Tag Archives: endangered species

Birders Prompt Endangered Plover Rescue

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Birders along Michigan’s southwest coast helped prompt a government rescue of an apparently injured Great Lakes piping plover last week. The lone bird, marooned near Warren Dune State Park since migration season, was unable to travel to its wintering habitat along the southeast coast of the U.S.  Because the Great Lakes piping plover is a […]

The World Takes Action on Biodiversity

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In the middle of the world’s 6th great extinction, it is hard to find a lot of positive news on biodiversity and saving species — we currently have a rate of extinction the world has not seen since dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. However, at the end of the Convention of Biodiversity in Nagoya, […]

Wild Cougars in the Upper Great Lakes

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Photo of cougar taken by Jim Deutsch on property of Larry Lippert in western Alcona County, Michigan, in August 1997. Photo courtesy Michigan Wildlife Conservancy. The confirmed roaming of a cougar — of the non-human kind — across Minnesota and Wisconsin and occasional sightings this summer in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Michigan are evoking […]

Blue Whale Songs Getting Lower – Puzzling Scientists

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The Blue whale–the largest animal ever to inhabit our planet–has been tracked by researchers since its numbers were perilously close to extinction in the 1960’s. Much of this tracking has been accomplished through underwater monitoring of whale “songs”, which are sung exclusively by male whales. These long, and fairly complex, sonic compositions are believed to […]