C O W P A T S
OPENING ECO FACTS
scientists are claiming that climate change may turn out to be a
boon for British farmers! Shocked? Researchers predict that
various new crops such as tea, maize, sunflowers and soybeans
may be grown in Britain! Farmers have already grown the first
tea crop in Cornwall. But aren’t they paying too high a price?
This flip side is a complete flop!!!
new species of sea spider were identified three years back in
the icy waters near Antarctica. The Australian Antarctic
Division collected the creatures from the waters around Heard
Island and kept them on ice until now. They have been catalogued
just recently! Some have legs that span half a meter!
amazing new species of snake has been recently discovered. The
snake can change skin colour, just like a chameleon! The snake
is poisonous and half-meter long. The conservation group of WWF
informed that this unique snake is found in wetlands and swamped
forests around the Kapuas River in the Betung Kerihun National
Park, on the Indonesian part of Borneo Island.
island that caused an international dispute in 1831between
Britain, France and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, is
actually a peak of a much larger volcano! A horseshoe-shaped
volcano is lurking underneath the surface of the Mediterranean
south of Sicily! The British had named the island Graham Island,
French named it Giulia and Sicilians named it Ferdinandea. But,
the researchers from Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics
and Volcanology have named it Empedocles – after a Greek
philosopher who lived in Sicily. The scientists discovered this
volcano while exploring the underwater remnants of an island.
for a shark! Yes, a hammerhead shark may create a world-record
by being caught pregnant with 55 pups! This finding has shaken
the grounds of the earlier belief that hammerhead sharks give
birth to 20 to 40 pups at a time. The scientists informed that
52 of the pups were nearly full-term and just a few days from
birth. Unfortunately, the rest of the pups would be unborn.
Jellyfish-like creatures called Salps don’t literally hit anyone
but they can be blamed for “slapping” the oceans’ temperature.
Swarming by the billions in ‘hot spots’, Salps are capable of
transporting tonnes of carbon from the ocean surface to the deep
sea each day,
keeping it from re-entering the atmosphere! Thus, contributing
more to ocean’s greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide, than previously
thought. A tight slap for other creatures for sure!