Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Deciphering the Chatter of Monkeys and Chimps
by Nicholas Wade

tid bits:
..."She invited him up her tree, a proposal he declined..."

..." “Ouch!” — a vocal representation of an inner mental state rather than an attempt to convey exact information."

..."when researchers concoct a recording in which an inferior’s threat grunt precedes a superior’s scream, baboons will look in amazement toward the loudspeaker broadcasting this apparent revolution in their social order."

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Saint John the Divine blessing of the animals

Incredible encounters with a whale, geese, and a leopard seal

(note: this is not a leopard seal)

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