Friday, November 01, 2019

Loose Feathers #721

Gray Catbird / Photo by Kyle Chelius/USFWS
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Biodiversity and conservation
  • Scientists are studying the Klamath River in anticipation of what it is expected to be the largest dam removal project yet, in which four dams are slated to be removed.
  • A Humpback Whale that was stranded at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey this week was covered in propeller cuts, including at least one that hit its spinal column. Two sea turtles and a Fin Whale were also killed by boats in New Jersey waters this week.
  • Hundreds of koalas died in wildfires that tore through their habitat in eastern Australia.
  • A new bat species was discovered in Nicaragua
  • An invasive virus threatens Wood Frogs in North America.
Climate change and environmental politics