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Message 82374 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 4:59:49 UTC
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No people - this is not for listing who might be on their last legs... there are other places to do that. I'm saying this now, because otherwise, what would have been the opening sentence here might have seemed a bit macabre. [edit: actually - the whole paragraph would seem a bit iffy]

There are some things that it would be nice to see being made compulsory viewing. I don't think the compulsory part would need to last long. Some, just on their own merits, are so good.

The first episode of Blue Planet 2 was shown tonight on BBC 1 and it was amazing!!

I highly recommend it :) I won't say much about what was shown because there might be people who would like to see it but haven't yet. For those who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, here are 22 things to know about the new series :)

I am particularly starting this thread though, to give me and others, if there are any, a place to put things about penguins and insects and all the creeping, crawling, flying, swimming, rooted whatnots that others have no interest in or time to read about. Everyone is welcome to post of course, whatever their views :)
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Message 82377 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 5:55:28 UTC - in response to Message 82374.  

I have yet to see it, but I hear it is very good.

I am firmly of the opinion that there will not be a wild animal left anywhere in Africa in 50 years, as the poachers will have killed them all. No whales as the Japanese will have hunted them to extinction. Nor bears in China milked for their bile, nor cats & dogs in Asia as they will have eaten them all.
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Message 82396 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 11:35:47 UTC - in response to Message 82374.  

Blue Planet II tops ratings

Got the 1st series on DVD.
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Message 82424 - Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 23:45:56 UTC

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Message 82429 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 6:37:26 UTC - in response to Message 82396.  

Got the 1st series on DVD.
We have all David Attenborough's series on DVD. My other half get's them for me for my birthday :) My daughter used to glue herself to the TV every episode right from when she was very little. I think that's why she bothered to learn to tell the time, so that she knew when "Davey was coming on" :)
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Message 82434 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 12:36:25 UTC

David Attenborough is a classic at his art, nobody can do it quite like him. In fact the family is very talented, his brother was of course Richard Attenborough the film maker.

A bit like Richard Dimbleby, and his two sons Jonathon and David.
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Message 82832 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 10:16:42 UTC

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/09/uk-will-back-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides-michael-gove-reveals

The UK will back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has revealed.

The decision reverses the government’s previous position and is justified by recent new evidence showing neonicotinoids have contaminated the whole landscape and cause damage to colonies of bees. It also follows the revelation that 75% of all flying insects have disappeared in Germany and probably much further afield, a discovery Gove said had shocked him.

Neonicotinoids are the world’s most widely used insecticide but in 2013 the European Union banned their use on flowering crops, although the UK was among the nations opposing the ban. The European Commission now wants a total ban on their use outside of greenhouses, with a vote expected in December, and the UK’s new position makes it very likely to pass.
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Message 83577 - Posted: 5 Dec 2017, 14:08:36 UTC

I am an episode behind the UK. The baby manatee poisoned by it's mother's milk due the toxins we've dumped into the oceans was the last episode I saw. It broke my heart and made me very angry :-(((
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Message 83603 - Posted: 5 Dec 2017, 17:57:31 UTC

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Message 84125 - Posted: 31 Dec 2017, 16:24:37 UTC

David Attenborough switched youthful ambitions for medicine to veterinary and marine conservation instead, and I can never thank him enough.

We had a double beaching of adult humpbacks this year. A first for Aldabra. Tragically, re-floating them proved impossible and sadly, the accompanying juvenile we lost track of. :-(

Now gearing up for a turtle rodeo (next few days), but would like to wish everyone a happy and environmentally-friendly new year, as much as is humanly possible.
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Message 84129 - Posted: 31 Dec 2017, 18:46:01 UTC - in response to Message 84125.  
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David Attenborough switched youthful ambitions for medicine to veterinary and marine conservation instead, and I can never thank him enough.
Your ambitions I presume? ;-)

We had a double beaching of adult humpbacks this year. A first for Aldabra. Tragically, re-floating them proved impossible and sadly, the accompanying juvenile we lost track of. :-(
Sad news one hopes will not be repeated.

Now gearing up for a turtle rodeo (next few days), but would like to wish everyone a happy and environmentally-friendly new year, as much as is humanly possible.
We shall be sedating our German Shepherd in preparation for the event, shortly. Happy new year to you, sir. :-)
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