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jil

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2017, 10:13:18 pm »
Great photos!

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2017, 10:27:15 pm »
I saw sifak in the wild (not that close).  My recollection is that sifak live in trees, and to cross on the ground they "dance" because their hips are shaped to hug trees.  I have pix of them dancing, but on film, not digital, so unable to share (this was in '96).
And I happened to meet the fennec foxes at the St Louis zoo 2 months ago.
Someday I'd like to meet the pangolin.  What a weird-looking fellow.

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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2017, 03:51:48 am »
Sad news for people in this part of the world. Granny, scientific name - J2, has been declared dead at the age of 105 give or take.   :'( :'( :'(

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Our friend, Charissa, took this shot of J2 this summer, during her research.


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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2017, 08:30:34 pm »
Have just discovered that I could get a toy sifaka on eBay - perhaps that would be better than trying to get a real one!

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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2017, 08:42:52 pm »
Sad news for people in this part of the world. Granny, scientific name - J2, has been declared dead at the age of 105 give or take.   :'( :'( :'(

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

jil

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2017, 04:42:47 pm »
Granny just got a mention on BBC Radio 4's Inside Science program. If you can listen on the iplayer, it was the first item.

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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2017, 07:42:04 pm »
Granny just got a mention on BBC Radio 4's Inside Science program. If you can listen on the iplayer, it was the first item.

Thanks jil - just listened to it. It will be very interesting to see what becomes of her dependent sons. Amazing that she was still supporting them after so many years :)

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Re: Chat - 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2017, 04:38:02 pm »
An article about warming oceans.


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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2017, 06:10:27 pm »
Thanks Michael - there was a news report on this on TV yesterday, but the reporter didn't really explain the science behind the change.  He did however report that there's some anxiety about how Donald Trump will treat the NOAA, as they come up with information he doesn't like.  Worrying times.

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2017, 06:18:17 pm »
While editing the log of HMS Intrepid I was searching to check the name of a Russian ship - Lysistrata, which turned out to have been originally built for James Gordon Bennett who paid for the USS Jeannette. (Slightly less than) 6 degrees of separation!

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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2017, 07:14:36 pm »
Some quick laughs:

Disgruntled employees about their former workplaces:

"Their slogan should be 'Come in and burn out!'"

"When I started, I was a grape. When I left, I was a raisin."

"OPEN(Garbage_Can). INSERT(Company). CLOSE(Garbage_Can)"

"At least it was a very consistent place: I always arrived on time and always left very late!"

"As dynamic as a train track!"

"It's like a palm tree: All the big nuts are at the top!"

"Take a kindergarten and give each kid an XXL can of Red Bull and a puppy. That's how loud it was."

"Perfectly suited for people with no hobbies, friends, family or ambitions."

"The shortest horror story ever: MONDAY."

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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2017, 07:36:09 pm »
The government agency my daughter worked for was privatized. The new company's vision statement was:

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The best of both.

She thought even it were:

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The worst of neither.

they didn't achieve it.

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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2017, 08:58:20 pm »
While editing the log of HMS Intrepid I was searching to check the name of a Russian ship - Lysistrata, which turned out to have been originally built for James Gordon Bennett who paid for the USS Jeannette. (Slightly less than) 6 degrees of separation!

Oh!! I like that brief separation :D

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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 10:23:55 pm »
hanibal kindly posted this on Zooniverse news. If you want to see some super 15 second snippets of chimps and other great jungle favourites (jackals, elephants, ants) Chimp&See are having a vote for your favourite (cute, scary,fun etc). Only takes a few minutes and is great fun. The Mods put in a lot of work, especially to get it approved by the Powers That Be I understand) and it'd be great to support that effort:

The best videos of 2016, from Chimp And See:
https://cands.polldaddy.com/s/bestof2016

 :D :D :D

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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2017, 06:57:58 pm »