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Dorothee

Dorothee
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Critically Endangered Dumb Gulper Shark (I'm Grateful That Wikipedia Allows People To Use This Photo For Any Purpose They Want!)

Critically Endangered Dumb Gulper Shark (I'm Grateful That Wikipedia Allows People To Use This Photo For Any Purpose They Want!)

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July 2, 2011
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Gentle Lemur in the Rainforest of the Comoros

Gentle Lemur in the Rainforest of the Comoros

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Brown spider monkey - Nearly Extinct (Wikipedia Allowed Me To Use This For Any Purpose I Wish!) Alabama Cavefish - Critically E... Ah, forget it! You already know why I posted this photo, don't you? (Created By Myself) Red Wolf (Photo Edited By Myself)

Red Wolf (Photo Edited By Myself)

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| 12:47 PM Feb 25 2018

Dorothee

Germany

“Tierschutz Euskirchen” says that this weekend another tourist lady was attacked by a great white while swimming in the evening even though experts warn about swimming at dawn or at night, because that’s when sharks are especially active.

| 02:10 AM Nov 18 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Re-upload: “http://www.sharkalliance.org/”, “http://www.seashepherd.org/sharks/shark-angels.html” and “http://www.sharktrust.org/” help to protect this critically endangered animal and they also help people who want to get involved.

| 02:09 AM Nov 18 2017

Dorothee

Germany

>The German newspaper “Dein Spiegel” says that in Nienburg (Lower-Saxony /Germany) a new initiative was founded called “Besserfleisch”. Member-farmers who raise animals to slaughter them let the animal live until they found buyers for every part of the animal: for example a museum that will buy the organs of a fish, a supermarket that will buy its meat, an enterprise that will turn the rest into fertilizer.
>The German newspaper “Dein Spiegel” says that in Berlin (Brandenburg /Germany) the “Restlos glücklich e.V.” now opened a new restaurant. There only food that regular supermarkets and restaurants are not allowed to sell in Germany shall be turned into edible meals. Some of the ingredients they use for example were too small, didn’t have the right shape, were sent to the wrong supermarket or – in the case of fish for example – were about to reach their best before date.

| 12:34 AM Nov 12 2017

Dorothee

Germany

One of the latest episodes of “Topwelt” said that each year 10 people die due to attacks by sharks, 50 get killed by spiders or bees, 150 get killed by jellyfish, 1.000 die due to attacks by crocodiles, 500 due to attacks by domesticated or wild elephants, and 50.000 get killed by snakes (numbers per year).
Most of these attacks happened when the animal felt threatened or thought that humans were edible. Thus this episode was about how to avoid an animal-attack:
>Kangaroos won’t approach you if you give off short and silent coughs. They will think you may be ill. If you walk backwards slowly away from the kangaroo, the animal won’t follow you, but it will if you run away.
>Don’t attract some prey fish by peeing into the water or by swimming while you bleed /while you have your period. They will smell this. Also don’t move and keep your eyes closed if the prey fish is a shark.
>The gills and the eyes are the most sensitive parts of a fish. If you get attacked by one (shark, sting ray, piranha…) just punsh it into these body parts.
>Lions won’t think you are something to eat if you make noise, wave something bright (e.g. a bright jacket or blanket), look them straight in the eye and don’t run. After all that’s not what the animals they eat would do.
>Don’t approach elephant calves or run when an elephant is nearby.
>Wild rhinos at best shouldn’t be approached at all as they are almost blind and thus consider anything unknown as a threat. Don’t try to outrun a rhino as they can run very fast. The best thing to do would be to hide behind a tree, in a bush or tall grass.
>Hippos can be aggressive and sometimes run very fast. Thus if you see a hippo (sometimes they spend some time in tall grass instead of water), you should get on a tree or rock and don’t come down until the hippo is gone.
>You may escape a crocodile by punching its eyes and run away fast, but not in a straight line. Also being loud will keep the animal from attacking you in the first place.
>Bees – even if they are after you – won’t follow you to dark places. Also they don’t attack people in bright clothes.
>An approaching snake won’t get to attack you if you stand still and don’t move at all as they need vibration to sense you.
>Don’t try to touch a cow, don’t try to approach a calf, don’t look a cow into the eyes, don’t run when a cow is nearby and don’t move or talk hastily when a cow is nearby.

| 12:13 PM Aug 05 2017

Dorothee

Germany

Sorry for being late! That’s right! Sharks are fish and not mammals or reptiles…and definitely not birds or insects. Hey, I was merely repeating what the news say – as I usually do. Still, I can see why someone would make such a fuss over a shark, while still finding it okay to eat smaller fish. The important role sharks have in the ocean can’t be denied after all. And they have more cultural significance than smaller fish. But then again you may argue that any animal or plant has its significant role in an ecological system and that smaller fish also appear in culture (modern culture like “Finding Nemo”, some childrens’ books and as a Christian symbol).
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News: The latest episode of “Topwelt” – a German adaption of the American TV-show “Alltime10” – was about mysteries that finally got solved recently. Years ago Japanese fishermen found a strange-looking, rotten carcass in the sea, photographed it and published the photo. It looked like a plesiosaurus and some saw this as evidence that in the mostly undiscovered depths of the sea this reptile might have survived. Alas, no! The lower jaw and the gills of a shark aren’t that tightly attached to the rest of the skeleton. Thus once the carcass starts to rot, they just fall off, making the rest of the body bare some resemblance to a plesiosaurus.

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