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@ecologica.arg

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@magic_the_gathering_gram

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0 3 13 minutes ago

@a_fools_experiment

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Whale evolution 20: the lost skull of australia (part 4)

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prosqualodon is interpreted as a stem odontocete, a dead end experiment in the evolution of toothed whales that died out roughly 16 million years ago. they survived the oligocene – miocene boundary where many other odontocetes and toothed mysticetes could not, but we need to find another skull in australia to formally recognize the validity of this family. @museumsvictoria vertebrate palaeontology department has been on the search for such a specimen along the great ocean road and western districts, here’s hoping we can find one soon.
the next in this series are the dope looking tusked whales, the squalodontids, otherwise known as the “shark-toothed” whales. they were hugely successful and were major marine predators throughout the late oligocene-middle miocene (25 – 15 million). featured is a squalodontid by carl buell. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
0 73 58 minutes ago

@menagerie_and_mettle

menagerie_and_mettle
I have taken so many photographs over the years, mostly of wildlife, and mostly during my time working in the bush. i either use the photo's as references or mess around with them to find fresh ways of seeing wildlife. wildlife and the conservation thereof is very close to my heart. often, when i draw or mess around with my photo's, i am frustrated by not having enough technical know-how (by that i mean in execution, not just in digital tech) to make the idea in my head come to life. this is another idea i am playing around with, although it feels more a work in progress at the moment. i would really hope that i find a way to raise awareness for our wildlife through my art and photography.
a bit about this one:
endangered species : temminck’s ground pangolin (smutsia temminckii)
one of four species of african pangolin, this one is the only one found in south africa.
they are unique as they are covered in scales – keratin, just like our fingernails – that overlap, and are the only mammal that has this characteristic. when threatened they will roll into a ball and rely on their scales for protection.
at night mostly, they eat termites and ants, using their long sticky tongue and large front claws to aid this. they are also known as the ‘scaly anteater’.
pangolins the world over are under threat due to poaching to supply the wildlife trade. not just their scales, or their meat but live animals are trafficked with minimal jail time to poachers not being a big deterrent. they are being eaten into extinction.

#endangered #pangolin #mammal #poaching #wildlifecrime #trafficking #extinction #conservation #wildlife #southafricanwildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifeart #artphotography #southafricanart #southafricanartist #natgeo
1 11 1 hour ago

@a_fools_experiment

a_fools_experiment
Whale evolution 20: the lost skull of australia (part 3)

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prosqualodon has a number of unique features, particularly its “short snouted” nature. this animal would have been the orca of its generation during the early miocene, but its teeth were very different from modern killer whales. its teeth were highly ornamented, with a number of denticles on the crown (between 5-10 small bumps). the teeth at the front of the jaw are procumbent, superficially looking like small tusks projecting from the jaw and upper palate.
image (the teeth of prosqualodon) via: flynn, t. t. (1948). description of prosqualodon davidi flynn, a fossil cetacean from tasmania. trans. zool. soc. 26: 153–197. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
0 67 1 hour ago

@a_fools_experiment

a_fools_experiment
Whale evolution 20: the lost skull of australia (part 1)

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strap yourselves in. it’s going to be a bumpy ride through the history of fossil whales. today, we’re going to be discussing the evolution of the robust, short snouted whales from the early miocene (and potentially the late oligocene >23 million years ago); the prosqualodontids. these 5 metre long toothed whales are known from a few localities worldwide (including argentina and new zealand) but the most famous and most complete of these skulls is known from australia. this species, called “prosqualodon davidi”, was critical to the description of the prosqualodontids as a family, but the original specimen was unbelievably mistaken for rubbish by a school janitor and was thrown out. it is believed to be buried below a school ground in hobart.
image via: flynn, t. t. (1948). description of prosqualodon davidi flynn, a fossil cetacean from tasmania. trans. zool. soc. 26: 153–197. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
0 57 1 hour ago

@a_fools_experiment

a_fools_experiment
Whale evolution 20: the lost skull of australia (part 2)

