The all things Natural HIstory thread Page 24

  • rice_sandwich 6 Feb 2017 18:47:11 5,610 posts
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    Attenborough's Story of Life app is worth a look. Has loads of clips from his series. Is on the ios/android stores. Free to use.
  • JoelStinty 8 Feb 2017 10:04:34 8,080 posts
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    If you are interested in Cartography, this is well worth a read: Guardian long read: Faultlines, Blackholes, and glaciers:Mapping Uncharted territories
  • rice_sandwich 20 Feb 2017 08:25:40 5,610 posts
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    Blue Planet 2 is coming later in the year. Seven episodes. The first one is probably my favourite Attenborough series.
  • mattshark 2 Mar 2017 13:21:14 820 posts
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    So a new shark species for UK waters has washed up in Devon. Crocodile sharks are generally found much, much further south
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/crocodile-shark-discovered-uk-first-time-tropical-hope-cove-plymouth-a7607586.html
  • JoeBlade 3 Mar 2017 00:37:23 4,464 posts
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    Natural HIstory, is that a documentary about humans greeting one another in a very casual fashion?
  • rice_sandwich 12 Mar 2017 20:08:36 5,610 posts
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    Anyone ever had a microscope? Interested in getting one but dunno if it's the kind of thing that's a novelty at first then becomes boring. Ordered a book about them to find out more.
  • Deleted user 12 March 2017 22:01:07
    I did have one decades ago. Not much cop to be honest and got bored quickly. They're no doubt better these days, but what would I use it for that I can't see better online?
  • twelveways 13 Mar 2017 05:32:51 7,131 posts
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    You can look at your own sperm
  • mudskipp 13 Mar 2017 21:05:27 23 posts
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    @rice_sandwich I worked in a lab for awhile, and used to enjoy looking at things under a dissection microscope. We'd use em for crossing plants, but you could easily have a look at any interesting insects or plants you'd happen to find. Much more fun than a slide microscope, as you can look at whole specimens without preparation.
  • JoelStinty 23 Mar 2017 20:17:15 8,080 posts
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    The first episode of this years natural world is on iplayer. Looks at conservation efforts in Puerto Rico. 'Tis interesting.
  • smoothpete 2 Apr 2017 12:33:09 35,971 posts
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    Bird geek moment - just saw 3 Cayuga ducks on the Reading uni lake. Never seen them before (even had to look them up). Very pretty things. Sort of black / iridescent green
  • twelveways 2 Apr 2017 18:17:27 7,131 posts
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    Had a black kite soaring repeatedly past my window this afternoon, beautiful birds and exhilarating to watch them fly. We have hundreds here in northern Vietnam but this is the closest I've ever got to one, it was about two foot away from me, just drifting on the air current

    Edited by twelveways at 18:17:48 02-04-2017
  • rice_sandwich 18 Apr 2017 16:31:30 5,610 posts
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    Dave Goulson has a new book out: Bee Quest

    https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1112262/bee-quest/

    His other books about bees and insects were great.
  • rice_sandwich 3 Jun 2017 08:36:20 5,610 posts
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    Saw a Hummingbird Hawk Moth in my garden last night. It must be the first time in my life that I've seen a Hawk Moth. Very impressive.
  • JoelStinty 3 Jun 2017 09:23:49 8,080 posts
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    Nice. I don't think i have ever seen one of them. Just looking at pictures of them now, look very studio Ghibli esq.

    I watched the first episode of Nature Wonderland's yesterday, had it stored on my sky box for a while, tis quite good, a series that looks at evolution on isolated islands. The first episode is based on Hawaii and how species came to be on those islands. Quite interesting. Presented by Richard Fortey.
  • Alastair 3 Jun 2017 21:52:27 23,764 posts
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    I have got The Boy watching Blue Planet on DVD. Had it for years but held off trying to get him to watch it. Seems like 9 is the right age. He is fascinated by it.
    😊😊😊😊😊
  • rice_sandwich 31 Jul 2017 19:54:47 5,610 posts
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    A few New Naturalist titles are on sale for 99p on Kindle at the moment. Woodlands, Slugs & Snails, Nature in Towns and Cities, and Shallow Seas. I've read the Shallow Seas one and it's a bit of step up from most popular science stuff can can get fairly technical but very interesting all the same.

    Edited by rice_sandwich at 19:55:46 31-07-2017
  • thelzdking 29 Oct 2017 09:55:18 9,524 posts
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    Blue Planet II starts tonight!
  • Alastair 29 Oct 2017 14:03:09 23,764 posts
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    Saw red squirrels while in Anglesey. Which was nice.
    😊
  • JoelStinty 29 Oct 2017 21:05:11 8,080 posts
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    Very much enjoyed that ( blue planet 2). Best thing about sea nature doc is it always throws something up new.

    No doubt the sex changing fish will upset the daily mail and itís readers.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 29 Oct 2017 21:20:48 10,925 posts
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    Oh man Blue Planet 2 was incredible

    Of course, I'm now super bummed out that those Walruses are going to die because of us
  • Fab4 1 Nov 2017 18:13:41 8,845 posts
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    Finally getting around to watching first episode of Blue Planet II. That fish with the clam was fucking amazing. I never knew fish used tools.
  • JoelStinty 5 Nov 2017 21:13:13 8,080 posts
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    Deep Sea film diving has to be the ultimate job. Truly crossing the door in the wardrobe into Narnia. Magnificent. Majestic. One of the best hours of tv i have seen in a long time.

    Although seeing the ocean floor tear itself apart like that was rather unsettling.
  • Youthist 5 Nov 2017 21:21:37 13,861 posts
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    That episode was absolutely mind blowing.
  • askew 5 Nov 2017 21:29:33 19,792 posts
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    I liked the pickled fish
  • thelzdking 6 Nov 2017 09:36:06 9,524 posts
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    The ethereal snailfish was cool.
  • mattshark 4 Dec 2017 11:46:36 820 posts
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    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/closer-liverpools-blue-planet-marine-13957842
  • JoelStinty 5 Dec 2017 09:21:26 8,080 posts
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    Nice to get some publicity for your work Matt! Talking of bottlenose dolphins we've officially got a community of 18 now in Cornwall, seen them a couple of times out walking, but they seem to converge around the Lands End Pennuisla, so if you are ever down this way!
  • Alastair 7 Dec 2017 09:23:20 23,764 posts
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    I quite fancy that aquarium diving with sharks experience.
    Shame the London Aquarium only does snorkelling.
  • mattshark 26 Jan 2018 19:29:18 820 posts
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    For something different in Liverpool Bay today.



    Mantis shrimp caught by the charter Size Matters.
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