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‘TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS’: REEF FISH & CLEANING STATIONS

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Goby (Cleaning) © Melinda Riger @ G B Scuba copy Cleaning Goby (Melinda Riger)

‘TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS’: REEF FISH & CLEANING STATIONS

A cleaning station is a place where fish and and other aquatic life congregate to be cleaned. This involves the removal of parasites both externally and internally, and is be performed by various creatures including, on the coral reefs of the Bahamas, cleaner shrimps and various species of cleaning fish such as wrasses and gobies. The process conveniently benefits both the cleaned and the cleaner.

Tiger Grouper being cleaned by Cleaner ShrimpsGrouper being cleaned ©Melinda Riger @ GB Scuba copy

Blue Parrotfish being cleaned (or tickled, from its expression) by a Cleaner Shrimp Blue Parrot Fish & Peterson Cleaner Shrimp ©Melinda Riger @ G B Scuba copy

  Black Grouper being cleaned by gobies – note the ones in its mouth Grouper at cleaning station ©Melinda Riger @ G B Scuba copy

Black Grouper at a Cleaning Station with gobies. Note the hook and line… Grouper, Black, at cleaning station (+ hook) ©Melinda Riger @ GB Scuba copy

Tiger Grouper being cleaned by GobiesTiger Grouper being cleaned ©Melinda Riger @G B Scuba copy

Gobies checking a hand for parasites….Cleaning Gobies copy

When a fish approaches a cleaning station it will open its mouth wide or position its body in such a way as to signal that…

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WTF??? – A Republican World of Stupidity – ‘Real Men Blow Smoke’

The Last Of The Millenniums

coal rollers

Yes.

Let’s purposely pollute just to show our hate for Obama.

You yell at the top of your (irony) lungs at the debt we’ll pass on to our children yet go out of your way to spew crap into the air that little by little, destroys the Earth.

All because you hate Obama.

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‘In today’s episode of “Help, Help, I’m Being Oppressed”, this might be the stupidest freaking thing you ever saw. Just when I think their childish and self-destructive ways can’t get any worse, the conservative clowns top themselves. Via Hunter Walker at Business Insider’:

“Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars”.

“Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks”.

“These modifications are not…

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Did I Miss a Contest?

FiftyFourandAHalf

It’s John’s fault.  Not long after we started dating, John got me hooked on contests when he won one.  A free, all expenses paid trip for two to the UK in 1986!  Seriously!  It was right after the Lockerby bombing, and nobody was going to England.  So British Airways held a contest to give away all tickets to London on one day in June.  And John won.

I didn’t win.

I never win.

I always enter, though. No matter what the contest. As soon as I find out about a raffle, a sweepstakes, a lottery, I’m in.  Take my money.  Please.

So I must admit that I was a little bit miffed when I logged on to one of my favorite news websites — Talking Points Memo today.  Because apparently there is a contest I missed.

A contest to see who can be the biggest asshole.

Did you see some…

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Multi-Millionaire Cowpoke Ladd Drummond & Pioneer Woman put on explosive fireworks show for wild horses AGAIN!

Straight from the Horse's Heart

by Debbie Coffey, V.P. and Director of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Once again, multi-millionaire cowpoke Ladd Drummond and wife, Ree (the multi-millionaire “Pioneer Woman”), “treated” the wild horses under his care in Long Term Holding on their pastures (and likely a couple of other nearby Long Term Holding pastures) to another loud fireworks show for the 4th of July.

034 (Ladd Drummond photo: celebritynetworth.com) 

On July 4th, 2014, Ree Drummond wrote on her Pioneer Woman website:

“Well, fireworks had to be obtained.  I’ll just leave it at that until my Fireworks 2014 post on Monday.  Warning: You might need sunglasses in order to read it!  My husband and his brother have still not learned the fine art of subtlety when it comes to purchasing legalized explosives.

And actually, you might need a welding mask in order to read it.  The photos will burn holes in your retinas!”