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all we have now are casts of this magnificent skull and the original description. i would have fired that janitor on the spot. incredibly, this is not the first time that an important fossil whale skull has been lost; the early oligocene “agorophius pygmaeus” was first described in 1849 from the states, but the holotype skull has been lost for the better part of 140 years. now, we have to wait for more specimens to be found in the fossil record before we can formally describe these animals again.
image via: flynn, t. t. (1948). description of prosqualodon davidi flynn, a fossil cetacean from tasmania. trans. zool. soc. 26: 153–197. image displays the skull of prosqualodon in different views and part of the fossilized flipper. #afoolsexperiment #science #palaeontology #fossils
#paleontology #rocks #teeth #museum #zoology #skeleton #bones #jurassicpark #iceage #megafauna #evolution #naturalselection #extinct #dinosaur #extinction #picoftheday #tooth #melbourne #australia #geology #melbournemuseum #biology #animals #scicomm #whale
0 62 1 hour ago

@trvl.zone

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1 221 1 hour ago

@atelier_66

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Reflection, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 100x120cm, #painting #abstractart#abstractexpressionism #abstract #gesture#extinction #origin #destructive #primitive#minimalism #modernart #graffitiart#contemporaryart www.bokortom.com
2 18 1 hour ago

@dp4k.m_reincarnated

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#repost @env.wildlife

breaking: a 10 yr prison sentence has been imposed by a #vietnamese court on a man found transporting 27 live big-headed #turtles and 4 #bear paws. sustained #env pressure helped ensure a realistic sentence. #repost #regram #love #photooftheday #vietnam #turtle #bears #wildlifecrime #env #endangered #extinction #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #animalkingdom #animal #animallover
3 172 2 hours ago

@critical.rupture

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0 52 2 hours ago

@paranabs

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After the deforestation of 200 hectares of primary rainforest, the construction of the small flowery roundabout, in front of the museum of extinct species, could finally begin.
#paranabs #googlestreetview #beautifulworld #deforestation #rainforest #primaryrainforest #extinction #extinctspecies #species #nature #biodiversity #roundabout #flowers #museum #construction #buildingsite #brokenworld
0 11 2 hours ago

@westcoastfaery

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There should be no differentiation in punishment/sentences given for crimes against animals, as they are given for crimes against humans. we are both sentient beings. we both deserve to live in peace and harmony. if anything, animals have earned way more right to be here than us. they only take what they need to survive and they don't damage or trash the planet. we continually upset nature's balance and then complain when animals stroll into our territory, suburbs for food or destroy our property. we k**l wolves causing elk numbers to increase. they ravish the treescapes, we then complain about flooding (less trees, more floods)! education in conservation should be compulsory. we shouldn't have to be signing hundreds of petitions each year to protect our wildlife. it should be a given! iceland should not be advertising whale sight-seeing trips and then allowing the slaughter of them on their shores. where's the logic or integrity in that? we need to educate our children from a young age about respecting all life on earth and teaching them that there is no room for superiority. i'm looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 10-20 years with animal welfare and conservation. we all need to be on the same page with this. there is no grey area! if we keep hunting/killing animals from the top of the food chain and damaging their habitats, our oceans and landscapes won't be able to repair themselves or find any equilibrium. let's help nature do what she does best! πŸ‹πŸ¦ˆπŸ¬πŸ»πŸ¦πŸ― #conserve #protect #respect #petition #laws #educate #children #progress #climatechange #extinction #oceans #lands #foodchain #huntingisnotasport #iftheoddsarenoteven #animalwelfare #environment #restorebalance #peace #harmony #equilibrium#bekind #beproactive #supportlocalcauses #wecanallhelp #igottwostrongarms #icanhelp 😊🎡🎢🎡🎢
2 21 2 hours ago

@festival_pariscience

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[une sélection #pariscience2016] 🌍

partez à la #savane, a la rencontre d'une espèce en voie d'#extinction avec le #documentaire "girafes, les dernières géantes" de @markjohnstonnomad a 12h05 sur @artefr . ©οΈ @cbc @pbs #nomadfilms
#girafes #voiededisparition #animaux #environnement #espece
1 5 2 hours ago

@env.wildlife

env.wildlife
Breaking: a 10 yr prison sentence has been imposed by a #vietnamese court on a man found transporting 27 live big-headed #turtles and 4 #bear paws. sustained #env pressure helped ensure a realistic sentence. #repost #regram #love #photooftheday #vietnam #turtle #bears #wildlifecrime #env #endangered #extinction #wild #wildlife #animals #nature #animalkingdom #animal #animallover
7 142 3 hours ago

@jbravormx

jbravormx
The california golden bear was hunted to #extinction in the last century... is that why our kind ⭐🐻 are casually discriminated against, at these northern latitudes? #cascadia #california #washingtonstate #washingtonian #leavenworth #iciclecreek #welcomehome #notstaged
1 3 4 hours ago