Newsletter No. 63
Discover the Earth from a cosmic perspective
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Exciting facts about giraffes!
1. Giraffes are the tallest land animals on Earth. They can grow over 6m tall, weigh 800kg and grow over 4m long.
2. They can run up to an astonishing to 60km/h over short distances.
3. To drink water, they must spread their front legs or kneel down for their heads to reach the ground.
4. They only need to drink once every few days. Most of the water they consume comes from the plants they eat.
5. Giraffes spend most of their lives standing up; they even sleep and give birth standing up!
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UN says that overexploitation, climate change, pollution, and deforestation are pushing one million species towards extinction 🔗 Link
Fin whale have returned to their feeding grounds in Antarctic waters after almost going extinct in the 20th Century due to whaling. They could restore crucial functions to the local ecyosystem. 🔗 Link
A meteor up to a few meters in diameter lit up the skies in New Zealand, stunning locals who were lucky enough to see it 🔗 Link
This strange, undulating blob in the waters of Ørstafjorden, Norway had divers mystified—they soon discovered it was a giant mass of squid eggs.
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My favorite microscopy clip of all time. Sample from a small forest pond.
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I’ve been in south Florida the last couple of days, so far I’ve seen beautiful wildlife, plant life and scenery in the western Everglades and in the eastern keys! I’ve seen mangrove crabs, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, roseated spoonbill, blue heron, magnificent frigatebird, great egret, and lots of fish species including (but not limited to) blue tang schools, barracudas, and parrotfish. also got to witness some great thriving ecosystems which is just so incredible
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The stars are like letters that inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky. Everything in the world is full of signs. All events are coordinated. All things depend on each other. Everything breathes together.
Plotinus, The Enneads