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North Atlantic Right Whales 'One Step From Extinction,' Report Warns

The North Atlantic right whale is just “one step from extinction,” according to a new report that classifies the species as critically endangered.

The classification is a shift from the animals’ previous listing as simply endangered on the Red List of threatened species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which estimated in a statement this week that fewer than 250 mature North Atlantic right whales remained by the end of 2018....

But efforts to protect the whales could draw major opposition from New England’s lobster industry, which has found a friend in President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported. The industry is hurting from the coronavirus pandemic and Trump’s trade war with China and doesn’t want to see stricter regulations on top of that.

“A lot of the dynamic was bad anyway, and under Trump, it just got worse,” Peter Corkeron, a senior scientist at the New England Aquarium, told the Times. “People are terrified to do anything about right whales at the moment.”

During his visit to Maine last month, Trump signed a proclamation that opened the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument ― comprising nearly 5,000 square miles of ocean off the East Coast ― to commercial fishing. Conservationists said at the time that the move would threaten right whales, along with deep-sea coral and numerous species of migratory fish.
I blame Greg. ;)
In addition to the whales, the new report listed 33 lemur species and the European hamster as critically endangered. Hunting and deforestation are the primary threats to the lemurs, which are native to Madagascar. The European hamster ― a wild hamster species whose range includes parts of France, Germany, Eastern Europe and Siberia ― has seen drastic drops in reproduction rates.

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The reasons the hamsters are having fewer offspring aren’t totally clear, according to the IUCN. Possible causes include industrial development, climate change, changes in agricultural practices and light pollution.
Hamsters too? Crap.
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Everybody loves hamsters.

It's man, we have to expand, its what we do. The trick is to work with nature and cut out some of the poisons.

Lion fish are a huge problem here, but the only solution Florida can come up with is encouraging restaurants to serve them. Meanwhile, several years ago I read that Cuba was having great results in reducing their lion fish population by breeding or training a local type of fish to eat the lion fish.


But no one even talks about ending the private ownership of these exotic fish and reptiles.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Everybody loves hamsters.

It's man, we have to expand, its what we do. The trick is to work with nature and cut out some of the poisons.

Lion fish are a huge problem here, but the only solution Florida can come up with is encouraging restaurants to serve them. Meanwhile, several years ago I read that Cuba was having great results in reducing their lion fish population by breeding or training a local type of fish to eat the lion fish.

But no one even talks about ending the private ownership of these exotic fish and reptiles.
It didn't work out.
Mmmm, lionfish.
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Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.
Business opportunity! Better do something about that presentation, though. :puke-left:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:41 pm
Then we have to eat them, but it sure would be a help to quit selling them in pet stores.

I just looked and couldn't find them on any area restaurant menu. Jackson's Steakhouse may have them, but that's it.
Business opportunity! Better do something about that presentation, though. :puke-left:
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Dentist who slaughtered Cecil the lion ‘hunts and kills protected wild ram’ just four years later

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... Two weeks after Palmer’s trip to Mongolia, the US president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr also ­travelled there to hunt the sheep, the Mirror said, costing American taxpayers £60,000 for secret service agents.
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Bird drops fish on woman's head and gives her a concussion. You hardly ever hear of these bomber birds; guess they're getting pissed about something.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:37 pm
Bird drops fish on woman's head and gives her a concussion. You hardly ever hear of these bomber birds; guess they're getting pissed about something.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/woman-e ... 44495.html
Some people say that this was from a bomber bird, but billy.pilgrim says it's a walking catfish.

Cod works in mysterious ways.
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Opps! My vision is getting so bad, I made what I thought was a clever comment about "Cod" working in mysterious ways and then realized Vredo too had already done so. This is why I don't drive at night. Besides, no road signs have "cod" or "god" on them. shit.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Opps! My vision is getting so bad, I made what I thought was a clever comment about "Cod" working in mysterious ways and then realized Vredo too had already done so. This is why I don't drive at night. Besides, no road signs have "cod" or "god" on them. shit.
Great minds . . .

I need reading glasses or bifocals, but I've been CV-19 putting it off.

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One nation, under cod.........in cod we trust.........cod, guns, and glory......cod willing and the creek don't rise.....cod give me the strength.....my cod is a jealous cod.......my cod's better than your cod.

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Awwww

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Unnecessary beef is more cows to breed.
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Buddy, the first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the US, has died

... Buddy’s family and doctors were unable to confirm whether it was the lymphoma or the virus that ultimately took his life....

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in animals each time it is found in a new species. So far, more than two dozen animals have made the list....
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Buddy, the first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in the US, has died

... Buddy’s family and doctors were unable to confirm whether it was the lymphoma or the virus that ultimately took his life....

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 in animals each time it is found in a new species. So far, more than two dozen animals have made the list....
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I looked at the headline and did a double take.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_( ... ed%20Socks.
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I looked at the headline and did a double take.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_(dog)
:D Same here, but this was "Buddy, the first dog ...", not Buddy, the First Dog.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:21 pm
I looked at the headline and did a double take.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_(dog)
:D Same here, but this was "Buddy, the first dog ...", not Buddy, the First Dog.
Small but significant distinction.
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