Tag: conservation

Penguins keeping out the cold

If you are reading this you are probably young and looking to the future, although it is unlikely you are planning your twilight years just yet.  It is however worth taking heart from the evidence that even the oldest people

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Your digital footprint

It is a time-honoured truism that “you cannot take it with you”.  When you die, your possessions are left behind.  Some of the more carefully chosen personal effects have often included a collection of books.  As time and technologies move on and

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Sadly, only two gulls left

It is with a heavy heart that Library Twitcher must report that one of the Herring Gull chicks was killed in a freak accident with a closing window.  The operating mechanism and window placement is in such a position that

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Our gulls are growing up …

‘So what are those things for?’

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Chicks’ Charm Offensive is Well Underway!

by Library Twitcher For those of you who have left Portsmouth for the summer, the University Library’s camera crew is happy to show you some video of the Herring Gull chicks.

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The Best Colour-Coordinated Packaging

by Library Twitcher With all of the demolition going on in the library today (removal of glass wall panels, etc.), it might be nice to show you some of nature’s “demolition”…. The other week, Library Twitcher happened to be in

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Ringing the Changes in Bird Populations

Several weeks ago, the Library Twitcher [LT] was walking along Camber Dock in Old Portsmouth and spotted a Mute Swan with a Darvic ring. LT memorised the Darvic’s letters, number and colour, and practically flew to a computer in order

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It’s Getting Crowded in Here!

It’s been less than a week since the Herring Gull chicks hatched, and they are growing! The nest is already too small to easily accommodate all three chicks comfortably. When the adult is off the nest and the chicks are

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New Lanark 3D animation

This excellent piece of 3D animation is part of  The Scottish 10, a project that uses 3D laser scanning to create exceptionally accurate digital models of Scotland’s five UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites, plus five international ones, as part of

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ARKive

We’ve covered the BBC Wildlife Finder before. Here’s another great site that provides a multimedia guide to animals, plants and fungi. http://www.arkive.org/

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