Killer Plastic Bags Choke Rare Leatherback Sea Turtle

Killer Plastic Bags Choke Rare Leatherback Sea Turtle

THE NIGHTMARE of human pollution was exposed for all to see today when Phuket veterinarians cut open a giant leatherback turtle in a post mortem.

Inside the stomach, the cause of the wonderful creature’s death became apparent. Six plastic bags obstructed the 15-year-old turtle’s digestive system, preventing food from being absorbed.

Trivia question for Mar-12-2011

Posted on Mar 12, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-12-2011

Cheetah’s are the fastest land animal, reaching speeds between 70 and 75 mph in short bursts covering distances up to 1,600 ft. They have the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 62 mph in three seconds.

Trivia question for Mar-11-2011

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-11-2011

These are the only prey birds that primarily hunts on foot, stalking through the long grass of the African savannah. They use their spindly, stork-like legs for stamping on victims too big to be seized in their bill.

Trivia question for Mar-10-2011

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-10-2011

There are nearly 50 species of seahorse. They are mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They prefer to live in sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, coral reefs, or mangroves.

Trivia question for Mar-09-2011

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-09-2011

Their scarlet red faces are due to the lack of skin pigments and plentiful capillaries that run under their facial tissue. These guys live in nomadic troops spending their lives high above the quagmire of the swamped rainforest, as they constantly search for the best fruit trees.

Trivia question for Mar-08-2011

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-08-2011

Although they are not an endangered species, they do face risks in Russia by a particular predator. Concern also exists about the threat of pesticides and pollution. Rivers in industry areas are often used as dumping grounds and toxic chemicals, gradually enter the food chain, accumulating in fish and invertebrates that make up this birds prey base.

Trivia question for Mar-07-2011

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-07-2011

Leatherbacks are the largest living sea turtle in the world with unique soft shells. Their body temperature stays several degrees above that of seawater, allowing the turtle to penetrate deep into cool ocean waters.

Tell Congress to protect Sea Turtles

Tell Congress to protect Sea Turtles

Every year, sea turtles travel thousands of miles to return to the beaches where they were born, to lay eggs and start a new generation. Along the way, they face habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and deadly fishing gear.

Trivia question for Mar-06-2011

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-06-2011

In areas where the population is predominantly Muslim, these guys are seldom hunted for food, as their physical similarity to pigs has made their meat a taboo, but in some regions they are hunted for sport or shot accidentally when mistaken for other animals.

Trivia question for Mar-05-2011

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-05-2011

The main threat they face is deforestation but as long as selective logging practices continue, their resourcefulness should allow them to prosper.

Trivia question for Mar-04-2011

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-04-2011

These guys get their name from the fleshy upper lips and hanging folds of facial skin, which make them resemble a different animal. They are expert predators that actually hunt over water, emitting high-frequency sound pulses to detect prey.

Trivia question for Mar-03-2011

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-03-2011

Although they are considered to be dangerous and one of the ugliest of all fishes, they are harvested for human consumption and are considered a delicacy in several countries.

“Say No To Plastic Bags”… Please!

“Say No To Plastic Bags”… Please!

We learned that the number one pollutant item in our oceans was plastic, and that plastic accounts for the death of over 1-million birds and over 100,000 marine animals including Sea Turtles, Seals and fish.

Trivia question for Mar-02-2011

Posted on Mar 2, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-02-2011

As a defensive mechanism these guys are able to secret a blistering agent which is a poisonous chemical that causes blistering of the skin.

Trivia question for Mar-01-2011

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Mar-01-2011

The inner toe of these birds has evolved into a long “dagger-like” claw which makes it a formidable weapon. They are experts at camouflaging their nests, so much so that they are rarely ever found.