Month: July 2016

More Evidence of Farming

Previously, on my ‘farming’ pages, I have pointed out that sperm whales are known to be responsible for a fertilising effect in the Antarctic that massively overcompensates for the food they consume. It has currently been assumed that this happens by accident,

Posted in Farming

German Documentary on Whales attacking Whaleships

German speakers often seem to have a greater interest in the exact nature of animal behaviour, welfare, and their place in the ecosystem, than those in the English speaking world. As such, it comes as no surprise that one of the best

Posted in Whaling

Bird Brains and Intelligence

Birds are one of the most intelligent groups of animals, but their general abilities are much harder to compare than we find for primates. A very high avian ability at one particular tasks does not as consistently suggest high cognitive abilities in other tasks,

Posted in brain, Intelligence