#DYK that the forest floor acts as a huge sponge that diligently collects all the rainfall. The trees make sure that the raindrops don’t land heavily on the ground but drip gently from their branches. The loosely packed soil absorbs all the water, so instead of the raindrops joining together to form small streams that rush away in the blink of an eye, they remain trapped in the soil. Once the soil is saturated and the reservoir for the trees is full, excess moisture is released slowly and over the course of many years, deeper and deeper into the layers below the surface. It can take decades before the moisture once again sees the light of day... —Excerpt from "The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate�Discoveries from a Secret World" by Peter Wohlleben #ForestEcology #rainforests #forests #ecology #deforestation #conservation #biodiversity #awesomeNatureFacts Xplore: ☆ http://www.npr.org/2017/01/13/509350471/how-do-trees-collaborate ☆ http://e360.yale.edu/features/are_trees_sentient_peter_wohlleben Rainforest Action Network, IUFRO 2017, Discover the Forest, ... See more
Today is Friday a day to celebrate Awesomeness and the Wonders of our World... Enjoy! ツ In an expedition unlike any other, National Geographic photographer Laurent Ballesta took a cold, harsh plunge below the sea ice in the deepest dive ever under Antarctica. #antarctica #nature #biodiversity #wildlife #conservation #naturePhotography | Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic ... See more
In the deepest dive ever beneath Antarctic ice, thriving plants and animals are captured on camera.
A brewery just made the ocean a lot safer with this new edible packaging.
🐻Yes! 🎉 We're soooo ready!!! 💚 #bearCam #Katmai #bears #conservation | explore.org, Bear Trust International, Katmai National Park & Preserve
Lights, #bearcam, action! The explore.org falls webcam is now live for the season! Watch your favorite wild brown bears return to the river in search of salmon and survival at explore.org/bears As salmon arrive at Brooks River in larger numbers, more bears will appear on the cams. During late June and early July many bears are interacting for the first time this season. Don't miss out on the action, as bears jostle for the best fishing positions at the falls. Photo by Explore.org: Bear 128 Grazer looks for salmon at Brooks Falls. ... See more
Twitter twitter twitter! If only we really could understand 🙂 #springwatch2017
If blue tits could talk... (Via BBC Springwatch)
“People are always like, ‘Oh, well, can’t we adapt?’ and you can, to a point,” he said. “It’s just after that point that I’m talking about.” Already in today’s world, heated less than 1 degree Celsius above preindustrial times, heat waves have assumed a new deadly demeanor. " from The Ends of the World #climate #globalwarming #1degree ... See more
What wet socks can tell us about our capacity to survive climate change.
🐋 In need of a magical moment? there you go! 🌊 #oceans #killerWhales #orcas #cetaceans #natureWonders #biodiversity | I fucking love science
JCredit: Newsflare/MarkGirardeau/Monterey Bay Whale Watch Stop what you're doing and watch what will probably be one of the most beautiful things you've se
Talk about social brains: Hyenas not only have social groups as complex as those of many primates, but are also capable of some of the same types of problem solving. Then they might be able to tell us something about the origins of intelligence... #science #cognitiveSciences #hyenas #socialIntelligence #socialBrainHypothesis #cognitiveBufferHypothesis #TheoryOfMind | Scientific American ... See more
A long-running project in Africa challenges “the social brain hypothesis”
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