Sunday, May 31, 2009
Moli is the Hawaiin name for the Laysan Albatross. There are over 1,000,000 of them here.
They can live up to 60 Years and mate for life
A Moli chick.
They stand about knee high, or around 2 feet. The Adults have a wingspan of over 6 feet.
The sub-adults in this video and are just practicing.
A full dance has 27 steps.
A step can be the sky point or beak clack for example.
Reproductive pairs perform all 27 steps in synchrony.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Back Yard Detail: 2 White Terns Cuddling. (The scientific term for this is snuggling)
The front yard........
Front Yard Detail: Adult Moli feeding a chick. The adults can travel over 1,000 miles to find food for their young. They can be gone up to 2 weeks. All the while the chich sits there and waits patiently.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Interspecific competition, in ecology, is a form of competition in which individuals of different species vie for the same resource in an ecosystem (e.g. food or living space). The other form of competition is intraspecific competition, which involves organisms of the same species.
maybe both..............You decide.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Animals and plants named after Georg Steller include:
Steller's Eider – Vulnerable to Extinction
Steller's Sea Cow - Extinct
Steller's Sea Eagle – Vulnerable to Extinction
– Vulnerable to Extinction
Steller's Sea Lion - Endangered of Becoming Extinct
Cryptochiton stelleri, the Gumboot chiton
Artemisia stelleriana, a species of wormwood