zeldathemes
Dolphins, Birds, and Prehistoric Things.
Hello! My name is Morgan, and I am an animal biology undergrad from Green Bay. I reblog a variety of different animals, but I have a particular fondness for cetaceans, birds, and anything that is extinct. Feel free to send me an ask if you have any questions! Background image by Cryptovolans.
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funkysafari:

American bald eagle in flight on a snowy Alaska day by DRobertFranz

funkysafari:

American bald eagle in flight on a snowy Alaska day by DRobertFranz

#animals#birds
avianeurope:

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Rudolf Bigler

avianeurope:

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) »by Rudolf Bigler

#animals#birds

kittensceilidh:

ornithologia:

forest-kitten:

sizvideos:

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SWEET BBY I LOVE CROWS SO MUCH

CROW

it understood there was water in there…and exactly how to get the water out….it just couldn’t do it alone…hot damn they are fucking smart

#ANIMALS#BIRDS#WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE OF CROWS#IT'S COMPARABLE WITH THAT OF CHIMPANZEES

ursulavernon:

becausebirds:

Fluffy, running Sanderlings!

source video

Sanderlings are the best.

#animals#birds#the first gif#it's hopping on one leg#i love birds

komiti:

爬虫類シリーズ。
アクアリウムバスに持って行きます

#animals#art#reptiles#omg these are amazing
somanycuteanimals:

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somanycuteanimals:

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#animals#mammals#felines
spectacularuniverse:

Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) with a young Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) by Kee Liu.

spectacularuniverse:

Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) with a young Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) by Kee Liu.

#animals#birds
raptorbirds:

Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) (by Lip Kee)

raptorbirds:

Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) (by Lip Kee)

#animals#birds
centaurii:

They asked, and I delivered.
Poor tundra dude, no hair at all!
I bathed my cats earlier today, so some of the anatomy/wrinkles were inspired by that.

centaurii:

They asked, and I delivered.

Poor tundra dude, no hair at all!

I bathed my cats earlier today, so some of the anatomy/wrinkles were inspired by that.

#art#fantasy#flight rising#ohh!

avianrecon:

Kestrel family in England. 

Source.

#animals#birds


False Gharial by Fred Hood

False Gharial by 

#animals#reptiles
dezzoi:

bird wars:

Lappet Faced Vulture vs. Secretary Bird

dezzoi:

bird wars:

Lappet Faced Vulture vs. Secretary Bird

#animals#birds

Food I will not buy or eat

feliscanis:

biologyweeps:

kakrikoran:

shinji-kun69:

kakrikoran:

theangrylionshark:

kakrikoran:

rtrixie:

- Anything containing halal-slaughtered meat

- GMOs

- Anything produced in China

Why not GMOs? The other two I can understand, and possibly agree.

People who are anti-GMO usually don’t understand the science behind GMOs.

the guy I was asking is not an idiot, so I’m not sure if that’s the case. He isn’t making any other statements other than he will not buy it or eat it.

GMOs have been shown to cause some serious tumors within rats and cause their stomachs to explodes. Rats are, genetically, very similar to humans, though, of course, this doesn’t prove that GMOs would have the same affect on humans as rats. However, I can’t imagine it would be very healthy for a pregnant women to ingest them. An unborn child could be affected very negatively by them. But that’s just why I prefer not to eat them. This other person may have different reasons. Also, though I try not to go off of any sort of conservative logic, I DO find it somewhat suspicious that they won’t label GMOs, but that’s fine since I know how to read the codes to determine where my food comes from.

Not to be an ass, but I need data. And to mention “GMO’s” refers to any organism that has been genetically modified, the term is not exclusive to food product.

biologyweeps

Sorry, but I am summoning you for your superior intellect and collective knowledge. I just don’t know enough. I think you may have made a post on this before.

(this will be strictly in relation to the GMO related claims)

UUURGh  I know EXACTLY which study this is based on, and the study has been torn to shreds for method failure  and the refusal to hand out the original data when organisations like the FDA inquired

The entire thing has been named ‘Seralini Affair’. 

