Rachel Carson

Have you ever heard of Rachel Carson? The name just might ring a bell. She was a very famous lady in her time.
You non-Alaskans, have you ever seen a bald eagle, golden eagle, or peregrine falcon in the wild? If so, you can thank the spunky Ms. Carson.
Rachel Carson was born in 1907, and grew up with a keen love of nature. She pursued studies in marine biology and zoology and also had the writing bug.
She wrote books about nature and the ocean that were modestly successful, but in 1962, she penned a volume that probably saved many birds from extinction.

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BaldEagleInfo.com

June 28, 2007 marked a historic day for the national symbol. On that day, the bald eagle was removed from the threatened list for the lower 48 states!
In 1967, due mainly to DDT poisoning, the bald eagle was declared endangered. DDT caused the birds eggs to be produced with a very thin shell, which would be crushed under the weight of the mother.
Many other birds were also nearly driven to extinction by the supposedly beneficial insect killer.

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The House of Phacops Trilobite Gallery

One of the most recognizable fossils in museums is the trilobite. These segmented crustaceans, distantly related to modern-day crabs, are something we find extremely fascinating.
Today’s FamilyFirst site has a gallery of nearly a hundred images of trilobites, spanning their ranges from the Cambrian to the Permian eras. It’s called House of Phacops. Here’s their mission:

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Moments of Extinction

I came across this site the other day, and was intrigued by the message it contains. It is an example of the Internet being used to exchange ideas across cultures, as well as distance. I think you will enjoy it. The site is called Moments of Extinction. It is a site that features some beautiful … Read more…

Moments of Extinction

I came across this site the other day, and was intrigued by the message it contains. It is an example of the Internet being used to exchange ideas across cultures, as well as distance. I think you will enjoy it. The site is called Moments of Extinction. It is a site that features some beautiful … Read more…