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Re: Animal Fun Facts
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2013, 03:00:01 PM »

This may be old news to some of you, but I just saw it on CNN this morning. Migaloo, an albino whale, has been recently sighted again migrating North near Australia. She is accompanied by her calf--Also albino!!!  What beautiful creatures!!


http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/the-return-of-migaloo-and-baby-white-whale-130626.htm
 If you go to this site you will find a newspaper article. If you click on the video link you will get info on whale vomit. That is not exactly what I wanted to share with you!

Here is the actual Migaloo web site.

http://www.migaloowhale.org/

Thanks GG!  umm, I skipped the video link in that first link.  LOL

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« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2013, 04:36:54 PM »

OH I love it!! THank you so much for sharing the information on Migaloo! ( Love the name too!!!) I Will have to do some checking into how long they live and such!! Sounds like he has been around for a while!!!

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« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2013, 05:07:08 PM »

Actually I watched the whale vomit video, and found it quite interesting! lol
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« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2013, 06:04:26 PM »

JF, can we expect a lesson and quiz on that when chat opens next season?   :D ;)

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« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2013, 04:56:28 AM »

Faith, I'm formulating that quiz now! lol
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« Reply #50 on: September 15, 2013, 06:28:15 AM »

Faith, I'm formulating that quiz now! lol
  I Guess that means we need to actually WATCH the vomit video??? lol

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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2013, 07:16:51 AM »

Finn, I read the update on Whimbrel, I find that mileage just astonishing!
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« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2013, 09:54:49 AM »

I do recall reading that the amount traveled was during the course of 5 trips, still amazing to me!!
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« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2013, 05:03:32 PM »

It sure is!  That's still over 12,000 miles per trip!

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« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2013, 05:18:00 PM »

Here's an interesting vid on giraffes tongues provided by Animal Planet.


http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/other/videos/fooled-by-nature-giraffes-blue-tongue.htm
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« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2013, 06:02:33 PM »

LOL, GG.  It hurts just thinking about it.
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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2013, 06:22:31 PM »

LOLOL, we are learning so much here!

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« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2013, 07:36:12 PM »

I found these two "facts" about cockroaches.  (The same site stated that bald eagles mate while airborne, and I know that is not true)

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.  (so it doesn't do any good to withhold food from my cockroaches?)

The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war. (why doesn't this surprise me?)

The same site also had this little tidbit:

Turtles can breathe through their um...hind ends.

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« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2013, 11:12:54 AM »

I was curious as to what happened to our honey bees during the winter months and found this fascinating method of surviving the cold weather!!! http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1699/
Here is the pertinent information but I included the link because there is other interesting information too!!

Honeybees have a very interesting method of winter survival. Honeybees stop flying when the weather drops below 50 degrees. When the temperature drops below that, the bees all crowd into the lower central area of the hive and form a "winter cluster." The worker bees huddle around the queen bee at the center of the cluster, shivering in order to keep the center around 80 degrees. The worker bees rotate through the cluster from the outside to the inside so that no bee gets too cold. The outside edges of the cluster stay at about 46-48 degrees. The colder the weather is outside, the more compact the cluster becomes [1].

Hibernating honeybees have been studied and shown to consume up to 30 pounds of stored honey during the winter months, which helps the bees produce body heat. Heat energy is produced by the oxidation of the honey, and circulated throughout the hive by the wing-fanning of worker bees [2]. Note the diagram at right.

On warmer days, bees will venture out for short flights to eliminate body waste. The flights do not last long nor do the bees travel very far because if their body gets too cold they might not be able to return to the hive [1].



Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1699/#ixzz2fGGslhFf

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« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2013, 11:22:53 AM »

Thanks Red!  Very cool info.  That explains what they do and why they are out and about during warmer days in the winter months.
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