A Spiny Tailed Monitor hunts down some crunchy crickets at feeding time.
This video shows how to build a spiny enemy out of legos. This enemy i from Super Mario Brothers a Nintendo game.
A big, wild, flamboyant, and colorful male desert spiny lizard (sceloporus magister)basking and displaying in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Many close ups and action shots to excellent music performed by Guitarreando (www.jamendo****).
Continuano i nostri incontri con coloro che sono impegnati in prima linea in questa intensa e infuocata campagna elettorale 2009 per le elezioni comunali fiorentine. Stavolta abbiamo avuto il piacere di incontrare Valdo Spini, uno dei nomi storici della politica italiana, che ha ricoperto svariati ruoli, dal consigliere comunale a Palazzo Vecchio, al deputato in parlamento, al ministro nel governo Ciampi.
Sul suo nome punta una coalizione composta da diversi partiti, gruppi politici e formazioni della società civile che vedono in lui la persona giusta per guidare la Firenze che verrà. Ecco come ci ha illustrato le sue idee.
Unusual trees and twisted plant life clip from "Dancing With the Lemurs", a free Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video of Madagascar. To enjoy the entire film, ask a search engine for: Intrepid Berkeley Explorer or click on the provided link.
This video glorifies amazing wildlife unique to Madagascar. It stars: Dancing Lemurs, Black and White Lemurs, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Brown Lemurs, also Iguanas, Geckos, Millipedes, Bats, the Spiny Forest of unusual, twisted trees, plus a tribal village; lastly visiting/disrupting a school classroom. With digital tricks of slow motion and reverse.
A gorgeous wild female desert spiny lizard (sceloporus magister) in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
This is thrue story about my hedgehog Finica, story that stil last.
Everything started one summer day, 2005. I found her on my doorstep, she was so little and frihtened, so thirsty and hungry. Helpless little creature, she cound'nt survive in the nature alone, without her mother, and she needed help, desperately.
At first she had to be feed nearly every hour. Buzzy days and sleepless nights for me, but I dont regret. Will I do this again? Yes, gladly.
We know so little about hedgehogs, about their nature and habits. But in four years, I learned so much about my hedgehog Finica. I made place for her in my house, in my garden and in my heart and she brought so much funn and joy into my life. Now she recognize my voice and understand my feelings, and I understand her.
This little movie about Finica will show you how playfull and couriose, cudly and merry hedgehogs coud be. You will learn to like them like I do. And I love my Finica and she loves me. Our story will last forever.
A Spiny Lobster at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC.
Tracking a gorgeous male desert spiny lizard in the Vekol Wash of the Arizona Sonoran Desert during Monsoon season. Great close ups of lizard running, displaying, foraging, and yes - even pooping! Original music by filmmaker with factual narrative.
Spikey was the name, we gave to a Spiny turtle in Malaysia on a recent field trip for SIAMPEDIA, the free nature loving report site on the web. Spikey was trapped on the tarmac on a single lane rainforest road in some undisclosed location. He must have tumbled from the 2m (7’ feet) high, near vertical embankment. The trapped animal was prone to be squashed or hurt by the passing traffic. We want to prevent leaking a geo-positioning to commercial collectors of these rare and endangered species. Spiny turtles are considered a delicacy by ethnic Chinese gourmets and also traded for their high collector’s value. Spikey's species (lat.:Heosemys spinosa) didn't survive that long, to become an extinct species by recent human generations. Building roads (long traps) across their habitat, without leaving a chance to escape! Spikey may now survive the cooking pot and one day, we may be able to show this unique species to our own offspring in nature. Biodiversity is Life! SIAMPEDIA encourages all road construction projects to include escape options for all wildlife. Governments are called to make this mandatory.
From SpongeBob Squarepants’ loyal sidekick to a doctor’s office near you -- starfish just might be the next big thing in medicine.
One of the marine biologists involved in the research explains the concept to a BBC reporter.
HUGHES: “Well, it produces a kind of slime over its body surface and this slime contains chemicals that prevent other animals and plants from sticking to it. And it’s possible that if we can identify these chemicals, it might be possible to incorporate them into medicine. Perhaps to fight inflammatory diseases.”
Whereas man-made objects put into the ocean are quickly covered in oceanic microbes and various undesirables, the spiny starfish’s slime keeps its surface pristine.
A writer for Mother Nature Network explains how this property would help humans suffering from conditions like asthma or arthritis.
“Inflammation is caused by an excess of white blood cells sticking to the blood-vessel wall, building up and eventually causing tissue damage. If the researchers can develop a treatment based on starfish slime that effectively coats human blood vessels much like the slime coats starfish, they believe they could prevent white blood cells from accumulating in vessels, thus stopping inflammation.”
And a Daily Mail reporter says starfish goop could be just as effective as more traditional treatments, such as prescription steroids -- and perhaps more desirable.
“This could reduce the amount of drugs patients would need to take, which often have unwanted side effects. Professor Clive Page ... said: 'The starfish have effectively done a lot of the hard work for us. 'It has had billions of years in evolution to come up with molecules that do specific things.’”
And starfish slime might just be the tip of the iceberg. Researchers are reportedly exploring the medical benefits of sea snails, sea cucumbers, and seaweed.
Florida's softshell turtles are being killed at an alarming rate- twenty per day per trapper!
Their meat is usually shipped straight to China, where the turtle populations have long been depleted by the medicine and soup industries.
Because it takes ten years for a single one of these turtles to grow up, this hunt is unsustainable.
PLEASE write Gov. Crist and tell him to
promote laws that save this incredible animal.
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Video of some of the marine life you can see snorkeling the inshore waters of Key West. For more videos and pictures check out *******key-west-snorkeling****
A hedgehog is any of the small spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae and the order Erinaceomorpha. There are 16 species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to North America; those in New Zealand are introduced. Hedgehogs have changed little over the last 15 million years. Like many of the first mammals they have adapted to a nocturnal, insectivorous way of life. The name 'hedgehog' came into use around the year 1450, derived from the Middle English 'heyghoge', from 'heyg', 'hegge'