Category Archives: Nature conservation

Nature Blogging

New Wildlife Blog
There is a new blog that looks pretty darn good called “All About Wildlife” and focusing on threatened habitat and endangered species. It is called “All About Wildlife” and it is located here. I’d say this is one for the RSS feed.

Musings on Nature Blogging … in Nature Blog Networking: The Halls of Academia N8 (that’s, like “nate” fyi) talks about the new Nature Blog Networks categories, and discusses what a nature blog really is and is not. In which my blog is nicely defended. Thanks, Nate.

Distribution of Water on the Earth

This has come up a couple of times recently, so I thought I’d summarize the information here.

The distribution of water on Earth in cubic kilometers

Salt water: 1,318,062,462
Glaciers: 28,005,430
Groundwater: 12,270,210
Lakes: 106,396
Swamps: 13,452
Rivers: 2,446
Vapor: 13,000
Biological: 1,120

(Biological means like your spit and guts and all the juicy parts of worms and tree saps and water in bacteria and stuff.)


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Lead Poisoning and Loons: A skeptical look

This is the continuation of a discussion of loons, skeptically viewed. I am not skeptical about loons themselves. I know they exist. In fact, I just spent the last half hour watching Mom and Dad loon (whom I cannot tell apart, by the way) feeding Junior I and Junior II (whom I also cannot tell apart) what I have determined to be mostly crayfish, but also the occasional minnow.

In this installment of How the Loon Terns we will look at breeding success.
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Thinking skeptically about loons

I’ve been thinking about loons lately. This is not hard do do because every time I turn around there is a loon either watching me fish, yodeling off in the distance, flying overhead, or feeding its babies just off to my right as I sit here writing stuff. This year, the pair of loons that lives in front of the cabin seems to be producing two offspring … the young ones grew quickly to near adult size and seem fit and healthy as far as one can tell. Last year, the pair living here produced zero offspring.
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