[Tweeters] OT: New giraffe species identified plus some cool images (links)

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 22 15:38:53 PST 2007


hello tweets,

this is off-topic, but i thought that my birdie pals
would be most likely to appreciate a story like this.
a new paper was published recently that convincingly
argues that there are at least six species of giraffe,
instead of one, as previously thought. i think this is
interesting because it shows how scientists use modern
technology to identify species as well as providing
useful information for conservation organizations;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/12/giraffe_species.php

also, Dave Rintoul, the listowner of BirdChat, has
sent me a series of images that he took after the
midwest ice storm that i am featuring as the "image of
the day" daily at 3pm EST between 21 december and 24
december. the first image can be seen here;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/12/crystaline_branch.php

and today's image is here;

http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/12/curly_twig_in_ice.php

Happy holidays,

Devorah
GrrlScientist
Central Park NYC





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