Friday finds #2

Zoological snippets from around the web

General

An animal flatulence quiz. I need to buy the book to improve my score on this!

What words are most used by environmental historians and environmental humanities scholars? (Not strictly zoology-based, but full of interesting links).

Birds

Updating Singapore’s bird list

Following the success of fox grading, grading parrots has now arrived.

Fish

All about fish surgery.

Genetics

The safety of DNA testing.

Reptiles and amphibians

The latest edition of the Herpetological Highlights podcast came out this week, covering a variety of topics from species recovery to maternal care in a species of python and crab-eating snakes.

Invertebrates

I enjoy scientific cartoons, and Paige Kelly’s Science and Scribbles is a blog I found recently which combines both cartoons and stories. Her most recent drawing is about krill, salps and diatoms.

 

Do you have any Friday finds? Share them in the comments!

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A member of the crab-eating snake family. 

 

Friday Finds #1

This is a new idea I’m trying out. I aim to bring you zoological snippets from around the web:

Mammals 

  • Lynx fighting sounds very unusual, and the video is well worth a watch.
  • March Mammal Madness is well worth following and participating in (these are the results so far).

Amphibians

Reptiles 

Birds

  • Puffin sunglasses  are very fashionable, and can be used when studying ultraviolet light and their bills.

Invertebrates

  • A new species of fiddler crab has been found in the Indian Ocean.

 

Do you have any Friday finds of your own? Share them in the comments!

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