Heedless Ways

Chimpanzees in Uganda’s Kigali National Park have been getting up to some unusual business at night. These daytime foragers with poor night vision have been leaving the safety of the forest, crossing a bridge over a large ditch meant to keep elephants out of neighboring crop areas, and raiding corn fields. And they aren’t the…

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Unforeseen Gatherings

Walrus Sea ice located along the shallow continental shelf of the Bering Sea usually provides a diving board, a hunting perch and resting place for female walrus and their young. With sea ice retreating into water too deep for hunting, the walrus have had to find safer shores. Around 10,000 of them have gathered on…

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The Shape of the Unknown

Yesterday, I wrote about the mythical monsters that once populated the marine realm on the way to uncharted territories. Today, I thought I’d look atĀ images of creatures that might have inspired tales of monsters, at least in the retelling. It doesn’t come as a surprise that whales inspired stories of awe. The humpback whale easily…

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