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Wolves love the military.

Post by Lance Kennedy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:04 pm

The latest New Scientist has an article about wolves in Germany, where numbers are increasing. Interestingly, they have avoided nature reserves, and are instead living on military land, despite the occasional military exercises and gunfire. It appears that there are too many visitors to national parks and reserves, and the wolves prefer the military areas where the number of people is lower.

Reminds me of Chernobyl, where the 30 kilometer exclusion zone has become perhaps the most important wild life refuge in Europe. Paranoid people keep away, and that suits the wild life just fine.

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:38 pm

The wolves of Chernobyl have been monitored. They have a mutation rate twice that of "normal". And "normal" is 0.02%. In other words, they're thriving.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Saw a docu on the region a while back - it's gorgeous. :-D


Re "paranoid non-visitors", I seem to remember that accessible areas aren't heavily polluted, but inhaling/digesting stuff could prove detrimental?
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I know the earthworms are 17% larger, last report I saw.
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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:17 am

Yum! :drool:
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:34 am

Try the Chernobyl giant catfish. Massive beasts in the plant cooling water ponds. Nothing to do with radioactivity. Just that they were left alone to grow.

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:39 pm

I fought a Mekong catfish once. He nearly won. The locals could sell the big ones for the equivalent of a year's income.
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Post by psychiatry is a scam » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:12 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:
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Try the Chernobyl giant catfish. Massive beasts in the plant cooling water ponds. Nothing to do with radioactivity. Just that they were left alone to grow.
looked it up on youtube - amazed that there are people working in the buildings !
other reactors were not shut down till 2000 ?
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Post by Poodle » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:20 am

scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Saw a docu on the region a while back - it's gorgeous. :-D


Re "paranoid non-visitors", I seem to remember that accessible areas aren't heavily polluted, but inhaling/digesting stuff could prove detrimental?
Even Gorgeous can't claim to be a whole region.

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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:28 pm

:lol:

But perhaps the field the DMS-5 covers. :-P
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Poodle wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:20 am
scrmbldggs wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Saw a docu on the region a while back - it's gorgeous. :-D


Re "paranoid non-visitors", I seem to remember that accessible areas aren't heavily polluted, but inhaling/digesting stuff could prove detrimental?
Even Gorgeous can't claim to be a whole region.
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Lobos of the Southwest <Lobos_of_the_Southwest@mail.vresp.com>

Mar 15 at 2:02 PM

URGENT ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU TODAY!

Friends of Lobos!

We received bad news yesterday; at least one Mexican gray wolf is targeted for trapping or shooting in the Gila National Forest of New Mexico and two others have already been trapped and taken into captivity for preying on domestic livestock.


At last count a year ago, there are only 114 Mexican wolves in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona combined. All Mexican wolves in the wild are vital. A small handful have unique genetic backgrounds that are important to the survival of the entire population and subspecies. Every wolf taken from the wild undermines recovery.


Call and email the list of decision-makers below and ask them to stop the trapping and shooting of Mexican wolves and free the two trapped wolves immediately.


CONTACT DECISION-MAKERS TODAY!

Brady McGee, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator, US Fish & Wildlife Service, brady_mcgee@fws.gov, 505-761-4748

Amy Lueders, SW Regional Director, US Fish & Wildlife Service, RDLueders@fws.gov, 505-248-6911

David Bernhardt, Acting Secretary of the Interior, 1-202-208-3100


This is not connected to the Trump administration's proposal to delist the gray wolf from the endangered species list. If that delisting goes through, Mexican wolves traveling north of Interstate 40 could be mistaken for unprotected gray wolves in northern Arizona and other states and shot.

If you learn anything from your calls, please email me to let me know. Thank you!

For the wolves,
Amy Harwood
Coordinator

P.S. Mark your calendars for Lobo Week, March 24-30! We’ll send out more about how you can be involved in celebrating the 21st anniversary of Mexican gray wolf reintroduction in our upcoming Full Moon report.


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