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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2014, 12:25:24 PM »


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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2014, 03:31:10 PM »
That would be an interesting thing to dissect.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2014, 08:14:48 PM »
I'm not sure if this counts as a "yay", given the implications, but it's very impressive - the largest recorded glacier calving event ever.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2014, 11:07:38 PM »
Heh, wow. That's a armadillo ton of ice!
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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2014, 12:00:18 AM »
Heh, wow. That's a armadillo ton of ice!
Yes - in fact 8-9 billion tons of ice, if my back-of-the-envelope calculation is right.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2014, 01:27:29 PM »
Another one showing the power of natural forces, if not in a particularly happy way: a BBC News article with aerial photographs of the damage from the storm surge on the Norfolk coast this time last year. The main effect visible is the amount of sand or gravel driven inland from the beaches across the saltmarsh and fields behind.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2014, 06:08:08 AM »
Just found this on imgur, pretty interesting.
http://imgur.com/gallery/xk48o
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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2014, 08:15:30 AM »
Yes: quite remarkable that the predator should decide to treat this odd creature in its sea in this way.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2014, 01:30:42 PM »
Thats crazy, anybody can think of a reason why she'd do this? Maybe she had just had cubs or something and wanted to protect and nurture something?

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2014, 02:45:15 PM »
Thats crazy, anybody can think of a reason why she'd do this? Maybe she had just had cubs or something and wanted to protect and nurture something?

Yeah somehow she's mistaken the diver for a cub, bringing weak or dead prey to their young is pretty common behaviour for predators.

As for why she made that mistake? Not a clue.

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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2014, 07:44:19 PM »
Trenchception; we have to go deeper.  :P
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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2014, 07:47:58 AM »
Oooooo, that's a lot of water. O.o They are some cool fishies. :D
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Re: Nature yays
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2015, 04:48:44 PM »
Another BBC News article: scientists have filmed a sperm whale "doing laps" around their remote-controlled submarine in the Gulf of Mexico.

NB. People outside the UK might not be able to see the video :(