• Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of AnimalAnimal 1 week, 2 days ago

    A New Tiny 38 cm Tall Species Of The World’s Smallest Deer, Pudella Carlae, Found In Peru‘s Central Andes, Marks The First Cervid Species Discovery In South America In 60+ Years. P. Carlae, A Jack Russell Terrier-Size Deer, Is A Separate Species From The Northern Pudu, & Inhabits Diverse Habitats: The Andean Grasslands To The Cloud Forest.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of AnimalAnimal 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    In Peru‘s Amazon, A 16-Myr-Old Fossil Of Pebanista Yacuruna (PY), The Largest Freshwater Dolphin (FWD), Was Found. ~3.5m Long, It’s ~25% Larger Than Modern FWD. PY Is Said To Be Related To The Modern South Asia FWD. PY Extinction May Be Linked To Ancient Amazon Lake Drainage. This Find Highlights FWD Evolution And Ecosystem Vulnerability.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 3 months ago

    Scientists Discovered The Largest Known Deep-Sea Coral Reef, 68 Mi Wide At Some Points And Stretching 310 Miles From Florida To S. Carolina. Found At Depths Of 655 To 3,280 Ft, It Relies On Filtering Food Particles. The Reef, Nearly 3x The Size Of Yellowstone, Hints At More Hidden Deep-Sea Reefs. The Great Barrier Reef Is ~ 1,430 Mi Long.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 8 months, 1 week ago

    Researchers Have Discovered, In Peru’s Ica Valley, Fossils Of Perucetus Colossus, A Prehistoric Whale Said To Be The Heaviest Animal To Have Ever Lived On Earth—Possibly Weighing 2-3x The Blue Whale. The Colossal Nature Of The Creature, Which Swam The Seas About 39 Mya, Suggests That It Navigated Shallow Waters Using An Undulating Swimming Technique.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 3 years, 5 months ago

    A Team Of Australian Scientists, On October 20th, 2020, Discovered A Unique Reef, The First In 120 Years, In The Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Is Unique Because It Is Said To Be Massive (~1,600-Foot-Tall), Dwarfing Iconic Skyscrapers Like The Petronas Twin Towers In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, And The New York City’s Empire State Building.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 4 years, 8 months ago

    Researchers, From Florida Aquarium, For The First Time Spawned An Endangered Atlantic Pillar Coral Using Advanced LED Technology And Aquarium, Which Is Computer-Controlled To Mimic Sunrises, Sunsets, Moon Phases, Temperature And Water Quality Parameters That Subtly Signal Corals To Reproduce. This Could Help Restore Endangered Corals.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 5 years, 7 months ago

    The Discovery Of A Major Coral Reef, As Long As Delaware, 160 Miles Off The Coast Of Charleston, South Carolina, During An Ongoing Deep-sea Survey, May Help Predict The Possible Locations Of Coral Reef, A Major Component Of The Marine Ecosystem, So That The Reefs Could Be Found And Be Protected.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 5 years, 11 months ago

    Researchers Have Determined That The Great Barrier Reef Suffered 5 Near Death Events In The Last 30,000 Yrs, During The Last Glaciation And Deglaciation, And Also Due To Sediment Influx And Water Quality. Probably Why The Australian Government Is Funding The Mitigation Of Sediment Runoff Especially Given The Current Land Use Practices.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of OtherOther 5 years, 11 months ago

    The 500 Million Dollars Budget Towards Battling Starfish And Sediment Run-offs Into The Great Barrier Reef Is A Welcome Development. But How Much Would That Help If The Damages Caused By The Starfish And Sediment Run-offs To The GBR Is Insignificant Relative To Those Caused By Other Major Hazards Like Global Warming?

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 6 years ago

    The Blue Whale Has Been The Biggest Animal (~30m) To Ever Live. But Recently, The Jaw Bone Fossil Of An Extinct Reptile, Ichthyosaurs (~205 Myrs Old), Indicates The Reptile (~26m) Could Almost Compare In Size To The Blue Whale. Ichthyosaurs Made Their First Appearance In The Triassic And Went Extinct At The End Of The Dinosaur Age.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 6 years, 1 month ago

    The Hippocampus, The Part Of The Brain Essential For Remembering And Learning, According To A New Research, Stops Generating New Brain Cells At 13yrs Of Age. The Hippocampus Was Thought To Generate New Brain Cells Through Adulthood. Researchers Are Hopeful That This Study Could Help With Understanding How To Replace Dead Brain Cells.

  • Tamika Fifield posted an update in the group Group logo of DiscoveryDiscovery 6 years, 2 months ago

    Researchers Have Found Fossils Of The Missing Link (Chimerarachne yingi) Between Modern Day Silk Spinning Spiders And Ancient Tailed Spiders. The Fossil, In Amber, Was Found In Myanmar. And It Is Speculated That The Missing Link, Which Lived About 100 Million Yrs Ago, Might Still Be Alive Today In Some Remote Environment.