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More than slithering - Snake locomotion

Snakes live in a wide variety of habitats – terrestrial, arboreal, aquatic and fossorial (underground). They also vary in size from the world’s smallest snake, a recently discovered Barbados thread-snake, which measures only 10 cm, to the world’s most massive snake, the Green Anaconda, which may grow to 9m and weigh 220 kg. Apart from a few adaptations the structure of all snakes is basically the same – a limbless, cylindrical, scale covered body.

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Blue Bottles

Apart from a shark alarm, nothing clears a beach more quickly than a swarm of blue bottles drifting inshore. Blue bottles are often found on exposed ocean beaches after strong onshore winds, they more uncommon in sheltered waters.

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Baby birds

At this time of year baby birds sometimes end up on the ground because of storms, high winds, accidents, predation and inexperienced attempts to fly.

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Poles Apart

We tend to think of the Artic and Antarctic as mirror images areas of ice, snow, glaciers, ice flows, and blizzards populated by polar bears, penguins, seals and walruses. There are many similarities between the Artic and Antarctic but there are also many differences.

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Tropical Cyclones

The name cyclone means a turning wind with one eye, it is a term derived from the name Cyclops, a one-eyed creature from ancient Greek mythology In meteorological terms a cyclone refers to an area of closed circular fluid motion almost always centred on an area of low atmospheric pressure. Some cyclones have a cold core (eg polar cyclones) but the cyclones we are familiar with in Queensland December to April are warm core cyclones.

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1300 ANIMAL (1300264625)

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Why does attentiveness to nature matter? In a very fundamental sense, we are what we pay attention to. Paying heed to beauty, grace, and everyday miracles promotes a sense of possibility and coherence that runs deeper and truer than the often illusory commercial, social "realities" advanced by mainstream contemporary culture. ... Our attention is precious, and what we choose to focus it on has enormous consequences. What we choose to look at, and to listen to--these choices change the world. As Thich Nhat Hanh has pointed out, we become the bad television programs that we watch. A society that expends its energies tracking the latest doings of the celebrity couple is fundamentally distinct from one that watches for the first arriving spring migrant birds, or takes a weekend to check out insects in a mountain stream, or looks inside flowers to admire the marvelous ingenuities involved in pollination. The former tends to drag culture down to its lowest commonalities; the latter can lift us up in a sense of unity with all life. The Way of Natural History, edited by Thomas Lowe Fleischner and published by Trinity University Press (Texas)