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Dorothee
Germany

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| 01:09 PM May 20 2015

Dorothee

Germany

The latest episode of “Top10” was about 10 “almost indestructible” animals:
>The water bear: When in danger – for example when put into boiling water, ice or even outer space – it simply stops its metabolism, dries up and restarts metabolism as soon as danger is over.
>Lobsters don’t die until they push off their most internal skeleton.
>Turtles have extremely robust organs which makes them live a lot longer than human beings.
>Bdelloida can even though they are marine animals survive on dry ground for about 9 years and can cope with the hundredfold of the UV-rays a human being can endure.
>Turbellaria can regenerate enzymes that get destroyed while aging. If you cut off one’s head even that will regenerate.
>Greenland-sharks and Greenland-whales survive temperatures as cold as 2°C, because they move extremely slow. In the early 21st century the carcass of a whale was found that was harpooned in the late 19th century and obviously managed to escape and survive with its injury – which is another reason why I post this here as the poor animal must have had a lot of pain, swimming away as fast as it could with an injury and a harpoon being stuck in its back, making this another argument against whaling. Both can live up to 200 years.
>Mussles can live up to 500+ years and even those that die earlier rather die of disease or being caught in a net than falling victim to animals that prey on these mussles. One mussle even died at the age of 507 years and would probably have lived a bit longer had it not been for those scientists putting the animal’s life into danger during some experiments. Obviously this is why I post this under this photo.
>Some sponges live up to 15.000 years and even attract the attention of historians who want to examine them to learn more about ancient empires.
>Like the mythological phoenix jellyfish can reverse their own circle of life.

| 04:21 AM Sep 14 2013

Dorothee

Germany

Today this newspaper mentioned in my previous comment gave out a warning concerning the consumption of shrimps – that by the way belong to the family of crabs which I mentioned two comments before: This warning wasn’t about the fact that at least 18 specimens of shrimp are critically endangered according to the aid-organization IUCN, nor was it about the many sea turtles and other animals that die in the nets used to capture shrimp. Actually the author of this article didn’t even mention that according to the aid-organization “SavetheChildren” Bangladesh uses child-laborers in its shrimp-fishing-industry. No, this article was about a rather unknown disease that right now kills off dozens of shrimps worldwide. As I briefly mentioned before little is known about this sickness, so it isn’t said that you can’t fall ill from eating infected shrimp. The writer of this article says that you should just inform yourself before preparing your next meal that contains shrimp.

| 11:23 AM Sep 07 2013

Dorothee

Germany

The German newspaper “Focus” had sn interview with the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). The newspaper article in which they write about this interview says that they urge us to follow their example and to put more pressure on our politicians so that the latter would a) reduce the capacity of their countries’ distant water fleets and b) make certain methods of catching fish (like nets that also catch animals we don’t eat, like turtles) illegal.

| 10:13 PM May 22 2013

Dorothee

Germany

I’m glad you – both of you – also care for these creatures and replied so fast to this comment of mine.
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Reupload in order to draw the attention of more people towards this comment:”The 30(!) different specimens of critically endangered and still declining crabs suffer from the same problems as mussels – pollution of the water and they end up as by-catch. I only can repeat that supporting “http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/about/mission-and-goals/”, “http://www.ejfoundation.org/page173.html”, “http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/mexico/index.htm” and “https://act.oceana.org/donate/d-donate/?amount_other=25&donation_type=single&prefill=1&source=navigation” perhaps will help in little ways.”

| 09:15 PM May 22 2013

modaher

Iraq

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