A Curious Seahorse

Limerick #7 A curious seahorse called Sam Developed a strange liking for Spam His friends were aghast Hoped this phase wouldn’t last And urged a more suitable repast. Seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and fish can mistake floating trash for food; if ingested, it can choke them or block their digestive systems. Large debris, such as […]

Room with a View #2

It’s all in how you look at things. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer – self help author and motivational speaker

A Prayer for Spring

Disease and disaster do not consider race, religion, country or political beliefs. If there is any good to come out of this pandemic it will be that humanity finally realises we are all related. In the Northern Hemisphere we are celebrating the first day of Spring. On the Vernal Equinox, day and night are of […]

Sea Dragon

In a quiet cove, a young sea dragon discovers some colourful shells. Sea dragons are rather shy creatures. So many people might think they don’t exist. ūüėČ We must protect the oceans so sea animals, birds, plants and sea dragons can flourish.Plastic debris causes the deaths of more than 1 million sea birds and more […]

A Decline in North America’s Bird Populations

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Given the magnitude of today‚Äôs environmental issues, there are an array of subjects that fall under the scope of ‚Äúat risk.‚ÄĚ Few things are more of an indicator of a depleting environment than the decline of a species. With how much of an emphasis we place…

Helping Hummingbirds During the Colder Months

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com With climate change causing increasingly dramatic shifts in temperature during the winter season, the natural ebb and flow of our environment is, at times, thrown for a loop. With that said, many migratory bird species and their preferred conditions are being disrupted. Many hummingbird species, specifically,…

How Deforestation Drastically Harms Tropical Forest Animals

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Deforestation¬†is a well-known environmental issue that affects both animals and the climate. It is a term that applies to the clearing or removal of an entire forest or group of trees, either artificially or due to natural disasters, thereby rendering the land non-usable from a forestry…

Coronis – 3 Haiku Poems

Originally posted on Poet Rummager:
Click on the raven above to visit Magick Mermaid‚Äôs stunning blog!__________________________________________________________________________ Raven spies up high Trading secrets with the moon They whisper, She‚Äôs doomed. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Coronis now hides In her lover‚Äôs arms she prays To see one more day >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Apollo‚Äôs rage burns Sears the raven‚Äôs plumes to black Riled…

Climate Change’s Effect on Marine Mammals

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Back in 2002, researchers discovered a deadly virus among European harbor seals located in the North Atlantic Ocean. This eventually spread to sea lions, seals, and otters living in the North¬†Pacific¬†Ocean. Scientists eventually found that this was phocine distemper virus, which specifically targets marine mammals‚Äô nervous…