Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

A right load of bollocks...

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Postby Keyser » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:27 pm

Godspeed Cassini. :smilin:

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Cecil The Lion Part Three.

Postby Keyser » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:45 am

NastyNickers wrote:
Keyser wrote:A truly awe-inspiring battle whilst everyone waits for April to give birth. :cuppaT:



I'm pretty sure Giraffes are my spirit animal. This could be a video of me when my fella staggers in from the pub when I've had a shitty day. Especially the end, that's a lot like a flop into bed when I'm sulking :gigglesnshit:


:mrgreen:

Being the geek that I am I always imagine how simply awesome the sight of male sauropod dinosaurs (the very largest up to at least 50 metres and 150 tonnes) battling for mating rights and dominance would have been - and it's technically known as the Bronto-smash! :laughing:

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Keyser » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:26 pm

This is a wonderful use of technology - I cannot wait to see the image. :cuppaT:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017 ... s-science/
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Re: Cecil The Lion Part Three.

Postby Keyser » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:44 pm

Miserable old bastard! :mrgreen:

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Re: Cecil The Lion Part Three.

Postby Keyser » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:15 am

Sirroco.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-n ... 180962855/

I remember this well - the randy little bugger! :mrgreen:

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Keyser » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:42 am

The super-tortoise Megalochelys atlas (another magnificent giant killed off by you know who) and speculation on just how big the largest specimen of the titanic new French sauropod actually was - put it this way - have you ever seen Godzilla? :kinell:

https://twilightbeasts.wordpress.com/20 ... of-giants/

http://paleoking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04 ... nster.html

http://paleo-king.deviantart.com/journa ... 5#comments

Finally Pterosaur palaeoecology.

http://markwitton-com.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... gy-as.html

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Keyser » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:55 am

I always find the largest ground sloths like Megatherium very impressive beasts - just look at the incredible robustness of their skeletons - and they were possibly omnivores/scavengers as well.

Sadly they were yet another group of the megafauna wiped out by Homo sapiens as soon as we same across them. :shake head:

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Keyser » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:23 pm

The small eurypterid - or 'sea scorpion' (Slimonia acuminata) had a weaponised tail to destroy our ancient fish relatives.

https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/an ... -ancestors

Some more of the largest sauropods that we have some decent evidence of.

European Somphospondylian - 2.6 metre femur and 1.7 metre fibula - about 35 metres long.
Barosaurus lentus - 1.37 metre C7: vertebra - about 50 metres long.
Apatosaurus ajax - a fully mature adult scaled up from OMNH 1670 and possibly up to 37 metres long.

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Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Keyser » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Remarkable new footage of the feeding strategy of the largest animal on earth. :cuppaT:

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Re: Keyser's science thread.

Postby Keyser » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:45 pm

This will put all your problems into perspective - what is this tiny mote of dust between Saturn's rings in the vast blackness of eternity?

It's the Earth - recently taken from over one billion km away by Cassini.

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