Here's the original study (note the 'retracted' part), and here are the contested points:

- high background occurrence of cancer in the rat strain used (here)

- minimal statistical power in relation to noise (here)

- failure to filter out additional cancer promoting factors (here, news article)

As such, the Serlini study has been denounced by the responsible government bureaus or scientific communities in Germany, Canada, France, Belgium, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), andd New Zealand plus some more I can’t dig up in English right now. 

In contrast to that, the EU, the WHO, the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) and many many others have found that genetically modified crops pose no more risk to human health than unmodified crops. 

If you want to criticize GM crops, feel free to talk about monopolization (‘sup Monsanto?) or gene transfer outside the target species, or herbizide use, but don’t you dare stand there waving the fear flag for something that has been lacking in evidence the way food toxicity has. 

Here is a breakdown by Academic Review on the book ‘Genetic Roulette’, and it talks about this as well.

Gotta read the actual studies if you’re going to listen to the fear mongering based on those studies. Otherwise please do not just do not.

#science#i will reblog this forever

Food I will not buy or eat

feliscanis:

biologyweeps:

kakrikoran:

shinji-kun69:

kakrikoran:

theangrylionshark:

kakrikoran:

rtrixie:

- Anything containing halal-slaughtered meat

- GMOs

- Anything produced in China

Why not GMOs? The other two I can understand, and possibly agree.

People who are anti-GMO usually don’t understand the science behind GMOs.

the guy I was asking is not an idiot, so I’m not sure if that’s the case. He isn’t making any other statements other than he will not buy it or eat it.

GMOs have been shown to cause some serious tumors within rats and cause their stomachs to explodes. Rats are, genetically, very similar to humans, though, of course, this doesn’t prove that GMOs would have the same affect on humans as rats. However, I can’t imagine it would be very healthy for a pregnant women to ingest them. An unborn child could be affected very negatively by them. But that’s just why I prefer not to eat them. This other person may have different reasons. Also, though I try not to go off of any sort of conservative logic, I DO find it somewhat suspicious that they won’t label GMOs, but that’s fine since I know how to read the codes to determine where my food comes from.

Not to be an ass, but I need data. And to mention “GMO’s” refers to any organism that has been genetically modified, the term is not exclusive to food product.

biologyweeps

Sorry, but I am summoning you for your superior intellect and collective knowledge. I just don’t know enough. I think you may have made a post on this before.

(this will be strictly in relation to the GMO related claims)

UUURGh  I know EXACTLY which study this is based on, and the study has been torn to shreds for method failure  and the refusal to hand out the original data when organisations like the FDA inquired

The entire thing has been named ‘Seralini Affair’. 

Here's the original study (note the 'retracted' part), and here are the contested points:

- high background occurrence of cancer in the rat strain used (here)

- minimal statistical power in relation to noise (here)

- failure to filter out additional cancer promoting factors (here, news article)

As such, the Serlini study has been denounced by the responsible government bureaus or scientific communities in Germany, Canada, France, Belgium, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), andd New Zealand plus some more I can’t dig up in English right now. 

In contrast to that, the EU, the WHO, the NAS (National Academy of Sciences) and many many others have found that genetically modified crops pose no more risk to human health than unmodified crops. 

If you want to criticize GM crops, feel free to talk about monopolization (‘sup Monsanto?) or gene transfer outside the target species, or herbizide use, but don’t you dare stand there waving the fear flag for something that has been lacking in evidence the way food toxicity has. 

Here is a breakdown by Academic Review on the book ‘Genetic Roulette’, and it talks about this as well.

Gotta read the actual studies if you’re going to listen to the fear mongering based on those studies. Otherwise please do not just do not.

#science#i will reblog this forever
primeimperial:

FlameCaller speed painting by AbelPhee

primeimperial:

FlameCaller speed painting by AbelPhee

#fantasy#flight rising#art