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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday Tails: Migratory Seabirds: A Slideshow, with a not so small sideshow of Enviro Ranting.

While watching one of two documentaries on the disappearances of Arctic Ice and the Antarctic ice shield, a Shearwater flew by the camera from a species I'd never seen before.
So, the hunt was on!  During the hunt, one of the sites that came up was the Smithsonian, with this amazing offering.  

Migratory Seabirds: A Slideshow | Smithsonian Ocean Portal

The first bird you see, when you arrive at the page, is the Great Shearwater.
That's the bird from the documentary.

Here's the Enviro Ranting:  Please forgive me for going a little Environmental on you.  But, after all, most of the earthlings breathe air, and just tons of us live above the water surfaces rather than below them.
The first documentary was where the bird comes from: it's called,  "Antarctic Edge- 70° South".

We also watched   "Chasing Ice".   In it you will meet one VERY determined team of people trying to get your attention.  You will also see a lot of beautiful ice forms, and a lot of damage to the Glaciers that was so convincing that it slammed the door on the fingers of the "Deny The Elephant in the Room" Caste trying to engage our attention away from the deadly, as in "this thing is going to kill us all" problem of Climate Change.

I hope it's not too late, for everyone's sake.

Here's an "If Only" for you:

If only G.S. Callendar, Gilbert Plass, Roger Revelle, and Hans Suess had been listened to back in the 30's, 40's 50's and 60's.  They were right!  I hope I didn't leave anyone out there....

Taken near Pt. Reyes, with the old Ricoh


  1. Beautiful slide show, thanks for sharing. I also like the quote - it is spot on!

    1. Thank you Karen. I was so blown away by the Smithsonian site. It needed to be shared. And the quote, too. Dr. McPherson takes a lot of heat by being the leader of the charge of Eco troops, but he's not wrong. We have a huge problem.

  2. I loved the quote. And thank you for sending me to the slideshow. I am a bird lover!!

    1. You're very welcome, fellow Birder. Glad you liked that site. It is amazing.


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