Then…

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Big River Pork Abattoir, Brinkley SA – Aussie Abattoirs|Slaughterhouses, killing animals for human consumption

Ask STA to stop promoting Pamplona running of the bulls

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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Ask the USDA to Protect Captive Bears!

Wisconsin logger rescues black bear with head stuck in milk can

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA is called Wisconsin Lumberjack rescues BLACK BEAR with milk can stuck on head.

By Sarah Barness in the USA:

Logger Rescues Black Bear With Head Stuck In A Milk Can

07/07/2014 1:51 pm EDT

A black bear in Rice Lake, Wisconsin was not having the best day when it got a milk can stuck on its head.

Lucky for the bear, logger Garrett Smith was there to save the day. Watch Smith use a forestry forwarder machine to expertly remove the can, all while keeping himself at a safe distance from the bear.

Darby Simpson, Smith’s girlfriend, told WEAU News that Smith had permission from the cornfield’s landowner to use the forwarder to help the bear.

Though the animal might have been uncomfortable during the process, we’re sure he’s happier now that his head is not in a can.

Watch the video…

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Another Hong Kong corporation stops selling ivory

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA is called An Apology To Elephants 2013.

From Wildlife Extra:

Third Hong Kong Retailer Drops Ivory

A third Hong Kong retailer, Yue Hwa Chinese Products Emporium Ltd, has announced it will no longer sell ivory products on its shelves, following fellow retailers Chinese Arts & Crafts (H.K.) Ltd (CAC) and Wing On Department Store. Prior to these announcements Wing On, and Yue Hwa were Hong Kong’s largest retailers of elephant ivory.

“Hong Kong’s three largest ivory retailers are leading by example and demonstrating the importance of stopping the trade in these products,” said WildAid Executive Director Peter Knights. “We applaud Yue Hwa for taking this important step toward protecting elephants by reducing the bloody trade and thereby lessening poaching pressures in Africa.”

Yue Hwa’s decision follows public pleas to end the ivory trade in Hong Kong and comes one week before the government…

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Help Pozega Dogs~26 Days Left to help the dogs not go to the streets~ ENDS 2 AUGUST

Vegan Lynx

Sign the petition here.

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Petition to Ban U. S. Ivory Sales

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Elephants

The United States is one of the largest markets in the world for ivory sales – and it’s killing elephants. There’s a complex and confusing set of laws that criminal networks can easily manipulate to sell ivory from the African elephants who are being slaughtered in droves right now.

Tell the Obama Administration: Lead the global charge to ensure a future for elephants. Ban the sale of ivory in the United States.

Source:  Wildlife Conservation Society

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Elephant rescued after 50 years of abuse

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Elephant was held in chains, beaten and abused for 50 years, after release tears rolled down his face. It says about itself:

6 July 2014

These incredible visuals show the moment an elephant who was held in chains and beaten and abused for fifty years cried as he was released to freedom. Raju the elephant was left bleeding from spiked shackles and living on hand-outs from passing tourists after he was captured and tied up by his ‘owner’. But, after 50 years of torture, the animal cried tears of relief after he was rescued by a wildlife charity in a daring midnight operation

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Elephant ‘cries’ while being rescued after 50 years of abuse in India

Raju is now at a sanctuary free of chains for the first time

Lizzie Dearden

Monday 07 July 2014

An elephant that was kept in…

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Wildlife and Wildlands in Danger: Tell Your Senators to Oppose the “Sportsmen’s Act”

Exposing the Big Game

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The U.S. Senate will soon be voting on the dangerous “Sportsmen’s Act”, a radical handout to extreme trophy hunting groups.

In a single swoop, this legislation would open millions of acres of public lands — including sensitive Wilderness Areas — to hunting and fur trapping, at the expense of other land users and endangered and threatened species. It would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from even considering the issue of toxic lead ammunition which poisons wildlife and the environment. And it would permit the latest in a series of import allowances for sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada, encouraging trophy hunters to escalate the killing of threatened species around the globe.

Your senators need to hear from you right now. Please make a brief, polite phone call today to your senators today…

The so-called “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014” (S. 2363) is a devious bill that combines several radical hunting…

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