offspring of a male green sea turtle and a female loggerhead sea turtle. Also, inter-species mating between loggerhead sea turtles and hawksbill and green sea turtles have been observed in the wild.

Loggerheads have a reddish-brown shell and are named for their large heads. Adults can weigh between 200 and 350 pounds and can reach 3 feet in length.  The green turtle's name derives not from the color of its shell (olive-brown with dark streaks and spots) but from the greenish color of its body fat. On average, these sea turtles weigh 300 pounds and have a shell length of 3.3 feet.

In the United States, 90 percent of all loggerhead nesting occurs in Florida with nearly half of those nests located in Brevard County. In 2014, there were 23,457 loggerhead nests counted by wildlife official along Florida's Space Coast.

The green sea turtle population has been on a exponential rebound in recent years. In 1989, biologists documented only 464 green turtle nests on index beaches. In 2011, the index count was 10,701; in 2013, it was 25,553 and in 2015 the number of green turtle nests on index beaches reached a new record of 27,975.

Green turtle and loggerhead nesting areas overlap throughout Florida, including in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast. Their nesting seasons also overlap in Florida, with the loggerhead nesting season running from April through September and the green turtle nesting season spanning from June through late September.

University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group 
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Elongate nested stromatolites, previously unknown in Hamelin Pool. Credit: Pamela Reid, Ph.D., UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science New research from a University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine an...
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Rare Hybrid Sea Turtle Discovered In Florida


Researchers with the University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group suspect that they have discovered a rare hybrid sea turtle as a result of inter-species mating between a green sea turtle and a loggerhead sea turtle.

The turtle was recently captured at the U.S. Navy's Trident Submarine Turning Basin located on the north side of Port Canaveral, Florida. According to the Marine Turtle Research Group, the turtle's head, flippers, and skin coloration all are characteristic of a green sea turtle. But its shell has a reddish brown coloration, jagged edges, and a ridge down the center that are characteristic of a loggerhead sea turtle. Researchers are now awaiting the results of genetic tests to confirm whether or not the turtle is indeed a hybrid.

Although hybrid sea turtles are rare, they have been discovered before. In 2008, another green/loggerhead hybrid sea turtle was discovered in North Carolina. Genetic tests confirmed that the turtle was the offspring of a male green sea turtle and a female loggerhead sea turtle. Also, inter-species mating between loggerhead sea turtles and hawksbill and green sea turtles have been observed in the wild.

Loggerheads have a reddish-brown shell and are named for their large heads. Adults can weigh between 200 and 350 pounds and can reach 3 feet in length.  The green turtle's name derives not from the color of its shell (olive-brown with dark streaks and spots) but from the greenish color of its body fat. On average, these sea turtles weigh 300 pounds and have a shell length of 3.3 feet.

In the United States, 90 percent of all loggerhead nesting occurs in Florida with nearly half of those nests located in Brevard County. In 2014, there were 23,457 loggerhead nests counted by wildlife official along Florida's Space Coast.

The green sea turtle population has been on a exponential rebound in recent years. In 1989, biologists documented only 464 green turtle nests on index beaches. In 2011, the index count was 10,701; in 2013, it was 25,553 and in 2015 the number of green turtle nests on index beaches reached a new record of 27,975.

Green turtle and loggerhead nesting areas overlap throughout Florida, including in Brevard County on Florida's Space Coast. Their nesting seasons also overlap in Florida, with the loggerhead nesting season running from April through September and the green turtle nesting season spanning from June through late September.

University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group 
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Interesting article, thank you for sharing, Beth!

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"Walking Tours of San Miguel [de Allende, Mexico]" Download to your phone, tablet, laptop on Amazon.com, Amazon.com.mx; Barnes and Noble, bn.com; Kobo.com (now includes sony Readers) and on Google Play. Search William J. Conaway.
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