Dutch goes the Photo: Blue Themes

PHOTOS OF BLUE

BLUE STRIPED WHITE AND BLACK STRIPED BLUE

DIFFERENT STRIPES AND TWO LIFE FORMS TOO

YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED HOW BLUE AFFECTS YOU.

IT BRINGS LIFE TO THE DAY AND SLEEP FOR A FEW

SO IF YOUR NOT A DAY SLEEPER STAY OUT IN THE BLUE

BUT DO NOT FOREGET WE NEED THE CLOUDS TOO

TO SUSTAIN LIFE IN ALL FORMS  WITHOUT WE’D RUE

FOR TO MUCH BLUE COULD BE OUR END IT IS TRUE

My apologies for missing a few,

And so sorry that this ones late too.

Dutch Goes The Photo BLUE

Endangered Australian hairy nosed wombats could soon be saved from extinction

Endangered hairy nosed wombats could soon be saved from extinction – after scientists develop a method to monitor fertility rates

  • The artificial insemination is crucial to save the endangered wombat
  • The team have developed a method to monitor the hormones 
  • They must determine when the females are sexually active and fertile
  • They are measuring hormones in the blood and urine of six wombats
  • Koalas have been artificially inseminated, with 30 pregnancies  

Northern hairy-nosed wombats could be saved from extinction if scientists are able to perform the world’s first artificial insemination.

Queensland scientists have developed a method to monitor hormones in the southern hairy-nosed wombat in hopes to assist the northern species, ABC News reported.

University of Queensland associate professor Stephen Johnston said they hope to achieve successful artificial insemination within the next year.

A group of Queensland scientists believe it is just one year away from performing the world's first ever artificial insemination for the critically-endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat

A group of Queensland scientists believe it is just one year away from performing the world’s first ever artificial insemination for the critically-endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat

A baby wombat is nursed at the Safe Haven Australian Animal Care and Education in central Queensland, where the study is being conducted

A baby wombat is nursed at the Safe Haven Australian Animal Care and Education in central Queensland, where the study is being conducted

But it depends if they can determine when the females are on heat or oestrus – the cycle of heightened sexual activity and fertility.

The team is conducting their study at Safe Haven Australian Animal Care and Education at Mount Larcom in central Queensland, where they are doing blood tests on six wombats.   

The wombats are given an injection to stimulate production of the cortisol hormone, which is then measured in the blood and urine of three males and three females.

But the scientists hope to measure the marsupial’s hormone levels with non-invasive methods in the future, a challenge due to the heftiness of wombats, which can weigh up to 40 kilograms.

A wombat giving birth: The key to performing artificial insemination, a feat the team hopes to achieve within the next year, is to pinpoint when the females are on heat or oestrus

A wombat giving birth: The key to performing artificial insemination, a feat the team hopes to achieve within the next year, is to pinpoint when the females are on heat or oestrus

The wombats are given an injection to stimulate production of the cortisol hormone, which is then measured in the blood and urine

The wombats are given an injection to stimulate production of the cortisol hormone, which is then measured in the blood and urine

The work follows that done with koalas, after they were successfully artificially inseminated, resulting in more than 30 pregnancies. 

The northern hairy-nosed wombat is the largest of the three Australian wombat species.

It is critically-endangered due to competition for pasture from cattle and sheep, natural disasters, diseases, wild predators, and a small population size.

But the scientists hope to measure the marsupial's hormone levels with non-invasive methods in the future, a challenge due to the heftiness of wombats

But the scientists hope to measure the marsupial’s hormone levels with non-invasive methods in the future, a challenge due to the heftiness of wombats

Koala was successfully artificially inseminated, resulting in more than 30 pregnancies

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3740810/Endangered-hairy-nosed-wombats-soon-saved-extinction-scientists-develop-method-monitor-fertility-rates.html#ixzz4HOhSAFvs
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Cee’s Odd Ball Foto Challenge: 2016 Week 32


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The Nursery Web Spider carries her egg sac gripped between her palps but it is held back under her thorax not out in front as dose some other species. For more detailed information, please click  here, thank you

For those who might not know that this type of spider even exist, its life cycle could be considered, ‘Odd Ball”.  So based on that hypothesis I think the snaps that follow are covered  by Cee’s criteria for this challenge

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Cee's Odd Ball Challenge: Week 32

The oldest living vertebrates? Greenland sharks could live 300-500 years

The path of a never ending learning curve is also the path to never ending discoveries

Why Evolution Is True

The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), a little known species, rivals the white shark in size. According to Wikipedia, individuals can be as long as 7.3 m (24 ft) and weigh more than 1,400 kg (3,100 lb). Here’s what they look like:
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 They are mostly fish-eaters, swim slowly, and live in the area below:
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 They have poisonous flesh, laced with neurotoxins that aren’t lethal to humans but can make sled dogs temporarily unable to stand; and although they are carnivores, haven’t been reported to attack humans. They do, however, eat large animals, though perhaps only after the animals are dead. As Wikipedia notes:
Greenland sharks are some of the slowest-swimming sharks, which attain a maximum swimming speed about half the maximum swimming speed of a typical seal. Therefore, biologists have wondered how the sharks are able to prey on the seals. Greenland sharks apparently search out seals and ambush them while they sleep. Greenland sharks have…

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Aug 2016 Daily Prompts

Maybe if I did not Joke about so much I would of had a Luxury of some kind in my life, something a touch of Paint would put to rights. The problem was that I, being so Stubborn, was deserving of no Praise.  My Craving for just a little led me to Muse over my faults in such a  Profound way, that I felt an Apology to my beloved wife was in order.  I am now a changed man, mind you I am always up for another Daily Prompt,  ow!  I just got a not so gentle tap on the back of the head, with the retort “Your still a joker, but I wouldn’t have you any other way”. I love my wife!

Flower of the Day – August 9, 2016 – A Mystery Flower

Mystery Flower

14057385129_a5a8da6fd1_oIt would be nice to no the identity of this beautiful flower. If anyone knows please drop it into the comment box, (only if your into name dropping, of course), please. Thank you.

Flower of the Day – August 9, 2016 – A Mystery Flower
It Is Still Real

GOOD MORNING WORLD

MORNINGDAWN

The morning arrives in many forms
Err its character, it always dawns.
Wakes the world, not all in one go,
A bit at a time, it has always been so.
The weather, sunny, cloudy, wet or dry.
It wakes up all with its lightening sky.
Please do remember the untold many,
Who died fighting all manner of tyranny.
For those who’s lives now carry us on.
To wake each morning to face a new day.
With goodwill for each dawn, let us pray.
Good morning, wishing all a fantastic day!

Mick E Talbot 09/08/2016


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It Is Still Real
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