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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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We love to hate the common myna, but what should we do about it?

We love to hate the common myna, but what should we do about it? | this curious life | Scoop.it
In Australia we are all too familiar with devastating environmental impacts of introduced species such as foxes, rabbits and cane toads.

 

'In 2005 the Australian community voted the common myna as the top “pest problem that needs more control”. They were more worried about mynas than cane toads, foxes, feral cats and rabbits. Many scientists, on the other hand, question the seriousness of myna impact and the type of management (if any) that is warranted.'

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New parasitic coral reef crustacean named after late reggae performer Bob Marley

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President Barack Obama has one. Comedian Stephen Colbert has one. Elvis Presley has one. Even computer software magnate Bill Gates has one. And now, Bob Marley -- the late popular Jamaican singer and guitarist -- also has one.

 

.................perhaps it would have been a more fitting tribute to have named a species of stone(d) fish after him?????

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8 Species That Are Threatening to Swarm the Globe

8 Species That Are Threatening to Swarm the Globe | this curious life | Scoop.it
It's paradoxical that there are some species out there that we just can't exterminate, and not for want of trying. These creatures breed out of control and march steadily forth, taking human territory miles at a time.
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