Tag Archives: nature

life of plenty …

Excellent conditions this wet season brings out the poor cousins of butterflies and other associated predators. Out in the field or at home, nature carries on. Here a Sea Eagle on Cable Beach gently wafts along the top of the … Continue reading

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biology stabilizes climate …

Dr Judith Curry posts this remarkable observation from an Oxford scientist and lecturer, Biology is responsible for our planet’s climate equilibrium. Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate¬†Change by Clive Hambler All living and dead carbon based molecules emit gases as … Continue reading

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a response to record rain …

Between rain events in the tropics, it’s nice to get out and watch changes happening. The record early start to the wet season of over 400mm (8 inches) looks to be a big year for rainfall ahead. The appropriate response … Continue reading

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a golfing ecology …

Checking the local golf club this morning, the early sunning of lizards, and fruiting trees on the fairway. The Broome Golf Club has a strong presence of local wildlife and fauna. From the Club Pavilion, an Ocean view, and native … Continue reading

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bushland after record rain …

Following Broome’s December monthly rainfall record of over 400mm, it was time to see the result. From grasshopper swarms crossing the road, to goannas searching for termites and other prey, the dam is full that wild horses use, and the … Continue reading

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all the ‘left’s’ failed predictions … seers becoming donkeys

Maybe not all, but tell me about anything the MSM got right in the last few years. At least 37 million results says Bing. Google has over 300,000,000 results, but I don’t normally believe Google due to their censoring of … Continue reading

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“the great green guzzler con” …

Shortly before midday on March 16, 2016, Richard Whittemore opened the gate of a 20-acre field near Plaistow in West Sussex to find a scene of devastation. The babbling stream that flows through it had become a glutinous slick of … Continue reading

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deep discovery …

Carnivorous sponges have been discovered in the deep for the first time. […] In the Arctic the carnivorous sponges can live in shallower waters, some 150 to 200 metres down. But in warmer oceans they are best off in deeper … Continue reading

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a promise of more to come …

Before the December rainfall record, the plains near Broome looked like this, an Osprey on the edge of a saline marsh sitting on a long abandoned fence post, parched paperbark trees in the background.   The Brolgas on a flood … Continue reading

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the resilience of coral reefs …

The bleaching and occasional death of coral reefs, surprisingly increases the diversity of invertebrates, says this paper posted at co2science: How Reef Invertebrate Diversity Responds to Coral Mortality Paper Reviewed Nelson, H.R., Kuempel, C.D. and Altieri, A.H. 2016. The resilience … Continue reading

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