From the Community: A week of ecology in mixed media
Video describing the challenges of male pregnancy, photo gallery of the oldest trees in the world, podcast outlining Earth’s environmental tipping points and an article on adapting to the anthropocene. Here is ecological news from the third week in March:
Icy life: NASA discovers amphipod—a shrimp-like creature—swimming 600 feet below the ice in Antarctica. Read more in “No sunlight, no food, frozen conditions, but NASA finds complex life.”
Stalk-eyed fly: Discovery channel’s Life debuted last night with an episode featuring the stalk-eyed fly, an insect found mostly in South-East Asia and Southern Africa (there are two known species in North America and one in Europe as well). The show has caught the interest of all types of audiences. Read more in “’Life’: Periscope-eyed flies and killer komodo dragons, oh my!”
A place without people: Film from the One World Human Rights Film Festival documents the conflict between the Maasai and the British in the Serengeti, and the environmental and ethical impact of the turmoil. Read more in “Ethnic cleansing of the Serengeti documented in new film.”
Hang-ups in male pregnancy: Study explains the challenges of low energy experienced during pregnancy in male seahorses, pipefish and seadragons. Read more in “Your Friday Dose of Weird: Male pipefish show the dark side of male pregnancy.”
Also, an environmental film festival in Washington, D.C., Isabella Rossellini’s new television endeavor on courting rituals, from adapting to embracing the anthropocene, and a SCIAM podcast on exploiting the Earth’s resources.